This was my very first Pain case. It was years ago, when I was
brand new to EFT and was still in the process of studying it.
My client was a woman with persistent Migraines. She had been to
several doctors and hospitals and was unable to find any relief with any
of the medical treatments or drugs they prescribed. She had been
experiencing these migraines non-stop for many months.
She was not at all familiar with EFT.
I began by tapping on her symptoms ( the pain on one side of her head). So
she could get a feel for EFT. After the first round of tapping, the
pain moved to the other side of her head. We did another round of
tapping and the Pain moved back to the original side. We did this a
few times more and it just continued to jump back and forth from one side
to the other. The pain lever, would jump up and down by one or two
points ( no Major difference ).
then proceeded to the next step. I asked her several questions to
see if she could identify an emotion tied to the migraines. She
could not. I asked her when it began and what was happening in her
life when it first began. Was there anything difficult or stressful
happening at the time that the migraines began. She said
no. She said her life was great. She had no problems. She was
very happy. Etc.
this point, I realized that there was not much more I could do. She
was not willing to open up and tapping on the physical symptoms was only
reducing the pain by one or two points and just making the pain move from
side to side. I figured that I would never call her again.
few days later, I received a phone call from her and she began to cry and
explain to me what was really happening. She explained that her
husband had cheated on her. She explained that she could not tell me
that in our session because her husband was present. ( Her husband
was present during the session because he was translating. ) Our
phone conversation was mixed with the little she could speak in English
& Spanish & and the little I could understand in
Italian. Somehow we made it work.
I asked her to tell me the story and to keep tapping while she
talked. She cried through the entire phone session. This
was perfect for EFT because she was tapping while she was completely tuned
in to all theemotional pain from her husband's betrayal. And
although we could not communicate in detail, I was able to tell her to
repeat and tap when I heard her cry or become very emotional. We did
this for about an hour.
After our phone session, she began to experience noticeable
relief from her migraines. We met again for another session in
person. Once again, her husband had to join us in the session so we
could communicate. I asked him to come only as a translator and not
to give any feedback or respond to anything. He did a great
job. I also instructed him to tap on himself as I tapped on his
wife. This would also help him with whatever he was feeling.
We used several techniques to find and tap on all the aspects related to
this betrayal. After this session, she began to experience extended
periods of time without pain. People at work began to tell her that
her face looked very different. She looked happier and
relaxed. ( When you are in pain, specially non-stop pain, your
muscles tense up and it shows on your face and demeanor.)
We met again, in person for another session. Her husband was our
translator. This time I was looking for any remaining aspects or
core issues that had not been discovered in our previous sessions. I
was able to find a pattern between these migraines and the first set of
migraines which she had experienced ten years earlier.
It turns out, that these migraines were appearing whenever she had a very
difficult and life-changing decision to make and she could not decide what
to do. This was the second time in her life that this had happened
to her. Currently, she had to decide whether or not to stay
with her husband. She had forgiven him. And she wanted desperately
to stay with him. The problem was that she did not know if she would
be able to stay with him and to trust him again. She wanted to stay,
but she didn't know how to make it happen emotionally.
tapped on all the aspects that showed up with the discovery of this
pattern and her migraines disappeared.
Long Story Short - her migraines disappeared in just 3 live
sessions and 1 phone session. They would have probably disappeared
in fewer sessions if we had spoken the same language and her husband had
not needed to be present.