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EFT After a Car Accident

By December 18, 2011Guest Posts

Guest Post by:

Ruthi Backenroth

After a car accident, EFT can be an extremely useful tool to help anyone involved to overcome the physical and emotional effects of that trauma.

I would urge people who have been in car accidents, whether recent or long past, to tap on acupuncture points while reviewing the images, physical sensations, any aches and pains you have, as well as all the thoughts and emotions that come to mind while tapping about the incident. First learn EFT, and if you are unduly upset about the incident get help from an EFT practitioner.

I worked with 2 people who, in separate incidents, had been rear-ended by another car. I worked with one person for only one session in which I believe she resolved most, but not all, of the effects of the accident. I worked with the other person about 8 times and she is also satisfied that EFT helped her get over the trauma. When I first spoke with my 2 clients, they were each very upset and were unable to cope with daily life in their usual capable manner.

The body has natural and spontaneous recovery systems. So why is the pain still there? Very often the chronic pain or anxiety one feels for years or decades after the accident is somehow related to the shock of the moment of the accident, as though that shocking moment is still having an affect on the body, not allowing the healing to take place. It is as though that shock remains as a physical thing, which keeps you, stuck in the accident.

Rather than discuss my clients’ specific issues and how we dealt with them, I will simply list a few of the many common aspects that may come up after a car accident. You can often resolve these aspects with EFT Tapping:

Physical – back pain, neck pain, black and blue around eyes, being in the emergency room with an uncomfortable splint, dizziness, feeling faint, sleeplessness, extreme anxiety, moderate anxiety, shaking, headaches.
Visual – seeing the driver of the other car, the expression on his face, the other people at the accident and their facial expressions, the ambulance, the first thing I saw after the crash, my car, the other car, the darkness outside.

Somatic – hitting head to steering wheel, bumping head back to headrest, the impact, the feeling right after the impact, the noise of the impact, feeling faint.

Emotional – emotional reaction to the expressions on their faces and to what they said, scared, afraid, dissociated, feeling sorry for the other driver, afraid of the other driver, afraid to drive, anxious, stress about dealing with insurance and bills, intense reaction a week later when saw damage to car, depression, sadness, uncertainty.

Auditory – the noise at impact, the ambulance sirens, what people said at the accident, thoughts at the accident, thoughts after the accident, fault and blame, words about fear, words used to describe accident, doctors’ and nurses’ words.

We tapped on all of these and more physical and emotional feelings as well as the images. As veteran tappers my clients also tapped liberally on themselves after our sessions. Using EFT and a few other modalities, we reframed many of the thoughts, lightened many of the images and kept tapping until they felt more relaxed, peaceful and comfortable in their minds and bodies. This was certainly an important step in the direction of emotional and physical pain relief.

I encourage you to learn about EFT and use the technique for all of your physical and emotional symptoms.

Ruthi Backenroth

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