This EFT article was first published by eftfree, now it is published by Aamet International


Several months ago, I answered the phone to find out that someone very close to me had just been assaulted and was in a state of shock. Would I come and get her? The frightening story came out as I drove Letty back to my home. She had been walking to the bus station very early in the morning when a car screeched to a halt next to her and a big woman wearing a mask began pushing her and demanding money. Letty began crying and pleaded with the attacker who became more aggressive. Fortunately, the driver of the car spotted some other pedestrians , called off the attack and they sped away.

Upon arriving at my house, I immediately began an EFT treatment. Letty was pale, shaking and visibly upset. I first addressed the physical aspects and after 3 or 4 rounds, she quieted down and her color came back. I then proceeded with “Tell the Story Technique” and I asked her to narrate the story again. I stopped to tap when she was talking about the fear of the woman, because her upset had gone up, and we continued in this fashion, telling the story and stopping to tap when her intensity went up:

Even though I was frightened by the woman, I deeply and completely love and accept myself

Even though the woman was pushing me and screaming at me…

Even though I could not defend myself…

Even though I was so sad that this happened to me…

Even though the driver was frightening too…

Even though I was all alone…

Even though I did not have any money to give to her…

After many rounds, Letty calmed down and was even joking about the incident. She told me she was feeling much better and would I take her home. My intuition told me that we were not done yet. Suddenly, I reached out,grabbed Letty and I screamed at her: “Give me all you got… Give me all you got!” She got red in the face and when I asked her what she was feeling, and she shouted that she was so mad at the woman for attacking her, so we tapped:

Even though I am so angry at this woman for attacking me, who does she think she is?, I
deeply and completely accept myself and I forgive myself for not being able to defend myself….

Even though I am so angry at this woman, I am ready to let go of this anger, I don’t need to keep it…

Even though I am so angry at this woman, I choose to feel safe wherever I go…

I choose to feel protected all the time…

I choose to be aware of my surroundings…

I choose to attract people who are joyful and safe…

I had Letty tell me the story again to retest and I recognized that we had covered all the issues – her emotional intensity had vanished!


I talked to Letty yesterday, and she walks to the bus station every morning. No fear or anger when I asked her about the attack. This incident with Letty reinforces to me how important it is to test and retest to make sure all issues have been addressed with EFT.

Greetings to all!

Pat Howell, EFT Practitioner Certified by Gary Craig, The Creator of EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques


From the EFTfree Archives, which are now a part of AAMET International.

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