Monday, February 25, 2013

Chasing the emotion

There is a well known procedure in EFT called chasing the pain. You 'chase' or follow where physical pain leads you. It may lead you around your body in the form of different sensations, or an emotion may come up as might a memory. Things usually daisy chain together until you find relief from the physical pain and/or you gain insight into an emotional issue that has contributed to or even caused the physical pain.

You can do the same thing with your emotions. You can follow where anger may lead you, for example it could be hurt, sadness or fear. This is akin to different aspects coming up. Very often if someone taps on their anger and it's 8 out of 10 and it decreases to 0 but then sadness comes up and it's a 10, they might feel EFT didn't work. What has happened is they have come across another aspect of the same issue, in this case; sadness. Chasing emotions like this is like peeling an onion, and of course it might make you cry too!, but it's worthwhile in the end.

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