Thoughts Vs Emotions

For those who have been practicing EFT for a while and the new comers to EFT, it is really simple that once we have done a couple of rounds of EFT, it reveals a lot of things to us. When new emotions come up, it is really good, all we have to do is address them with another round of EFT.

But sometimes our sweet intellect takes over and we start getting a number of thoughts, some memories, some perceived thoughts where we start analyzing the thoughts as possible connections to the issue at hand and start tapping on them. This takes us away from the issue.
I hope you are with me so far and are getting what I am trying to say.

For Example if the issue at hand is you are feeling bad about something someone said to you, after a couple of rounds of tapping ideas come to your head and you start tapping " Even though I think xyz said this to me because..... " That becomes analysis rather than focusing on emotions.

Even if such a thought does come to your head, focus on the emotion that thought brings up and then do EFT on that.

When we are dealing with any issue for that matter, once you do a couple of rounds of tapping, it will bring up a lot of memories, thoughts and emotions, but do choose what you feel is the most relevant.

On the other hand, sometimes or even a lot of times, when the memory shows up, we know that is the obvious cause, but we have chosen to bury it and it is really not a comfortable situation to bring it out to address it via EFT. It feels safer to ignore it rather than face the obvious, so we tend to avoid it and choose a less painful thing to work on.

There is nothing wrong in that except the longer we avoid, the longer the issue persists. If the memory is too painful and a lot of emotions are attached to it, and you would rather avoid it than tap on it, then what you can do is instead of sidetracking it entirely, do a generic approach for a while till it feels better, approach it gently, with patience.

Though being specific with EFT is what gives a lot of good results, with the more painful memories a general approach is better till we the courage to face it head on.

We all sometimes do have the tendency of an Ostrich to bury our head in sand rather than face and be rid of our issues. That's perfectly normal. But why not try baby steps for a change in actually, accepting and releasing our emotional attachments to the problem at hand.,

Another thing to remember is, a lot of time the memories are perceived memories, over the years the memories have been modified with what we think happened, rather than what actually happened. Not to worry, as long as you focus on the emotion that it brings up and work on it. It will eventually reveal the actual blocks for you to release.

I do hope this small post is helpful. Identify what are thoughts, what are memories and what are emotions to help you stay on track with the issue you are working on. It will be really helpful.

Thank you for going through this. See you soon.


If you would like to learn EFT or both EFT and some effective visualization technique, feel free to contact me for further details.

I work with individuals as well as small groups. (Small groups help in better interaction with each person) . Do try it out. You will be glad you did.

Disclaimer: EFT is not a replacement or alternative for any kind of medical treatment in any medical condition.This is not a  medical or psychological advice. While EFT and other forms of energy psychology have produced remarkable clinical results, they must still be considered in the experimental stage, and thus, whomever chooses to incorporate these tools must take full and complete responsibility for their use of them. EFT and other Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology methods address the underlying energetic patterns of the human body with the intention to help the seeker understand how to bring balance and harmony to your energy system. 


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