KEY: Why Does Tapping Work? - Tapping may look like and feel like a strange process to those who have never experienced it before. And some people may even think it is downright wacky. Yet there are several widely-accepted schools of thought that utilize the meridian system that tapping is based on, acupuncture being the most well-known.
Tapping on the meridian points does two things:
The unconscious mind is the storage house for every memory and every emotion we have experienced and how to produce it in the body. As we look at the world, we look through the filter of our past, or what we hold within. The mind triggers the body’s response using the meridian highway to the organs that, in turn, produce chemical reactions, felt as “feelings.”
KEY: ART of Change® Questions - The following questions, listed by category, will help you get specific information about that aspect of the P.I.P.S.
These are only ideas to help get you started. If you think of other questions, write them down and answer them! It’s all relevant information.
The Belief System
1. How do you know you have this (P.I.P.S.)?2. What do you believe about this (P.I.P.S.)?3. Why is this (P.I.P.S.) an issue for you?4. What is the worst part about having this (P.I.P.S.)?5. Why is it important to get rid of this (P.I.P.S.)?6. What damage has this (P.I.P.S.) caused you and others in your life?
1. How did this (P.I.P.S.) start?2. Have you ever experienced this before? If so, when?3. Do you know anyone else who has this (P.I.P.S.)?4. With whom do you normally have this (P.I.P.S.)?5. What stories have you heard about others with this type of (P.I.P.S.)?6. Is there a pattern of time with this (P.I.P.S.)? (4 yrs, 7 yrs, etc?)7. What is the worst part about this (P.I.P.S.), and how bad will it get?8. What triggers happen to make or start this (P.I.P.S.)?9. When this (P.I.P.S.) began, what else was going on in your life at that time?10. It’s gone! What made it come back?
The Inner Production
1. What happens inside you when you have this (P.I.P.S.)?2. What things do you see, feel, hear, taste or smell inside when this (P.I.P.S.) occurs?3. Where do you feel it, where does it move next, and what does it feel like?4. What emotions do you feel about this (P.I.P.S.)?5. What language are you using on yourself?
The Metaphoric Expression
1. If this (P.I.P.S.) was a person, who would it be?2. If this (P.I.P.S.) had a voice, what would it say? Whose voice would it be?3. If this (P.I.P.S.) had a message, what would it be?4. If this (P.I.P.S.) had a size/color/shape, what would it be?
The Pay Off
1. What bad things will happen if this (P.I.P.S.) is gone?2. What benefits do you experience when you have this (P.I.P.S.)?3. What would be a good reason to keep this (P.I.P.S.)?4. Who in my life supports me because of this (P.I.P.S.)?5. Who would lose their role/job if this (P.I.P.S.) was gone?6. Fill in the blank: “I like this (P.I.P.S.) because _______.” (Ask multiple times, if you don't know, make it up!)
1. How would your life be if this (P.I.P.S.) was gone?2. What would you be doing if this (P.I.P.S.) was completely gone?3. What would you do, if this (P.I.P.S.) showed back up?4. If you could wave a magic wand over this and have anything you wanted, what would it be like?
Once the structure is identified, you are ready to start addressing the memories and references used to produce the P.I.P.S.. You may notice that not all questions are relevant to each P.I.P.S., so be flexible. If questions not listed here surface, answer them.
The only wrong answers are the ones you ignore. You must be the detective and ask the questions to find the answers.
Of course, once you have your answers, you will begin to see many areas that need to be addressed further. You will also notice that the way you do one area of your life is the way you do many areas of your life.
Our beliefs and perceptions are the filters through which we see EVERYthing. If you’re wearing rose colored glasses, the world will be shades of rose, no matter where you look.
KEY: Pre-Tap Script - After the A.R.T. OF CHANGE® Process and before beginning tapping, you will identify the memory (aiming) the start with the Pre-Tap script.
This sets the stage for deep unconscious shifts right before you start the tapping portion of session.
KEY: Silly Question, aka Tree Metaphor - In the Pre-Tap, prior to doing the Quick Tap, it’s important to set up the client’s unconscious mind for the work you’re about to do and let it know how you’re going to address the problem. 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 unconscious mind. When you associate them to the problem and then immediately ask about the tree, the unconscious 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 unconscious 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: Peace Anchor - The Peace Anchor is the process of squeezing the wrist at the end of each tapping round and saying “Peace!” Doing this begins to interrupt the trance and creates peace.
At the end of each tapping round, have client take a deep breath, grab the wrist (or instruct client to grab their own wrist if online), blow it all away, and say the word “peace” while going to your happy memory.
Put them in the trance of the happy/good/peaceful memory: “Feel [the happy memory], notice it, take a deep breath, grab wrist, blow it all away, and say ‘Peace’.”
KEY: Aim and Tap - The most powerful part of the tapping process is aiming at the memory before beginning tapping. Aiming means consciously noticing howyou know the memory bothers you. When working with clients, you must first associate them to how they know before doing the QuickTap.
This could be anything from seeing a picture or movie, to feeling sensations or feelings in the body, to having a knowing that it’s a problem, to hearing “that voice” repeating “those words.” This is unique to each memory and could be different every time.
When aiming, simply direct your client to notice how they know. When tapping begins, ask them to immediately shift focus from the memory to the feeling of your (or their) fingers tapping. This will begin the process of breaking the trance, which is all a memory is. Tapping is the simplest form of defractionation.
KEY: The TOTEMS Model - All mental strategies are organized into a basic feedback loop called a T.O.T.E.: Test- Operate-Test-Evaluate (or 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.
To determine if we have achieved the goal, we use a TEST to check for “success” or “failure.” If that goal is not achieved, we OPERATE (modify behavior). We TEST our results until all criteria have been satisfied, at which time, we EXIT, meaning move on to the next goal. All behaviors and beliefs unconsciously run through this sequence.
In eutaptics®, we use this universal behavior strategy to our advantage during the tapping process. We TEST if the problem still exists (SUDS rating), OPERATE on the problem (tap), TEST again (SUDS), EVALUATE (how has it changed? What’s left?). And we have added two more steps to make this model more complete and measurable: We work hard to MAKE the problem come back. Once we can no longer make it come back, we change it to SMILES; in other words, re-imprint the memory.
Although it seems counterintuitive, it is imperative to make it come back because if they can do that, the problem is still there. Once they can no longer make it come back in any way, you can re-imprint.
Remember! The GOAL of every session is to RE-IMPRINT memories.
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 badfeelings when firing off two emotions at the sametime.
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.
KEY: Address the Feeling of No Feeling - Often, when we experience a traumatic event, we create a shield that protects us from the emotional pain of that event. Intellectually, we know it's there, but we don’t feel the emotion - we’re numb. It’s easy to say, “Sure, that terrible thing happened, but it doesn’t bother me anymore.”
The problem is, these events still have a dramatic impact on our lives. They become like a computer virus, infiltrating the root files of our mind and wreaking havoc on our “operating system” without us even realizing it, until one day, we break down and don’t know why.
In these instances, the goal is to help our clients dismantle this protective mechanism, allowing them to experience and process the event so that it no longer affects their lives.
To do this, ask: “How big is this feeling of no feeling? What is it made of? How do you know it’s there?” Work with whatever answer they give you. Remember, this is their reality and their mind. We work with what they give us – always.
Tap on the representation they give you. Your goal is to gradually shift this representation, slowly letting them get in touch with the feelings from the event as the representation shifts and changes.
People who say that they cannot feel feelings are often times big feelers who are very dissociated. Our goal is to help them re-associate to their feelings safely.
KEY: Linking/Dumping Linking/Dumping is a great technique for addressing addictions. When a client wants to give up an addiction, the first thing that we need to do is take the love out of it. We dump all the negativity, pain, hurt, nastiness, death, suffering, stink, mess, etc. onto the perceived good part of the addiction.
It is essentially putting the bad feelings in the places that should be bad by creating conscious or unconscious repulsion.
For example, you say, “What is something you find disgusting?” Use your sensory acuity to evaluate their response. Be sure it is truly disgusting to them.
Next direct them to imagine putting that thing in their mouth, again evaluating their response. Once they are clearly repulsed, use their answer to ‘link/dump’ on the addiction (if it’s consumption based). The intonation of the voice that you use with it is also important. The more repulsed they are, the more abiding the results. If you can get them to gagging, GREAT!
It's also important to take the good feeling (that they get with using drugs for example) and move it to a beneficial action that they would prefer to do. In this way, linking/dumping can be used to build positive behaviors.
KEY: Fake Laughter Technique - Fake laughter is a great defractionation tool. And it often leads to real laughter. It’s fun and it’s simple:
KEY: Finish the Sentence - A great way to elicit a belief/belief system is to have your client finish the sentence. It allows the metaphoric mind to fill in the blank, held at the deep unconscious level. You then tap out whatever shows up.
You can use this technique in one of two ways.
KEY: Give it a Voice - When dealing with emotions, feelings, or pain and we don't know what they are, we can say, “Give this pain a voice. What would it say/tell you? Just make it up. If this pain was a voice, what would it be?”
This will allow the metaphoric mind to give you aspects to tap on, it is direct unconscious communication and it will give you the information.
KEY: Pretend You’re Telling Me - This process is good for clients who don't want to talk about their problem but would like to let it go. It is like No Content in that they are not telling you details. But in this technique, you are directing them to tell you the story silently, in their mind only. Ask them to pretendthey are telling you.
KEY: The Gap - When clients have gaps in their memories you can have them make up a story about what happened. Often, they make up the real event!
Allowing it to be made up gives them the permission to deal with it.
When we say, “make it up” the unconscious mind will use the information that it already holds. Remember, everything inside of you is you! It's the metaphoric mind.
KEY: Pick, Poke, & Provoke (P.P.P.) - is one of the ways to amplify: when you’re aiming at the problem, the stronger you make it the faster it goes away when you tap. The rule with P.P.P. is that when you poke, they need to tap. This promotes healing. .
You can say to your clients, “You got what you deserved, it’s all your fault, you liked it…” or use the following processes to get strong resistance from them and then tap on the resistance until they no longer feel it to be true.
It is wise to set up the session letting them know what you are going to do in order to help them to heal. Sometimes, giving them a warning is important too. Tell them what you are going to do if it a physical act and guide them along. Another thing, you don't do P.P.P. with family members unless you tell them that it's just a game and you would like to test them. You have to lay this foundation; do it in a proper way – see where they are intellectually and emotionally and then you adjust (especially with the kids). If when you're then doing it you feel bad about it, it's because you have the same issues.
KEY: P.P.P. Guidelines - P.P.P. can be extremely effective and plays a significant role when working with our clients. However, to ensure that it is used appropriately, the following guidelines can and should be reviewed and followed regularly.
As we all know, when dealing with people and their emotions, there are many dynamics, and very seldom is there a single answer to any one question or concern. Thus, the practitioner is encouraged to use common sense in all situations while holding their client’s best interest in mind as the number one priority.
KEY: Photo tapping - Photo tapping is the process of using a photograph (or album) to elicit memories and emotions. This technique can be used in two ways:
KEY: Picture Techniques
Push It Away
KEY: Power Word Technique - Find a word that you want to use instead of tapping:
KEY: Stop! (That Shit)/Shut the Fuck Up! - If you notice that you keep repeating the same patterns or behaviors and want to stop them, you can say “Stop that shit!” or “Quit!” (shout it in your mind) to yourself in the middle of doing it, at the height of the feeling. You can do it with any word but it must be an impactful, powerful, meaningful word. It is also useful for people who play movies inside their minds.
When you catch yourself saying negative things to yourself, you can interrupt the pattern by telling your mind to “Shut the fuck up!” It works better if it’s forceful rather than polite. By doing this, you're taking control of your unconscious mind.
KEY: What is Addiction? - -The standard definition of addiction is: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. (Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.)
Whereas most schools of thought consider addictions to be independent processes (alcoholism is different than smoking, which is different than drug addiction, which is different than compulsive shopping, etc.), eutaptics® treats all addictions as one main process: escapism. All addictions are driven by the exact same thing – the need to escape what’s inside the mind.
In eutaptics® terms, addiction is a persistent, uncontrollable coping skill used to avoid problems or undesirable states of mind. For an addict, the drive to avoid and escape overrides reason and logic, to the detriment of self (and often others).
An addict will use anything to feel better, whether it be drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, social media, reading, shopping, cleaning, etc. We can even become addicted to our emotions – negative or positive!
To a greater or lesser extent, everybody is an “avoidaholic”, addicts are just more practiced at avoiding and escaping.
In all cases, addiction is a mental and emotional process, a learned coping mechanism. However, it can lead to physical addiction (as in the case of drugs). In either case, eutaptics® asserts that addiction IS changeable.
KEY: What Drives Addiction? - Addiction is driven by a feel good and the deprivation of not having the thing used to feel good. The feel good is the fix, but the true driver is the deprivation.
Addiction has two key elements:
The real problem is everything you haven’t made peace with: all the hurts, the fears, the traumas, the abuse, and the inability to deal with how you feel. It's also strongly linked to family culture and/or being accepted by the group of peers. Addicts are addicted because they want to numb the pain, to block out what they're trying to get away from, and will use whatever is easiest for them to use.
If you want to be free you must make peace with what you are running from – the hurts, the fears, the phobias, the physical pains, all the traumas, all the abuse etc. When you change these the hurts, fears, pain, etc. doesn’t feel real anymore and will no longer drive the behavior. There’s no longer anything to escape from and YOU have control over your life, not the behavior or substance.
KEY: The Addiction Protocol Overview
Always look for:
KEY: GRIEF AND LOSS - Grief and loss are two of the strongest emotional drivers in modern society. Many cultures hold the belief that when someone dies, you must grieve for the rest of your life (or a very long time, at the very least) to “honor” that person’s memory. If you think of them and smile or laugh, you are somehow dishonoring their memory. They’re gone, after all. You should be sad.
However, to honor someone is to cherish the LIFE they lived, not feel sad about their death. Every single living being on this planet dies. It isa natural process of living. Not one single person gets to the end of their life and lives. And not many people would WANT us to be sad at their passing.
This does not mean don’t feel sad. Sadness and grief are natural emotions. There is nothing inherently wrong with them. But when they drive your life, they become a problem. Work on your own grief and loss belief system, create a healthy attitude toward it, and you will be better able to help your clients
What Drives Grief?
When we're working with our clients, we deal with grief and loss inevery session, it's always there. There are so many pieces that people don't realize are grief and loss, ranging from the end of a relationship, a loss of childhood, ideas, dreams, children growing up and leaving home, graduating from high school, moving from one house to another, losing a job, etc. It is everywhere. Also, people feel some things they never had as loss, (e.g., ”I never had a goodmom…”)
KEY: Grief and Loss Protocol Overview - When working with clients, the goal is to rewrite their bad memories so that when they think about the person (or thing) they lost, remember the good instead of the bad.
KEY: PAIN - Most people think of pain as strictly physical. They believe they have no control over it other than by physical means (drugs, physical therapy, etc.). However, pain is a literal and/or metaphoric expression for something else that happened. It is a symptom, not a cause. There is a significant emotional component that affects the body in a tangible way. Unresolved negative stress and emotions can and do create pain in the body.
A lot of people who have pain also have difficulty feeling emotions. This doesn’t mean they don’t have emotions. They just aren’t recognizing them. But the emotions need to be expressed somehow, and it is often through the pain. Pain is stress driven approximately 90% of the time.
Whatever you think, your body follows. The mind is the body, the body is the mind. And expression of the body is emotion made real in the body. If pain was physical or strictly mechanical, emotions and thoughts would not affect it.
What Drives Pain?
There is positive intention behind pain; inside of the pain there is a fix, a satisfying part about it. It does something for the individual, (e.g., it could be a feeling of being safe). There is also an escape – they're using the pain to escape something. In pain cases, you often see what is referred to as secondary gain: your client may be getting disability because of their pain, but if they let go of the pain, what will happen? They may have to get a job and that is too overwhelming, so they hold onto the pain.
For example, those with Fibromyalgia have a great ability to store their pain (emotions) in their bodies. They often have a lot of unresolved emotional experiences and feel pain more often and for longer periods of time, developing chronic pain. But they don't have fibromyalgia, they produce it!
Remember, stating you ”have” any disease is claiming ownership of it and you will be more resistant to letting it go if you’ve created an identity around it.
KEY: Pain Protocol Overview - Because pain is often emotionally perpetuated, we need to address the emotional aspects of the pain. Cleaning up originating pain events (such as car accidents) is key, along with addressing family dynamics, which can often be a foundation for conditions such as Fibromyalgia. We must also address everyday life events (such as work, school, etc.) which may be creating more stress, which exacerbates pain.
By understanding how the mind works, we work to create healing in the mind-body connection. By changing beliefs, proofs, connections, and resources, everything changes.
KEY: WEIGHT LOSS - Societally, we are conditioned to believe that diet and/or exercise are the “cure” for being overweight. The diet and food industry is BIG BUSINESS and we’ve almost universally bought into what they’ve been feeding us – pun intended. People tend to blame either conditions outside themselves or a medical condition they “have no control over” for their weight issues. In either case, they are powerless. However, as with all addictions, emotional conditioning and associations are at the root of both weight and body image issues.
Weight and body image issues share many of the same aspects as other addictions.
What Drives Weight Issues?
Weight issues always have strong emotional drivers. Here are six drivers weight issues:
KEY: Weight Loss Protocol Overview - Because there are so many subtle unconscious eating programs we operate from, start looking at your life and find where is it that you're eating when you're not hungry. That is the primary program for being overweight. The goal is to change our response to food, not control it.
Start tapping before you eat. Notice what your body feels. Ask yourself, “Is this food nourishing to my body?” If it is, enjoy it, eat slowly, taste it, feel it, experience it. And when your hunger is satisfied you, stop eating.
We must also be at peace with throwing food away once we're full (tap out the emotions, guilt etc.).
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: 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: Helpful Callouts - Callouts are simply the phrases we say during tapping rounds.
Remember that you can keep it as simple as “Let it go” and still get profound changes. However, sometimes you may want to change it up. Here are some general phrases you may find helpful when tapping on your clients or yourself. It doesn’t matter which tapping point you say these on.
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: 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:
Competency Achieved = Meets the standards taught currently by Robert Gene Smith with eutaptics®/FasterEFT™.