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Nov 1 2010 Interview with Jessica Ortner, The Tapping Insiders Club
Did EFT Help Relieve Menopause Symptoms?
Here is a possible use for EFT that should get the attention of millions of menopausal women. Gratitude to Karen Lewis of the UK for submitting it.
By Karen Lewis
I am so pleased that I have discovered EFT, especially in the last 18 months or so. I started on my menopausal journey about six years ago, pre-
More recently I started to become bothered by stronger symptoms, and as I now practice as an EFT practitioner it made sense to use EFT on them. Strike while the iron is hot, or perhaps that should be the flush / flash is hot, and get immediate results!
I found one particular experience very interesting because of the effect it had on my beliefs and attitudes about how my body works.
A few months ago my menstrual cycle lengthened from its usual shorter cycle of 26 days. It may be coincidental that this happened after I suffered a rather nasty puncture wound in my foot. Or it might be that the stress of the injury had a knock-
Now for me, in the ordinary run of events, a delay of even a couple of days means a far heavier bleed and much more painful cramping than usual. Thus, being so many days over the time, I was anticipating the worst. Rather surprisingly, because I didn’t know when it would start, the evening before my period arrived I found myself strongly drawn to using these 3 EFT Setups.
Even though there has been a long delay since my last period, and my expectation is that it will be much heavier and more painful than usual, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though there has been a long delay since my last period, and my expectation is that it will be much heavier and more painful than usual, I allow myself to feel relaxed about this and let myself ‘go with the flow’.
Even though there has been such a long delay since my last period, I accept that it is the result of the hormonal changes in my body and all part of a natural process.
I did one complete round on each Setup, including the 9 Gamut. My reminder phrases were "Long delay", "Expectation of pain", "Belief -
Now I cannot say that it would have been any different if I hadn’t used EFT as there is no way of knowing and I’d need a clone to act as a control, but, totally contrary to my expectations, I sailed through a light, barely uncomfortable, period. I was ‘relaxed’ and ‘going with the flow’. No resistance, no pain. I do believe that the use of EFT did something that caused a change in my beliefs and attitudes, which resulted in a positive, rather than negative, physiological effect.
I couldn’t say exactly how it worked but I do know that I shall be trying that again if ever my cycle goes out of sync once more!
As a post script to the above, recently my period began, pretty much on time, but extremely uncomfortable. As time went by, I was beginning to curl up with the pain of the cramps. Even reading a good book did nothing to take my mind off it. "Enough of this," I told myself. I could have taken some medication but decided instead that it was time for some EFT!
Even though these period pains really hurt, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though this cramping is making me curl up with pain, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though my low abdomen feels like knives are cutting through it, I choose to believe that I am able to relax and let the pain go.
My reminder phrases were:
Curled up with pain
After doing the full Basic Recipe I checked the SUDS. Previously a 10/10 I now rated it at about 4/10. Still enough to be a nuisance.
Even though the abdominal pain is still a 4/10, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though the cramps are still here, I choose to let them go totally.
My reminder phrase:
Remaining 4 pain...
By now I was yawning and feeling quite warm. There was still a tiny residual amount of pain, but nowhere near enough like before. I returned to my book. As I finished the chapter five minutes later I realized the pain had gone totally. A result!
Thank you so much for introducing EFT to the world. I wouldn’t be without it now; it has helped me in so many ways.
(First published on www.emofree.com)