KEY: The Happy Journal is used as part of the Peace Process. It becomes a positive resource for you to refer to when you want to feel good for no reason at all. If you practice feeling good, you will get more of feeling good.
By clearing out the emotional issues, you are on the path to creating a better life. One step is to start tapping, the other is to start practicing feeling good.
The Happy Journal consists of 5 parts:
Important Facts About the Happy Journal:
KEY: Have the student demonstrate to you that they are able to take themselves to a Happy Memory, and anchor it by squeezing their wrist, taking a deep breath, blowing it all away, and saying “PEACE.” (Have them describe the good memory in as much detail as possible, what’s so good about it, e.g., that freedom, that joy, that beauty, that peace, etc).
KEY: Premise of eutaptics®Growth is to go beyond the fear of the unknown, beyond resistance and rejection, and to accept and integrate truths into your life. eutaptics® is based on the principle of absolute truth, meaning it goes beyond individual beliefs, opinions, or perceptions, much like gravity. It doesn’t matter whether you believe in it or not, it is a fact of life. The principles of eutaptics® transcend economic, ethnic, religious and gender boundaries and beliefs. In other words, you don’t have to believe in anything new to adopt these techniques in your life. Apply the principles and see what changes occur in your life. When you apply the principles, your life WILL change.
eutaptics® Presuppositions - The Structure of Problems To understand your problems, you must first understand how problems occur in the first place. An environment you had no control over existed before you were born, with cultural and familial dynamics.
“It could be said that the cause of all problems starts at birth BUT…”
The reason eutaptics® says the cause of all problems start at birth is because if you weren’t born, you wouldn’t have any problems. The real cause of problems truly is perception and perception is created from life experiences. From the moment we are born, we are exposed to our environment and begin to experience the world. These experiences are recorded in our minds as memories. You may not consciously remember those experiences, but they are stored in the subconscious. This recorded information shapes our perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes which, when combined, direct us how to operate in the world. This is also called a Reality Tunnel according to Robert Anton Wilson, and is unique to each individual.When someone comes to you and says they have a problem. They are talking about a metaphoric expression built from their previous experiences that are recorded on the cortexes and the limbic system is expressing it physically to catch your conscious minds attention.You give meaning to everything around you and everything that comes out of their mouths is about our inner world even if you are talking about someone else because is it your perception. Therefore, when someone says something bad about you, they are really talking about themselves.Example: I hate olives. The hatred towards olives is a metaphoric expression. Why hate an innocent olive? There is unconscious data that has linked memories that creates such passion. It has nothing to do with the olive itself but rather the taste, smell, look, and or texture may be connected to an unpleasant memory. It also like driving a car is now a metaphoric expression of all the years of practice and now it is just driving. Key points:
The presuppositions we teach can fit everyone’s beliefs, cultures, religions.
KEY: The Transformational Process - When we are born, our life stage has already been set. The people in your world influence your perceptions and beliefs because they are the ones you learn from. Through your experiences, you learn coping and survival skills. Your level of emotional intelligence is built on the emotional dynamics of your environment.
At some point in life, you make the choice to stay stuck in your past or change your life and create what you want. You are either a victim or empowered. The choice is yours.
Important Facts About the Transformational Process:
KEY: Perception is defined as a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something. It is THE key to how we see the world and how we act within it. It is the mind’s way of giving meaning to everything in life. It has the magic combination of how to act and how to live. And because “everything inside of you is you,” it follows that all your perceptions are a projection of what you hold within. Your subconscious is constantly referring to the references it holds, and then affecting your perception accordingly. It’s like looking at the world through different types of lenses. The problem is – we don’t know that we’re wearing lenses – and that everyone is wearing different lenses. Each person’s perception depends on the “lenses” they’re wearing – which depends on the reference in the subconscious that forms the “lenses.” The Truth about ProblemsHave you ever thought to yourself, “They are the problem!” – ‘they’ being all the people and situations that are causing you stress. Well, the real cause of the problem isn’t what you think it is. It’s not “them.” The cause of all problems is, simply put, perception. But it all starts at BIRTH and the creation of your model of the world, based on your unique experiences. Had you not been born, how many problems would you have? NONE! Every experience you have becomes a learning opportunity and you create perceptions of the world based on these experiences. Perception is the real cause of problems. It begins at birth and ends at death. People label all kinds of life circumstances as problems. Although many people experience the same exact situations, not everyone thinks they’re problems or experiences them in the same way.
Perception Example: Take rush hour traffic, for example. This is a daily life occurrence for many people. If you were to ask if rush hour traffic was a problem, many would answer with an emphatic, “Yes!” They feel angry and frustrated, pondering all the things they aren’t getting done because they’re stuck in traffic, curse, yell, complain, etc. But for others, it isn’t a problem at all. They use the time to take a mental break from the worries of life, be present, listen to music or books on tape, or have friendly conversations with others in the car (if there are other people riding along). They enjoy the time out that rush hour traffic provides. If rush hour traffic was the real problem, everyone would experience it the same way – they would all feel angry and frustrated. So, what is the difference? It’s what each person is doing inside their mind that makes it a problem or not. It is how and what they think, and the rules, beliefs and ideas they are operating from. The root of any problem is the meaning you give to it, your perception. It’s the references in your subconscious, and the internal processes that occur inside. Yes, events occur that break the rules of what we think should or should not be, but we are the ones who determine how we respond to them. To have a problem, you must do something correctly inside. Problems are always a success, never a failure. They are a successful result of the internal representation - successful undesirable outcomes.
To have a problem, you must respond with your inner resources, either unconsciously or consciously. And because the body responds to your thoughts, it feels real. When you change your beliefs, thoughts, attitudes, etc., your problems also change and you begin having successful desirable outcomes. You can’t often change what happens on the outside, but you can change what happens inside you – and therefore, how you experience what happens on the outside. Important Facts About Perception:
Change the references, and you change the lenses – which changes your perception. It is only your perception that determines how you experience the world and yourself.
KEY: What Is Stress? Stress is the body’s response to perception. Although it may seem that people, circumstances, and events outside of yourself are causing the stress, the truth is: stress is caused by your perception, not the triggers.
Two people could experience the same event in the same way, with the same details; and one may feel stressed by it while the other is not. What’s the difference? The subconscious holds different references – which means that each of those people is looking at the same event through different perception.
If your subconscious contains “evidence” in the form of memories (not necessarily conscious memories), that “prove” big dogs are dangerous, then when you encounter a big dog, it will prompt your brain to trigger the stress response in your body. If you don’t have that reference, your subconscious will have no “evidence” that big dogs are dangerous, and you will not experience the stress.
Change the reference, and you change the body’s response. Change the memories, and you change the stress.
Important Facts About Stress:
KEY: What is a Memory? People often think of memories as visual clips from the past that play in their minds. However, memories also include sounds, tastes, smells, words, pictures, sensations, and even mannerisms. A memory can be one or more of these. They are the building blocks for problems, which is why we target them when working on ourselves. It is imperative to understand that memory is any internal representation of past experiences.
The interesting thing about memory is that when you recall an experience, the intention or emotional environment before recalling the memory will added, inserted or mixed into the memory. Your brain consolidates the added information and then store the newly adjusted memory. It changes every time you visit You never recall it the same memory twice. It’s not the original event, but a recreation, filtered and distorted event.
Think of memory like a movie. When you are watching a movie, you are not on the set watching live actors or seeing the other crew members doing their jobs. You are watching a highly edited version of this, which only shows you what the directors and producers want you to see.
With memory, the directors and producers are your perceptions; which generalize, distort, and delete the information being recorded as the memory.
In addition, you can have false memories, which have long lasting repercussions. This can happen as easily as someone telling you a story and creating a picture of it in your mind as they are telling you. In some instances, your mind will create a “memory” out of something you read, or hear, then your body will react as if it happened to you.
This is Key in using FasterEFT™ – understanding that memories are not stuck and permanent. Not only can you change them – you are already changing them, every time you recall one!
Important Facts About Memories:
KEY: Linking is the process of mentally or emotionally relating two (or more) separate experiences that may have some similar aspects and creating a link between them. They are then treated as if they are one. This is efficient for the function of the brain, but often inefficient for the function of life. Since the subconscious does not use logic or reason, these links will often make no sense to the conscious mind. The subconscious organizes information by linking.
They are then connected and operate as if they are one. If you have not heard in the world of memory science, “Neurons that fire together are wired together.” This is a natural function of the brain. The both were linked together because they were noticed or put into a memory together. You maybe feeling love when someone gave you chocolate and the brain will link love and chocolate together. The real truth there is no love in the ingredients of chocolate and it cannot love you because it is all mixed up like some brains of people. Since the subconscious does not use logic or reason, these links will often make no sense to the conscious mind. The subconscious organizes information by linking.
Dumping on a link that links an undesirable (image, sound, feeling, taste or smell) to a behavior or outcome to create a repulsion.
This linking is based on Hebb’s Axiom “Neurons that fire together wire together.” In 1949, a Canadian neuropsychologist, discovered the concept that each experience we encounter the mind will create links between sounds, sensations, images, tastes and smells and operate as one. The neurons are linked together across all the network of the brain and operate as if they are one. This linking often occurs beyond consciousness awareness until conscious awareness occurs. The more they are fired together the deeper the embedded link is strengthen in the network of the brain.
Example: A woman finds that she seems to always end up in relationships with alcoholics. It’s a pattern that confuses her because she doesn’t know the man is alcoholic until after she’s been with him for a while. She’s not consciously choosing people who drink excessively. When she uses the FasterEFT™ process to find the links, she discovers a memory from when she was a child. She was very close to her grandfather, and remembers how much she loved sitting on his knee, listening to him read stories to her. Her grandfather didn’t drink much, but he would have a glass of wine in the evening while he read to her. The girl’s subconscious mind developed a link between the connection she felt with her grandfather during those times, and the smell of the alcohol on his breath.
The conscious mind is unaware of these links – it is the subconscious that is organizing and referring to them.
Important Facts About Linking:
KEY: What Is a Belief? Beliefs are internal representations with past references. Beliefs are supported by a structure of memories – that prove the belief. Example: If you have a belief that you’re not good enough, the reason you believe that you’re not good enough is that you have proof and evidence – based on past experiences. So, from early on, whatever you experienced in your life that was interpreted to mean you’re not good enough, was organized by your subconscious, and linked together – to form a foundation of proof that you are not good enough. This is why beliefs feel real – they are based on “proof” expressed physically. The fact that beliefs are based on memories (that “prove” the belief) means that in order to change the belief, you have to change the memories. Example:
The truth is, the “proof” is not real, it is simply a representation of experiences that are no longer happening.Change the proof, and the belief automatically changes. If you know how beliefs are formed and what holds them together, you can dismantle them and change the memories (proofs) and the emotions, feelings and sensations – to form more empowering beliefs that will help you generate desired outcomes.Notice that emotions, feelings, and sensations are in the same category. What’s the difference between these?Not much, really: They are spelled differently
Emotions are labels for feelings and sensations.Important Facts About Beliefs:
KEY: The Opposite of Love is Love - Love is really another word for survival. This is at its simplest form, the entire lambic system is design for survival bases on the brains operational system (limbic system plus).
Your survival system keeps you in homeostasis, where you belong, what it knows to be true and safe. The pre-frontal cortex (logical thinking) may not like this because love has been made into something more than just survival but the truth is love is survival and the emotional reactions keeps you in a safe place or a feel good.
Affirmations - Although most people think of affirmations as positive, they can also be negative. An affirmation is anything we AFFIRM within ourselves through visual, auditory, or kinesthetic means. Rehearsing any of these within your mind, whether good or bad, is a request for more of the same.
Memories replayed in the mind are great wishes; both good and bad!
KEY: What is Energy? The word energy is one that is so commonly used in the personal development arena but this one we steer away from in eutaptics®. The problem with it is that its meaning is ambiguous. It means something different depending on who you’re talking to. Because eutaptics® aims to reach a wide audience and appeal to people from all walks of life, not just “new age” or “metaphysical, and believers” we tend to avoid using this terminology. By definition, energy is a nominalization and an expression of inner process & perception.
Energy = Behaviors, Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions (E.B.A.B.A), are built from experiences that are internally represented through our senses. By working with these representations, we change the metaphoric expression called ENERGY. As you shift these internal representations, everything else changes: the chakras balance, auras radiate wonderful colors, and the ENERGY WILL BE GOOD TOO. E.B.A.B.A is the great guru of logical truth.
Important Facts About Energy – in eutaptics®:
KEY: Why Do Some Types of Memories Change Faster Than Others?
Why does it seem like some people get changes very quickly with some types of memory while others seem to take longer and need more sessions? That is a great question!
There are two types of memories and people that we will work with:
This neural network is like ruts in a dirt road. If you mind goes there, it’s hard to get out of it. It becomes worn in and is easy to stay in the ruts.
KEY: The Primary Principle is the mind’s process of accessing and using a primary imprint to determine how to respond to circumstances and situations in life.
Example: You have the belief, “I hate liver.” As far as you know, you just hate liver. However, if you were to find the original imprint for hating liver, it may be: “When I was five, I got a piece of liver stuck in my throat. I got sick and threw up! It was awful. I’ll never eat liver again. It makes me sick. I hate it.”
The belief “I hate liver” is based on an imprint that was encoded from the perspective of a five-year-old. The subconscious linked the liver with the negative experience of throwing up. The way in which the subconscious organizes information meant that liver equals a negative experience. This means that whenever the idea of liver is encountered, the Primary Principal (the subconscious referring to the Primary Imprint on liver) leads the subconscious to trigger your organs to produce chemicals that cause the feelings of revulsion – to keep you from the “danger” of the negative experience it has linked to liver.
Important Facts About the Primary Principle:
Imprints are changeable. They are not stuck nor are permanent because the natural updating that occurs as they are recalled. Imprints are quick snapshots of immediate response. They are used by the mind as a quick reference to get the code of action for how to act and perform. Imprints can be stacked together, rewritten, changed, and adjusted with the skill of aiming and shifting how they are written in each memory.
The imprint is a snapshot, containing belief systems and resources, and gives immediate data showing:
PRIMARY IMPRINTS: 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. It is not always the first or earliest experience, but it is often the one that will have the strongest influence on your behavior now.
Important Facts About Imprints and Primary Imprints:
KEY: What are the Perceptual Positions? If you are wanting to update your life the key is knowing what are the rules of the mind. How your mind is holding or representing memory. Since we are working from inside the minds eye (how we are holding memory) and recognizing how it is holding past gives us inner knowledge of our creative self.
Perceptual positions refer to the 4 different points of view from which we can experience life’s situations. Not only do we encode memories from one or more of these, we can also consciously choose to “see” situations from any of these. This simple realization of what is occurring within opens the door for personal power and change.
You can make bigger changes by checking your P.I.P.S. (problem, issue, pain or symptom) from each of these to discover previously hidden aspects.
KEY: Representational Systems and Sub-Modalities - In NLP, these senses are referred as representational systems, also known as modalities. The limbic system takes in the world though the five senses, it is a personal translation that is unique to each individual. Knowing that each of the modalities are memories and could represent an entire experience with only one modality, and/or the variances of all of them. I call each modality a memory which means you may have a feeling or sensation and it alone is a memory without any visual representation.
The modalities/memories are:
Sub-modalities are the fine distinctions and qualities within each representational system. They are also the building blocks of our thoughts and memories.
To find the references your subconscious is using in creating a specific P.I.P.S. you need to ask yourself questions:
One of the most valuable aspects is the LOCATION of any internal experience; in other words, where you feel it in your body. Or Is it above, below, inside, outside, in front of, behind, in a certain body part, etc.?
It’s important to note that each memory can, and most likely will, be represented differently. Just because you “hear” your mom’s voice on your left side, does NOT mean you will necessarily “hear” the screeching tires on the left side. You may “hear” those inside your head. This is true for all sub-modalities.
Here are examples of sub-modality based questions:
Visual: Is it a movie or a still picture? Associated or dis-associated? Is it panoramic or does is have frame around? How far away is it? Is it bright or dark? Is it in color or B&W? Focused or out of focus? Picture or scene (as if looking out of your own eyes)?
Auditory: Does the memory have sounds? Loud or soft? Is tone soft or harsh? Does it sound full or thin? What direction does the sound come from? Does it move fast or slowly? Is it clear or dull? Do you hear it on stereo or mono.
Kinesthetic: If it had shape, what shape does it possess? If it had weight, how heavy would it be? Do you experience the feeling as having a texture? Where in the body do you experience the feeling(s)? How intense is the feeling, emotion or sensation?
Use specific questions. Instead of asking, "What does your favorite food taste like?" ask, "What does chocolate taste like?" Asking a generalized question forces the mind to sort through a great deal of information (all the foods you like and maybe even those you don’t) to find out which is the favorite. The taste of chocolate, on the other hand, asks for exactly what you need.
Important Facts About Representational Systems & Sub-Modalities:
With practice, you can learn to consciously embed sensory-specific language into your normal conversations. Not only will this make whatever you're saying more involving, it will give you the chance to covertly gather information about your audience.
As you pay more attention to signals other people send out, you'll become more aware of how much their nonverbal communication reflects their models of the world. Matching a person's external behavior to their internal workings is called calibration.
KEY: Aspects – The Trees to the Forest - Every issue in your life has many aspects that support the problem. The aspects are considered the trees, and the problem is considered the forest. For example, when you have difficulty or unresolved issues surrounding the death of a loved one (the forest) you may have several issues or aspects (trees) that support the problem. As you address each tree, eventually the whole forest will be gone.
You may deal with loss, abandonment, rejection, loneliness, guilt, and many other emotions that support the problem. You may shift from one emotion or aspect to another after each tapping round. Always test and retest so that you can clear the entire problem.
In each memory they have many aspects in different regions of the brain (visually, kinesthetically, auditory, olfactory and gustatory) so going inside with the minds eye, notice how it is represented and making the fine adjustments will create a shift in the memory.
Your goal is to get the SUDS rating down to zero and then rewrite the memory.
If you don’t get all aspects of a problem cleared, you will continue to experience issues in your life related to those aspects.
Important Facts About Aspects:
KEY: Sensations, Emotions, and Feelings, (S.E.F.) - All feelings and thoughts originate in the unconscious mind. This includes depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessions, urges, and other unwanted behaviors. All positive and productive thoughts and behaviors also originate in the unconscious. Thoughts create feelings in the body, and when they are perceived as negative, it creates distress, which is recognized as uncomfortable feelings. All feelings feelings, emotions and action from the unconscious’s production is positive, protective and for preservation based on inner recordings. To the unconscious mind there are no bad or good feelings but only programs for survival.
Thoughts and feelings come into conscious awareness without any effort on our part. Since they begin in the unconscious, trying to consciously fight these feelings becomes a battle and creates further distress. With eutaptics®, you can change your thoughts at their core, which will create better feelings in the body, reducing or eliminating stress and allowing you to create desirable outcomes.
Of course the mind will produce feelings which are chemical reactions in the body. All feelings, emotions and impulses are the result of chemicals being pumped through the bloodstream. The type of feeling or emotion will depend on the mix of chemicals the mind produces. Negative emotions are caused by self protective stress chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. Positive feelings are also are built from chemicals and hormones like endorphins and oxytocin from the mind.
Important Facts About Feelings:
KEY: The Saboteur vs the Intelligent Idiot - What is it that keeps you from achieving your goals and derails your best efforts? What is this Saboteur within? Is it the unconscious mind? That’s what most people think. It is the part of you, after all, that has you mindlessly shoving chips in your mouth “because they taste sooooo good, I can’t stop!”…even when you KNOW you have a goal to lose 20 pounds by the new year.
The unconscious mind is actually the smartest part about you. It is the “Intelligent Idiot” - your faithful servant. Your mind can only generate results from what is recorded (your life experiences). It takes the recorded information and produces various outcomes based on what you hold within, from feeling joy to having panic attacks. It is also responsible for virtually all of your behaviors. It does exactly what the information it holds directs it to do.
It is always working to keep your actions in alignment with your beliefs and life experience, even when those actions contradict your better judgment or what you consciously want. It is the ultimate blueprint for how you build your life. And its purpose is to keep you in a perceived safe place that is in alignment with your reality. This is true even if it does not logically seem beneficial.
So, what is the Saboteur Within? When you consciously override the directions of your unconscious mind using willpower, you are actively working against the inner resources that your subconscious is using to keep you “safe”. When this happens, you (your conscious mind) are sabotaging your own inner wiring, which creates internal conflict. And willpower will never win out over your Intelligent Idiot in the long run. It could be said that the conscious mind is the real saboteur.
When you learn how to consciously work with your Intelligent Idiot, you will be working in harmony with your unconscious mind’s directives and no longer sabotaging the part of you doing its job to keep you safe. The good news is, as you learn how to do this, you take control of what your unconscious mind holds and naturally begin getting better outcomes in your life.
KEY: The Trance Monkey - “Monkey see, monkey do. I see a monkey, and I act like you.” We think of a trance as the state we enter under hypnosis. However, the truth is, we are in and out of trances constantly. Whenever we are not fully in the present moment, we are in a trance. While driving, while washing dishes, and while doing other tasks, we are in a trance. Whenever we are in conversation, whenever we are feeling emotions, we are in a trance. The type of trance will depend on the references held in the subconscious. For example, when we hear something that makes us feel angry – in that moment, the subconscious has referred to it references about whatever the trigger is, and prompted the matching trance (in this case, anger).
Trances are automatic – and we are usually consciously completely unaware of them. Becoming aware of these trances and the triggers, you can learn which references need changing.
The quality of your life is determined by the quality of the memories you hold. By changing what you hold within, you change your outcomes.
Important Facts About the Trance Monkey:
KEY: The Metaphoric Mind - The definition of a metaphor is “something used to represent something else.” So how are our minds metaphoric?
The subconscious organizes, stores, and encodes information according to the references it already holds. It creates processes and develops coping skills, building a unique model of the world based on experiences. This information is then expressed, metaphorically.
The subconscious produces metaphoric expressions of what it holds. For example: a lack of money may be the metaphoric expression of an absent parent; a pain in the leg may be the metaphoric expression of a fear of moving forward in life.
Part of the eutaptics® process is finding the links between these metaphoric expressions, in order to change the references that are producing them. This automatically changes the results.
Because of this delete/distort/generalize process, the inner data is not a literal representation of the world outside ourselves. Memories are metaphors for experiences; they are internal representations originating from a distorted point of view, which is then used to perceive the world. In other words, memories are representations of our experiences, not the experiences themselves.
So regardless of where you look - the past, the future, other people, objects, etc. - it is all based on what is already held within the unconscious. This is why eutaptics® goes inside the mind to re-imprint memories, thus shifting our whole world.
Important Facts About the Metaphoric Mind:
1.The Metaphoric Mind is the Subconscious mind.
2.The subconscious does not use logic or reason like the conscious mind, instead expresses what it holds metaphorically.
KEY: Bad-Good Collapse - A bad-good collapse is the process of interrupting a negative state with a positive one, thereby “collapsing” the negative one. It is ultimately the way in which all changes occur.
Noticing the bad feeling, and then choosing to switch focus to something that feels good interrupts the bad connection in the brain. By doing this systematically, using FasterEFT™, the bad reference is “collapsed” and replaced by the good one.
Important Facts About Bad-Good Collapse:
KEY: Everything Inside You Is YOU - Taking the metaphoric mind and “perception is projection” to a deeper level, eutaptics® teaches thateverything inside of you is YOU. This includes people, places, things, pets…anything you have emotions, thoughts, judgments, or beliefs about. This applies to dreams as well!
They are ALL representative of aspects of yourself. If you think it about “them” it is somehow representing something in you.
You cannot perceive something in another that you don’t relate to within you. It is not possible. If you’ve never experienced it or been exposed to it, you are incapable of recognizing it.
We supply 100% of the meaning of our perceptions, based on past experience. When you think about a memory, you play every role in that memory.
You are the:
Humans are very good at recognizing emotions on faces. Universally, sad, mad, happy, scared, etc., look the same in all cultures. The ability to recognize emotion is not what everything inside of you is YOU is referring to, but rather the meaning you give to what you notice.
Example: Your friend has an angry look on his/her face, and instead of simply noticing he/she looks angry, you start making up reasons in your head for the anger. You don’t know what is going through their mind, or everything that has happened with them, so how can you possibly know what the anger is about (assuming you haven’t asked)?
This is projection based on your perceptions. We all do this – we notice something and immediately being searching for a way to interpret and/or categorize the information...based on our own references. Nothing but you can fit inside you. Those people, places, things, pets , etc., are not inside your head – only you are in there. This means that it is a part of you that is representing them within you. And that, you can change! Since only you can fit inside your head, it’s really a part of you playing the role of other people.
Important Facts About – Everything Inside You is You:
KEY: How Do We Have Problems? - Problems are the result of the beliefs held in the subconscious. Beliefs are operating systems supported by “proof” and “evidence” (memories) combined with feelings that make the belief seem real. Beliefs form our perception – through which we see the world and ourselves. What the conscious mind sees as a problem is simply the expression of the references held in the subconscious. When you change the references, the results change automatically.
Important Facts About How We Have Problems:
KEY: Why is “Why?” a Bad Question? - Without the understandings of eutaptics®, asking “why” usually leads you down a trail that justifies the reasons you should have the problem. It helps build excuses, connections, and a family of ideas to support the problem, and worse yet, builds an identity from the problem (“I am a smoker,” for example). In our society, we tend to believe that if we know why something happened, that leads to the solution. But knowing the cause of a problem doesn’t solve it.
One of the best things you can do to change your life is learn to ask yourself better questions. Instead of asking, “Why do I always screw up?” ask, “What did I do right today?” If you believe you are smart, the RAS will filter information that supports this belief. Conversely, if you believe you are dumb, it will filter information that supports this belief. Perception is created and it is the real cause of problems.
In eutaptics®, we do ask why, but only because we know how to change the whys and turn them into positive resources. This changes the way we created the problem in the first place, and it allows us to generate new, productive behaviors in place of the unproductive ones.
Important Facts About “Why is Why a Bad Question?”:
KEY: How to Make a Bad Memory Worse - Bearing in mind that memories are not stuck and permanent, and that in fact, they change every time you recall them, you can easily make a bad memory worse. When you think of a bad memory, focus on how bad it is and all of the details, your mind will search for even more. The body follows the mind, and as you focus on the bad stuff, your body feels it as if it’s real and happening now. And that makes your mind find more reasons for it… and so it becomes a vicious circle.
The only answer is to change the bad memory to a good memory and then practice that new good memory instead of the old redundant bad one!
Important Facts About How to Make a Bad Memory Worse:
KEY: Why Am I So “Screwed Up” or “Broken”? - Continually experiencing problems (aka, successful undesirable outcomes), it’s very easy to perceive ourselves as “broken.” But doing this only gives a good excuse to keep blaming the world for our problems and avoid taking responsibility.
The good news is, there are no broken people, only people operating from subconscious references. Regardless of what you’re experiencing in life, you are successfully producing results that are in alignment with unconscious beliefs and ideals intended to keep you safe.
Important Facts About “Why Am I So Broken”:
KEY: What You Resist Persists! - We have all heard it said, “What you resist persists.” It seems cliché, but there is great truth in it. Remember that what you don’t want is what drives your behavior, beliefs, feelings, and emotions.
When tapping, you will inevitably come up against resistance at one point or another. As uncomfortable as it is, it is your indicator that you’re on the right track. Your target is in your sights. You must dig deep and keep going once you reach this point if you want to truly let go of the problem.
FIND what you are resisting and MAKE PEACE with it. It is your gift. Then you can say, “I am now empowered to do and be everything I want to be.”
“Your worst enemy or your biggest fear is your greatest healer.”
Those who come into your life and stir up a hornet’s nest of emotions are the ones who give you the most opportunity to change your life, as you make peace within yourself. They are your greatest gifts.
Remember: Resistance is the Jackpot for healing!
You may find that you do not want to “go there” emotionally. But to be free of the problem, as you are probably starting to realize, you must address the emotions.
The following are some thoughts you may find yourself thinking and some reframes that may help loosen the reins of resistance:
Ultimately, when you come up against resistance – and you WILL – that is the signal you’re on the right track and about to break through that invisible barrier that’s kept your problem intact for so long. Now is the time to KEEP GOING! Go for the transformation. Never stop 5 minutes before the miracle!
Important Facts About Resistance:
KEY: Two Models of the World
There are two basic ways of thinking. eutaptics® refers to them as the Upper and Lower models of the world. Most people think and act within the model that is developed at birth: the Lower Model. Those who operate within the eutaptics® system learn about and live from the Upper Model of the world.
1. Lower Model of the World
When we are born, we are at the mercy of our environment. This means everything we need for survival - our food, comfort, and safety - comes from an outside source. By default, we learn that our experiences and subsequent feelings are a result of the things that happen to us. People and events or circumstances “make” us feel, act, respond, or behave the way we do. We have no control, so it’s their fault.
Essentially, anything that shifts the responsibility from ourselves to others is used. The main reason we do this is because we are not taught that the controls are within us. And in a way, it is much easier to blame outside circumstances for our perceived failures than it is to take responsibility for ourselves. When others are to blame, we don’t have to take action to change it. In this model, we give our power to others, we get our value from others, and we can’t help but feel we are VICTIMS of circumstance.
2. Upper Model of the World
eutaptics® recognizes that the real cause of problems is perception. It’s the meaning you give to your experiences that makes them problems for you or not. This puts the power back in you. You get to choose how you live and you can make your life what you desire.Think about it for a moment: an event occurs and yet people react very differently to the same event. This is because of our different perceptions and internal references. When you live from the Upper Model of the world, when something bothers you, you recognize that it is the references inside you that make it a problem. You notice how you know, and then use the FasterEFT™ process to change those references. You take COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY for your life and the outcomes you create – which empower you to make the changes you desire in your life.
Important Facts About the Two Models of the World:
KEY: Reticular Activating System (RAS) - The reticular activating system (RAS) is a part of the brain that acts as an information “gatekeeper.” Studies suggest we receive about two billion bits of sensory input every minute, but our conscious minds would quickly become overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information, so the RAS filters it, allowing only the relevant bits to get through to the conscious mind. Essentially, its function is to focus your attention on what is important to you based on what the unconscious mind holds.
Example: You decide to buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee. This obviously becomes important to you as soon as you think about buying it. Your RAS is now tuned into this, and suddenly, you notice everyone else has a Grand Cherokee! Or you find out that someone you know is pregnant, and suddenly all you see are pregnant women. It seems like ALL woman are pregnant.
Well, it works the same way with what you don’t want: if you focus on that, you’re tuning your “radio” to that “station” and will see what you don’t want.
Important Facts About the RAS:
KEY: The Power of What You Don’t Want - The strongest driving force in the universe is PAIN, or what you don’t want. This is often for our protection or survival. When someone wants to change, they often say, “I’ve had enough. I’m tired of this!” But when someone asks, “What do you want?” without realizing it, most of us answer with everything we don’t want. Rarely do we answer with what we DO want.
What people don’t want is so powerful, that they continue to produce it. But because we tend to practice what we don’t want by focusing on it, we become experts at it and spend our lives getting just that.
Ironically, it’s your unconscious mind/Intelligent Idiot trying to keep you in alignment with its resources. The way to reduce or eliminate these painful episodes is to release the emotional intensity by letting go and rewriting them. As you rewrite your “don’t wants” into what you do want, you become or create what you want. This allows you to create your life by intention instead of by default.
Important Facts About What You Don’t Want:
ASK THEM TO GIVE THE CATEGORY FOR THESE A.R.T. OF CHANGE QUESTIONS:
KEY: The Belief System
KEY: The Resources
KEY: The Inner Production
KEY: The Metaphoric Expression
KEY: The Pay-Off
KEY: The Future
KEY: The Expressions Technique is a subtle way of flipping memories by actually tapping on the facial expressions of the characters within the memory.
You focus on the person’s face that is troubling you in your memory and tap on their expression, until there is no emotional distress remaining.
The next step is transforming the expression into a happy one.
Since every character is really yourself, you are actually rewriting how you represent yourself by addressing the expressions of everyone involved within the memory.
KEY: Trading Places is used after the Expressions Technique. It can be used either when the expressions are not changing or to check different aspects of the problem. Often times, when you trade places, new resources will emerge. This gives you the opportunity to be thorough in your tapping. Step into the body of the other person in the memory looking out through their eyes at yourself.
KEY: Tap on each part of a problem with a sub-modality (colors, sensations, close or far, how tight, weight, sounds, smells). Tap all away to change the memory so it doesn’t play the same ever again.
Be aware from which representational system each individual that you work on operates, is he/she visual or maybe kinesthetic? If he/she is not good at imagining something, don't push him/her and insist and keep asking what he/she sees inside!
KEY: The Borrowing Technique is used to borrow good feelings from another memory. We then send those feelings to the memory that is currently being worked on.
KEY: Re-write – This is a consciously driven process of changing a memory from negative to positive, “How you wish it had happened…” This can be done in conjunction with the flip. As the flip begins, begin constructing how to make it positive.
KEY: Flip – This is a naturally occurring change that happens when a memory begins to shift from negative to positive. Typically, as the SUDS rating goes down, the way the memory is represented will also change, becoming more positive the closer to 0 it gets.
KEY: Integration Script
Note: You have already cleared out all emotions and see a smiling face on the person you’re going to integrate with.
1. Imagine the person in front of you. Are they smiling?
a. If yes, invite them over for a hug. Do they come? If yes then proceed.
b. If the answer is no, do more tapping until the answer is yes
2. Feel their arms around you.
3. Hold them as tight as they holding you.
4. Whisper in their ear something you’ve always needed to hear.
5. Now listen to what they have to say to you.
6. Allow that message to begin making changes within you.
7. Now, placing your hand on your chest, squeeze them tighter and tighter until you feel them go right inside you.
8. Notice you are complete and whole.
9. Take a deep breath, blow it away and say, “Peace.”
10. Let all these changes occur, even as you sleep at night
**This technique may also be used when you are looking at yourself as a child. Tap down the memory and embrace yourself as a child. Integrate the same way.
KEY: Fake Laughter Technique - Fake laughter is a great de-fractionation tool. And it often leads to real laughter. It’s fun and it’s simple:
KEY: Tom Tarr/Covert Taping is a subtle way of tapping by merely touching, rubbing or sliding the hands over the points so that no one knows what you are doing.
KEY: Mental Tapping Technique is a tapping method where you are imagining as if you were physically tapping, but you are doing it within your mind.
Competency Achieved = Meets the standards taught currently by Robert Gene Smith with eutaptics®/FasterEFT™.