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FOUNDATIONAL QUESTIONS & LEVEL 3 UNDERSTANDINGS:
Your mind uses the following process to generate your results beyond consciousness:
- The unconscious mind will create a desired outcome, image, or an imprint.
- Consciously we notice it.
- We respond to it, as if it were true.
- Then, we start physically doing what supports the imprint.
- And so, we are affirming it’s truth - in many ways, and frequently.
- Evidence is building every day of its existence.
- We are living and acting as if it were true, and we manifest the reality of the imprint, held in the mind.
Important Facts About the Universal Pattern of Creation/Belief:
- Beliefs are based on “evidence” from past experiences (in the form of memories) that are accompanied by feelings. It is the feeling that makes the belief seem true.
- Our perception is determined by those beliefs. The feeling that makes the belief seem true (whether it really is true, or not) creates a filter for what we experience, and what we notice in the world and in ourselves – and how we experience it.
- The Universal Pattern of Creation is the process through which we create what we believe. The belief (based on evidence held in the subconscious and accompanied by feelings) affects our perception – which determines our actions and decisions – which result in experiences, that affirm that belief.
An imprint is a code of action. It gives us a value system, it gives us parameters for who we are, and what to do in any given situation. Imprints can be positive or negative.
A primary imprint is the imprint that has the strongest drivers/resources – based on experiences. It contains the emotional resources, all the how-tos, and what-to-dos encoded within it. It is the singular driving force to act from, based on what you have experienced, internalized and created within yourself.
Imprints are changeable. They are not stuck or permanent. They are used by the mind as a quick reference to get the code of action for how to act and perform.
Important Facts About the Imprints:
- An imprint has the code of action at any given moment. It is an instant snapshot of what, how and who we are. It is also known as memory, trigger, or trance state.
- A Primary Imprint is what the mind uses at any given moment to respond to external stimulus.
- Imprints can be changed, and changing the imprints changes how we respond.
The Belief System
1. How do you know you have this (P.I.P.S.)?
2. What do you believe about this (P.I.P.S.)?
3. Why is this (P.I.P.S.) an issue for you?
4. What is the worst part about having this (P.I.P.S.)?
5. Why is it important to get rid of this (P.I.P.S.)?
6. What damage has this (P.I.P.S.) caused you and others in your life?
1. How did this (P.I.P.S.) start?
2. Have you ever experienced this before? If so, when?
3. Do you know anyone else who has this (P.I.P.S.)?
4. With whom do you normally have this (P.I.P.S.)?
5. What stories have you heard about others with this type of (P.I.P.S.)?
6. Is there a pattern of time with this (P.I.P.S.)? (4 yrs, 7 yrs, etc?)
7. What is the worst part about this (P.I.P.S.), and how bad will it get?
8. What triggers happen to make or start this (P.I.P.S.)?
9. When this (P.I.P.S.) began, what else was going on in your life at that time?
10. It’s gone! What made it come back?
The Inner Production
1. What happens inside you when you have this (P.I.P.S.)?
2. What things do you see, feel, hear, taste or smell inside when this (P.I.P.S.) occurs?
3. What movies do you play in your mind about this (P.I.P.S.]?
4. Where do you feel it, where does it move next, and what does it feel like?
5. What emotions do you feel about this (P.I.P.S.)?
6. What language are you using on yourself?
The Metaphoric Expression
1. If this (P.I.P.S.) was a person, who would it be?
2. If this (P.I.P.S.) had a voice, what would it say? Whose voice would it be?
3. If this (P.I.P.S.) had a message, what would it be?
4. If this (P.I.P.S.) had a size/color/shape, what would it be?
The Pay Off
1. What bad things will happen if this (P.I.P.S.) is gone?
2. What benefits do you experience when you have this (P.I.P.S.)?
3. What would be a good reason to keep this (P.I.P.S.)?
4. Who in my life supports me because of this (P.I.P.S.)?
5. Who would lose their role/job if this (P.I.P.S.) was gone?
6. Fill in the blank: “I like this (P.I.P.S.) because _______.”
(Ask multiple times, if you don't know, make it up!)
1. How would your life be if this (P.I.P.S.) was gone?
2. What would you be doing if this (P.I.P.S.) was completely gone?
3. What would you do, if this (P.I.P.S.) showed back up?
4. If you could wave a magic wand over this and have anything you wanted, what would it be like?
A great technique for addressing the concept, the idea, the belief, the metaphoric expression of something. You use it with certain beliefs like these: “I'm a loser, no one loves me, I'm guilty…”
For example, if someone feels that they are stupid you ask them: “From 0-100%, how stupid do you feel?” The answer is 100%. Then you tap it down, start with: “That stupid feeling, notice how it's stupid, notice inside you where it is that you can feel it. You got it?” Start tapping…
Then take them to the positive place and when they come back say it again… “I'm stupid. How true is that from 0-100%, where do you fit on the scale?” Keep tapping down until you get 0.
When you get down to 0, ask them: “What's the opposite of stupid?” They say: “Smart.” (You let them answer it.) Then ask: “From 0-100, how true is it, how smart are you?” And then you tap it up until it is 100% true. If they say 10% for example, you start tapping on them: “I release and let go of the other 90% and all that it represents.” And then go back and check it again. You can also encourage them to say it out loud: “I'm so smart, I'm 60% smart. Is that true?”
Often times a person will make a conscious or unconscious decision about a bad memory. When you are clearing it out, you can ask them: “What decision did you make about this about yourself? What belief do you have about this? What did you make it mean?” (e.g. I'm worthless.) They start to build on top of this belief/idea.
- Clear all emotions and references attached to this decision.
- Ask them: “What better decision are you making now? What new identity do you have now.” (e.g. Life is always good. I'm a valuable human being.)
- Test the work by having them imagine the same circumstance in a current situation.
- Clear all resistance.
- Identifying and associating to what was said. We identify what was said by the person or inner critic. "Go inside and notice you are hearing it,. You hear it come from somewhere: up high, low, in the middle. Point to where it is." Identify how it's said (the tone of voice). You may choose to SUDS it at this point.
- Recall a character that they've heard and they know. Say, "When you were a child or even now and you watch cartoons, is there a cartoon character that you know of that you are able to hear their voice when you think of them? Inside your mind you are hearing __(ex: Donald Duck)__, is that correct? Where do you hear it coming from? Point to where you hear it coming from."
- Give Direction: "This is what we are going to do: We are going to take this (cartoon) voice and give it to ___(negatively voiced person)___ and now she is going to say exactly the same words but with the cartoon's voice." (client will laugh at this probably: All of the sudden, there is a collapse.) "Now can you really take them seriously? Do it again, listen to it with __(ex: Donald Duck)_'s voice and it doesn't bother you, does it?" Alright, good. Deep breath, blow it out, say peace.”
- Variation: Also an email will work. When you read it, you actually hear the other person saying it.
Sometimes, your clients may resist or avoid making changes by keeping their conscious mind focused on their problem. By preoccupying the conscious mind while tapping, you can bypass this response.
- Saying words of the Quick Tap really fast
- Silly Questions
- Fart app
- Counting Backwards
- Spell backwards
- ABC’s backwards
As you know, all information that comes from a client is about them and is the key to making deep changes. There are three levels of giving it back to them we can use to trigger a reaction, which will bring the unconscious response to conscious awareness.
- Give it back to them simple.
They say: “I am just an idiot.” You respond by feeding their own words back to them: “You’re just an idiot, that idiot feeling.”
- Give it back to them with dynamite.
They say: “I am just an idiot.” You respond by amplifying their words: “You’re the biggest idiot I’ve ever met in my entire life.”
- Give it back to them in the opposite way.
They say: “I am just an idiot.” You respond with the exact opposite: “You are so smart.”
When they're trying to find the memory, you start tapping before they can find it. That's messing up the record, it creates a confusion with it.
When a client has an issue they do not want to share the details of, you can use this technique to re-imprint the memory just as effectively as if they gave you information. It is most effective if they have to have a specific memory and can associate to it. They just need to know how they know it bothers them.
Example: “Is there anything you've never told anyone (you’ve done/was done to you/you witnessed) …you can still keep it a secret if you wish.”
“I want you to think about that memory. See what you saw, hear what you heard and feel what you felt. Notice how you know it bothers you. How strong is it?” Get a SUDS rating.
Tap according to protocol, as you do on any other problem, substituting phrases such as “Those memories, those sensations, those words, the tone, the sensations in my body, what I witnessed, what I experienced, it's safe to let it go.” Use whatever is appropriate for the situation.
You can do all of this without knowing any content.
This is one of the best ways to work with family members.
At the end of the process you can also say to them: “It's safe now for you to tell me. Is there any resistance?” Resistance to sharing may be an indicator that the issue is not completely cleared. They don't have to tell you, but you're cleaning up whatever is still there.
Or you can have them talk about it out loud in their mind, and if there is anything that still bothers tell them to just nod their head. Then you tap on it. Go back and check it again.
Remember! A client is NEVER required to tell you details if they do not want to. Always respect their privacy.
This technique is used when clients say they know there's a problem, but they don’t know where it comes from. There is a feeling or a knowing. We don't know what it represents, but the unconscious knows. By changing the "place inside you that knows what this problem means," the subconscious changes all the references without us having to know what they are.
This process can bring up latent memories, which can then be tapped out, but part of the magic is that the memories don’t actually have to surface, as the client can release and let go of them all simply by releasing the “knowing” of the problem; by releasing all unconscious resources the whole structure collapses.
You tap on how you know: location, how big, sensations of "that place inside you that knows what this problem mean." Tap until the location and sensations are gone. Then go to a happy feeling/sensation and put that new feeling in it's place. We have to redecorate those bad spots, they become good spots when we're done – we use their stuff in a positive way. It's good to use their resources instead of making up/imagining new ones.
- Have them notice this place, spot, feeling, location
- Tapping round
- Check again and keep doing rounds until the feelings/sensation/place inside is neutral.
- Go put a happy feeling in the place of that "knowing." Now when they go to that place inside them, it has positive resources.
- Have them watch the movie (of what happened) in their mind all way through to the end.
- Ask: “Have you ever been watching TV and while you're watching it someone hits the rewind button on the VCR and everything goes backwards naturally?” (We're setting up the brain to play movie backwards naturally.)
- “Now I want you to go back to the end of the movie, hit the rewind button and watch it go backwards naturally. When you get back to the beginning nod your head.”
- “One more time, go back to the end, rewind button, naturally.”
- “Do you have a song or something that makes you feel good when you listen to it? I want you to have it playing on the radio. Listen to that song, enjoy it. While you're enjoying the song hit the rewind button and watch the movie go backwards again.”
- “Now as you push the play button on this movie discover how it's changed.”
If a client has many memories along the same line (e.g. a repeating anger experience) you can use this technique – a condensed version of The Super Power Tap.
The language is very important. It depends on the internal processing of the individual.
- “Step into the memory, feel, see and be as if you're there, notice the emotions and feelings, notice how strong it is.” (We do the SUDS rating often.) “I want you to take this memory and put it on a shelf in front of you.” (The presumed truth is that there is a shelf in front of them. You must not say: “In your mind there is a shelf”, because they will start looking for it, we want to put our own shelf in front of them).
- “Then go to the second memory, step into it, feel it and be in it, notice how strong it is. Set it on the shelf right next to the first memory.”
- Do the same with all the other memories, usually three to five memories and you say: “Let these five represent all others.”
- When you are done with the memories, say: “I want you to look at all of them and know what it represents, feel all those feelings, you got it?”
- Ask the Silly Question
- Addressing all memories, use The Quick Tap + include their words
- When you are finished with tapping say to them: “Now what I would like you to do is to go back and look at them on the shelf, and see how emotionally intense they are.” We use SUDS units all the time until when looking at the shelf from the distance it's a zero. Tap to let it go.
- Then you have them step into first memory and check if there are any feelings or emotions left. What you say is: “I want you to pull that memory down and step into it, how strong is it?” – tap again with parts and pieces.
- Instruct them to put it back on the shelf, take the next memory and do the same. Make sure you reimprint each memory and then put it back up and pull another one down. (Often times the memory disappears or it'll flip by itself.)
- At the end, you can say: “In your mind, put your hands on either side of the shelf, and scrunch them together as they mix and match. You’re going to stop at one really good memory and feeling, and I want you to step into that and just feel good.” You can also add: “Scrunch them all together and you have really good wisdom, really good truth, or something that's going to change your life.”
- There are different variations of this technique, you can also see all these memories on the shelf and take a deep breath and blow them all down, and when you take another deep breath they pop up and they're all totally different and new, something you’ve always wanted.
When to use this: You are going to address one memory or one basic problem but get added benefits of other memories dissipating.
- Associate:You are going to address one memory or one basic problem. Associate to that problem. and then start stacking many other problems/memories onto the original memory you are working on. Dump the extra memories on top of it. Say: “So your father did _______, when you were sick in bed, what that person said to you,....” And then we hit them all at one time (we don’t go to the details of the stacked memories), we're just using the titles.
- Direct: Then we instruct the unconscious mind "let these memories represent all others." It's very important how you set up the mind to do the work for you.
- Tapping: Now do the tapping round.
- Check the first problem and do more rounds. This way the intensity of the stacked memories decreases while only specifically working on the first memory. The stacked memories are only mentioned in a general nature but still get to experience the decrease in intensity. (Saves you--the practitioner-- time.)
- You are still focusing on the first memory details during the tapping. You are adding the stacked memory names still only when you are aiming.
This technique is similar to stacking, but a little bit more advanced. For example, when you have three issues and you can see a common theme, the same pattern, you will bridge them together and work on them in one process. You're making connections and then hit them all at one time as you're working through the session.
First do the intake. They tell you what problems they have, i.e. with their boss and they also have emotional issues with their dad and their ex-husband. So you know that "my boss" is the prevailing problem that you want to address, but you also know that they have past experiences with dad and you have the structure of their life and can see exactly the same structure with their ex-husband. So you're working with three different memories, three different resources, but the same basic character in the place of all experiences.
While tapping, you bridge all these memories together by saying; "and just like your father said, and just like your ex-husband did, too...." So it's the same thing. You're bridging all these together and making connections. Then, you're going to collapse them all together at one time.
As practitioners we look for patterns, structures, things that our clients are projecting and mirroring. When you start working with people, you will begin to see their inner mental structures and will recognize connections and parallels.
It is the most content rich process. We do a really good intake, collect memories and stack things together.
Inside each memory elicit what they know, that makes it true. Ask: “How do you know you have this problem?” You want to know what they saw, heard, felt – sensations, kinesthetic, auditory, visual, tastes, smells, beliefs, attitudes – get a good list, a lot of details – submodalities. Follow with The A.R.T. of Change®, get their structure and then start tapping.
- List the emotions associated to each memory;
- Go to each memory (“In this memory you're feeling these emotions, the sensations in your body, the tastes, the looks,… you got it?” – and do the same with the other memories, you build), put all the memories in front of them.
- Amp it up, association;
- Silly Question;
- The Quick Tap + add the words and sensations they gave for the memories – their own feelings, emotions, tastes, looks, whatever you have on the list, “and everything else.”
- “Deep breath, blow it all out and Peace.”
- Follow with the happy memories, amplify good feelings;
- Go back and CHECK. Say: “Many things have already changed, you may notice a little bit that isn't changed, and let your mind notice what that is.” You can list a memory – “Whatever is left there, you got it?” – and then all other memories. And then you hit it again.
- Another way of checking it: “Tell me about memory 1, memory 2, memory 3, etc.” (Often times they have problems remembering what they were!)
The Autonomic Zap process is an amazing process once you find the defract that creates a big laugher or strong feeling. Once you find it you will then use the word or state to also zap the other memories.
This is a good technique to heighten peace and good feelings:
- Tell them to identify a positive memory.
- Say: “I want you to notice where you feel the good feelings, notice what it feels like.”
- “Notice it's spinning.”
- “Notice which way it spins. If you don't know, just guess. You’re always right.”
- “Notice that is spins faster and faster and bigger and bigger.”
- “Now send this feeling to someone who needs it or to themselves in a past memory.” As you're doing this technique you speak as if it's occurring now.
We also want to double-check on everything we do, so we may go back and see how it's changed: “Now go back to the old memory that used to bother you and see how you see it now. Don't forget about the good feeling.”
You can also just have them sit in the feeling to really anchor it in every time they go to the good memory.
Actively changing memories to make them positive is a process known as re-imprinting, and it is the main goal of all the work you do on yourself, or with a client. Although there are many ways of re-imprinting, here are the basic six:
- Spontaneous Re-imprint: “Flipping” the memory as you tap, the memory will naturally begin to become positive (using T.O.T.E.M.S., SUDS, Happy Memory)
- Address the Action: Tap on any actions in the memory (hitting, kissing, etc)
- Trading Places: Tap on the P.I.P.S. from the perspective of others in the memory, e.g., “You are your mother, your mother is looking at you, what does she feel about you?”
- Expressions Technique: Tap on your own, and others’ expressions, until there are all smiles
- Modalities Tapping: Tap on the minute details of a memory: colors, pictures, sounds, smells, sensations, etc.
- Bring in New Resources:
- Borrowing good feelings from other memories
- Clown’s nose, cartoon character, turn on a light, etc.
- Have the adult you (wiser, stronger,) step into the memory to help
- Integration Technique: To integrate yourself today with your younger self, as well as, with others that have hurt you, or affected you from the past. You will do this after you have cleaned up the memories.
The Deca-Trauma Process (DTP) is a specific protocol used to address trauma in a safe and controlled manner, as outlined below. You can use any, or all, of the five (5) techniques mentioned, as applicable. The order of techniques used does not matter.
1) Push It Away
a) If they are IN their memory, seeing it through their own eyes, tell them to step out of it, and see it in front of them.
b) Tell them to push it away, as far back as they need to, until it no longer bothers them.
c) Next, ask them “How would you feel IF you were in the memory, keeping in mind that you are not?” THIS IS THE KEY!
d) From this perspective, tap on the emotions that come up while they are viewing the memory from far away.
e) Keep their SUDS rating low.
2) No Content
a) Without going into their story, or details about the content, simply have them notice uncomfortable emotions and/or feelings, and tap on their “knowing” of having the memory.
b) Keep their SUDS rating low.
3) The Movie Technique
a) Tell them to imagine the memory on a movie screen in front of them.
b) Have them watch it as a movie, unfolding before them.
c) Tap on the uncomfortable emotions.
d) Keep their SUDS rating low.
4) Tell the Story
a) Have them narrate the memory, as if it is was someone else’s story.
b) Stop and tap out any uncomfortable emotions when they notice them.
c) Have them start over from the beginning, and keep going until they feel more uncomfortable emotions.
d) Stop and tap these down.
e) Continue steps “b” through “d" until, they get to the end of the story without any uncomfortable emotions.
f) Keep their SUDS rating low.
5) Walk Through the Memory
a) Once they feel safe (emotions are down), have them step into their memory, and begin walking through it as if they were there.
b) Tap on any negative emotions as they walk through the memory.
c) Continue “a” and “b” until they get to the end of the story, without any uncomfortable emotions.
d) Keep their SUDS rating low.
6) Retest/Parts and Pieces
a) Once they have SUDS at 0, recheck the memory again, looking for any aspects that bother them.
b) Tap on all parts and pieces, until the entire memory is at 0, or has flipped.
7) Rewrite the Memory
a) Have them re-write the memory. Tell them to make it something good; either to make it up new, or make it how they wish it had happened back then.
8) Replay the New Memory
a) Starting at the beginning, replay it, or tell the new story at least three times, fully associating to it each time.
9) Happy Journal
a) Have them write the new happy memory in their Happy Journal, giving enough details, so that it puts them back into the same state of mind, as when they first experienced it.
b) Instruct them that if they notice any resistance as they write, to tap until it’s gone.
10) Practice the New Memory
a) Tell them to rehearse the new memory several times a day over the next week.
b) Instruct them that if they notice any resistance as they do this, to tap until it’s gone.
Remember to continuously check their SUDS rating, keeping it low and manageable. Follow the memory through until the end, and as they move through the process, tap on any emotional reactions, until the trauma is cleaned up and the memory has flipped, and they’ve re-written it into something good.
The Mindset that Supports Change - Helpful Callouts
Callouts, are simply the phrases we say during tapping rounds.
Remember, you can keep it as simple as, “Let it go,” and still get profound changes. However, sometimes you may want to change it up. Here are some general phrases, you may find helpful when tapping on your clients, or yourself. It doesn’t matter which tapping point you say these on. Examples:
- “Let it go, let it go."
- “I made it through.”
- “I survived this.”
- “The past is over; I choose to keep the wisdom.”
- “I used to get it right, when I was getting it wrong.”
- "It’s time to love me now."
- "It's safe to heal this part of me."
Unconscious redirection of feelings from one person to another. It could be the inappropriate repetition in the present of a relationship that was important in a person's childhood. Or it is the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood toward a new object.
Key points to include in pre-talk:
- Thank your client
- Assuming you’ve had an initial conversation prior to the session, review your understanding of their problem and desired outcome
- Explain the intake
- Explain the tapping process, demonstrating the points and what it will look/feel like
- Explain how to aim and tap
- Explain that some things said may be uncomfortable
- Let them know they are in control and can ask you to stop any time
- Let them know you’re there to facilitate THEIR OWN PROCESS. Remember, YOU ARE NOT making the changes for them. They are making their own. You are merely a guide
- Explain the end of the session future pace and leaving them in a positive state
- Teach them how to tap on themselves
- Give them some assignments to keep the momentum going between sessions
- Give them the opportunity to ask questions or express concerns
1) “Imagine the person in front of you. Are they smiling?”
a) If yes, invite him/her over for a hug. Does he/she come? Proceed.
b) If the answer is no, do more tapping until the answer is yes
2) “Feel his/her arms around you.”
3) “Hold him/her as tight as he’s/she’s holding you."
4) "Whisper in his/her ear something you’ve always needed to hear.”
5) “Now listen to what he/she has to say to you.”
6) “Allow that message to begin making changes within you.”
7) “Now, holding them tighter and tighter, until you feel them (press them in with your hand) go right inside you.”
8) “Notice you are complete.”
9) “Take a deep breath, blow it away and say, Peace.”
10) “Let all these changes occur, even as you sleep at night.”
Competency Achieved = Meets the standards taught currently by Robert Gene Smith with FasterEFT™/eutaptics®.
Competency Not Yet Achieved = Currently does not meet the standard as taught by Robert Gene Smith with FasterEFT™/eutaptics®.