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EMO, Classic EFT and Energy EFT

EMO, Classic EFT and Energy EFT

EMO Energy In Motion is fundamental to the development of modern Energy EFT. Here is a comprehensive essay which traces the lineage of the different techniques and approaches utilised in modern Energy EFT as opposed to Classic EFT back to EMO Energy In Motion.

 EMO's Gifts To EFTPutting Energy Into EFTHeart Healing: Start With The Heart! The SUE Scale & The Healing EventThe Client/Practitioner Dance Becomes The EFTeam The 6th Sense, Mindful EFT & The EFT Body Protocol | Energy Body Stress & Creating Stress Free EFT Sessions | Positive Energy EFT | EMO's Gifts To EFT - In Conclusion | The Official Guide To EMO Energy In Motion


EMO, Classic EFT and Energy EFT

The original Classic EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques was orginally developed by Gary Craig from the US and is a popular modern energy psychology method that works by making an opening statement for the problem, thereby connecting with the problem, and tapping on a selection of important points which relate to major body meridians.

There are only a few of these tapping points, which include the top of the head, the third eye point, the beginning of the eyebrow at the bridge of the nose, the bone on the outside of the corner of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, under the mouth, in the corner of the collarbones, on the side of the body in line with a man's nipples, and the hand points which are on the inside when you look at your hands, on the side of each finger in line with where the nail starts, plus a point on the side of the hand called the Karate Chop point which is said to help with global energy reversals.

EMO is fundamental to the development of modern Energy EFT, so here is an essay from 2011 that traces the lineage of the different techniques and approaches utilized in Energy EFT back to EMO Energy In Motion.



EMO's Gifts To EFT


Silvia Hartmann wrote in November 2011: I've spent the last 6 months doing nothing but writing the new GoE Energy EFT Master Practitioner training courses for live trainings and distance learning certification.

"Why?" we may ask, seeing that in EMO we already have highly advanced modern energy work at our fingertips. This is a good question.

As the chairman of The GoE, I have to look after all modern energy modalities and techniques, not just my own; that's one part of it.

Another part is that there are a lot of people out there who want quality, professional EFT trainings on the one hand, and the GoE trainers wanted a state-of-the-art, brand new EFT training for all the people who are asking them for EFT courses on the other. This is a good thing in every way. I too really enjoyed Classic EFT when it first came out and certainly did my bit to publicise it in the UK and through the Internet worldwide.

I took the leap to EMO after five years of intensive Classic EFT work. EMO is not so much a healing modality (although it can do that too, and very well indeed at that) but primarily, EMO is a tool for finding out more about the principles of real energy work across the board.

As a result, we did find out a great many things that simply were not known or as clearly described as they are now in the practice of EMO. Now, when it came to the new EFT training, I could have withheld these and left them for EMO exclusively; but that's not in the spirit of the thing. My purpose is to improve energy awareness; that's my major mission. To have people understand that energy work is either entirely real.

Energy exists and at the very least, we can use the word "energy" as a place holder or a metaphor that works so well for human beings, we simply can't be doing without it in order to understand reality *at all*.

So I did say that I would agree to spend that much precious time of my life on writing a new EFT course - but only if it was going to be an Energy EFT course which would incorporate what we had learned about real energy work through the practice of EMO.

As you can imagine, that radical approach produced a few gasps and still does; but if I weigh up stepping on a few toes against taking EFT to the next level of effectiveness, of precision, of predictability and of *sheer enjoyment,* then so be it.

Here is a short round up of the "gifts of EMO" the new Energy EFT Master Practitioner course has received.



Putting Energy Into EFT

First and foremost among all, it is the declaration that Energy EFT is not psychology, it is not psychotherapy, it is not hypnosis, it is not kinesiology, but instead, it is ENERGY WORK.

Even though we are tapping our faces, bodies and hands with our material fingers, it is the energy fingers touching the energy body that creates the changes in EFT, pure and simple.

This is a complete game changer when it comes to how we approach every aspect of the treatment flow of the EFT session, from the practitioner preparing themselves to receiving the client, every step of the way, to the final farewell at the end and beyond into the ongoing client/practitioner relationship.

When we think in terms of energy work, and energy flow through the session itself, then through the practitioner and the client and how all of that works together, we naturally come to different ways of thinking about the EFT session.

We begin to notice where there are ZZZTs in the treatment flow itself; we can pinpoint blockages, reversals and disturbances in the treatment flow and take them out to produce a far smoother and more elegant (and in the end, more effective) EFT treatment experience.

That was the starting point to forward-engineering EFT into its new future as a proper energy modality, designed to create changes in the energy body, and as a foundational Third Field method.

Diagram showing mind, body and the third field of energy

Energy EFT is neither psychology or nor psychotherapy. It belongs in the Third Field which deals with Modern Energy.

The first thing that underwent consideration from this standpoint was the actual EFT protocol.

The new energy based EFT protocol, called the Heart & Soul Protocol, is designed for maximum energy flow and ease of use, whilst retaining the essential tapping procedure that makes EFT what it is.



Heart Healing: Start With The Heart!

Heart Healing Diagram

The new Energy EFT protocol includes a major gift from EMO: the Heart Healing posture. It provides centring at the start of the EFT round, and just as importantly, at the end, to give a space for the person to find their bearing after changes in the energy system took place. The Heart Healing posture also has some other interesting features.

As a "global reversal" cure, it is second to none; but it also draws out the healing hands, sets up a natural energy flow so that even people who have no idea and have never thought about their healing hands will be using their healing hands when they start to tap. This obviously improves the results of any single round of EFT considerably; and in the hands or fingertips of an experienced practitioner who knows what they are doing, improves results dramatically.

Having the Heart Healing posture to centre, stabilise and focus the person/client also allows us to drop the very confusing "Even though ... I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself," which was originally put in place to avoid abreactions as people start to tune in on their problems. It also caused a lot of conflict with many clients, and in neuro-linguistic terms really confuses the tuning in procedure, as we are no longer sure if we're focusing on "my fear of spiders" or "whether I profoundly love and accept myself."

The Heart Healing posture is also an excellent "mini energy moment" in its own right and EFTers who have learned to use it in conjunction with the tapping points as a part of the EFT round can use it to de-stress when they can't tap a full round.

I'd like to add that the feedback from people testing this out on themselves and EFT clients has been unanimously highly positive; beginners and experienced EFTers alike really appreciate the additional stabilisation framing the EFT round with the Heart Healing posture has brought.

The next important gift from EMO to EFT is:


The SUE Scale & The Healing Event

The SUE scale shows in a nutshell the difference between "old EFT" which was used with the then existing SUD scale (Subjective Units of Discomfort) and the new energy based EFT.

In the old paradigm, Zero was "as good as it gets" - pain cessation, not to be in pain anymore. This is fine when used for medical treatments; but in energy work, Zero is not as good as it gets. In fact, Zero is quite literally, nothing. In order to work with the energy system correctly, we need to improve energy flow into the POSITIVE range - this is the realm of positive emotions, high logic, full functioning, and full expression of a person's resources across the board.

The old SUD scale measures discomfort from -10 to 0 and there it stops. The new SUE Scale (Hartmann, 2009), which stands for Subject Units Of Experience, has an additional wing and so it spans from -10, maximum negative experience, to 0, feeling nothing, and then towards +10, which is a profoundly charged state of joy, love and happiness.

Sue scale from -10 to +10

We have learned through EMO that when energy flow is increased to the point where it flows fast and powerfully, an "energized end state" comes into being - and the problem is solved, cured, it will never come back.

Pyramid Energy Chart


This "healing event" is achievable in EFT also, simply by evolving the energy flow from the original negative starting point further and further, one round of EFT at a time, until the healing event is reached.

The healing event, what it is and how it works is a gift to EFT in so many ways. Firstly, its existence alone will now inspire EFTers to keep tapping and not stop too soon, just having shaved a few points of the pain is not enough any longer!

Secondly, we have now an explanation of the so called "One minute wonder" or "EFT miracle" occurrences. A healing event was reached quickly and that's what happened.

Thirdly, we can now say to EFTers that they don't have to feel out of control as far as these healing events are concerned any longer. Simply keep tapping the rounds and keep improving the energy flow. If you're lucky, you can get a surprise healing event along the way. If you are not, but you keep evolving the problem and improving the energy flow, eventually the healing event MUST happen - it can't not. And the healing event will happen when you have increased energy flow enough so it is in the high positives on the SUE scale.

This gives EFTers for the first time a clear, easy, doable and predictable path to the healing event; and of course, the slogan:

You don't have to solve it, only evolve it.


The Client/Practitioner Dance Becomes The EFTeam

Tapping EFT - two women tapping EFT cartoon

The next gift from EMO to EFT is our learnings about the client/practitioner dance. We have learned that in energy work, you can't hide behind shields and "detach" yourself from the client to have it work as well as it should.

Indeed, the more engaged the practitioner and client can become, the more powerful the energy work becomes; and it also becomes a fantastic experience not just for the client, but also for the practitioner.

This is a super win/win/win/win situation as practitioners really do want to relate to their clients; as clients really do want to feel loved and supported, especially when they are scared and troubled; as clients begin to feel relief and relax, and the practitioner experiences this first hand, directly, in their own body and then also experiences together with the client the pure joy of the eventual resolution, and the wonderful energy sensations of the healing event shared by both equally.

The non-hierarchical, "team" based approach of EMO has become the EFTeam, and once again, the feedback from EFT practitioners old and young completely reflects the love EMO practitioners have had of this way of working with people and energy for the last ten years.

In energy work, getting into deep rapport or as we energists call it, to bubble with the client and working together to solve the problem as equals is simply the right thing to do; the modality demands it, and it is really inspiring for both clients and practitioners as well.

EMO also gave the gift of pre-testing what would happen if clients and practitioners form a powerful bubble as they connect up their energy fields and become more than the sum of their parts.

Over 10 years of practice, there was no problem with transference or countertransference *at all.* It simply - worked.


The 6th Sense, Mindful EFT & The EFT Body Protocol

Anyone who knows EMO will of course recognise where all these important additions to the practice of EFT as modern energy work are coming from.

Basic EMO practically unlocks our 6th sense - the sensing of movements in the energy body that have no physical origin.

For many EFTers, the Mindful EFT Protocol is the first time they have become consciously aware of energy sensations as they tap the points silently and scan their body to notice how tapping on one point produces all sorts of different body sensations compared to tapping on another. This is such an important breakthrough; for a person to experience the reality of energy *in their own body* is the starting point to a completely different approach to mind/body/spirit health and understanding.

For this reason, we now use this in the first teaching of Energy EFT in the foundation course. People who start out with this experience develop a profoundly different relationship with Energy EFT but also progress much faster in their studies.

The EFT Body Protocol, which is straight basic EMO with tapping the points, is also extremely important in this context.

It gives EFTers an excellent alternative to the complications of spoken set ups and reminder phrases which is so useful in the treatment of psychosomatic pain, pain in general, illness, recovery, and all those emotions that can't be named or explained in words at all. It also once again focuses the EFTers on the physical sensations of energy movements and thus helps them learn more about their 6th sense, which is a life skill.

Through the Body Protocol, some features of EMO such as "Secret Therapy" become available too and the Energy EFT practitioners conscious awareness of body movements, body postures, hand gestures etc. becomes heightened as a result as well.

This is a real long term gift that will keep on giving as now also Energy EFTers can begin to track and understand the connections between energy body problems and how these manifest through the physical body.


Energy Body Stress & Creating Stress Free EFT Sessions

This extrordinary gift of EMO to EFT is the realisation that energy body stress de-stabilises everything and to remove energy body stress first leads to much better and more profound EFT treatments all around.

Firstly, a stressed person is not in a position to describe their problems clearly. In Classic EFT this leads to endless rounds being tapped on "stress talk" instead of getting to the heart of the problem succinctly and in a logical way.

Secondly, to keep the client stress free at all times, by understanding that you "don't stop to treat the stress in the EFT session" but in fact, the stress relief is the treatment in and of itself, Energy EFTers now can build a safe, logical and stress free path into the heart of the problem. As the person is not just de-stressed but energized (going into the + side of the SUE scale), they become more capable, more strong and more powerful, thus putting them into a much better position to face the heart of the problem, even if there are extremely traumatic events involved.

The *strengthening* of the energy system and the *empowering* of the person through the rounds of EFT treatments has a much more powerful, logical and positive person arriving at the heart of the problem, and because of this, even "big problems" can then be addressed elegantly and more stress free than ever before.

In professional EFT sessions, it is not just the client who needs de-stressing; the practitioner has to de-stress too, so that the EFTeam is stress free and operating at maximum capacity. This was previously greatly overlooked and practitioners would be stressed, then reflect their client's stress back, leading to unnecessarily complications in the EFT treatment flow.

I'd like to mention also that as a homework assignment, to tell an Energy EFT client to simply tap on "stress" rather than trying to become their own psychoanalyst by trying to figure out meaningful set ups and opening statements is far more successful and can really help clients gain a valuable life skill as well as something that is easy to do and easy to share with others.


Positive Energy EFT

Perhaps the greatest gift of EMO to EFT is that of Positive EFT.

In EMO, we learned that you do not have to go trauma hunting in order to help, heal or inspire a person.

Freudian entrainment has created a global situation where everyone truly believes that the only way to heal any form of emotional suffering is to go backwards, into the past, before you can be healed and go forward into the future.


EMO has proven that this is incorrect. The "trauma" (injury) exists NOW, it hurts, it is right here and now in the present. We can ask people to show us with their hands where it is located in their energy body, and "there it is!"

By working directly with the problem erea, instant progress is possible; in other words, in EMO we go from here and now into the future, directly.


To translate this movement straight into the future from EMO to EFT, and thereby save countless rounds of tapping which may or may not ever find the "root cause" at all, Positive Energy EFT was created.

Positive Energy EFT or Positive EFT for short is a practice device to get people used to the fact that in modern energy work, you do not have to go backwards in order to go forward in life.

Instead of asking the old psychotherapy question of, "Why (am I afraid of spiders, feel so depressed, can't sleep at night, etc. etc.)?" and going on a long quest into the past, we ask, "What do I need to start feeling better?" and tap on that instead.

This keeps the eye on the ball, so to speak; makes testing easy; creates fast, practical progress and leads to the requisite healing event much, much faster.

  • Positive EFT is a wonderful gift from EMO. It can be taught to everyone, including small children, very fast;

  • Positive EFT does not require any prior psychology training as everyone knows what they like and what they want;

  • As a first introduction to Energy EFT, Positive EFT always performs to give new people a powerful and POSITIVE first EFT experience;

  • In every day life, it is far more practical to use positives than to have to stop life and go on a lengthy self-psychotherapy quest into the past before action can be taken.

Positive EFT, which is now taught as an introduction to and major component of modern Energy EFT, opens up the way to "The Oceans of Energy" we discovered in the original EMO research.

Even just armed with a simple Energy EFT protocol, people can become "Energy Billionaires" - because in the energy worlds, you can have everything, from natural energies such as tiger energy, sun energy, ocean energy to purely man-made desires, such as luxury yacht energy, king and queen energy, Lamborghini energy and everything else besides.

Positive EFT has taken modern Energy EFT out of the therapy room and made EFT attractive to the mainstream.


EMO's Gifts To EFT - In Conclusion

There are many more gifts from EMO that have gone into the new Energy EFT trainings; from working with events to energetic relationships (crucial in work with addictions, weight loss and groups) and from the new aspects model to understanding metaphor and the energy mind.

This really has supercharged EFT and brought it onto a new level, creating a next level on the oft cited "Healing Highrise" - we have made the leap from Classic EFT to modern Energy EFT.

So, now don't we need EMO any longer?

In the contrary.

EMO is the natural progression for people who love EFT. For some it may take two years, some may take five, some may take ten years, but eventually the very practice of EFT will be raising questions that can't be answered with EFT any longer and you then will need the more fluent and encompassing realms of EMO.

EMO at the advanced level and beyond holds a whole world of energy experience the likes we have never even suspected could exist at all. There are more advanced EMO energy patterns than would fit into a ten volume collection; and it is worth remembering that EMO is primarily an energy research modality that allows an individual person to learn about energy in their own time and in their own way.

There are literally no limits to EMO at all.

EMO will continue to produce patterns and techniques, some of which can be reverse engineered to empower other already existing techniques.

EMO can also be the engine beneath the hood that drives a revitalisation and  modernisation of many other energy methods, systems and techniques; as the Germans say, "Alles flutscht besser - mit EMO!"(Everything works better with EMO).

In this case of EFT, I'm delighted to have the next generation Energy EFT practitioners out there now who have found the excitement and joy of EFT as energy work, and are discovering for themselves every day how much more fun, excitement and stress free change can be had when we drop the old limiting paradigms and instead step forward, rev up the engine and work with the energy body in this wonderful new way.

Blessings to all energists, and all who actively work to help people have a better with this life,

Silvia Hartmann

November 2011/June 2016

* Excerpt from EMO Energy In Motion

 EMO's Gifts To EFTPutting Energy Into EFTHeart Healing: Start With The Heart! The SUE Scale & The Healing EventThe Client/Practitioner Dance Becomes The EFTeam The 6th Sense, Mindful EFT & The EFT Body Protocol | Energy Body Stress & Creating Stress Free EFT Sessions | Positive Energy EFT | EMO's Gifts To EFT - In Conclusion | The Official Guide To EMO Energy In Motion


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