MRI Fear Resolved With EFT

Many people hate enclosed spaces and avoid elevators, walk-in closets and MRI scans. There is something about having to get an MRI that triggers claustrophobia in a large segment of the population. This is a real problem for nurses and technicians who struggle with frantic patients. Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, is an energy healing tool that can help patients have a positive MRI experience.

In December 2010, “Magnolia” a spunky seventy year old woman in great health scheduled a session to work on a specific fear: she had been having migraines and her doctor suggested an MRI to rule out a brain tumor. She was terrified of being inside the machine and having to lie very still.

She said she didn’t like to be in tight, closed spaces and didn’t want to do it!

We had been working together for some time with EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and we had already worked on her fear of illness and of brain cancer. We worked through a childhood episode of accidentally being locked up in a closet for two hours; we also worked on her fear of heights and on a spider phobia. This session was specific to the claustrophobia and anxiety she felt about having an MRI scan.

Interestingly enough, as soon as I asked her to imagine herself inside the MRI machine, she couldn’t do it. We tapped on her fear of having to do the test; she wanted to be ready and relaxed for the scan and was having a hard time “imagining being in that situation.”

I retrieved a big cardboard box from the garage, put a pillow for her head inside it and invited her to get into the box. As soon as she was lying down inside the box she was flooded with emotions and sensations! Magnolia was very agitated and was sure “they” would not let her have a pillow and be comfortable.

We tapped for her anxiety; she described it as “pressure” in her chest. When we brought the intensity down for that, she noticed she felt nausea. We tapped on the nausea and it disappeared. Now she felt tightness in her head. We tapped on that and it disappeared. She couldn’t close her eyes because she was going to suffocate; in a couple of rounds that was gone.

In EFT we call these shifting symptoms “Chasing the Pain.” As we deal with a physical manifestation, in my experience, we are actually addressing and taking care of the emotional issue behind it.Other sensations and feelings that came up for her were: itching, shallow breathing and generalized anxiety. We tapped for each one of them. She needed a pillow under her legs, and believed “they” won’t want me to be comfortable. Usually the technicians do want you to be comfortable, it makes their work easier. We worked with that belief until she was confident that she was comfortable and could be so during the actual scan. I suggested she try sleeping, and we worked on her belief that she “could never fall asleep in that box.”

After 40 minutes of working, Magnolia closed her eyes, breathed deep and said, “It’s just a box; they’re just going to take pictures!” We then worked on the sounds she would be hearing. She tapped as she listened to a recording of MRI sounds. She doesn’t have an iPod or MP3 player that she could take to the scan, but she does have earplugs.

At the end of our session, she was almost asleep inside the box! Of course, that was just a box and it was in my office, but she now felt confident that the scan would go well. Two weeks later Magnolia called to tell me that she had had her scan and she had been very relaxed and had fallen asleep! Oh, and everything was clear!

If you are fearful about having an MRI, we can help. EFT and “tapping” stand for Emotional Freedom Techniques; download my free booklet “Tap into Your Power with EFT!” from my website to learn more about it.

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EFT For Alcohol – How to Stop Being an Alcoholic in Minutes

Are you an alcoholic? Do you want to stop drinking for good? Now in minutes you can! With a very easy, simple and pain free technique. What is the technique?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

EFT is a simple, non evasive technique which you can do by yourself to banish your desire for alcohol for ever.

How Can EFT Help?

With EFT you can eliminate your desire for needing a drink. You can change how you think and feel about alcohol and anything related to drink, i.e. buying, friends, tv adverts, going to the pub.

Fear of Loneliness

Tapping on your fear of not drinking any more and losing all your friends is a great place to start.

Desire to Drink

With EFT you can eliminate all of your triggers that kick start your drinking habit, each and every day.

Your Addition to Alcohol – It Is Not What You Think!

With EFT you can banish your addition to drinking altogether. EFT will allow you to also find and dissolve the real reason why you drink. Very often you started drinking for a reason which you have now long forgotten, but the reason still holds onto you. End that today.

AA No More

One of the worse things you can do is go to AA. Their success rate is not very high and what do you do when you are there? Talk about your problem. This just keeps you in your problem.

Alcohol Is Not Your Identity

Calling your self an alcoholic, keeps you an alcoholic. Begin tapping on your identity and you will quickly become known as the person who use to drink. You can become the person you want to be. Become the person you want to be.

Resolve Your Own Causes of Alcohol Abuse

Did you start drinking because of stress at work, relationship failure, you started to feel depressed about something? Using EFT you can resolve all these issues, very often much quicker than by another method and permanently. Do you want to always be an alcoholic?

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