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EFT Myth #1: Tapping Is Just A Self-Help Tool



While there are tons of scientific research proving the effectiveness of EFT Tapping (like this research done by The Tapping Solution:

People are still asking, “Is it that powerful?”, “Is it just a self-help tool?”

People still have a lot of misconceptions about the astonishing power of EFT Tapping.

And in this episode, Sebastiaan will be busting the myth that people have about EFT Tapping.

Watch the video now!


EFT tapping Myth number 1: Tapping is just a self-help tool.

Hey, my name is Sebastiaan van der Schrier. I’m a former Social Anxiety Disorder sufferer.

I use EFT tapping to overcome my Social Anxiety. And I talk a lot about this at great length until it probably bores you to death.

And I started releasing videos about tapping in 2009. So, if you look at my YouTube channel, my first video was from 2009. And so, then, I’ve been coaching for…well, do the math. What day is it today, what year is it today – that’s how long I’ve been doing it. I was coaching for about a year before I released my first video. So, long time.

And throughout this time, I’ve discovered a lot of misconceptions that people have about tapping and a lot of misconceptions I used to have about it.

And they really hinder your progress, or they can hinder your progress.

Today, I’m going to talk about the first one.

And that first one was also the first one I had myself.

And that is that EFT tapping is just a self-help tool. 

So, I discovered tapping in 2006, something like that. And it was taught by this guy, and he said, ‘it often works where nothing else works.’

What you do is tap on these points in your body, you tune into negative emotions, memories, and beliefs. And they start to release. And that’s it.

And I’m like, ‘Wow!’, so I started Googling, and eventually, I found the main website, and I downloaded their free EFT manual. And I read through it (it was like 80 pages). And I’m like, ‘wow, that’s fantastic! I know, kind of what to do now…more or less.’

And then I saw that there were EFT practitioners/ tapping practitioners and that there were tapping courses that you could do level 1, 2, 3, advanced, specified tapping, and I’m like you know, you’ve already given me everything, why the hell would I go to a workshop? I don’t understand.

Well, what I thought was, that it was simply a self-help technique and that you just tap on these points, you focus on emotion, and then the emotion goes, and that should be it. Right? There’s nothing more to it. What else are you going to teach me?

Well, a lot.

Actually, tapping in and of itself is just a technique. It’s not a whole approach, specifically to overcome a particular issue.

And for some issues, like social anxiety (that are pretty complex), there’s a lot of layers to the onion.

You need to know how to apply the tapping in the right way to the problem of social anxiety.

You need to know how to address the resistance that is there.

You need to work with specific past memories.

You need to know what beliefs are in the way, and so on and so forth.

And some of that is fairly obvious, and you can actually do quite a lot by yourself.

But some of it is really difficult to figure out by yourself. And so, you will plateau at some point, and you can’t get further.

Well, in that case, you’re going to need some extra help. And that help might be in the form of a practitioner.

I just read on a website some EFT person who said, “Well, there’s not a single person who taps, who wouldn’t benefit from a guided session from an EFT or tapping expert.”

And I completely agree!

It’s definitely recommended.

Because a person whose practitioner can see what you cannot see yourself from the outside, there’s such a thing as subconscious blind spots.

Well, their subconscious and they’re your blind spots. You can’t see them, but other people can spot them.

And so, the practitioner can see that. It’s obvious to them. I’m a practitioner myself, I can see that in my clients, obviously. Not correct English, but let me go. And so that person can then help you through it.

So, it’s not just a self-help technique.

It’s fantastic.

It’s incredible.

But sometimes, there’s a lot more necessary than just self-help.

My mentor, Dr. David Lake, is a psychotherapist and a tapping expert. He was a psychotherapist. He’s actually retired, semi-retired, but he’s been a psychotherapist for over three decades, and he’s been tapping since 1998.

So he has a lot of experience, and he’s also a person that a lot of people would go to when they wouldn’t get any results with their clients. So he would also be a therapist to therapists,

And he said to me, “Seb, tapping is a technique. You can do a lot with techniques alone, but certain things just require outside help.”

He says, “some things require therapy and not just techniques.”

And so, he recommends that you work, and I recommend that as well, that you work with a practitioner who does tapping or some other form of energy psychology.

So that’s it.

So, it is a self-help technique.

It is incredibly powerful.

You can do a lot with it.

But when you really get stuck, that’s not a clue that you that it doesn’t work or it doesn’t work for this, or it doesn’t work for you.

No, it’s a clue that you need a different approach.

You need some outside help.

Okay? So, I hope that’s helpful. This was the first myth-buster, and this is Sebastiaan from

Talk to you very soon.

Bye for now.

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