Two weeks ago I shared with you what a bunch of my favorite tappers think are the biggest mistakes made by beginner tappers. Now I have have some of their answers to, “What are the biggest mistakes made by pro tappers?”
Jade Barbee – emotionalengine.com
- Not thinking they (or their clients) benefit from ongoing supervision and mentoring.
- Sacrificing listening and being present (forgetting to reflect back a client’s exact words) to go hunting for core issues.
- Not being thorough enough.
Ilana – positive-eft.com
- Neglecting the 9 Gamut.
- Tending to get a bit caught up in the story instead of trying to find the core issue.
Ann Ross – eftuk.net
- Going into a client session with any kind of agenda.
- Neglecting to take care of yourself as the EFT Practitioner.
- Not having supervision or mentoring regularly.
- Using only positive tapping. It is not permanent and hides the reality/truth for a client.
- Remembering that your client is creative, resourceful and whole, no matter what it looks like on the surface.
Jondi Whitis – eft4results.com
- Not continuing to grow in their learning, mentoring, and being complacent.
Carol Look – attractingabundance.com
- I lead several mentoring groups for advanced tappers. They sometimes *also* make tapping too complicated, just like beginners. The client tells them the exact problem and target, yet they keep digging for something else that isn’t there.
- Pro tappers sometimes forget to listen and really connect deeply to the client. They focus on the mechanics of EFT, which they’re great at, and miss the heart of the emotion.
Ange Finn – TapIntoYourself.com
- I believe the biggest mistake pro tappers make is thinking that by using the technique, they’ll never get triggered in any area of life by anything again. We work on understanding that tapping is a tool to help keep being overwhelmed by emotions as infrequent as possible, and then to move through them without getting stuck if they do happen.
Ted Robinson – Tedrobinson.com
- They tend to forget what the overall purpose is for using EFT in the first place. In my practice, I use EFT to eliminate all of the emotional issues that distract my clients from being Present. I found that once they were no longer upset, stressed, worried, sad, angry, etc., they then could be in the Present Moment naturally and easily. I find that most professionals are simply doing EFT on whatever is presented to them by their clients and they really need to discover the spiritual underpinning of being here in the first place and that is to be more Present.
Lindsay Kenny – ProEFT.com
- This is touchy, but some people think because they have gotten results on themselves, they can start tapping with others…on just about anything. Most get in way over their heads. They are left to feel inadequate and the recipients are left believing that tapping doesn’t work.
- Think that if you know the tapping points and how to do the opening set-up, then you’re a pro. There is SO much more to tapping than that. I’ve been doing it for almost 13 years and realize there more to learn every day.
Alina Frank – tapyourpower.net
- The biggest mistakes I see in some EFT coaches is that they fail to do their own work. I’ve seen it so often that this reminds me to not fall into the same trap. I hire an EFT coach when I can’t find the core of my own issues and recommend that everyone should. You’ve heard the joke about a lawyer who represents himself? He has an idiot for a client. Some issues you can collapse on your own but some really do need the objective work of another person.
Colleen Flanagan – EmoRescue.com
- They tap on the symptoms rather than consider the holistic body-mind-emotion connection which usually involves fear as the core issue.
- They don’t address and clear all the aspects/layers of emotion as they don’t know how to find them.
Steve Wells – eftdownunder.com
- Getting stuck on one approach or one way of using tapping.
- Thinking that tapping is the only way to shift energy and emotions or that everyone needs this one approach.
- The curse of expertise: Forgetting how strange tapping can seem to the newcomer and forgetting to pace people’s understanding.
Rod Sherwin – tap4health.com
- Being too general and not testing the results.
Pamela Bruner – MakeYourSuccessEasy.com
- Following a formula, not being willing to be creative and different.