Weight Loss with EFT Tapping

  • August 11, 2015
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Weight! A heavy and often touchy topic for many of us here. It is that monster which tries to catch up with us the moment we relax a bit. It is that shadow that refuses to leave us even at noon. It is our much abhorred companion which may disappear for some time but loves us enough to return back. But hey! Does it really have to be this bad? What if it is that poor little creature which has a message for our well-being that we refuse to hear? What if it’s a warning sign that our system needs to be cleansed emotionally? What if it is our guardian trying to protect us and would be happy to retire once we learn to be on our own and stable?

The key to tackle weight lies in acceptance and not resistance. Instead of resigning to it, let’s look at our weight directly. Let’s see what it brings us, how it makes us feel, what is causing us to gain weight, what is it that we refuse to look into by having this layer around us, the questions are many. The issue of our weight gain needs to be closely examined and understood. It’s the first step to understand our own selves, even the parts which are carefully hidden but make their presence felt anyway. An effective way to do this is by using Emotional Freedom techniques (EFT/Tapping).

Since my late teens, I had shared this love-hate relationship with my body. I would obsess over my weight gain and try a variety of diets only to discard them in a couple of days. I would enroll in a gym only to lose motivation in a week’s time. It had become a family joke that I lose weight only by looking at or passing by a gym that I never have to go inside. The closest I got to my ideal weight a few years back, and still had many kgs to shed was for my wedding. The motivation was at its peak. But it was a temporary weight loss and within a year I was at my heftiest best. I had given up on myself after that. I had stopped caring. Though my weight kept fluctuating, I never really made any attempts to lose weight. What came as a pleasant surprise last year, was when I had lost 5 kgs without doing anything about it, no diet, no exercise. I had not even noticed it because I had not bought a weighing scale as it would constantly remind me of my failure to lose weight. People started complementing me which initially I didn’t take very seriously. One fine day, I happened to check my weight and I was shocked to see all that weight disappear. I was back to my wedding weight, even a couple of kgs lower than that. I was thrilled and I knew why I had lost all that weight. I had started practising as a Hypnotherapist with Dr Sodhi around that time and had learnt EFT Tapping. I had been doing it for many of my own issues and having sessions with my clients and I definitely felt lighter and happier. I started telling my friends and family about this discovery and they were thrilled too. Next thing I knew, I was teaching my Mom EFT and other mind-body-energy approaches to facilitate weight loss. In a month, she had lost 7 kgs, again without any kind of diet or exercise. Many months later what shocked us even more was that she was having Hypothyroidism at that time which went undetected. She lost all that weight with EFT defying her health condition and it’s tendency to gain weight.

EFT Tapping helps in resolving our deep rooted issues which lay the foundation for weight gain. We can work on our beliefs about ourselves, others and our relationship with food and exercise with this beautiful technique. We can resolve emotional disturbances and find our balance. It is a very fast and effective way to lose weight and more importantly to get in touch with our own self. In fact, when we focus on our own well being, weight loss is but a happy by-product.

At Dr Sodhi’s Enhancers, Thane, we have used EFT for weight loss with our clients as a part of our 3-day workshop called ‘Why Wait to Lose Weight’. We also have a weekly group therapy programme spanning 7 weeks where different aspects of weight gain are explored and resolved. Through this platform, we have seen people not only lose weight but also that they learn to embrace themselves despite the weight. They get in touch with their own selves, start communicating with their bodies and give themselves the respect that they have always deserved. They start enjoying their lives first and feel the confidence that they had thought would come only with weight loss. By dissociating these conditions, they are happy in their bodies and weight loss follows.

As Jessica Ortner from The Tapping Solution puts it ‘We have it backwards, weight loss doesn’t lead to confidence, confidence in yourself and your worth leads to weight loss!’ I am only happy to testify it.

-Mitali Akarte Kokate, Dr Sodhi’s Enhancers


EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique in Deep Waters!

  • April 11, 2015
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In Feb 2014, I was all set to experience my inner self and so I enrolled myself for Vipassana. Anxious, yet excited, I began my journey. I went to Igatpuri, finished the documentation work, set up my room and submitted my phone (which was the hardest thing ever!). As I sat in my room, the severity of the loneliness caught up with me and I threw up. I was trying to calm myself and I threw up once more. Soon, it was time to assemble in the hall. The churning in my stomach began and I threw up yet again. By this time, I was really exhausted. I knew it was a desperate subconscious attempt to get out of there, back to the safe and the known. I knew I didn’t want to be there, I just couldn’t be there. So I approached the authorities, made a few calls back home. My husband told me that he would be there to pick me up the next day. I was shifted to another area and given a room away from the other participants. It was eerie, I was alone.  My health worsened with a bout of diarrhoea. I was desperate for the morning to arrive. Though I was relieved, I also felt like a failure, deep within. I knew I had failed myself.

I was quiet throughout the journey back home. With every passing moment, I cursed myself for being such a coward. I could have been better the next day. If only, I could hold on for a day…That evening, while mindlessly surfing the net, I came across a link to the World Tapping Summit by The Tapping Solution. I had seen a video of tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT while studying Hypnotherapy and it had really intrigued me then. A beautiful synchronicity caught me unawares. It was the day the 10-day summit began for which I just had to enrol free of cost. The 10 days beautifully coincided with the 10 day Vipassana course I had just left. So, to compensate for my failure, I took it upon myself to listen to their two audio presentations daily. I would tap along, make notes and internalise every word spoken. The times I couldn’t attend, I made sure I recorded them to listen to it later.

By the end of those 10 days, I had another tool added to my repertoire of therapies, this one being my favorite. I knew I was made for EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)  and it is going to change my life. In the days that followed, I applied it to anything that I could for myself, headaches, back pain, anger, lethargy, etc. I even worked on the feeling of failure that I got because of my return from Vipassana. It helped.

But the best of my EFT sessions were yet to come. In June 2014, we went on a family trip to Bali, Indonesia. We all excitedly enrolled ourselves for deep sea diving in Gili, a beautiful sub island. The lessons in the pool were a cakewalk but I knew the first session in the ocean would be a real test. Though I love being in the ocean, it really intimidates me with its endlessness, in terms of depth, expanse and sheer power. So, in my first attempt, I came down with a panic attack and refused to go down to the sea bed. I just floated on the surface, wishing if only I had enough courage…When I climbed back to the boat to go back to the shore, I experienced a bad sea sickness. I knew I had to tap on it. My father insisted on a tablet, but I remained adamant. Within a few moments, I was ok. I kept tapping even while having lunch. I tapped as and when I could, to prepare myself for the next day. I had to do this. And I knew in my heart that EFT could make me do it.

The next day, as a measure against sea-sickness, everyone popped a pill. I went ahead without it. I kept tapping and the first hurdle was over. The next one was jumping from the boat, backwards, with my head first. It was scary as hell the first time. They had to push me. This time, I did it rather elegantly. I was impressed, partly with myself, majorly with the power of tapping. When I was taken down, I was mesmerized by what I saw. It felt like I was not on earth anymore. It was so beautiful and yet so crude, nature at its best. No sound, only life echoed in my ears and I was filled with gratitude to God to have given me this chance to witness the marvel that I did. I touched the sea bed, and I knew, that no matter where you are, you need a base to hold magnificence, you need grounding. Seeing so many fishes swim by, I was wooed by the number and variations of colours that swam with me. So many vibrant colours, changing and moving. I was exposing my senses to the best experience ever. I swam through the ocean delighted, camouflaging myself with the serenity of the depths of the ocean.

As I climbed back to the boat, I sat on the stairs leading up, with the lower half of my body still under water and a current of joy running up my spine. I knew I had befriended my fear, only to let it go…

Since then, I have used EFT with so many things, with myself, my family, friends and clients. I even got over my fear of flying using this wonderful yet simple technique. I later undertook professional training to learn it and it has further increased my orbit of using it.

For me learning Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is like having a black dress, a white shirt and a pair of denims…absolutely essential in one’s wardrobe of life! I hope it touches your life the way it did for me and millions of others.

– Mitali Akarte Kokate, Dr Sodhi’s Enhancers