Positive EFT as a gentler alternative - your views?
What do you guys think about the new Positive EFT? Do you find it a new alternative approach? Do you think it is safer in the hands of new practitioners? Or would you not consider adding it to your toolkit?
There was a lively debate about it on Facebook and I wondered what folk thought here 🙂
I think my friends on here already know what I think. Just like Reiki spread out into over 140 different flavours, the same will happen with EFT, and only then will be so widespread and popular. So Positive EFT, Matrix, Faster EFT, and all the trademarked and different names, although I do find them unnecessary, I can see where they will lead EFT. To me that's good.
Anyway - Positive or not? Have you tried it, and what are your thoughts?
I've never heard of it. Where can I find out about it?
When I went to Gary Craig's seminar he commented on the different tactics that were emerging. One of them was following a question about focussing on the positive aspects rather than the negative aspects. His reply was that in his experience it didn't work so well.
In fact if you think about it, people usually come for EFT when they have a problem, that is what their mind/subconscious is focussing on. So if that problem is addressed, as Gary Craig learned to do with such enormous success, then it can be dealt with. As he described, the problems cause a disruption in the body's energy system which is dissolved using EFT. If you focus on the positive only, it will not get rid of the disruption.
However, if you are fully trained, you have tools at your disposal to make the process less traumatic to someone with more serious problems, and I was taught to use positive comments at the end of the session to help the client relax before they left.
For those for whom EFT seems not to work, I believe the client can be struggling to feel/find/identify the underlying cause of their problem. A case in question was where the trauma happened while she was in her mother's womb, which took some expert ferreting (not by me!) to find the root cause. I have however a colleague who dismisses it entirely as a therapy because she had one session and it failed to sort her out. In fact there are some who do not want their problem sorting out because it has become embedded in their perception of who they are - and these people are the most difficult to help - whatever the modality used.
"Positive EFT" refers mostly to a new book by Silvia Hartmann. In my opinion it is definitely worth to be added to the EFT toolkit, but not as a stand-alone. See Caroline's comment above.
I bought the book myself and am very impressed. For getting down to the nitty gritty and a complete healing plan, I still do the classical EFT. However, when clients are too traumatized as yet to open up, or when they are fed up on tapping on the myriad negative aspects in a very unhappy past, positive EFT definitely has its place. I have used it with clients who were really unhappy and just were not in the mood for anything negative in their session too, and it is lovely for ending a session.
Really looking forward to doing the course myself. It will be interesting to go deeper than just the book.