Using EFT to Dramatically Shorten Injury Recovery Time – John Ford article

Using EFT to Dramatically Shorten Injury Recovery Time – article via

I have been doing EFT for just over two years and have had great success both for myself and clients. I thought I would share this most recent experience with you.

Bill, a friend of mine, telephoned me Saturday morning to say that he had to change some plans we had made for Sunday because he had sprained his ankle. The swelling was immediate and severe.

On Saturday morning when I was talking with him his ankle was still severely swollen and he described the pain as throbbing. He needed crutches to get around and expected that he would be off work for at least a few days.

I had introduced EFT to Bill a few months earlier and thus suggested that he “tap” for the swelling and pain in his ankle. I did not actually work with him on the phone but, instead, gave him EFT instructions to do on his own. I simply advised him to tap on the EB, UN, CH and CB points and at the same time focus on the pain that he was experiencing. He assured me that he would not have a problem with the latter.

He tapped again a few times Saturday afternoon and evening for the swelling and pain. When he woke up Sunday morning and put his feet to the floor he realized that there was no throbbing in his ankle. Furthermore, there was no swelling. Later that day he went to hockey game and had to walk three blocks from where he parked his car to the arena and back. However, there was no swelling or pain in his ankle.

On Monday morning Bill called me at 8 AM. He was at work. In fact, he had driven there on his motorcycle. He then explained that, when he woke up, his crutches were beside the bed so he thought he would use them to stand up. While sitting on the edge of the bed he started to bend his foot/ankle and realized that he could do so without pain. Except for some minor stiffness (which disappeared after he stretched his ankle) he was able to get up and walk around, without the crutches, totally pain free. No swelling…No pain…No discoloration.

I asked him if he could explain the quick recovery and he said, “It had to be the tapping because I didn’t do anything else.”

John Ford, ND, CHt., EFT-ADV


What Emotions Do – What do emotions have to do with healing? Paula Muran

Here is a re-posting of a very good article on emotions and healing, by Paula Muran, via, holistic healing.

“Emotions are the root cause of almost every injury and illness. Anger, fear, unworthiness and other emotions get ‘stuffed’ into the body, over time these limiting emotions weaken the physical body creating stiffness, aches, pain and general discomfort, which eventually can cause more serious conditions like tumors and cancer.In the allopathic and western medicine world we have lost touch with the basic concept of true healing. We substitute a band-aid for a cure and wonder why we don’t feel better. People get ill for many reasons. Each diseased state is telling us that we are ignoring some part of self and change is necessary. While many factors contribute to healing and it happens on many levels, all require attention throughout the entire healing practice. Ignoring the mental, emotional or spiritual bodies would not provide adequate and long-term good health.

Emotions are the foundation on which we build our life. They inspire and they limit us. Joy, bliss and happiness along with anger, fear confusion and unworthiness make us a whole person. Anger is often the impetus of motivation to accomplish goals while fear has the exact opposite effect. Confusion on the other hand, keeps whiling thoughts spinning causing a cloud of chaos. Happiness and joy are contagious and elevate everything we do. But why is it that joy is often the least experienced while fear, anger, confusion and unworthiness dominate?

Limiting emotions cause us to stay stuck in a false perception about the self. Fear plays havoc with relationships, careers, success and finances. Head colds for instance, are a direct result of emotional confusion while a toxic liver motivates anger.

Emotions and beliefs also shroud our true divine Self. As we explore spirituality it is necessary to also acknowledge and eventually release (let go) of limitation in the form of fear, denial and disbelief. This action takes courage and trust as we explore the inner workings of the Self. As our world transitions there is a real (urgent) need to change. External circumstances perpetuate the already abundant level of fear around us. Anger, confusion and mistrust all contribute to a society that is overwhelmed. It’s time for change.

How To Identify Limiting Emotions

Look at friends and family members as mirrors or reflections. What you see in another that bothers you or angers you is a part of yourself that has not yet been healed and loved. I suggest you begin criticizing your dearest friends and then turn all that criticism around to yourself. This exercise gives you an opportunity to look at your limiting emotional issues. Allow others to reflect back your brilliance or limitation. Once you located your personal limitation it’s time for change. Emotional patterns begin in the first place when we place a judgment upon them. This time experience (feel) the energy of anger but don’t judge it—just experience it. Allow anger to run all the way down to your toes. As if you are sitting in a pond of red water—now enjoy it. Love the feeling that anger produces. From here we can begin dialoguing with anger. This helps us locate the core issue underneath the anger. Yes, that is correct, strike up a conversation with anger. Ask it questions like, “What are you teaching me?” or “Why am I so angry all the time?” With these answers you are able to make change.”

In EFT work, getting to the root emotions is the key to addressing our troubling issues.  Its like peeling the layers of an onion, often, to get to the core of a matter, whether it be a physical issue, or an emotional issue.

Benefits of doing EFT via Skype or Phone

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an incredibly effective tool to deal with our issues, whether they be emotional, physical or spiritual.

When doing EFT via Skype or phone, one can be at home or the office, and be in complete privacy.  The sessions can be done at your cenvenience as it aligns with your practitioner’s schedule.

Doing this type of sessions saves on travel time, transportation expenses, weather, etc.

When done on Skype with video, it as if you are sitting right in the same room as the practitioner!   Using the phone can add a layer of safety and anonymity, as needed.


The Benefits of EFT vs. Regular Therapy


  1. It is less expensive! Acupuncture and acupressure can cost the patient thousands of dollars, and the cost of regular visits to a psychologist, psychiatrist or physician doesn’t even bear thinking about! The only items necessary for EFT are your mind and your body.
  2. It’s easy. EFT is simple enough that anyone can do it, regardless of their level of medical expertise. Although it was originally generated for use by professional therapists EFT has effectively made the leap from their couch to yours. It can be used in the comfort of your own home and done at your convenience.
  3. It’s effective. Patients who suffer from mental disorders can attend regular therapy sessions for years without seeing any notable improvement. Although EFT isn’t a “5 minute miracle cure” patients will see noticeable results in a very brief period of time.

Reprint of an excellent tapping session article – Jenny Johnston!

This reprint comes both from Jenny Johnston’s website and also was listed at

EFT Case Study – Sally’s Feelings of abandonment, sadness, worthlessness

By Jenny Johnston.

Client History – Sally, (not her real name), is a 48 year old cook with 2 adult children who do not live with her.  Her husband left her 2 and a half years ago (which surprised her, her friends and her family – no-one saw it coming) and her father left when she was 5 years old.  She lives alone and has a history of drinking one and a half bottles of wine a day and smokes marijuana daily (since her husband left her).  She came to me wanting to rid herself of her x-husband memories that haunted her daily and made her cry.

Rapport/What to expect – Sally had found my brochure on a noticeboard at a local Post Office and rang me the week before the appointment.  I explained on the phone how EFT would benefit her from the emotionally charged memories and feelings she was experiencing about her husband leaving, which led to her wine drinking and smoking.

When she arrived, I smiled and offered her a chair and a drink of water and asked her to complete my ‘Confidential Client Information’ Form.  I also completed her genogram, which told me a lot about her family background (as explained in client history) and I completed a “Luscher Colour Assessment” with her also, which told me that she wanted change, had difficulty with a relationship and had had heartbreak in the past.  It also said that she wanted happiness, joy and energy in her life but was stopped because of a lack of peace around her physical self, the body, the home, feeling grounded. (She felt that to be all very accurate).

I explained to her a little about how EFT works (the science of it) and gave her examples of how it had worked on past clients who had similar issues and on Vietnam Veterans, who had been able to take the emotional charge and accompanying physical symptoms out of their war memories.  She was keen to get started.  I began by showing her all the meridian points and by telling her that when we tapped, she was to follow me and say what I say but to change what I was saying if she wanted to make it more real/true for her.  I asked her to notice what thoughts, feelings and memories came up for her and their intensity, as we tapped so that we could discuss them at the end of the tapping rounds.

EFT Session – I asked Sally what emotions she was feeling at the moment and to rate them out of 10. She replied – Abandonment (10/10), Sadness (8/10) and Worthlessness (9/10).

We began with abandonment (as it was the highest), however, I explained to her that they were all probably linked and that as we worked on one, she may find that the others come down in intensity too (generalisation).  When I asked where she felt ‘abandonment’, she replied in her head, chest and shoulders.  I asked her to describe what colour and shape it had, if it had a colour and a shape.  She described it as a heavy, dark purple blob.

So we began tapping generally on ‘abandonment’ by doing a few rounds of –

CC Point – Even though I have this dark purple, heavy blob of abandonment in my head, chest and shoulders, I deeply and completely love and accept myself x3.

Then reminder phrases –

This dark purple, heavy blob of abandonment in my head, chest and shoulders,

I’m willing to look at how it got there now,

It’s time I look at this abandonment issue once and for all and deal with it so it no longer affects my life,

I choose to get to the bottom of it and find a positive outcome,

I choose to consider being able to release it.

After a few rounds, I asked her to take a deep breath, to rate her abandonment now (8/10) and to tell me what memories had come up for her.  She said that she cries every second night thinking about her x-husband and when he left her.  I asked her what was the strongest memory of abandonment in relation to her husband leaving her (getting more specific).  She told me about the specifics of the night he told her he was leaving and that he didn’t love her anymore.  I asked her to rate that specific memory – it was 10/10.  I asked her to describe that memory to me in detail and to tell me where the crescendo of emotion was (it was when he said that he didn’t love her anymore).  I asked her if she was feeling sadness and worthlessness with this memory too and she replied that all 3 were 10/10.

As I asked her to describe where each of these were in her body and their colour, it was not surprising to find that they were all in the head, chest, heart, shoulders and were similar colours. So we tapped a few rounds on these feelings, shapes, colours and emotions in the body and then went into the specifics of the Movie technique and that memory of when her husband left, telling her that he didn’t love her anymore.

CC Point – Even though my husband said that he doesn’t love me anymore and he left me and I didn’t see it coming and neither did anyone else, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyhow.

Even though I feel this ‘I don’t love you anymore’ feeling in my head, heart and shoulders, I love and accept myself anyhow. Even though my husband left me because he didn’t love me anymore and I made that mean that I’m worthless and abandoned, he left because he left and that’s all and I love and accept myself deeply and completely.

Reminder phrases – My husband left me;

he said he didn’t love me anymore;

I didn’t see it coming;

it surprised everyone;

I couldn’t believe he was leaving me;

I was taken by surprise;

this surprised feeling of abandonment in my head, shoulders, heart and chest;

I feel abandoned and worthless;

this sad, abandoned feeling,

my husband left me;

I’m all alone;

this worthless, abandoned feeling,

this dark purple abandoned feeling when my husband left me,

when he said that he doesn’t love me;

it reminds me of when my Dad left me when I was 5;

why do people I love leave me;

this remaining feeling of being abandoned by my husband;

I made it mean that I was worthless;

my husband left because he left and HE didn’t love me anymore and I made it mean that I was abandoned and worthless;

this remaining, sad, worthless abandonment I decided to feel when my husband left.

I asked her to take a deep breath and drink some water and to describe abandonment, sadness, worthlessness in her body now and rate it again in relation to her husband leaving and saying that he didn’t love her anymore.  She was smiling a little and said that abandonment, sadness and worthlessness was now down to 5/10 when thinking about her husband but now she was feeling abandoned, sad and worthless from her Dad leaving when she was 5 (Core Issue). (I decided to go straight to the Core Issue of her Dad leaving and to come back to her husband leaving her after as it would most likely come down in intensity from working on the core issue with her Dad.)

I asked her to rate these feelings in relation to her Dad and the memory of him leaving and they were all back up to 8/10 (Core issue). I asked her where she felt them in her body and she said that it was now a dark smoky grey colour in her ‘tummy’ (a 5 year old version of stomach).

So we began tapping on the Movie memory of her Dad leaving and her feelings of being abandoned and how her Mum had for years told them that their Dad abandoned them, tapping on the memories and the colours and feelings in her tummy. The feelings of abandonment, sadness and worthlessness were now down to 4/10 and I began to bring in re-frames to the following rounds such as,

Even though my Dad left me, he must have loved me to call me out to the car to say Goodbye; Even though my Dad left me, he gave us the best life he could by leaving as he was a gambler and a drinker and abused Mum and us (she offered this part); My Dad loved me so much that he left me and my brother and sister and my Mum to give us a better life; he loved us so much that he did the best thing he could for us by leaving; we had a wonderful life after that with a new Dad; I may even be able to forgive and thank my Dad for loving us so much to leave us and let us have a better life; my Dad left us to let us have a wonderful life and we did; I am grateful to my Dad for leaving us; my Dad loved me enough to leave me.

Sally was smiling now and when I asked her to say out loud, “My Dad abandoned me” and to rate it out of 10, she said it and smiled and said “My Dad abandoned me” and then she said my Dad left me because he loved me and I feel no abandonment or sadness or worthlessness.  In fact, I forgive him for leaving and I’m grateful for the great life we were able to have because he had gone.(cognitive shift).

I asked her to tune into the memory again (and close her eyes) of her Dad leaving her and saying Goodbye and him driving off and to see if the charge went up at all.  She said that it didn’t.  I then asked her to tune into her husband leaving and to rate feelings of abandonment, sadness and worthlessness.  She said that she couldn’t feel any of them. I asked her to say out loud,  “My husband left me and he said that he didn’t love me”.  She did so and smiled and said that he left me and that’s all, she had 1/10 sadness but that’s all.  We did a further few rounds on looking forward to an exciting life now that she was clear to have love in her life again as her x-husband had provided a clearing for her to now have.  She tapped that she was grateful for the love that they had shared in the past and for the 2 great children they had had together and that now she was free to look forward to someone new coming into her life just as a really great, new Dad had come into her life after her Dad had left. 

After these last few rounds of tapping, she was yawning and couldn’t get the smile off her face. (Big shifts from when she had come in).

I let her know that if other memories or feelings came up during the week (I described peeling the onion layers and ‘aspects’) at home before our next session, to tap on the feelings and memories as homework and that next week we would have a Matrix Re-imprinting session for her 5 year old Echo (I explained about Matrix Re-imprinting) and she left smiling, feeling empowered and looking forward to our next session.

Jenny Johnston

EFT Practitioner, Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Counsellor

Break out the Champagne! EFT Meets APA Standards:

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Break out the Champagne! EFT Meets APA Standards: A historic moment has arrived, that marks the fruition of an enormous amount of work and persistence by many, many people. This week we changed the EFT Research page to read as follows: “The current status of EFT as an “evidence-based” practice is summarized in this statement in the APA (American Psychological Association) journal Review of General Psychology: ‘A literature search identified 50 peer-reviewed papers that report or investigate clinical outcomes following the tapping of acupuncture points to address psychological issues. The 17 randomized controlled trials in this sample were critically evaluated for design quality, leading to the conclusion that they consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions. Criteria for evidence-based treatments proposed by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association were also applied and found to be met for a number of conditions, including PTSD.’ (Feinstein, in press)” This is sober academic language for a seismic shift in the geography of healing. For the past five years, we’ve worked incredibly hard, through unbelievable obstacles, to complete the research required to meet APA Division 12 standards. This milestone, published in an APA journal, marks a tipping point in EFTs credibility. You can now confidently present your EFT Universe certification in Clinical EFT as training in an “evidence-based” practice.

American Psychological Association (APA)

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Wednesday Night Tapping Club – EFT – Eugene, OR – Meetup Group


I wanted to let folks know how beneficial it can be to be a part of an EFT group that meets regularly.

I just started a local tapping clup and we will meet every 2 weeks, via

I will be working one-on-one with each group member, and all members will be doing EFT throughout the meeting as a group.  There is great individual benefit to doing group tapping.  The healing energy and group support just can’t be beat.  This effect is called “Borrowing Benefits” in the EFT world.   We each gain from helping the others, as our own subconscious mind knows exactly what our personal issue are and works on them when we are consciously tapping for the other group members individually.

Come learn and practice Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in a safe, supportive and FUN environment. Whether you want to lose weight, overcome blocks to success, get over a divorce, heal from fibromyalgia, let go of trauma, deepen your spiritual life, or just feel happier–EFT is a powerful tool to learn and practice. Everyone welcome… from Beginners to those with EFT experience. This is a very affordable way to get acquainted with EFT and start experiencing some of it’s amazing benefits …

Do you have access to an EFT Meetup group in your area?  If not, consider starting one!