About The Picture Tapping Technique How it can benefit you to learn this technique.
What is the Picture Tapping Technique?
The Picture Tapping Technique is an add-on to other conventional Energy Psychology Techniques. It is a fusion between Art Therapy and Energy Psychology that brings impressive resolution of clients issues rapidly and painlessly.
The Picture Tapping Technique is a way of using Energy Psychology Techniques. It has lots of benefits over many of these other techniques in that it is often less traumatic for the client and very frequently faster resolution can be achieved particularly when the issues are global in nature.
The Picture Tapping Technique is a way of using EFT or other Energy Psychology techniques along with the power of metaphor and the imagination, to release problems in a painless and indirect way. Because the Picture Tapping Technique uses metaphor and symbols it allows disclosure that are difficult to express either verbally or by using other modalities.
The words practitioner and client have been used on this page to represent the person giving the Picture Tapping Technique session and the person receiving the Picture Tapping Technique, respectively. However please be aware that you can use the Picture Tapping Technique on yourself with good results. In that case, the client and the practitioner are the same person.
What can it be used on?
The Picture Tapping Technique is particularly useful where the problem is very non-specific or “Global” in nature. When used on these types of problems, it will often find the underlying core-events, or it will deal with the underlying core events without them coming into consciousness. For example:
Low Self Esteem, Depression, Generalised anxiety
“My family situation”, “I was bullied at school”, “My Mother”
“My money worries”, “My blocks to success”, .. and many more.
Picture Tapping Technique may also be used on Specific Problems:
Specific problems where the cause is known but the event is felt too keenly to be addressed directly. In this way it can be a very disassociative technique.
Specific physical problems. Eg: this headache, this pain in my knee, etc.
Specific emotional problems. Eg: Spider Phobia, Anger at my boss etc.
Specific problems that appear to be blocked and are resisting clearance using other methods.
The Picture Tapping Technique is effective when being used to address abstract ideas:
Like the “Global” problems above, the technique can (and has) been used very successfully on abstract ideas.
“All the events that are behind this problem”
“My resistance to letting go of the problem”
“The Karma from my past lives”
“Im not good enough”
“Something terrible is going to happen”
“My immune system”
The Picture Tapping Technique may be used on any issue where conventional Meridian Tapping Techniques are used. However, we can envisage situations where conventional Meridian Tapping Techniques and their enhancements may be more efficient than the Picture Tapping Technique. Some examples are the pain from a recent injury, the memory of a specific traumatic event or when a client is too emotionally overwhelmed to even think straight.
The Picture Tapping Technique is simple to use.
“Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler”– Albert Einstein.
If a healing technique requires the practitioner to have the mental agility of Albert Einstein, then it is not a lot of use to anyone but a minute fraction of the population. Any healing modality must be simple and accessible to everyone if it is ever going to make an impact on the world.
This is why Gary Craig’s EFT has become such a worldwide phenomenon. The EFT Basic Recipe is so simple that it can be (and is) used by people from around the world of all ages from toddlers to the superannuated. In developing the Picture Tapping Technique, we have followed this ethos as much as possible.
We found that when the practitioner has an absolute minimum of original input into a Picture Tapping Technique session, the results were far better, far more long lasting and a lot gentler than when the practitioner is trying to create reframes or trying to steer the session in a particular direction through use of techniques such as leading and so forth.
Testing is a large part of traditional Meridian Tapping Techniques, and Picture Tapping Technique does have some testing as a part of the process, however this is a very “user friendly” way of testing in that most of the testing is simply asking the client if the issue is resolved yet, at appropriate points in the process. Usually the resolution is obvious to both the practitioner and the client.
Often, the most challenging part of using the Picture Tapping Technique is to “get yourself out of the way” and allow the client to generate their own reframes, cognitive shifts, etc. Most experienced Practitioners are used to generating reframes on the fly, asking probing questions and searching for core issues, aspects, Writing on the Walls and so forth. However, the rewards are great when the client does this for themselves. These kind of reframes, and cognitive shifts have more “sticking” power because they have come from the client and not forced upon them from outside.
The Picture Tapping Technique:
Is very simple
Can be used on a wide range of issues but is particularly useful when addressing global issues and/or finding the core issues that are driving the global issues.
Is a very gentle technique.
Does not rely on the practitioner to think up reframes, ask searching questions or perform mental gymnastics.
Requires the practitioner to have the minimum of input into the process. (to get themselves out of the way!)
Required the practitioner to use a number of specific ‘clean language’ phrases and questions to the client.
Allows reframes, cognitive shifts, finding aspects and related issues all to be carried out by the client.
Minimises ‘leading’ or implanting of ideas from the practitioner into the clients mind.
Gives increased “stick” to the reframes and cognitive shifts that the client has generated simply because they come from within, and are not being imposed from outside the clients model of the world.
Comments from some of the people who have used PTT:
“I have been incorporating PTT in my work and have found it fascinating and very effective, even over the phone! Thank you for that valuable extra tool.” Emma Roberts - EFT Master
Thanks a million for a wonderful technique and a wonderful class. I enjoyed it immensely and it is a wonderful technique. Kudos to you and Christine for bringing this to the world and sharing yourselves so selflessly. I do PTT on myself all the time, I find it more effective sometimes if I am stuck in my story with just EFT alone. I love that I always get surprises and the technique goes straight to the subconscious easily and quickly the problem is solved. GF - EFT and PTT Practitioner
We have been able, on two occasions, to bring under control some very upsetting emotions by just using a ball-point pen and scribbling a few drawings on some scrap paper. It's been wonderful to finally find a way to bring EFT into this woman's life in a way that she can understand and use and which doesn't feel intimidating or overwhelming to her. Thank you and Christine so much for this gift! LS - EFT and PTT Practitioner
I also found that many of my pictures can be just shapes and those shapes are so interesting and "creative" without trying to be. I find it a 'fun' way to heal oneself without the trauma. LOVE IT!!! HG. EFT LEvel 2 practitioner and Matrix practitioner.
“I am as excited about PTT as I was when I found EFT” AR. Level 3 EFT practitioner.
“I have been trying to get to this issue for years – it took you 10 minutes with PTT. I am astonished!” BG. Level 3 EFT practitioner, Matrix and Counsellor.
What you just did with PTT in 15 minutes would have taken years using conventional Art Therapy Techniques!” HDI. EFT practitioner and Art Psychotherapist
“I am trying this with all of my clients – and it is so good with children!” DD. EFT Level 2 practitioner.
“Incorporating PTT into my EFT Practice has taken the results I get with my clients to a whole new level”. AS. EFT Level 3 practitioner and Trainer.
“Thank you PTT! I have a better idea how to handle the situation and the guilt is certainly out the window! I had puzzled over this one for ages. No more. and all in two pictures. Talk about "a thousand words"! ED. Level 3 practitioner, Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
"The Picture Tapping Technique is very, very effective for getting to deeply-buried issues and dealing with them rapidly. I have found it personally very helpful and know I will be using this with my own clients." RA. EFT Level 3 practitioner/trainer, Matrix.
“Just wanted to say that I am so pleased that I have attended your course. I have been using picture tapping on several clients now - especially on somebody with severe challenges and it really has produced some amazing results. Sometimes we can only on 3 pictures. So a Big Thank you to you for this amazing tool.” AG. EFT Level 3 Practitioner.
“I have used this technique a lot now with clients and it is always amazing! I don't use it every time, but when appropriate I do and it is really incredible and the clients love the way it works too! Really really well done for inventing it - a huge leap forward in EFT I think.” MS. EFT Level 2 practitioner, hypnotherapist and CBT.
“Just wanted to say that I am so pleased that I have attended your course. I have been using picture tapping on several clients now - especially on somebody with severe challenges and it really has produced some amazing results. Sometimes we can only tap on 3 pictures. So a Big Thank you to you for this amazing tool. AG EFT Level 3 practitioner.
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Here is an excellent case-study from Gail Ferguson-Maceda that shows how PTT can be used to solve problems that are very global in nature, and are resisting resolution by using EFT. It is interesting to note the spontaneous cognitive shifts happened during the tapping, as well as the way the colours changed in the sequence as resolution approached. More....
A Case Study about fear of making sales calls from Ange Dickson Finn. Some interesting points to note in this case study for any student of PTT. Also notice how Ange gets resolution on the issue with great follow-up results and the issue at hand was never mentioned once. See it here...
EFT is a simple, non-intrusive, method of defusing emotional issues and reducing the level of stress most people feel in everyday life. It is a relatively new technique developed in the USA by Gary Craig and is now becoming more widely used and taught. It is not hypnotherapy or psychotherapy but is much simpler to learn and use than either of these therapies, so simple in fact that you can learn how to apply it in a few minutes and use it regularly on a self-help basis whenever an emotional issue, fear or phobia occurs in your life.
As well as relieving specific problems it has a cumulative effect - each issue addressed (and everyone on the planet has many) will help to reduce the overall stress level experienced. Life becomes easier and freer with every session as you lose your fears, phobias and limitations. It is truly amazing!
HOW IS EFT CARRIED OUT?
All that is necessary to reduce the emotional sting of many issues is to focus on the problem, summarise it in an affirmation and, while keeping the affirmation in mind, a series of points on the chest, face and hands are tapped several times, some specific eye movements are carried out, a short tune hummed and you count 1-5.
The whole procedure takes about 2 minutes once you are familiar with the sequence. and short cuts are available once you know what to do.
It sounds ridiculous!
It sounds impossible!
But it works anyway!
What have you got to lose except a few minutes of your time?
HOW DOES EFT WORK?
Every emotional upset you ever experience is stored in the subconscious mind. Remembering the incident, or having something happen which is similar will trigger the memory and also the emotional charge which is attached to it. This manifests as an interference in the normal energy flow through the body and gives you the bad feelings.
EFT works by accessing the energy flow routes (meridians) while the interference is present i.e. while you are thinking of the issue. The tapping, eye movements, humming and counting all access different areas of the brain and work together to reduce the interference and therefore the bad feelings.
Simple issues may be cleared with one round of EFT. More complex ones may require repeat rounds with the issue being dealt with from a different perspective each time.
It is very rare for anyone to show absolutely no improvement with this technique and most people are amazed by it’s effectiveness.
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