I’m honoured to share Peter Donn‘s (my husband and fellow EFT trainer) article:
Ever since Sigmund Freud developed psychoanalysis in the 1890’s, many styles of talking therapies have since developed, helping countless millions of people with their mental and emotional challenges over the years in ways that were previously unheard of.
But in all areas of life, every so often something new comes along which is a game changer – such as the invention of electricity, or antibiotics.
In this psychotherapeutic field, such a revolution is currently under way with the creation of a powerful tool that is set to change the talk therapy world to the point that no counsellor or talk therapist in the future could be taken seriously if not trained in this method.
In the early 1980’s a clinical psychologist called Dr Roger Callahan was treating a 50 year old
lady called Mary for a severe water phobia which she had had for her entire life. She could not even put water on her face without feeling anxiety. During the night she had night sweats and nightmares about water. In the previous 6 years she had seen various talk therapists in an attempt to get over her phobia (including 18 months with Dr Callahan) and had made little to no progress.
Dr Callahan had been studying the Chinese acupuncture meridian system and was aware that different meridians were connected to respective organs. In a moment of inspiration he said to her: “when you think about water where is the anxiety in your body?”. She said “my stomach” as she clasped her hands over her stomach. Then Dr Callahan said “Let’s try something. Please tap under your eye whilst you think about water”. He suggested that acupuncture point because he knew it was the beginning of the stomach meridian and he wanted to stimulate that meridian to see if it would have any effect.
Neither he nor Mary was prepared for what happened next.
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