Why Isn’t EFT Working for Me?
What if you find that EFT works for other people and not you? Before I answer that, I’ll make the assumption that you’ve done all the things you need to do to learn EFT. See the EFTzone article, Learning the ABCs of EFT. You’ll want to see examples of EFT in action. The best way is to see Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, doing some of his masterful work. If you can find them, get a set of his videos. After that, it’s a matter of practicing and doing EFT. Part of the process for mastering anything is going through our share of mis-takes or as Gary says, “discovering which door(s) to open.” If you’re still not getting results for yourself, most likely you’re thinking globally instead of acting locally. Let me tell you what I mean.
I was listening to a teleconference call yesterday that Angela Treat Lyon had with Gary Craig as her guest. There were about 150 people on the call. One of the first things Gary mentioned was that if people weren’t getting results with EFT, the most common reason is they are using EFT on too global of an issue instead of getting down to specific events behind the issue. His analogy is using EFT on a few trees instead of the whole forest. You’ll want to read Quality Advice for EFT Newbies.
Steve Wells and Dr. David Lake recently did a survey on What is Your Biggest Challenge in Using EFT? Here are their results on the top challenges on using EFT on yourself. Just doing it! Getting yourself to tap regularly and consistently on your own issues.
- Identifying and treating your own core issues.
- Identifying underlying emotions to work on and tapping when the emotions
are difficult to identify.
- Not getting results.
- Dealing with deep feeling.
- Using EFT for miscellaneous issues
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Perhaps you’re trying to hard to make it happen. See this previous article from the EFTzone, Don’t Push the River. When we try to get rid of something we automatically create a resistance. Have the intention of using EFT to understand your problem’s subconscious purpose or reason for continuing to be there. When you acknowledge it or let it be, you create the opportunity for letting it go. One of the precepts of the Sedona Method is allowing or embracing any resistance felt. It’s a step to dissolving limiting feelings and energies.
Another reason is you may be expecting a dramatic or instantaneous shift. After all, you’ve heard about EFT “one minute wonders.” Often EFT produces subtle changes, even changes you may not notice until later.
One good solution may be to team up on an issue by doing EFT with a partner or experienced EFT practitioner. This can make a big difference in getting at core issues.
For whatever reasons you may not getting the results you want from EFT, make the effort to use some of the solutions recommended. Be gently persistent. After that, trust your intuition on what to do next.