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: 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: 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: 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: Why Does Tapping Work? Tapping? Why tapping works can be easy explained in three basic ways.
Tapping on the meridian points does three things:
KEY: Bad-Good Collapse - When working with clients, it’s important to know that all changes occur because of this one thing, regardless of which healing 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. One of the powerful ways of disrupting the bad state is with a de-fract or De-fractionation. Which breaks the state with a disruption.
Remember! The GOAL of every session is to RE-IMPRINT memories.
KEY: Aim and Tap - The most powerful part of the tapping process is aiming at the memory before you begin tapping. Aiming means consciously noticing how you know the memory bothers you.
This could be anything from seeing a picture or movie, to feeling sensations or feelings in your body, to having a knowing that it still bothers you, to hearing that voice repeating those words in your mind. This is unique to each memory you have. It could be different every time. Go with your first reaction rather than analyzing the information and deciding which is the right aspect to aim at.
When you aim, simply notice how you know. Make a connection to it and begin tapping. There is no need to dwell in the memory. When you start tapping, immediately shift your focus from the memory awareness to the feeling of your fingers tapping. This will break the trance, which is all a memory is.
While tapping, the negative state will move toward zero, and then cross into a positive expression.
If emotions are boiling out as you tap, notice the overwhelming feelings and shift to noticing the tapping sensations – go in and out of the feelings.
If it gets too big, focus on something else, move awareness from the memory to something completely different, like the details of the room or a funny video. Then go back to the memory and begin tapping again. You can also use a happy memory to defractionate.
KEY: Fractionation and De-Fractionation
Fractionation is the hypnotic process of deepening the level of a trance. This is done by associating to the trance state, then breaking it, then going back in again. Each time this pattern is repeated, you will go deeper into the trance. This is also how problems get bigger. The more rehearsing we do, the more we strengthen those undesirable resources and the deeper our trance states become.
De-fractionation is a process used to break trance states and loosen the hold problems have on our lives. The act of tapping is, itself, a trance breaker. By focusing on the tapping sensation, you are disrupting the undesirable mind-body-problem connection. By going to a happy memory at the end of the tapping round, you are introducing and strengthening desirable resources.
De-Fractionation is an advanced pattern interrupt, utilizing the bad-good collapse with a desired outcome in mind.
These are all ways of de-fractionating:
Note that you are not really going in and out of trance with de-fractionation. You are going from one trance (undesirable) to another (desirable). This is also how we live our lives…going from one trance state to another. The question becomes, “What trance do you want to live in?”
Important Facts About De-fractionation:
KEY: Flipping a Memory - Flipping a memory is the act of working to change the memory from negative to positive. This tends to happen mechanically, organically or spontaneously as the emotional intensity decreases and internally the memory changes. We work toward the flipped memory by using all the different techniques or processes available in our toolbox.
Re-writing a Memory (a technique in the next section), is the process working towards the flipping of a memory. Flipping happens because we are consciously re-writing the memory to reach our desired goal - a flipped or re-imprinted memory. As you lower the intensity, shifting the different modalities it will open the door for the inspiration for your re-write.
Example: If your bicycle was stolen, the new flipped memory might be – not only was your bicycle not stolen, but you were also given a gift/ taken on a fun ride on your bike/ given a new accessory for it – make it as wonderful as you can.
This is your mind, and you can make all your wishes come true within it. The better you make the new memory, the better your results will be.
Important Facts About Flipping a Memory:
To Flip, Re-write, Re-imprint and the Flipped Memory
KEY: Linking - 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 gives 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.
Dumbing 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 networks 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 strengthened 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: The Structure of Changes - The GOAL of eutaptics® is to change your problems by re-imprinting your memories, creating better resources for your mind to draw upon. Memories are made up of smaller pieces of information. By changing a memory and clearing the emotional charge, we can eliminate the related problem. We are changing the interpretation of what these pieces mean and the way we hold them.
With eutaptics®, we change that which is NOT REAL which is the past. Although when we recall memories our mind will create reactions inside the body we call emotions or feelings also know as autonomic responses or trances. These emotions and sensations in the body that makes memories seem real.
If you were to close your eyes and think of a memory, what do you experience? What appears is the mind’s interpretation of an event, expressed as a metaphor with the physical responses (autonomic trance).
You can create a whole new YOU as you are changing these internal representations and how you HOLD yourself inside each memory. Memories provide the references for your subconscious to design who you are, how you are to act and how the world is represented.
The goal of using eutaptics® is to rewrite all of the bad memories you currently hold into more pleasant and better outcomes. When you change the memories, the results you see in your life change automatically. Knowing that the brain is the first recycler and it has a tenancy to keep recycling old patterns until you update them. We know that persistence is essential for success and a tool we use the most. It is important to stay focused on your purpose and keep updating your memories until you create a life that is better. It’s important to always have a desired outcome in mind. We need to know the direction in which we are heading.
“Our history is only as good as the storyteller.”
The history of a country is determined by who is telling it. Your history is only yours. Someone else may have had the same experience and yet tell it very differently. Changing how you represent your history will totally change your perception of the world and your current reality. To do this, let go of the emotions, hurts, expressions and actions and turn it into something good. We are who we are not because of the past, but rather by how we represent it.
Important Facts About The Structure of Changes:
KEY: 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 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:
Important Facts About the TOTEMS Model:
KEY: Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) - The Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) originally developed by Wolpe (1969), provides a precise way to measure change in emotional state.
SUDS ratings are an effective and simple way to measure change in emotional state when recalling an experience. The SUDS scale is a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 means no reaction and 10 means a very strong reaction. It can be applied to positive or negative reactions.
Other ways of measurement is to notice how a memory is internalized and how it is changing until it fades away and/or shifts into the positive. You can ask yourself questions like these:
It can be used for any type of problem or internal representation as a way of quantifying the intensity of feelings, emotions, stress or pain. The real value of this model is to get insight into how the problem is currently viewed– your model of the world and your reference point.
With eutaptics® we know that getting our emotional state down to a zero doesn’t mean the issue is resolved so we take it to the next step.
We want to rewrite our memories, which means to make them 100% positive. Other ways of noting change in a memory is to take note of how the sub-modalities (details) shift as you tap on it. Often, the memory will begin to fade or become positive. This usually directly corresponds to a reducing SUDS rating.
KEY: The A.R.T. of Change® Process (Aim, Release, Transform) – eutaptics®'s framework to find the structure of a problem, and to create desirable changes.
The goal of every session is, ultimately, to change your problems. To do that, we must first identify the structure of the Pain, Issue, Problem, or Symptom (P.I.P.S.). In other words, we want to figure out how we created the problem. Our beliefs and perceptions are the filters through which we see EVERYthing.
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: 6 Basic Ways of Re-imprinting Memories - 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. Although there are many ways of re-imprinting, here are the basic six:
1. Spontaneous Re-imprint
The mere act of tapping on your memory by addressing how you hold and represent the memory internally the mind will naturally (spontaneously) re-imprint itself by using it’s inner resources all by itself, going from sad to happy.
2. Tapping on the Actions
You can tap on the action of the memory and by doing so the memory could re-imprint itself. You would tap on the hitting and when done they are hugging. You can tap on the bad words said and when done they are saying nice things.
3. Trading Places
Trading Places is the process of imagining you are another person in your memory and seeing the scene from his/her perspective, feeling their feelings and beliefs. It can be used either when the expressions are not changing or to check different aspects of the problem.
Often, when you trade places, new resources will emerge. This gives you the opportunity to be thorough in your tapping. This technique also works well in Parts and Pieces.
1. Imagine you’re another person in your memory. See it from their eyes
2. Now you are them, looking at you
3. Notice how you feel as that other person. What do you see? How do you feel?
4. Tap on all the references from that person’s perspective until it’s good
5. Repeat this process for others that may be in the memory
The Expressions Technique is the process of tapping on the expressions of the people in your memories. It is an effective way of finding and clearing less obvious aspects of a memory.
How to do it:
Since everyone inside of you is you, you are changing your perception of yourself by addressing the expressions of everyone in your memories. As you clean these up, you are changing yourself and your perceptions and will experience life in a better way.
Modalities tapping is the process of tapping on the modalities and sub-modalities of a memory: colors, sensations, distance, pressure, weight, sounds, smells, etc. This combines well with Parts and Pieces.
6. New Resources
After you have been tapping and clearing the emotional issues of memories then it is easy to start re-imprinting them by using other resources and using other processes.
KEY: Pre-Tap Script - After the A.R.T. OF CHANGE® Process and before beginning tapping, you will identify the memory (aiming) then start with the Pre-Tap script. This sets the stage for deep subconscious shifts right before you start the tapping portion of session.
Silly Question, aka Tree Metaphor
In the Pre-Tap, prior to doing the Quick Tap, it’s important to set up the client’s subconscious mind for the work you’re about to do and let it know how you’re going to address the problem. We do this by using the silly question, or Tree Metaphor:
“Wait a minute! Imagine a tree in front of you. If I were to pull all the roots out from under that tree, what naturally happens to a tree without roots?...It dies (or falls over), doesn’t it?”
This works by relating the client’s problem to a tree with roots that go down into the subconscious mind. When you associate them to the problem and then immediately ask about the tree, the subconscious mind makes the connection even if the client is consciously confused.
When you say, “…if I were to pull all the roots out from under that tree…” you are telling the client’s subconscious mind that you, as the practitioner, are the one facilitating the process of uprooting the problem from the mind (so that it can “die” or collapse). It helps create rapport.
There are other metaphors that can be used as well. This is limited only by your imagination. Some other examples are:
KEY: Quick Tap Scripts - The Quick Tap immediately follows the Pre-Tap and is the beginning of the tapping portion of the session. The following list of emotions was created to begin changing ALL the memories elicited in the intake process. Although these emotions are not necessarily specific to the intake answers, they are so common to the human experience that tapping on this list tends to create immediate, noticeable shifts. Move between all tapping points, starting between the eyes and asking your client to repeat after you:
“We are eliminating all ….
Happy Memory Script:
"Now, go to a HAPPY MEMORY, Notice the good feeling, notice, what it feels like, Notice where, and how you KNOW… See it, hear it, feel it, make it stronger, GOOD JOB, take a deep breath and say PEACE and grab the wrist."
Go back to the Memory Script:
"Now, go back to the memory. Notice, how things have started to change but notice what has not changed yet. You got it?
Parts and Pieces Script:
"Let it go, Let it go, It’s safe to let it go. It’s time to let it go. Take a deep breath, BLOW IT ALL AWAY, say PEACE.”
Let it go Script:
"Let it go, let it go, it's safe to let it, just let it go and say PEACE."
KEY: Safe Approach to Big Issues (SABI) - Safe Approach to Big Issues (SABI) is a process used when you have a P.I.P.S. that is 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 you internalize the memories and tap using the six basic ways of re-imprinting.
a) This means tap until the memories are flipped into a desired outcome.
2) Slowly introduce the idea that the “problem” is about to happen physically in reality. Make it up as if it were happening now.
a) Tap and clean up anything that arises
3) Pretend as if the problem is now in your physical reality
a) You are still doing it all in your mind
b) Tap and clean up anything that arises
4) Address the physical manifestation of the problem from a distance
5) Show 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 you
a) Keep tapping until you 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.
KEY: Deca-Trauma Process (D.T.P.) - 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 five (5) techniques mentioned, as applicable. The order of techniques used does not matter. Again, this technique is recommended for use ONLY by qualified and approved practitioners, but can be used on yourself in an emergency to pull yourself out of a bad state.
1) Push it Away
a) If you are IN your memory, seeing it through your eyes, step out of it, and see it in front of you
b) Push it away, as far back as you need to until it no longer bothers you
c) Next, ask yourself how you would 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 viewing the memory from far away
e) Keep your SUDS rating low
2) No Content
a) Without going into your own story or details about the content, simply notice uncomfortable emotions and/or feelings and tap on the “knowing” of having the memory
b) Keep your SUDS rating low
3) The Movie Technique
a) Imagine the memory on a movie screen in front of you
b) Watch it as a movie, unfolding before you
c) Tap on uncomfortable emotions.
d) Keep your SUDS rating low
4) Tell the Story
a) Narrate your memory as if it is was someone else’s story
b) Stop and tap out any uncomfortable emotions when you notice them
c) Start over from the beginning and keep going until you feel more uncomfortable emotions
d) Stop and tap these down
e) Continue steps B through D until you get to the end of the story without any uncomfortable emotions
f) Keep your SUDS rating low
5) Walk Through the Memory
a) Once it feels safe (emotions are down), step into your memory and begin walking though it as if you were there
b) Tap on any negative emotions as you move through the memory
c) Continue a and b until you get to the end of the story without any uncomfortable emotions
d) Keep your SUDS rating low
6) Retest/Parts and Pieces
a) Once you have SUDS 0, recheck the memory again, looking for any aspects that bother you.
b) Tap on all parts and pieces until the entire memory is a 0 or has flipped
7) Rewrite the Memory
a) Make it something or good; either make it up new or make how you wish it had happened back then
8) Replay the New Memory
a) Starting at the beginning, replay or tell the new story at least three time, fully associating to it each time
9) Happy Journal
a) Write the new happy memory in your Happy Journal, giving enough details so that it puts you back into the same state of mind as when you first experienced it
b) If you notice any resistance as you write, tap until it’s gone
10) Practice the New Memory
a) Rehearse the new memory several times a day over the next week
b) If you notice any resistance as you do this, tap until it’s gone
Remember to continuously check your SUDS rating, keeping it low and manageable. Follow the memory through until the end, and as you move through the process, tap on any emotional reactions until the trauma is cleaned up and the memory has flipped and you’ve re-written it into something good.
KEY: Push It Away Process - Use this with a very strong emotionally charged problem: “You are not there, you are right here with me.”– Tap them on the leg or shoulder to anchor now. “Don’t go there. What would you have felt, IF you were there?…But remember you’re not. You’re here with me.”
KEY: Movie Technique - This is a way to check for any remaining aspects of a memory once you have tapped it down to a SUDS of zero. This is a dissociated perspective, or third person, and can sometimes cause different aspects of the memory to surface.
Instruct the client to play the memory from the beginning as if it were on movie screen in front of them and notice if anything comes up. “Start at the beginning. Watch it again and check if you are able to find anything that's left.” If they find anything, tap on them and repeat this technique until they have re-imprinted the original memory.
KEY: Tell the Story - Instruct the client to tell the "story" of the event or memory being worked on and to stop to tap each time they reach a point where the charge is 3 or above. Tell them that you will be watching and listening closely and may stop them if you suspect that there is a charge or that something is being glossed over.
Continue until the "story" can be told from start to finish with no charge.
KEY: Walk Through the Memory - This is an associated technique where you "put the cook in the kitchen" by asking the client to experience the memory as if they were there: actually be there, to see what they saw, hear what they heard and feel what they felt NOW.
It is a great check after Movie or Tell the Story technique to make sure that the charge is really gone or can be gone into directly if the event is not too traumatic.
KEY: Parts and Pieces - Parts and Pieces (Let it go, safe to let it go, I am okay to let it go.)refers to tapping on, and making changes to each part and piece of a memory. It’s based on the concept of Trees to the Forest. Use a variety of techniques to be sure you clear the entire memory. If you leave any negative bits behind, they will continue to have an impact on your life, even if you’re not aware of how.
You can use modalities, sub-modalities, expressions, and trading places to be sure you’ve cleared ALL negative aspects.
KEY: Rewriting the Memory - Rewriting the memory is the process of consciously making up a new story to replace the old story of your problem. You do this only once your SUDS rating is down to a 0 and it no longer bothers you. This facilitates changes in your life by giving your mind new resources to draw from.
You are in control of this process. Make it as good as you can. Strengthen this new story by making the feelings, sounds, sights, smells and even tastes within the memory as good as it could get.
As you rewrite your memories, you are also changing beliefs and perceptions. It is important to practice the new memories to reinforce the new resources you’ve created.
KEY: I’ve Already Dealt with It/Healed It - Often times people who are in the healing profession themselves and working hard on themselves will say that they have no charge to a memory and have already dealt with it.
KEY: Surrogate Tapping (aka Remote/Prayer Tapping) This technique is good for times that you are not able to tap with someone for some reason.
Think about the person and his/her situation. Tap on all the ways you know it to be a problem. Tap on your own perceptions as well as theirs (as if you were them). Imagine what they are feeling and tap until you re-imprint it.
KEY: Unconditional Positive Regard - Unconditional positive regard is the idea of having respect for your client’s model of the world regardless of your own opinion about it. People from all walks of life will come to you for help; diverse cultures, religions, beliefs, etc. You will not agree or resonate with every single client you work with. And sometimes, you may flat out disagree with their value system. This does not matter!
As a eutaptics® practitioner, we operate from the belief that your client’s story is just that: a story. Not real. And therefore, it is imperative that you set your judgments aside. Your job is to facilitate their change based on their desired outcomes, not to impose your agenda on their life. Your opinion is irrelevant. The minute you buy into a client’s story, you have just validated it as real for them as well and you will be much less effective as a practitioner!
If you find yourself feeling triggered, then it is your responsibility as a practitioner to clean that up. Tap on yourself as you tap on them. Get a session from a fellow practitioner. Do whatever it takes to deal with your issues without involving your client. Not only will you be a happier practitioner, you will also have greater success with your clients and they will be happier with you.
KEY: 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.
KEY: Sensory Acuity - Sensory acuity is a key skill to cultivate when working with clients. It is noticing the nuances of trance and then using that awareness to your advantage to make changes.
If you recognize when someone is going into their trance, you can more readily de-fractionate to pull them out.
To hone your sensory acuity, begin noticing things like the muscle tone in someone’s face (do they have a tic or do they clench their jaw?), color shifts (from pale to red or vice versa), breathing changes (did their breathing speed up or slow down?), pupil dilation or constriction, and body language and mannerisms. Also, listen for changes in tone of voice. You are basically watching and listening for minute changes in physiology that indicate a change in state.
Begin by gauging responses as you talk, even before beginning tapping. When someone is happy, how do their eyes look? What expression is on their face? When they talk about their various problems, what changes? Gauging is very useful in developing your sensory acuity.
KEY: Abreactions - An abreaction is the expression of emotional or physical responses, brought about by the release of emotions that have been repressed. There are positive and negative abreactions and they can happen before, during, or after a session.
They can range from: Burping, farting, yawning, crying, screaming, vomiting, sleeping like a baby, euphoric – or nightmares, diarrhea or dry retching and regressing back to the state at the time the memory was occurring – just to name a few.
As a major part of the eutaptics® process, practitioners need to be aware of this phenomenon, and be prepared to handle the situations as they arise. The practitioner needs to be confident and reassure the client that the abreaction is a normal part of the process. With eutaptics® we look to manifest and produce them and we have skills how to dissipate, release and transform them.
In some cases, current symptoms temporarily intensify or old symptoms temporarily reappear, which is often a positive sign that shifts are happening within the client. This phenomenon is also known as a “healing crisis.”
KEY: The Apex Problem - “Apexing,” as we call it in eutaptics®, is the phenomenon of forgetting a problem existed because there is no longer an emotional charge associated with that problem. It feels as if it never was a problem in the first place.
To help your clients see their progress (even if they apex), be sure to write down the SUDS rating for each of their memories at the beginning and ending of their session so that they have a reference for the work they did.
KEY: Resources Needed for a Session - Before you do a session with anyone, there are a few things that you will need to prepare:
KEY: The Basic Process for a Client Session
1) Initial contact with client, either by phone, video conference, or in person. Determine compatibility, establish rapport, schedule session if agreed, send or give client packet with instructions for session
2) Session: Meet and greet, build rapport, consent form, explain what will happen in the session
3) Have their Peace List ready
4) Ask them what their desired outcome is. What do you want to change today?
5) Complete the intake, using the A.R.T. of Change® Process. Listen carefully. Take notes. Get SUDS ratings as you interview
a) Listen for the metaphor phrases that precede a trance: “It’s kind of like… It’s just like... It’s sort of like... It’s as if…”
b) Take note of areas of resistance. Wherever you find the BIGGEST RESISTANCE, address it, CHANGE it
c) Look for and AIM at the biggest and worst life experiences first
6) Perform the Pre-Tap. This associates them to their problem and is imperative for the session!
7) Begin tapping using the Quick Tap
8) Tap the rounds, using TOTEMS
9) Break it down into smaller pieces and address the fine points using different techniques.
a) Always come back to the original event and clear it up
b) Check notes. What is left undone? Double-check everything
c) Address who they would be without the problem. Clean this up and make it positive
10) Re-write one memory, making it not just good, but amazing
11) Perform the Integration
12) Future Pace
13) Remind them how bad it was (0 – 10) when they arrived
14) Affirm how good it feels now – joy, and peace, etc.
15) Teach them how to tap. Explain that they will have the most success if they keep tapping on themselves
16) Teach them how to practice their rewritten memory
17) Make them a walking advertisement for you and for eutaptics®.
Basic steps we will work our clients through:
1) Clean up the mess
2) Educate them on how their mind works and show them where the controls are within themselves
3) Empower them by giving them the tools and skills to change themselves
4) Make raving fans, promoters and advertisers of your work
Educate them on how to advertise for you:
Important to Keep in Mind:
1) Everything the client talks about is about them. Even if it’s a pet or a strange imagined alien in their dream, it’s all about them. Listen to them carefully to elicit their structure of thinking.
2) Every story the client brings to you is now a made up story. It may have been real at one point in time, but it is no longer happening right now
3) Keep your emotions in check and stay out of their P.I.P.S. Remain detached and avoid commiserating with them. It is your job to throw them a life preserver and you cannot pull them out if you jump in with them.
KEY: Initial Contact - This is the first contact you make with your potential client. It is the time you have a conversation, possibly even give them a 20 or 30 minute demonstration of the process, and determine if you are a good practitioner/client match. Some people aren’t and it is okay to let them move on to another practitioner. You may even suggest recommending someone you think may be better suited.
If you agree to move forward with a session, give them your client packet, including instructions on how to create a Peace List and how you will proceed.
Here is an example of how to structure this conversation:
1) I’m glad you called me.
2) What is your name?
3) Can I get your phone number in case the call drops?
4) How did you find out about me?
a) This is important to know which marketing strategies are working.
5) How can I help you? What is the problem you’d like to address?
a) Very important! If they tell long stories, ask if you have the story right and recap. Then ask relevant questions about their problem; e.g., has this happened before? How long have you had it? Etc. Make sure you clearly understand the problem. Pay very close attention to what they tell you as you can get the whole structure of their problem from this one conversation.
6) Tell them you’ve had many clients with these problems, except worse, and how you’ve been able to help.
7) Give them two options for appointment times. If neither works for them, ask what their availability is and schedule as appropriate.
8) In preparation for the session, ask them to make a list of what they are concerned about and what they would like to address.
9) When they ask about price, remind them their problem is costing them a lot. “With your investment in this work, I guarantee measurable changes. How long it will take depends on how good you are at having this problem.” Let them know that if they have a list of their problems, you can address some more issues.
10) Let them know you are an expert. You understand how they create their problems and can change the meaning of their past. Don’t give too much information about the process. The more information you give, the more objections they have. You can tell them a story of how you helped someone with a similar problem. Remember, people are looking for results for their problem. Give them the result/solution they want.
11) Avoid going into the mess of their problem during the call. Don’t get caught up in the drama of it.
12) Ask them what they want to accomplish, feel, or want to change.
Let them know you are here when they are ready to start working with you.
KEY: Pre-Talk: What You Say at the Start of a Session - One of the most important aspects of a sessionis what you say before you begin. This process sets the tone for the entire session: It not only frames the session, it also lets your client know what to expect. In addition, it is an excellent time to begin building conscious rapport and noticing mannerisms. By paying attention to your client at this stage, you can calibrate what their “normal” is, making it easier to recognize other states once the session begins.
To help you get started, we’ve provided a basic script for you to follow. It includes the key points that all pre-talks should have. Once you have this memorized, you can add your own personality to it. Over time, you will come up with what works best and flows naturally for you.
“Hi CLIENT NAME. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you today. Before we start, I’d like to go over what to expect during your session.
We’ll start with the intake. I will ask you questions about THE PROBLEM, how it has affected your life, and what outcome you'd like to achieve. Once we’re done with that, we’ll begin tapping.
I’ll ask you to focus your attention on the memories, feelings, and beliefs from the intake and we’ll begin tapping on these points (demonstrate). I will ask you to repeat, out loud, what I say as we tap.
While tapping, it is important to shift your focus away from your problem to the feeling of my (your) fingertips tapping. I will ask you questions throughout the tapping portion of the session to gauge your progress.
Some of the things I say may make you feel uncomfortable. This is expected. Remember that I am here to support you and facilitate your process. You are in control of this session so if you want to take a break, let me know.
Toward the end of the session, we will begin focusing on your desired outcome to leave you feeling good. I will show you how to tap on yourself between sessions and give you some self-work to help you continue making positive changes in your life. Is this ok with you? Do you have any questions?”
Key points to include in pre-talk:
KEY: 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!
Affirmations are more than just words: inner chants, recalling what others say, recalled memories, mental images and movies, constant emotions, feelings and sensations are ALL affirmations.
Remember: Feelings follow thoughts and create a good or bad emotional response. If you’re affirming them repeatedly, they get bigger.
How to create Affirmations:
What we practice within ourselves is preparation for future reactions or responses to life’s events. The scripts we replay of past experiences are held within the subconscious mind.
If we do not make peace with the pain, we hold these scripts as resources to be used in similar situations. It is important to clear out each memory, change all actions of characters, and turn all unpleasant feelings into good ones. This will produce desirable outcomes in your life. Remember your mind keeps the wisdom of all experiences.
Important Facts About Affirmations:
KEY: The Peace Process (A.K.A. The Peace List) - The Peace Process is a systematic approach to making peace with yourself, your beliefs, judgments, attitudes, your past, everyone in your life, and everything negative that has ever happened to you. It’s how you change your successful undesirable outcomes into successful desirable outcomes!
Start the Peace Process by making a list of your negative memories and experiences, called the Peace list. This prepares your subconscious mind for change.
Review your life in detail and write down every negative experience you can remember: the traumas, hurts, fears, guilts, misunderstandings, rejections, betrayals…everything. Write down every experience that you think has contributed to your unhappiness or lack of fulfillment today. Remember your problems, too.
KEY: Triggers and Anchors - Utilizing the power of triggers and anchors is integral to making changes in your life with eutaptics®. Let’s start with triggers since they are the more common of the two.
A trigger is an external event or internal thought or belief that starts, or “triggers,” a behavior or response. They are created in the subconscious mind either through repeated stimulus or a single experience of intense emotion. They are linked by the modalities (VAKOG) of the memory and the current event or thought. Something you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste can “fire” the trigger. This is also known as stimulus-response conditioning.
Think Pavlov’s dogs: ring the bell, salivate. To a large degree, you don’t have control over these triggers. They just happen. They are subconscious processes unintentionally created in the past.
Imagine what happens when a gun is fired: the trigger is pulled creating a chain reaction within the gun that results in the bullet being propelled from the barrel. Once that trigger is pulled and the chain reaction starts, there’s no stopping it. The bullet is going to fire. Likewise, triggers create instant, automatic reactions. They are linked to both positive and negative events. In the case of “negative” triggers, you can end up doing or saying things that hurt yourself and/or others without intending to, or even knowing why you did what you did. All you know is you reacted without thinking.
Anchors, on the other hand, are intentionally created, or “set”, to a sound, physical gesture, or touch, and are used to generate good feelings on demand. Whereas triggers are subconscious reactions, anchors are conscious responses YOU create.
However, both triggers and anchors are connections between stimulus and response. So how can you use these two powerful concepts to create changes in your life? Start noticing when you get triggered, tap, and set positive anchors that generate the feelings you WANT to feel instead.
Tapping interrupts the trigger and using the Peace Anchor creates the Bad-Good Collapse needed to change problems. It is the primary way we use anchors in eutaptics®.
It’s simple, but requires perseverance and tenacity. There will be days you simply don’t want to tap, let alone feel better. Be willing to let this resistance go.
Because of the repetition of the Peace Anchor, over time, you will notice that you can be feeling bad and simply grabbing your wrist will make you feel better because you’ve “fired the anchor” for peace and happiness.
Practice it often and watch your life change.
KEY: The Ultimate Forgiveness - Ultimate Forgiveness has nothing to do with anyone else but rather what you are holding within yourself against others. It is looking at your past unpleasant experiences and changing them within yourself. Your goal is to own up, recognize what it is you are doing within yourself and then transform them. Rewriting your memories will reprogram your subconscious mind and will produce in the future new outcomes. Ultimate forgiveness means transforming ourselves by changing how we represent what happened in the past.
Everything inside you is yourself, every person, every event and changing them is really deep forgiveness that will set you free!
KEY: The Happy Journal - 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:
1. Positive emotional states – happy memories, happy future paced memories, peaceful places in nature you love, etc. AND – Your NEW Flipped memories! Be sure to add your new rewritten memories into your Happy Journal!
2. Positive affirmations - positive affirmations from any source you appreciate. You can use Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body, and write down the affirmation that corresponds to any malady you have experienced
3. Gratitude list – list of what you're grateful for and what you appreciate
4. Goals and dreams – what you would like to have (relationship, financial, spiritual, health/fitness, career, etc.), then create an action plan
5. G.E.M.S. – simply little “jewels” that resonate with you: quotes, pictures, books, your own ideas and musings, how-to’s
KEY: Have them show you thier happy journal. You should be able to see they have been working on it.
Competency Achieved = Meets the standards taught currently by Robert Gene Smith with FasterEFT™/eutaptics®.