Handout: "Issues And Solutions."

This handout covers issues that may prevent the tapping method from working and what to do about them.

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Questions & Answers

Technical

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About the Program

Q. Why do I need to rate the intensity on a zero to ten scale?
A. This is one way to help you keep track of how well you are progressing with the program. It's an easy way to check in and get feedback. You could go out and buy a bunch of expensive biofeedback equipment, but rating the intensity on a scale of 0-10 is quick, easy and free.

Q. Are the results permanent?
A. People are often amazed that such an intense problem could be handled so quickly and simply that they have a difficult time believing that the results will be long-lasting. I can assure you that in the vast majority of the cases, the results will be permanent. Sometimes a related but unresolved issue might arise. This just means that another aspect of the issue needs to be taken care of, in which case all you need to do is use the four steps of the tapping program to resolve it.

Q. Don't I need to "process" the problem?
A. Most people who ask about the need to process the problem have either not used the tapping program or they've been in a lot of therapy. While it can be useful in some therapeutic contexts to "process" a problem, from a Peak Performance perspective we are far more interested in results. My observation is that people who get results with this program don't have any need, desire, or interest in"processing" their traumatic experience - the symptoms of PTSD are gone, and that's all they care about. The traumatic event will be seen from a completely different - and healthy - perspective.

Q. Does this process make the memory of the event go away?
A. No. The memory of the event will still be there, perhaps even in great detail. What will be gone, however, is the emotional intensity around it. The event will no longer have any charge.

Q. The overall intensity of the traumatic event is gone, but I still have some symptoms, what should I do?
A. You can repeat four steps of the tapping program. Address the specific symptoms or the situation around which they occur. You may also want to read the "Issues" document mentioned above.

Q. Do you work with people privately?
A. Yes. My fee is $100 per session, with sessions usually lasting 60-90 minutes. Call or email me to schedule a session. I do work in person and over the phone.