EFT FAQ

These are some questions that clients and friends have asked me about EFT. I hope this helps you as well. If the answer you’re looking for isn’t on the list, feel free to ask your question in a comment – the form is at the bottom of the page.

Can anyone use EFT?

Yes, everyone can use EFT.

However, EFT may not be safe for people with severe mental problems. In that case, please confer with your therapist before you use EFT.

Also, if you know you’re traumatized, please do not tap alone. Work with an experienced practicioner who can keep you feeling safe.

Can I use EFT with a baby?

Indeed, you can. However, I would suggest not tapping the points but gently rubbing them instead. Babies and children tend to respond beautifully to EFT.

How can I tap for a pet?

You can tap for your pet – not matter what kind of animal it is – by using Proxy Tapping. Basically, you tap on yourself but pretending you’re the animal. A set-up phrase would look like this:

Even though I, doggie [the pet’s name] am so scared of the noisy vaccum cleaner, I’m a great dog and my momma loves me.

After the tapping it is necessary to ground yourself back in your own body. In order to do so, tap the side of the hand and say “I am [your name].” three times.

How often do I have to tap when using EFT?

That depends. (Yes, I know, that’s lame.)

Long answer: If you have done thorough work and dealt with the aspecs of a situation or a belief, the shift should be permanent. In other words, you don’t have to do any more tapping on it.
On the other hand, if you’re working on a chronic illness or constant pain, for example, it could well pay to do tapping rounds every morning and evening.
It’s also a good idea to do some general tapping every evening to let go of what bothered you that day – for cleaning your soul, just like you brush your teeth.

Does EFT have any side-effects?

One common effect of EFT is yawning. That is simply an indication of shifting energy and not a sign of a lack of attention. In fact, practicioners look for signs of yawning when working with clients.
Sometimes, people can be rather exhausted after an EFT session. Some rest or a nap will easily fix this – it is simply the result of adjusting to a changed state.

Do you have any more questions?
Please ask them in a comment, and I will add them to the FAQ.

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