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?
It sets up the client’s unconscious mind for the work you’re about to do and let it know how you’re going to address the problem.
The Peace Anchor is the process of squeezing the wrist at the end of each tapping round and saying “Peace!” Doing this begins to interrupt the trance and creates peace.
At the end of each tapping round, have client take a deep breath, grab the wrist (or instruct client to grab their own wrist if online), blow it all away, and say the word “peace” while going to your happy memory.
Put them in the trance of the happy/good/peaceful memory: “Feel [the happy memory], notice it, take a deep breath, grab wrist, blow it all away, and say ‘Peace’.”
The most powerful part of the tapping process is aiming at the memory before beginning tapping. Aiming means consciously noticing how you know the memory bothers you. When working with clients, you must first associate them to how they know before doing the QuickTap.
When aiming, simply direct your client to notice how they know. When tapping begins, ask them to immediately shift focus from the memory to the feeling of your (or their) fingers tapping. This will begin the process of breaking the trance, which is all a memory is. Tapping is the simplest form of defractionation.
The T.O.T.E.M.S. Model - A mental strategy is typically organized into a basic feedback loop called a T.O.T.E. The letters T.O.T.E. stand for Test-Operate-Test-Exit. The T.O.T.E. concept maintains that all mental and behavioral programs revolve around having a fixed goal and variable means to achieve that goal.
This model indicates that, as we think, we set goals in our mind (consciously or unconsciously) and develop a TEST for when that FAQs goal has been achieved (either yes or no). If that goal is not achieved, we OPERATE to change something so we achieve said goal (take different actions). When our TEST criteria have been satisfied (goal achieved!), we EXIT (move on to the next goal).
Using the eutaptics® variation of T.O.T.E., known as T.O.T.E.M.S., you can address your problems and generate powerful changes in your life. The ‘M’ stands for Make it (the problem) come back, and the ‘S’ stands for Smiles, meaning to switch the memory into something good that makes you smile.
Following is the basic process for using TOTEMS, using the same principles from TOTE:
When working with clients, it’s important to know that all changes occur because of this one thing, regardless of which healing modality or therapy you use.
Feel Bad + Feel Good = Collapse the problem
Each time there is a collapse of bad feelings with good emotions, the shift happens. Tapping is a collapsing process. It releases bad feelings, when firing off two emotions at the same time.
You can have anchors (a look, smell, touch, word, joke…) and all of a sudden, they fire off a good or bad feeling. If they fire off at the same time the bad anchor disappears. When you take a good and a bad concept, as long as the good one is stronger, the bad will be erased by the good. Ramp up the good state when doing a bad-good collapse. You will destroy the programming.
To do this, ask: “How big is this feeling of no feeling? What is it made of? How do you know it’s there?”Work with whatever answer they give you. Remember, this is their reality and their mind. We work with what they give us – always. Tap on the representation they give you. Your goal is to gradually shift this representation, slowly letting them get in touch with the feelings from the event as the representation shifts and changes. People who say that they cannot feel feelings are often times big feelers who are very dissociated. Our goal is to help them re-associate to their feelings safely.
Linking/Dumping is a great technique for addressing addictions. When a client wants to give up an addiction, the first thing that we need to do is take the love out of it. We dump all the negativity, pain, hurt, nastiness, death, suffering, stink, mess, etc., onto the perceived good part of the addiction.
It is essentially putting the bad feelings in the places that should be bad by creating conscious or unconscious repulsion.
For example, you say, “What is something you find disgusting?” Use your sensory acuity to evaluate their response. Be sure it is truly disgusting to them. Next, direct them to imagine putting that thing in their mouth, again evaluating their response. Once they are clearly repulsed, use their answer to ‘link/dump’ on the addiction (if it’s consumption based). The intonation of the voice that you use with it is also important. The more repulsed they are, the more abiding the results. If you can get them to gagging, GREAT!
It's also important to take the good feeling (that they get with using drugs for example) and move it to a beneficial action that they would prefer to do. In this way, linking/dumping can be used to build positive behaviors.
Fake laughter is a great defractionation tool. And it often leads to real laughter. It’s fun and it’s simple:
A great way to elicit a belief/belief system is to have your client finish the sentence. It allows the metaphoric mind to fill in the blank, held at the deep unconscious level. You then tap out whatever shows up. You can use this technique in one of two ways.
When dealing with emotions, feelings, or pain and we don't know what they are, we can say, “Give this pain a voice. What would it say/tell you? Just make it up. If this pain was a voice, what would it be?”
This will allow the metaphoric mind to give you aspects to tap on, it is direct unconscious communication and it will give you the information.
This process is good for clients who don't want to talk about their problem, but would like to let it go. It is like No Content in that they are not telling you details. But in this technique, you are directing them to tell you the story silently, in their mind only. Ask them to pretend they are telling you.
When clients have gaps in their memories you can have them make up a story about what happened. Often, they make up the real event! Allowing it to be made up gives them the permission to deal with it.
When we say, “make it up” the unconscious mind will use the information that it already holds. Remember, everything inside of you is you! It's the metaphoric mind.
P.P.P. is one of the ways to amplify: when you’re aiming at the problem, the stronger you make it, the faster it goes away when you tap. The rule with P.P.P., is that when you poke, they need to tap. This promotes healing.
Saying it back to them in their native tongue can make an even bigger impact.
You can say to your clients, “You got what you deserved, it’s all your fault, you liked it…” or use the following processes to get strong resistance from them, and then tap on the resistance until they no longer feel it to be true.
P.P.P. can be extremely effective and plays a significant role when working with our clients. However, to ensure that it is used appropriately, the following guidelines can and should be reviewed and followed regularly.
As we all know, when dealing with people and their emotions, there are many dynamics, and very seldom is there a single answer to any one question or concern. Thus, the practitioner is encouraged to use common sense in all situations while holding their client’s best interest in mind as the number one priority.
Photo tapping is the process of using a photograph (or album) to elicit memories and emotions. This technique can be used in two ways:
Push It Away
Find a word that you want to use instead of tapping:
If you notice that you keep repeating the same patterns or behaviors and want to stop them, you can say “Stop that shit!” or “Quit!” (shout it in your mind) to yourself in the middle of doing it, at the height of the feeling. You can do it with any word but it must be an impactful, powerful, meaningful word. It is also useful for people who play movies inside their minds.
When you catch yourself saying negative things to yourself, you can interrupt the pattern by telling your mind to “Shut the fuck up!” It works better if it’s forceful rather than polite. By doing this, you're taking control of your unconscious mind.
In eutaptics® terms, addiction is a persistent, uncontrollable coping skill used to avoid problems or undesirable states of mind. For an addict, the drive to avoid and escape overrides reason and logic, to the detriment of self (and often others).An addict will use anything to feel better, whether it be drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, social media, reading, shopping, cleaning, etc. We can even become addicted to our emotions – negative or positive.
To a greater or lesser extent, everybody is an “avoidaholic”, addicts are just more practiced at avoiding and escaping. In all cases, addiction is a mental and emotional process, a learned coping mechanism. However, it can lead to physical addiction (as in the case of drugs). In either case, eutaptics® asserts that addiction IS changeable.
Addiction is driven by a feel good and the deprivation of not having the thing used to feel good. The feel good is the fix, but the true driver is the deprivation.
Addiction has two key elements:
Always look for:
Things that don’t go together but “drive the bus” (i.e., what did they connect and what decision did they make?)
Grief and loss are two of the strongest emotional drivers in modern society. Many cultures hold the belief that when someone dies, you must grieve for the rest of your life (or a very long time, at the very least) to “honor” that person’s memory. If you think of them and smile or laugh, you are somehow dishonoring their memory. They’re gone, after all. You should be sad.
However, to honor someone is to cherish the LIFE they lived, not feel sad about their death. Every single living being on this planet dies. It is a natural process of living. Not one single person gets to the end of their life and lives. And not many people would WANT us to be sad at their passing.
This does not mean don’t feel sad. Sadness and grief are natural emotions. There is nothing inherently wrong with them. But when they drive your life, they become a problem. Work on your own grief and loss belief system, create a healthy attitude toward it, and you will be better able to help your clients
When we're working with our clients, we deal with grief and loss in every session, it's always there. There are so many pieces that people don't realize are grief and loss, ranging from the end of a relationship, a loss of childhood, ideas, dreams, children growing up and leaving home, graduating from high school, moving from one house to another, losing a job, etc. It is everywhere. Also, people feel some things they never had as loss, (e.g., ”I never had a good mom…”)
When working with clients, the goal is to rewrite their bad memories so that when they think about the person (or thing) they lost, remember the good instead of the bad. Ask, “How do you know it's sad?” and find the program they use to “entertain” themselves.
You're looking for:
Whatever you think, your body follows. The mind is the body, the body is the mind. And expression of the body is emotion made real in the body. If pain was physical or strictly mechanical, emotions and thoughts would not affect it.
There is positive intention behind pain - inside of the pain there is a fix, a satisfying part about it. It does something for the individual, (e.g., it could be a feeling of being safe). There is also an escape – they're using the pain to escape something. In pain cases, you often see what is referred to as secondary gain: your client may be getting disability because of their pain, but if they let go of the pain, what will happen? They may have to get a job and that is too overwhelming, so they hold onto the pain.]
For example, those with Fibromyalgia have a great ability to store their pain (emotions) in their bodies. They often have a lot of unresolved emotional experiences and feel pain more often and for longer periods of time, developing chronic pain. But they don't have fibromyalgia, they produce it!
Remember, stating you ”have” any disease is claiming ownership of it and you will be more resistant to letting it go if you’ve created an identity around it.
Because pain is often emotionally perpetuated, we need to address the emotional aspects of the pain. Cleaning up originating pain events (such as car accidents) is key, along with addressing family dynamics, which can often be a foundation for conditions such as Fibromyalgia. We must also address everyday life events (such as work, school, etc.) which may be creating more stress, which exacerbates pain.
By understanding how the mind works, we work to create healing in the mind-body connection. By changing beliefs, proofs, connections, and resources, everything changes.
Weight issues always have strong emotional drivers. Here are six drivers weight issues:
Because there are so many subtle unconscious eating programs we operate from, start looking at your life and find where is it that you're eating when you're not hungry. That is the primary program for being overweight. The goal is to change our response to food, not control it.
Start tapping before you eat. Notice what your body feels. Ask yourself, “Is this food nourishing to my body?” If it is, enjoy it, eat slowly, taste it, feel it, experience it. And when your hunger is satisfied you, stop eating.
We must also be at peace with throwing food away once we're full (tap out the emotions, guilt etc.).
Don’t Be a Mind Reader…because you’re not telepathic and they have enough problems!
“Mind reading” is the act of making assumptions and assigning meaning about the thoughts, feelings, behavior, or intentions of other people without asking the appropriate questions to get accurate information. It is based on your own perceptions and belief systems.
When you do this, you are unable to hear what someone is really telling you and it builds a foundation for misunderstandings and misinterpretations. The mind reader usually believes his/her perceptions are accurate without realizing they are projecting.
Safe Approach to Big Issues (SABI) is a process used when you have a P.I.P.S. that feels overwhelming, especially fears and phobias. It is a way to work on an issue from a detached point of view, and slowly associate to it as you clear the negative reactions.
1) Clean the mind, working on how they internalize the memories, and tap using the six basic ways of re-imprinting.
a) This means tap until the SUDS is down to zero and memories are easier to manage.
2) Slowly introduce the idea that the “problem” is about to happen physically, in reality. Tell them to make it up as if it were happening now.
a) Tap and clean up anything that arises
3) Tell them to Pretend as if the problem is now in their physical reality
a) Remind them they are still doing it all in their mind
b) Tap and clean up anything that arises
4) Tell them to address the physical manifestation of the problem from a distance
5) Show them a physical manifestation of the “problem”
a) Be sure to keep this physical something far away
c) Use this procedure if applicable (i.e., a rubber spider)
6) Bring physical manifestation of the problem close to them
a) Keep tapping until they can bring the physical object close, and can hold it/touch it/face it/etc.
b) Some examples include a spider or snake in a box, or an ex-partner walking into the room.
Competency Achieved = Meets the standards taught currently by Robert Gene Smith with eutaptics®/FasterEFT™.