I noticed a woman on the train who was wearing a brace on her right wrist. I asked her about the brace, explaining I was a Tapping-EFT Practitioner and I’d love to see if I could help her. Pat was a therapist who used EFT all the time in her practice of 25 years, but never thought about using the technique for her wrist pain. Pain was 5/10
I asked her how the injury occurred. She had been rushing onto the train 8 months ago and as she was boarding, the doors closed on her wrist before they opened again. She was in extreme pain at the time but didn’t feel anything was broken and did not want to go to the hospital. She told the conductor what had occurred, and didn’t feel she could drive, she would need a ride home. The train employees told Pat that unless they called an ambulance for her, they couldn’t help her get home. She had lots of emotion left about the incident. She also was very concerned that someone else could be injured even worse from the way the doors operated.
We began by Tapping on the trauma itself as opposed to the pain. Pat had seen a film on TV about a man whose coat got stuck in the door of a Muni and was dragged along beside the bus. That image was stuck in her head since she had seen the film, and as her wrist was caught in the door, she thought the same thing was going to happen to her. Fear was 10/10
We cleared that piece with 2 rounds of Tapping. Fear 0/10
We then talked about the train employee’s response to her trauma, and that was anger 8/10.
Anger came down to 1/10 after 2 rounds. Pat’s wrist pain lowered to 1/10 and then it was time to get off the train. She assured me she would continue Tapping for any aspect that was left as she was very familiar with the process. Pat was so surprised she hadn’t thought of using the technique for her wrist, even though it was clearly a traumatic event.