Wrist Brace on the Train

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.

Limping in the Park

I saw a woman walking with a limp at the park. As she came past me, I asked her why she was limping and told her that I could possibly help her. She told me she had injured her ankle 2 months ago and was just telling her boyfriend she couldn’t understand why it hadn’t healed. It wasn’t fractured, just a sprain.

The pain was 7/10. I then asked how it happened. She explained she tripped in the parking lot at work.

I asked how she felt about tripping, she said “embarrassed” 5/10

We Tapped on “Even though I have this embarrassment of 5 and pain of 7 in my right ankle, I deeply and completely love and accept myself” We completed one round of Tapping and the pain was completely gone!

She was so excited, she asked if we could Tap on her boss’s response to her injury So we did one round on hurt and disappointment, and she said she felt a lightness come over her. She hadn’t even realized she was holding onto the hurt that her boss told her she had to come to work anyway or she would lose her job.

By this time, she was so excited she asked if I could help her with a trauma she had experienced 2 years ago that still bothered her. I said YES of course!

Her car had been broken into and her windshield smashed. She was still feeling vulnerable and unsafe 2 years later, especially in a group of people, which was new for her. If she closed her eyes and pictured being in a group, she felt anxiety 8/10.

So we Tapped using “Tell the Story” technique. That issue took 2 rounds to resolve completely.

She was able to visualize being in a group of people without any anxiety

We spent a total of 15 minutes together and when she walked away, she was beaming with relief, both physical and emotional. 😊