Gary Craig has released his new web site: GaryThink.com which includes new free tutorials and another set of more advanced on line videos, Art of Delivery. Since Gary is asking that we change our EFT training and materials to reflect the new information, as I read and go through the tutorials (and the new on line videos, “Art of Delivery”) I will post here any differences I see in what we’ve all previously learned as EFT from his old web site tutorials and the now “Official EFT.” I will also make any additions necessary to update the EFT4PowerPoint Training Package to include any new information and clarify what could now be omitted from training. (If you have already purchased my updated version you will receive these updates fre e. )
Here is my first commentary about the more obvious changes outlined.
- The Shortcut is now called The Basic Recipe and the other parts of the old basic recipe, finger points and 9 gamut are “put on the shelf” for use when “stuck.” You still start with KC, karate chop, to help focus on what you want to address and hopefully “set up” the energy system to accept the tapping. But now you begin with the Top of the Head which was considered before to be an “additional” EFT point not in the initial tutorials. I’m glad to see this now officially added as, since Gary often used it in his later videos, the top of the head point has been in frequent use by practitioners for years. The remaining points, from the collarbone to under the arm remain the same. [Forgot the points? Check out his tutorial on the link below.]
- The term Psychological Reversal (PR) has been eliminated. Hurrah! As much as I studied this field the term PR never made sense to me. The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) has also eliminated this term in their training materials. ACEP is now calling it Blocks to Success which I agree is much more descriptive and ACEP also describes other energy imbalances and how to address them in their training materials.. Gary apparently did not adopt the ACEP term. He is saying that PR is a form of secondary gain/loss or another aspect to be resolved just like any other aspect.
- Official EFT eliminates The Sore Spot, Collarbone Breathing, and the Eyeroll because “of their rare use.” However, I know several practitioners who prefer the Sore Spot to the karate spot. And others, including myself, who often end a round that has a very low intensity of 1 or 2 using the Eyeroll with great success. The Eyeroll can be a real shortcut after intensity has reduced to very low numbers. I do agree that these energy exercises may not be a key part of EFT. But are useful to know. I’ll write a later blog on some more of my favorite energy exercises – they can be helpful when working with people but they are certainly not considered EFT.
- The Reminder Phrase is continued to keep us focused on our issue but it is no longer necessary to modify additional tapping rounds on the event as the intensity is decreased, e.g. we no longer use wording such as, “This remaining intensity…”
Click below to go directly to Gary Craig’s new Official EFT Tutorial:
Gary Craig’s Official EFT Tutorial