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EFT Case Story: Peter's Revelation
This case story comes from Wendy Beresford. Here we learn that sometimes EFT helps people enjoy the journey even if they thought all they needed to do was get to the end!
Wendy writes: Peter came to me asking for help increasing his energy levels as he suffers with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which restricts the airflow to his lungs. A few years ago he suffered with pleurisy, after which he was told his condition would only get worse. Despite that predication, he has actually improved over the years, partly due to previous therapy sessions with me and partly due to his change in lifestyle. He now eats well and has much less stress in his life.
Peter came to me asking for help increasing his energy levels as he suffers with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which restricts the airflow to his lungs. A few years ago he suffered with pleurisy, after which he was told his condition would only get worse. Despite that predication, he has actually improved over the years, partly due to previous therapy sessions with me and partly due to his change in lifestyle. He now eats well and has much less stress in his life.
So, when he asked for my help this time, I was interested to see how much EFT could help him in raising his energy levels so he doesn't get exhausted so easily. He described the feeling he gets when he moves too quickly as being like trying to run through the sea. He said that even if he ran a few steps to the bus he would feel on the verge of collapse. What he wanted was to be able to do more gardening as he felt he had lots to do before it would all be done.
We did some tapping to ensure any trauma was cleared from his body related to the pleurisy as at the time it happened he felt like he was going to die. We also worked on another big trauma and discussed how the breathing difficulties began and what was going on in his life at the time they started, when he was very young. Peter has done well to let go of much of the trauma he experienced and when I asked him how much he thought EFT could help him, he said he believed 100% that it could give him the energy he wanted. His belief, he said, came from his past experience of using EFT with me.
Next, we did some rounds of tapping, exploring the issue at hand – the desire for more energy, and to 'do more', 'until it is all done'. This brought about a fascinating revelation for Peter. He realised that all this time he had been pushing himself towards a goal that he would never reach, instead of enjoying the journey and stopping to rest when his body told him he had done enough. He realised that some things he thought had to be done by a certain deadline, could be left until a later time. He also realised how proud he was of all he had achieved so far and that he could give himself permission to enjoy his gardening, without feeling the pressure and stress of thinking he had to rush to get things done (because he is now doing it for himself, not anyone else).
I then did some muscle-testing to find Peter's own personal tapping points that he could use at home to change his thought processes permanently so that he always listens to his body and stops when he needs a rest. I also guided Peter in creating his own personal intention affirmation to say at the same time as the tapping to enable the subconscious mind to absorb the suggestion more easily.
Finally I gave Peter a mind-body balancing routine to do daily, up to three times a day. This was to help his energy to flow more freely thus making him feel more energised.
Two days after the session, I received a call from Peter to say that he is loving the energy tapping and has actually achieved more in the garden; free from the previous imagined stresses. Instead of finding things daunting and being exhausted, he now had lots of energy and was enjoying what he was doing. It was no longer like work – his perception had completely changed and he felt really happy. Pete also said that the personlised tapping routine was working well for him as he had done something he never would have before – he chose not to mow the lawn in the late afternoon because he felt it would be too much and could wait until the next day! He was so proud of himself!
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