Tapping Q & A Podcast w/ Gene Monterastelli - Emotional Freedom Techniques

Tapping Q & A Podcast w/ Gene Monterastelli - Emotional Freedom Techniques

Answers to the most common and uncommon questions about tapping and EFT.... Show More

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Sometimes it's hard to know where to start tapping on an issue.

We know tapping will help. We know that we just need to start. But we don't quite know where to start. Our emotions feel like a knotty, tangled up necklace, with no obvious place to begin.

In this week's audio I have the perfect way to start tapping for an issue when you don't know where to begin. It's particularly useful for helpin... Read more

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Tapping is a powerful tool that can be used to clear a huge range of issues, even those that have plagued us for years.

Starting to make better choices feels great and allows positive change to seep into every part of our daily lives.

At a certain point we almost forget about the issue because it seems like a distant memory.

But then: WHAM! Out of nowhere we are right back in the middle of the old issue, emo... Read more

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I pride myself on being a thoughtful and helpful person. I like to believe that I am good at living up to my commitments.

Most of the time this is true.

BUT I am also human and I do make mistakes and unintentionally let people down.

This week I have a very simple tap-along audio (and tapping script) to deal with those times in which we feel shame for letting others down.

You can find the full tapping ... Read more

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In my client sessions over the last few weeks I have found myself repeatedly saying that there are four reasons why we sabotage ourselves and stand in the way of taking the action we know we want to take.

Without exception my clients respond with, “Wait! I want to write this down.”

So here are those four reasons written down for you:

  • We don’t have a clear vision.
  • We don’t know how to take the step.<... Read more

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  • In my early years of tapping I was super eager to share tapping with everyone I possibly could.

    Over time I learned that it was best to share tapping (or anything for that matter) only with people who are actually open to learning something new.

    A number of years ago I was on a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago and ended up in a conversation with a fellow passenger that led to us doing a tapping session right ther... Read more

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    Note: If you find reading instructions more helpful than listening, you should check out the article version of the topic.

    When people unsubscribe from my mailing list they have the opportunity to leave a comment.

    I recently received a really interesting comment from someone who was unsubs... Read more

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    When I first started using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) I thought the reason that we tapped was to feel better. My first two experiences with tapping reinforced this belief.

    My first memory of using EFT on my own was getting rid of one of the most profound headaches I had ever had in about 90 seconds. My second big moment was dealing with my social anxiety.

    It makes sense that this is what I thought EFT was a... Read more

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    Trying again where we have failed in the past is one of the hardest things to do.

    I was recently faced with wanting to do something that didn’t go well in the past. It wasn’t that it went badly, but it was far from as successful as I would have liked, so I was hesitant about trying again.

    Here is an audio of me tapping in real time for this issue. You will hear me tapping for the issue and then processing each roun... Read more

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    Theoretically we all want to be our authentic selves and show up in the world as we actually are.

    But for most of us it's just not that simple. From past experience we have learned that there are some situations where others don't understand us, or we have been judged harshly for being our authentic selves.

    That makes us reluctant to present ourselves in a way that will be judged by others.

    In truth,... Read more

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    As many of you know, I also run the member site the Ruach Center. Every day members of the site receive an email from me with a link to a tap-along audio that is designed to conquer self-sabotaging behavior.

    Recently, as I was recording one of those audios, I personally experienced a huge emotional shift.

    This tap-along is about connecting to and appreciating... Read more

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    Tapping is a tool that is both relatively simple to learn and implement, but deceptively complicated to master.

    The basics of tapping are easy to explain. So much so that I have given full instructions on the basics in under five minutes on the back of a bar napkin.

    At the same time, tapping effectively for a particular issue can require much subtlety and nuance and sometimes we need the help of an outside practiti... Read more

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    The basics of tapping are so simple that they can be taught in mere minutes.

    But just because tapping is simple, doesn’t mean that effective tapping is easy. There is so much more to it than knowing the tapping points.

    In this short audio I explain three simple ideas to keep in mind before you tap to help you to get the most out of your tapping sessions. Each of the three ideas comes with a short tap-along... Read more

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    It is great that we have people in our lives who want to be helpful. They are willing to offer their time, attention and advice to make our lives better.

    The problem is that just because someone wants to be helpful, doesn't mean that they are actually helpful – and sometimes they even make a situation worse!

    I call this type of help "well-meaning incompetence". Their heart is in the right place, but the... Read more

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    It is difficult for us to see the people we love suffer but often we don’t consider the consequences when we rush in to help. Our need to bring peace and comfort can override all other thoughts and considerations. This is not always the healthiest choice for us in the short and/or long term.

    Sometimes when we choose to help we do so by taking on the burdens of our loved ones. Many times we can carry these burdens for year... Read more

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    The idea of quitting comes with a lot of cultural baggage. Quitting is often seen as failure, or giving up, or as a sign of weakness.

    I'm sure you have heard the old chestnut, "Winners never quit and quitters never win."

    Don't get me wrong. It is a good thing to live up to commitments and take responsibility for the outcome of our choices, but at the same time, so is quitting the activities that are... Read more

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    This is a technique that I developed from some of the resources from Quantum Techniques. I use this with many of my clients at the end of sessions, especially when we have done powerful work.

    This is also a great way to relax at any time, but is particularly good for the end of the day or right before bedtime.

    The technique takes less than three minutes... Read more

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    If you have been following me of any length of time online, then you know how much I love goal setting.

    I find that goals are useful in clarifying what we want, helping us to create an actionable plan, and give us the tools to evaluate our progress.

    At the same time, having a clear idea of what we want can actually become a problem when we turn success into an all-or-nothing proposition. When we make our goals all ... Read more

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    While on retreat a number years ago Russ Hudson said, “We must be in touch with the mind, body, and spirit in order to be candidates for transformation.”

    Because of the nature of the modern world we have lost touch with our physical bodies. Most of us are not working the land, in tune with the seasons, or using our bodies for work. Just watch someone who is on-line. It looks as if they have left their bodies.

    It is... Read more

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    Human beings are social creatures.

    That means that in order to thrive, we need to do more than just interact with others, we need to work together, whether collaboratively in a professional context, or by sharing enjoyable activities in our social lives.

    Whenever we ask someone to do something with or for us, we risk... Read more

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    I am a huge proponent of goal setting.

    Having clearly defined goals is helpful in two ways. First, it helps to define the actions we need to take to achieve them. Second, it gives us a measuring stick with which to evaluate our efforts along the way and after the fact.

    Without having set goals I wouldn’t be as happy ... Read more

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