Earlier this year a client came to me with an anxiety about being the centre of attention. As they had just graduated from their course, they were quite apprehensive about carrying out their duties in their new occupation given their uncomfortable feelings about being observed. I coached her to do some acupressure tapping on her upper body, while she focused on her initial sensitizing event at primary school. She began with a base line level of eight out of ten anxiety in her chest and after twenty minutes of tapping that reduced to less than one. EFT is a combination of CBT, exposure therapy and acupoint tapping. By focusing on those unwanted feelings connected to past events, EFT realigns the neural pathways, soothes the nervous system to collapse and neutralize the uncomfortable feelings.
A couple of years ago I saw a client with a similar issue. He seemed to have a phobia connected to his mobile phone and computer. After I asked him a couple of detective like questions, we ascertained he felt uncomfortable around his father who’d returned from a war, with what would now be diagnosed as PTSD. All the family members were affected by the father’s mental health issues that included a generalized anxiety with electrical equipment. After two sessions of EFT, all the stress and tension connected to my client using his phone and computer completely disappeared.