If E.F.T./“Tapping” is new to you, consider these examples of introducing tapping to newbies under otherwise less-than-ideal circumstances — with excellent results.
For sure, it’s great to be able to be face-to-face with people when tapping, especially if we’re new to each other, largely because of the role of intuition in the process, feeling the energy of the person, receiving guidance about the direction of the process. That said, I’ll work with whatever I have.
I had met someone by phone after she was referred to me and we had a conversation during which this new client shared that her relationship with her mother had become rather untenable and she was at a loss as to what to do about it. She’s an adult with a degree of special needs, they live together, and they were going through a very rough patch. By the time we finished our first conversation, I had a plan for addressing it all with tapping, which we did in a follow-up session the next day.
I always tell people to stop me if there’s something I don’t notice and what she said was this: “I can’t believe it but for the first time in 40 years I don’t feel any pain in my body. I can’t believe it! What did you do?!”
Video wasn’t an option so it was just phone. I described to her the points of the body to tap on and how to do it. I knew where we’d begin — it’s basically a lot of talking through things while tapping on the acupressure points on our bodies and seeing what happens. As per usual, we did a few rounds, stopped to check in, and continued on. We were somewhere between three and four minutes into it when she stopped us because something had come up. I always tell people to stop me if there’s something I don’t notice and what she said was this: “I can’t believe it but for the first time in 40 years I don’t feel any pain in my body. I can’t believe it! What did you do?!” I didn’t do anything but everything is energy and, clearly, a lot of her physical condition was tied to her relationship with her mother. She had never mentioned physical pain to me and she could hardly believe her own experience of fast, profound relief. To be sure, there was much more to do but that was an auspicious beginning.
Another time I was scheduled to have a video chat with a friend in Delhi, India. She texted to cancel because she said she wasn’t feeling well and was heading home. I asked how long it would take to get home and she said about 45 minutes. I called her anyway, by video, and found her in the backseat of an Uber. “Let’s tap on this and help you feel better,” I said. And, no, she had no idea what tapping was. The tech connection wasn’t great, English is her second language, I gave her instructions, she was really uncomfortable, but we eked out something like four or five minutes of tapping. When we started, her level of not feeling well on a scale of 0–10 where ten is the worst, was 8–1/2. She had a headache, body aches, chills and other flu-like symptoms. She was resistant and just wanted to get home but we’re friends so I cajoled a little bit. Five minutes later she was at a 5 on the scale and couldn’t believe that she felt any better at all. But she did. A lot.