Martin asked recently: “Can I do EFT at home once I’ve had a session and is it just as effective?
That’s kind of a complicated question. You can definitely do EFT at home. Many of my clients do it. It seems to work best as a maintenance and continuity program in between sessions, at least at first. I once had a client with severe recurrent depression who came to me at the beginning of such a period of depression. He came to me once a week for six weeks. At the end of each session, I gave him phrases to use that came out of the session. He did EFT Tapping on his own several times a day, using these and other phrases. He had such dramatic improvement that the depression was resolved and he felt fine stopping therapy at that point. On follow-up some weeks later, he was still doing fine.
There are several main points about EFT Tapping on your own:
- For it to be effective, you need to do it several times a day.
- It’s important to be as specific as possible with your issue when you tap with EFT. See my video on my website for pointers.
- If you have severe trauma or severe anxiety, it’s best to start with a therapist so he or she can make sure you’re ok and so that she/he can give you specific EFT Tapping sequences and let you know what to watch out for. See my free E-Report for how to recognize symptoms of stress and trauma.
Have fun tapping!
Wishing you a free and joyous life,