Last night the Mindshifters group watched the movie “Try It On Everything”. This movie takes ten people with real problems and sends them to a house for a four day intensive with Emotional Freedom Technique, (EFT), therapists. The ideas behind EFT are discussed by experts in energy work, healing, and personal growth, interspersed with actual footage of the people in the movie using EFT for their specific problems. The movie ends with a follow-up meeting six months after the original four days, in which seven out of ten people return to tell of their fantastic results.
The Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple but powerful tool for giving yourself an acupressure treatment for any physical, mental, or emotional discomfort. The founder believes in the power and value of this technique so strongly that he has made the manual available for FREE on the Internet at www.emofree.com. He also makes available a FREE email newsletter which is full of articles written by therapists and other individuals who are using EFT to improve the quality of their lives.
I have been teaching EFT to any of my clients who are willing to learn it for over three years now. I have recently begun to recommend this movie to people as a tool for learning and practicing EFT. It can be highly beneficial to watch the movie and “tap” along with the people on the screen. It is amazing how tapping while someone else is working on their issues, can help me resolve emotional and physical issues of my own. In the original training DVD’s for EFT this was called Borrowing Benefits. It refers to the observation that if I tap on myself while watching someone else tap on themselves, and work on their issues, I get benefits for myself which, can at times be even more powerful than if I was just tapping on my own. My guess about why this may be so, is that if I am tapping while watching someone else work on their issues, my conscious mind can get confused and distracted, and that leaves an opening for my unconscious to do what it knows needs to be done to help me along.
After we watched the movie, there were plenty of questions and discussions about what members experienced while they watched and tapped on themselves throughout the movie. It was unanimously decided to be very beneficial, and several group members talked about buying their own copy of the movie. I am including this in the Mindshifters blog because I believe that EFT is simply a tool for helping me to remove anything that is less than Love from my energy system. I believe this technique to be completely compatible with the work that Dr. Michael Ryce does with people, and with the goal of all the worksheets that he makes available on his website. The more I can defuse, discharge, clear, release, or eliminate negative emotions and energies from my system, the more readily I will see and recognize the Love that I am made of.
EFT is a tool just like “Ho’oponopono” is a tool and the “Sedona Method” and “Release Technique” are tools for identifying and then releasing any negative emotional energy I am experiencing, or holding unconsciously.
We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.