In Tapping, “One Minute Wonders” Are The Exception Not The Rule

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I’d like to share something with you that I’ve only addressed in one-on-one situations with clients and colleagues. This has to do with something called “one minute wonders” in the EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), or “tapping”, community.

In the early days, Gary Craig (the founder of EFT) focused primarily on the stories of success that people had resolving issues very quickly using tapping and coined the phrase “one minute wonder” in order to promote EFT. This simply means that after only a few rounds of tapping, the issue was completely resolved and required no further tapping.

While it was sensational and certainly got people’s attention, unfortunately it set people up to feel like they were doing EFT wrong or worse yet, that something was wrong with them, when they didn’t get these spectacular, rapid results from tapping.

I can’t tell you the number of people I’ve talked with who gave up tapping because they thought something was wrong with them because they weren’t getting these amazing, fast results that they were reading about. I’ve even talked with EFT practitioners who thought something was wrong with them because they weren’t getting amazing, fast results for their clients.

It is a disservice to everyone when we focus on the small percentage of “one minute wonders” and pretend that is the norm.

Are there “one minute wonders” in tapping? Absolutely! In fact, at my first tapping workshop in 1999, I was able to release my water phobia of 34 years in fifteen to twenty minutes. Over the years, I’ve had other ones too.

Is that the norm? Absolutely not! Most issues and events require tapping on layers of emotions and require patience and persistence to fully release.

Tapping is, without a doubt, the most powerful tool I’ve ever used to help the body complete the releasing of emotions and return the body to a state of balance. Tapping is absolutely a short cut to talk therapy and many other therapies out there.

Please don’t make yourself or the technique wrong if you’re not experiencing these “one minute wonders”. There’s nothing wrong with you… you’re completely on track… just keep tapping and peeling away the layers of each issue you’re working on.

I tell my clients that we will have results in each session, it simply takes a certain number of sessions to get the final results they desire and there is no short cut around that. My tapping is very deep and thorough with my clients… in fact many report feeling like they have done a complete workout after their session!

You are right on track if you are doing a lot of tapping for most issues. Keep up the good work and stop making yourself wrong. If you have a “one minute wonder” it’s frosting on the cake!

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