One of the reasons I love tapping so much is because it is a powerful self-care tool. It can be done anywhere and any time. But there are times when it is best to work with a professional.
1) Working with a professional is a great way to learn. I know in my practice, one of the goals is to equip my clients so they don’t need my help in the future. In most forms of therapy the only time you can do work is when you are in a session. You make progress for an hour, and then have to wait until your next appointment before you can continue the work. All of my clients receive homework at the end of their session, so if they choose they can make progress between sessions.
When you work with a professional, tell them you are not only looking for help with the current problem, but are trying to get better at using EFT, so you can be more empowered in the future.
2) The benefit of an outside perspective. Sometimes we are so close to a problem, we can’t see what is really happening. This is the same reason we talk through our problems with our friends and family. They give us a fresh perspective. A professional is trained to help you to see things in other ways.
3) It is a really big problem. Sometimes we face issues which are just too big for us to manage alone. When we work with a professional they are able to not only guide us through the healing process but also to do it in a safe and caring way.