Case Study: The power of tapping for all the family

March 2, 2020
Kate Marillat
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This is a personal account of how EFT and Matrix Reimprinting helped a mother and her six children manage their emotional wellbeing, it is written in their own words:

‘I’m the mum of six children. I’ve got a 19-year-old, 15-year-old, 13-year-old, 11-year-old and twins who are seven years old. Six years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder and it was difficult to manage all of the children and my illness.

It was an incredibly tough time, as I’d been bullied at work following a return from maternity leave and this had brought to the surface traumatic memories of being bullied as a child. I went into complete shock and my whole world began closing in around me. I left my place of work, unable to cope with the daily attacks, and went on to find out that my partner had been cheating on me, so left my relationship and faced the daunting task of being an unemployed single mother.

It was the first time I’d been unemployed since the age of 18 and I just couldn’t see a way out of the ever-extending black hole I seemed to be free-falling into.

Then came the diagnosis and the medication that made me feel completely numb. It was two years into my illness that I found EFT, NLP and Matrix Reimprinting, which was how I managed to turn my life around.

Eighteen months after I began using EFT, NLP and Matrix, I went back to see the psychiatrist who had diagnosed me and explained what I’d been doing and how I was now feeling. He told me I could never have had bipolar affective disorder in the first place, as it was incurable. Having received that news, I was determined not only to continue to manage my own emotions and mental health, but to help others to do the same too.

I realized how much of an impact on my children my illness and all the trauma we’d faced as a family had had. They were very unsettled and there were complaints from school on a regular basis, although these became less frequent as my health improved.

I turned to the same methods that had helped me make such huge strides. These tools had helped me deal with all the negative feelings I’d had, together with the traumas that had contributed to my illness. Before I’d had these tools, I hadn’t known how to deal with my unpleasant emotions, and I realized that my children hadn’t learned how to either.

After doing lots of tapping with my eldest daughter, who was 12 at the time, I took her onto one of Karl’s EFT and Matrix training courses to develop her own learning on the subject.

The result was absolutely phenomenal!

Grace had always been bright and done well academically, but having these skills took her to a new level. She literally started to ace exams and fire on all cylinders. Soon she was helping her friends deal with their emotions by using EFT and I saw the impact that was having on them as well.

Following Grace’s success, my son Michael, who must have been about 11 at the time, took Karl’s EFT and Matrix training as well. Since that point, they’ve just been able to manage things a hell of a lot better.

What I noticed was that the minute my behaviour changed and my outlook on life changed, I started to model different behaviour for my children, and then their behaviour changed and their outlook on life changed as well.

I also tapped a lot around all my children, so my youngest, the twins, were actually tapping at three. If her oldest sister annoyed her, one of the twins would come and get her “tappy teddy” and say, “Grace annoying me,” over and over again. By the time she’d tapped through three points, she’d be off playing again – it cleared instantly. Now, if she falls off her bike or does something similar she can come and find her tapping wizard, have a little chat and that’s it. She clears it and gets on with her day.’ .

This technique can transform not just your life, but life for your whole family.

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