Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques
Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, Dr. Roger Callahan (Thought Field Therapy, TFT) discovered that tapping could release phobias. Gary Craig (Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT) simplified the tapping procedure. Robert Bike will show you how to use EFT to enhance your practice and your life.
Just as cholesterol clogs blood vessels, negative emotions clog energy meridians, leading to illness and dis-ease. Tapping on energy meridians jars loose emotional clogs, realigns energy pathways, expels negative memories (sometimes without having to remember them), and quite often removes the resulting symptoms.
This class teaches EFT and variations created by many people in the field.
Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques is a seven-hour workshop that will equip you to produce rapid results with yourself and with clients in one session. Topics include the history and basis of tapping, the set-up, the tapping sequence, the gamut point, how to work with clients, what to say, when to stop, and practicing on yourself and others. This is a fun & lively experiential training.
Below are comments from students after my EFT Classes. Though they gave me permission to use their full names, I've included only first names and city.
Even though I understand how EFT works—the tapping procedure unlocks blocked energy and allows my body-mind to correct itself—the healing that I have experienced in just a few short sessions seems miraculous: the stiffness in my knee is gone, and my food cravings are history.
And incredibly, my learning disability is resolving itself. For as long as I can remember I have struggled with reading comprehension. I am not dyslexic in the usual sense; I can discern letters and words clearly. However, capturing the overall meaning of the strings of words has always been a huge, painful effort. Getting through college and post-grad work in business was torture for me. During school and for years afterward, I had recurring nightmares about uncompleted reading assignments. I relied on my almost photographic memory to cram for most of my exams and made it through college with nearly an A average, but I felt that I was harboring a deep, dark secret and I felt like a fake.
All of a sudden the struggle has ended. What a relief to read and understand!
Robert, you are a gracious and humble teacher. Even though you refuse to take credit for the healings that occur, I believe it is your skill as a teacher, and your ability to create a safe yet stimulating space that has enabled me to progress so quickly.
What a wonderful adventure! I'm looking forward to discovering the real me through EFT and your expert, powerful guidance.
Thanks for everything, Robert.
I can't wait to share my results from the EFT treatment you did with me in class 2 weeks ago. [This was a 10-minute demonstration of the effect of EFT on addictions in an Advanced Tapping class.—RB] As you may remember, I was in AA and sober for 8 years.
Nine months ago I decided to find out if I was really an "alcoholic." Within a few months I was drinking 2 to 4 glasses of wine, beer or hard liquor almost every night after work. I just loved the happy feeling it gave me.
On the other hand, I was starting to feel some physical effects from daily drinking—burning in my stomach, weight gain, and a blotchy complexion.
Deep inside I wanted to quit drinking, but I didn't want to go back to AA. So I was excited when I took your class and you asked if any of us wanted to be treated for an addiction. Even though I was resistant to calling my drinking an addiction, I was very eager to see if you could help me get out of the painful rut I was in.
Anyway, to make a long story short, so far the effects of your treatment have been amazing. It has been 2 weeks and I have had no desire to drink at all. I had one beer last weekend with my sister, just to see if having one would set me off again. I had the one beer, had no desire for another, and wished I hadn't even had the first.
Thank you so much Robert. Keep spreading the light,
One of the best workshops I ever attended. — Maggie, Tigard
Thank you for a really good class yesterday; it was fun and we learned a lot. It will be fun to practice it with some of my clients, and Stacey and I are looking forward to working with each other also.
I thought it important to email you and share with you my wonder with our "chocolate session" and its results. [I do a demonstration in Introduction to EFT on how tapping changes the taste of things 'bad' for us so that we can recognize true tastes.—RB] Given what a skeptic I am, I find myself even more surpised with the total lack of cravings I have for chocolate.
Perhaps this might not seem curious to others; to me it is profound. Add to that the fact that this is my PMS week, a time of the month when chocolate is the main staple of my diet; well, you can imagine my reaction.
Needless to say I am well on the way to becoming quite convinced of EFT's efficacy, and am looking forward to attending the Level Two training you provide.
Vicky, Las Vegas
Thank you so much for the class last Saturday. I wanted to tell you this...since the demonstration you did with me about emotional eating, things have really shifted. I haven't eaten emotionally since. It hasn't even been on my radar to do so.
I have been doing a LOT of tapping and am just ASTOUNDED at the results. My life is changing so much! It really makes me wonder, what will life be like a year from now if I keep doing this regularly???
The other thing I wanted to tell you is that I used to have this sort of mental 'hiccup' where I would repeat this phrase in my head, especially when I felt stressed or embarrassed. The other day, I just sat down and did 2 rounds of tapping, using that phrase at every point. I have to tell you the miracle....it hasn't come up once since. And this phrase has been haunting me and tormenting me for YEARS!!! All I did was tap on it and it doesn't happen any more. How cool is that???
Thanks so much for everything...the class, the demo, and all your gifts.
Oh, Robert - Your class was WONDERFUL!!!!
I'm waking up at night even - thinking about things to add to my 100 things to tap on list!
Be Well... ~ Blessings ~ Rachelle
I've been meaning to send you a THANK YOU note since attending the seminar! Wow, I have some incredible things to tell you. I have been tapping since I left Sunday. Started on my way home in the car. What mental clarity I have been given. Things are opening up in my mind that literally blow my mind.
I was so shocked at what happened that day in class. It had been 18 years since my husbands accident. I really thought I had dealt with things. I was never willing to admit to myself that I had guilt over it. I'm freeing up so much in my life and I don't plan on stopping. I'm actually able to speak about things without totally tearing up. TRULY AMAZING!
The next day I had an annual check-up. Normally I have such anxiety but I tapped my way up to the office in the elevator and then keep on tapping while in the waiting room. I can't believe how calm I was and how I sailed thru it. INCREDIBLE.
I've been making some big changes in my life the last couple of months, and adding this technique, I've hit the mother load.
I'm not sure how else to explain it. I'm opening up and speaking my mind, in love, of course, but I'm no longer afraid. I tap my throat and tell myself I have important things to say and share and well............I share them.
First night I came home and talked to my husband about the class. I was nervous but tapped first. Well I got through it and quite successfully, lots of tears but I did it. That was HUGE. It's all good. Let me share my new mantra with you, I got it from a song. "The sanctuary of truth outweighs my refuge of deception." Words can be so powerful. I'm choosing truth over deception.
Thanks for sharing your gift with us.
Blessings to you,
Julie, Coeur D'Alene, ID