As a practitioner, EFT mentor, and trainer (over 2000 clients and students around the world) I can say that I consistently see the same mistakes among tappers. The one thing I hear most often from a new client (even practitioners who are my clients) is that they just aren’t making progress and seeing really verifiable results out in the real world. The reasons are pretty basic if you’ve studied EFT for some time however I still see this so much I thought they were definitely worth repeating.
Life is all about changing and learning. When we aren’t growing we can get hit with what I call the “cosmic two by four.” These types of traumas in our adult lives can look like the breakup of a relationship, being diagnosed with a frightening disease, or the loss of a job. That kind of journey into the depths of despair can also be seen as life throwing us into a full course correction. Many traditions speak of the momentous shifts coming from these traumas as a “Zen Slap” or a “Shaman’s Blow.” Here’s a parable that helps to illustrate this idea.