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Summary: An EFT session helps man determine he is overeating due to a childhood experience having too much responsibility.

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Using EFT to Solve Weight and Anxiety Problems

By: Baerbel Froehlin

John is a man in his fourties, a CEO in a computer company who came to me asking for help to bring down his weight and his high blood pressure. He described that with a few pounds too many and his stressful job he was experiencing anxiety on a daily basis. He often found himself sitting at his computer eating candy bars and drinking soda, because it had a calming effect. Besides that, he constantly felt as if he never had enough time to do his work, he always felt pressured by the responsibility; as if he wasn't able to do a good enough job. So he just couldn't help it but stuff himself with sweets.

We started out with:

  • Even though I never have enough time to do what is expected from me...
  • Even though I comfort myself with sweets... and I feel guilty about it... but it's the only thing that takes away my anxiety...


  • Even though I am afraid of failure... and I am in charge of this whole company...
    I now choose to accept my chocolate cravings...
    because I understand I do need those sweets to make myself feel better... to be able to do my work... to calm down a bit...

Here he went into a light trance, obviously relieved of his guilt and anxiety, to find himself back at an early age of 12 years.

As we easily moved through his experience, he described how his parents at one time had to leave for a weekend trip. They left him to babysit his younger brother, but most importantly, in charge of the gas station they owned. He had to be there all the time and he didn't leave at night. Being overwhelmed with this huge responsibility and scared to death of being robbed, he found himself sitting in the gas station all night with a loaded rifle on his knees!

And there and then he kept himself awake all night by eating one candy bar after the other. The many sodas he drank that night he could still remember.

After he opened his eyes, the tears kept streaming down his face and boy, did I get a big hug! That was the whole session. He went home like on clouds and e-mailed me three days later that he had started to lose weight almost instantly. Since then he'd been losing so much weight that everybody asked if he was ill so he stopped being so selective with what he was eating. Now his weight is normal and his blood pressure is absolutely fine. He no longer feels overly pressured in his work, he is much calmer now and enjoys his slim, healthy body.

What a great experience, to be the facilitator in this transformation. EFT opened the doors once again.

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    Baerbel Froehlin Baerbel Froehlin is an Expert EFT Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Artist and Health and Wellness Facilitator. In her therapy she uses with great success EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Hypnosis and Art Therapy as a powerful healing combination. She also does EFT sessions over the phone. Baerbel specializes in women's issues, anger, self-esteem and emotional eating issues. She is the author of Hypnotic Tuesdays.
    For a free EFT session and info about her workshops, visit Baerbel's website, Smooth Changes Therapies at www.smoothchanges.com.




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