March 12, 2009 3:40am CST
I have just come across EFT which is supposed to be somewhat like acupuncture but without the needles. The website offers free information about it which I'm interested enough to get and study. I'd also be interested in hearing from anyone else on MyLot who has used or is using EFT. As I find out more about it, I'll be posting more discussions about it in the future.
• Cambridge, England
12 Mar 09
I have been interested in EFT for some time and have been learning and using it on myself with some interesting and encouraging results. I am at the point, I think, where I feel the need to have a session or two with an accomplished practitioner when, I hope, I may learn more about the way to formulate set-up statements. The website you mention is, presumably, http://www.emofree.com/a/?3252 though there are many others, some of which are a little easier to learn from and to navigate. I am very impressed by Gary Craig's style and manner - I went so far as to order some of the DVDs a while back and, in all of them, he comes across as an exceptionally genuine and 'nice' person ... one of those whom one would really feel happy and at ease to meet. Now that I know something about EFT and have looked at some other methods, I can begin to see many parallels and indications that EFT is a different (and, I believe, more effective) way of using positive statements to guide the mind into changing our attitude to things in a positive way: most of the statements which the self-hypnosis systems use, for example, may easily be turned into powerful set-up statements. For example, this phrase (from a self-hypnosis CD on overcoming the fear of failure): "I can feel my self-confidence growing every day now" There are two ways in which these might be used. The most obvious, I suppose, would be the "Choices" kind of statement, for example: "I choose to feel my self-confidence growing every day now because/and I fully and completely love and accept myself" The other way would be to note down the 'tail-enders' - the negative response that one's mind often makes when one tries to assert a positive statement. If I assert "I can feel my self-confidence growing every day now", I might hear a 'resistance' voice telling me that I don't really feel that much at all, so I might use the EFT setup phrase (negative-positive): "Even though I feel unsure of myself at the moment, I fully and completely love and accept myself" or "Even though I feel unsure of myself at the moment, I choose to feel my self-confidence growing every day now." This kind of statement, however, tends (I find) not to be as effective because it is often too general. One needs to find an actual, quantifiable feeling (or pain) on which to work ... using the above scenario, I think it would be more effective if one visualised a specific situation in which one feels a lack of confidence ("Even though I feel apprehensive about how this meeting will go .... &c").