OYM Brad Yates | Emotional Freedom Techniques

 

The pain you’re feeling might have a more deep-rooted cause than you think, and the solution might be simpler than you’ve ever considered. Today, Timothy J. Hayes, Psy.D tackles healing through Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with Brad Yates. Brad is internationally known for his creative and often humorous use of EFT.  He is also the author of the best-selling children’s book “The Wizard’s Wish,” the co-author of the best-seller “Freedom at Your Fingertips,” and a featured expert in the film “The Tapping Solution.” In this episode, Brad shares how EFT has helped clients overcome their trauma, experience relief, and manage stress levels. He also shares the benefits of adopting a positive mindset and diligently looking for what’s good in our lives. Learn more about the wondrous effects of EFT by tuning in.

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Releasing Pain and Trauma Through Emotional Freedom Techniques With Brad Yates

Brad Yates is known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Emotional Freedom Techniques known as EFT. He is the author of the bestselling children’s book, The Wizard’s Wish. He’s also the co-author of the bestseller Freedom at Your Fingertips, and he’s a featured expert in the film The Tapping Solution.

Brad, welcome. It’s good to see you again.

Likewise, Timothy. It’s always great to see you.

It’s been some time since we were at the Integrative Mental Health Summit together and did another interview. I’m looking forward to getting caught up and talking about what’s new in your world. I understand you’re back to doing some live seminars.

I’m finally feeling that it’s safe enough to bring people together in a room and a lot of other people that are doing live events are back there. It feels to me one of the best ways to deliver this work is in a group setting with people in that shared energy and from doing live workshops with EFT when you have a bunch of people in there. There’s something special that happens there. It’s important to do these kinds of events. Since then, I’ve been back out. I got back to London and Dublin, where I was going every two years doing workshops, and I just got back from doing another workshop in New York. I haven’t been back there since before the pandemic. That was exciting.

What size audiences are you doing in your live presentations?

I’ve been doing them a little bit smaller. I’m keeping the rooms smaller. For this one in New York, I kept it to about 50 people. For the one in London, I kept it to 80 people. I’ve had bigger crowds there before, but starting out again after the pandemic, I was like, “I’m going to make it a little bit smaller and try to keep it a little bit more compact.”

What’s the length of the session?

These events have been two-hour evening events. I’ve done a range of things from two-hour evening events to half-day workshops to day-long workshops to full weekends. There’s something special about each kind, and it depends on the person who’s coming in. I’ve had people who come to the two-hour workshops, especially if they’ve been to a longer workshop when they’re like, “It’s not long enough. I want to go deeper.”

I did a weekend retreat in London some years back. I remember getting an email on Saturday night from a couple who was there. They said, “This has been one of the best things we’ve done. This was so fantastic. We loved it so much. We’re not going to be there tomorrow because we’re toast.” After a full day of tapping, they felt spent. “We absolutely love it, but we’re not sure we can do that.” I’ve had people who come for the full weekend and say, “When are you going to do a full week?” I haven’t done that yet, but I will one of these days.

My experience with it was that, and part of this is due to the size of the room, but if we had anywhere from 25 to 30 people, some of the feedback forms would get filled out with, “This is too big. There are too many of us. You didn’t get to work enough with us.” The other thing is we would do it from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM with a half-hour lunch. Most of the people at the end of the session were ready to have it over.

There’s so much tapping and so much energy moving. Sometimes, so much crying, relief and release. I get it, but there have been times when I’ve left those, and I’ve been energized, ready to keep going and do more. There are other times when I felt like, “It’s nap time,” because I don’t get to predict how that flow of energy is going to change for me or be experienced in my system.

I’m usually pretty energized. When I do the full weekend-long workshops, and I’ve spent so much time with these folks, we’ve had a lot of laughs and tears. It’s been a powerful and intimate experience. I get to that moment at the end where it’s time to say goodbye, and I lose it. Most of the time, I’m like, “You guys are the best. Thank you so much for being here.” It’s standard tapping so that I can get through it.

I understand. There are powerful shifts that happen for some people. You just did one in New York. Any stories to share from that process for us?

There were a number of interesting things that had gone in. The first woman to speak had some heavy stuff. It’s like, “Okay. Here’s a way to get the ball rolling.” I’ve had this a few times when I’m doing a live workshop, and it’s, “I didn’t expect that in a live workshop.” A lot of folks were then saying afterward, “That so resonated for me. That was so powerful.” They were very grateful to her for bringing that up.

I had a woman who was going on a date the next night, and she hadn’t been on a date in ages. It’s one of those cool things of being able to work on something that a lot of folks can relate to try something new or something uncomfortable, but it’s one that opens itself up for a lot of humor. As a former actor who has done a lot of comedy, especially a lot of British comedy, I love to find humor in things. It’s a lot of fun in a live workshop to do things like that, and in the end, for her to be like, “I’m looking forward to tomorrow night.”

One of the keys I have found, whether I was watching Gary Craig as he was creating this and doing his life workshops or in my own experience, is if we can lighten it up and help people understand that this is all okay. Whatever’s happening is okay because it’s part of your life, and this energy’s going to move. When it gets stuck, it feels one way, and when it moves, it feels another way. If we can help people understand, they will probably prefer the flow experience to a tight, intense, and constricted experience. One of the things that help it flow is to lighten up and have a little fun with it.

It’s the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, especially when we’re talking about things that can be heavy. Who wants to go in and go in all misery, dread, and all these awful things? Even though we still get shifts, it’s not like humor is necessary for it, but they say laughter is the best medicine. If we can combine laughter with some tapping, now we’ve got something.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: Humor is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, especially when we’re talking about things that can be really heavy.

 

For me, a lot of times, for myself or working with somebody else, the humor comes in when I realize I’ve been catastrophizing. I’ve been exaggerating the importance of this one thing. Every time that thought comes up, I shy away from it. I’ve been treating it as though it’s going to be the end of my existence or the end of my ability to function without realizing it. When I can shine a light on that, then I start to laugh at it because it’s this or that, which is an event that is going to pass, and I’ve been through many of those in my life.

That’s why Gary Craig calls them our comedies, the writing on our walls and when we shine a light on them. There have been many times when I’ve worked with folks who had things that were upsetting from the past, and they get to a point where they’re laughing about it. It’s because it does seem like a comedy. Not in that moment, but afterward, we can get to a place of seeing, “I can’t believe I believed that.”

I can’t see what I’m believing as long as it’s hidden under that label of fear. Too much, too fearful, or too painful. It’s so wonderful that it helps people shift and let go of enough energy so this other thing can bubble up. They can see it more clearly. We have another tool that I use quite often that’s a worksheet that people are filling out.

As they start filling out the worksheet and labeling what their thoughts, emotions, and the dynamics are in their life and what they’re making it mean, they start to get all tight and tense to the point where they might be crying so much they can’t talk. We’ll then start tapping and breathing. For intense situations, we might tap or breathe for ten minutes, but eventually, the energy comes down and they can soften and get through the rest of the worksheet. Most of those, by the time they’re at the end of them, they’re chuckling or laughing out loud.

We had that stress response when we tried to make a change or when we threatened the status quo. Even if we can see the benefit of it and acknowledge, “I know it will be beneficial to go there, but when I try to open that door, I freeze. It’s locked.” This is why folks like Dr. Bessel van der Kolk use it in trauma work because you want to address the trauma, but if you’re in that tightness, “I can’t go there. I cannot go in that room,” the tapping calms that down, so it’s, “Okay. I’ve got this.”

It gives us the freedom to look at things. Often when we do, then allow ourselves to look at it, it’s like, “I was afraid of that? Why was I worried about that?” Not that it’s always like that. I’m certainly not suggesting that “Once we look at our demons, there’s nothing there,” but so often, the image I always think of is a light shining behind a mouse. If you’re looking from one direction, you see this giant shadow, and if you turn around, it’s like, “It’s just this little thing.”

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I like to talk to people about how these things, these memories, and the meaning I have for them got into me at a certain time in my life through my framework of what I thought life was and who I was. The five-year-old Tim was terrified of going into any place that wasn’t well-lit, even if it was on the main level, but a basement? There was no way I would go into a basement that was dark.

In my 60s, I’m not so terrified of that, but if I have a memory that got downloaded when I was 5 or 6 years old that involved that level of fear, I haven’t been willing to look at it and that part of my mind, the mindset of the five-year-old Tim, is still there intact and is viewing and interpreting all of the memories and all the sensations through that five-year-old mindset. It’s as terrifying for me now in my 60s as it was when I was five years old until I can shine that light on it and realize, “I’m not five years old anymore.”

Many of us are walking around being governed by a five-year-old. I talked about that, and it was in the section that I was in in the film, The Tapping Solution, and talked about how we make so many decisions on a daily basis based on things we picked up when we were 5 or 6 years old. I said, “Imagine you’re trying to figure out your stock portfolio. Would you go down to the local kindergarten and say, ‘Kids, help me make this important life decision.’” We’re doing that all the time, and we don’t realize it. Also, we’re doing the best we can.

One of the things that I try and teach people is that we have this guidance system within us that’s pretty near infallible. If we go into tightness, retention, or any kind of negative emotion, rather than thinking that means something outside of us needs to change, if I turn the focus inside and ask, “What part of me is creating this,” and “How old do I feel,” are one of the key questions we ask people in the work I do with them. It’s amazing how once people get past that initial resistance of, “I’m this age. What do you mean? How old do I feel?” and they get used to asking that question, many people have reported to me, and that’s the best question I’ve ever taught them, “How old am I feeling right now?”

I’ll sometimes say, “With your eyes closed, imagine a whiteboard and a number’s going to appear there in a moment, but just wait. This thing that’s happened, what number, what age are you?” That’s whatever number first pops up for them. Sometimes, they’re very surprised, and it’s because we make a decision at a young age doing the best we can with all of the tools and resources, and information in our hands. We come to a decision about, “This is not safe for me. I’m no good at this or that. From now on, we’re going to operate from this as an overriding rule for safety,” and then we forget about it. We’re going through it. “How come we didn’t make that phone call?” “I don’t know.” Your five-year-old knows.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: We make a decision at a young age doing the best we can with all of the tools and resources and information in our hands.

 

Whenever that part of me gets resonated into activity, it takes over. That’s now the filter through which I’m viewing the world, but if I can understand my ability to tune more into the physical body and read my tensions and pick up those early warning signs that I might be withdrawing from something or feeling tightness or tension or trying to push something away or grab onto something that got a natural flow, any of that tightness or tension can serve as the wake-up call for me to breathe and soften and/or use the EFT tapping. Ask, “How old do I feel? What’s the emotion that’s going on here?” Start using these tools like EFT tapping to get that energy moving rather than in the stuck position it’s been in.

Everything starts to change because I’m seeing myself and the situation I’m in very differently. I remember one time we had good fortune. I had grandparents that had a cottage on a lake. Up until I was twelve years old, we went there every summer for two weeks or whatever it was. It’s like heaven for a kid. When my kids were very little, 3 or 4 years old, I was in my late 30s or maybe 40 years old. I went back to that lake for the first time in all those years, and I cannot tell you, “Honey, they shrunk the lake.”

I had these memories. I knew the diving stand, the lake was massive, and the creek we had to jump across that we couldn’t do for years. It’s like this little tiny thing. It was amazing how my perspective shifted. It was a shock to my system, but we do that all the time and don’t realize it internally. Whenever my younger self or fear or trauma gets resonated, it changes what I am looking at the world through.

In psychology, you talk about False Memory syndrome. With trauma, there’s big T trauma and little t trauma. There would be a false memory, big FM, and little FM. Maybe not horrible. I totally misremember things, but having certain memories of things being a different way. “I need to pay attention to this. I need to keep myself safe. I need to be afraid because things were like this.”

You can come back later and go, “It wasn’t like that.” Sometimes it is. When I was a kid, there was a house that we used to go at the summers, and there was this painting called the Philosopher’s Wife. It’s a scary painting. We used to hide it in different places so that people would find it, and it would always give them a spook. Years later, I went back to that house and found it again. It’s like, “That’s still scary.”

It’s important to understand that we aren’t saying everything’s fine and nothing is a problem. We have traumas. We have difficult situations to deal with. We lose friends that move away. We have accidents. We have physical aches and pains. We have relationships that go when we don’t want them to go. We have friends and family that die.

What’s critical for us to understand is that we can have that experience at one level. If I’m doing it and I’m centered at this moment with my full adult capabilities, I have one experience of that, but if that’s resonating also a trauma from when I was 12 or 15 or 5 or 7, I’m not going to bring my adult skillset to bear to navigate this situation.

We’re trying to handle too many things at once and so many unresolved things, and it’s like, “You’ve got this event going on?” “Yes.” “What about all these other events that are similar that are getting triggered here?” It’s the stoic philosophy of it’s not what happens. It’s our thoughts about what happens that cause us pain. Other than actual physical trauma to the body or illness or something like that, where that kind of physical injury to the self, the other thing is it is our thoughts about that.

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It’s to take that time to go back and question some of those thoughts and say, “What is it about this that’s upsetting me? How old am I? What am I afraid of? What have I been told about this, and why should it be this way?” I sometimes like to call what I do reconsideration work. It’s looking back at what’s going on and reconsidering those thoughts, beliefs, and memories.

You can look at it and say, “It wasn’t quite like that.” All of this stuff that I’m dealing with now, I can start to heal that. There are times when I’ll be working with someone, and they’re going through some challenges. It may not be the hugest challenge, but it’s difficult. As we’re tapping or peeling layers of the onion, we become aware of some other stuff that hasn’t been dealt with or cleared up in the past.

This current upset, you may have manifested this so that you could deal with it. It’s something inside your higher self that is like, “Our lives would be better if we did some cleanup work from the past.” Also, we’re not going to come up with that out of the blue so let’s create some mild event to open that door and go, “Here are some other stuff,” and now I can clean up decades of things and create greater freedom to live a much nicer life.

One of the things that I’ve experienced so much with tapping is that when I start to get that tightness or tension or start to get flooded with intense emotion, I can’t see much. If I can do the simple process of tapping, trust the process, and repeat, where, “It’s safe and healing, I’m going to be okay, I’m going to love and accept myself, I’m going to love, accept and forgive myself,” and then tap as I focus on the negative aspects of whatever is going on in the moment, whether it’s a physical sensation, a negative thought, or negative emotion, I tend to spill off enough of the energy that something else can rise in my awareness and get a whole different view of what was going on.

One of them, in particular, was a thing that happened about a few years ago. I’m fully an adult. I’m in my own office, and I’m having this very negative response from doing a video with somebody. I went home and did the tapping and the breathing. In the middle of the night, I woke up tapping and breathing. All of a sudden, I flashed on a memory from when I was fourteen.

The situation that was going on in my life was I wanted this person. What he had said was recorded, and he was denying that he said it. I was so stuck, and I wanted him to tell the truth. In the middle of the night, I was doing the tapping, and all of a sudden, I realized, “Here’s his memory from when I was fourteen, and my dad caught me dead to rights.” I wouldn’t have told him the truth if he’d put a gun to my head.

I did some more tapping. I had this other worksheet process I did. All of a sudden, I saw an aspect of that memory from fourteen, that, in all the years since I was fourteen, I never saw that aspect. The tears came. As I saw it, I thought, “That was clearly what I thought at fourteen, and it’s so clearly not true or accurate.” It immediately lost its impact on me, but I couldn’t see it for all those years until it came up, and I was thinking, “This person’s the one who’s not telling the truth. This is what you were talking about.”

I was carrying this burden of the trauma of having lied to my dad back when I was fourteen completely outside my conscious awareness. The thing that stuck in it for me was the ramifications of this horrible conclusion that I had downloaded, and the conclusion was false. As I said, it was a catastrophizing thought about something. It blew way out of proportion.

I hope you called this guy to thank him for lying.

I send him a large donation every year.

You think he might have said, “Tim, I normally wouldn’t lie, but I felt that you had something you needed to resolve, so I just felt I’d trigger you.”

The guy’s an absolute saint. The point is I wouldn’t have had that discovery if I wasn’t willing to do my work. In this worksheet process, I do the EFT tapping. If I wasn’t willing to turn the focus inside and say, “Why am I waking up in the middle of the night focused on something that’s already over, 2 or 3 days after the fact?” If I weren’t willing to turn the focus on myself and use the tools that I know work for me, I’d still be carrying that.

The tapping, as it calms down the nervous system, gives us that feeling of safety to look at that stuff. Most people are walking around with blinders because there is stuff that’s too uncomfortable. Even if this stuff is completely running my life and keeping me from all kinds of great experiences, I can’t look at it. I can’t handle it. As we calm down and go, “It might be safe for me to look at that. What do you know? It wasn’t what I thought it was.”

It’s like the smoke detector. I’m so afraid of it because it’s going to tell me there’s a fire. It’s like, “The batteries needed to be changed. How about that?” That’s why I’m on such a mission to make tapping known to as many people as possible. Give it a try. Give yourself permission and allow yourself to feel that it’s safe to look at some of these things and question some of these thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. There’s a level of freedom and joy on the other side.

I keep thinking about how it might be possible that there are some things that were too overwhelming for me to deal with when I was 8, 10, or 12 years old that would be too much for me to deal with now. It might be possible. Every time I’ve run into it, and I’ve done the work and looked at it, those things that I get activated in me now that seem like they’re so overwhelming, and when I realize that they’re from back then and my adult coping mechanisms and life experience come back online, I’m fully capable of handling pretty much everything that was overwhelming me when I was fourteen years old.

An expression from another EFT practitioner was, “You have handled 100% of your worst days.” If you could handle it back then with perhaps the meager resources you had at that time, the limited experience, intelligence, and maturity, you handled it then because you’re still here. You may not have handled it as gracefully as you would’ve liked.

Now, it’s like, “If I was able to handle it then, I could handle it better now because I have this knowledge, experience, wisdom, maturity, and tools like tapping and things like that. That gives us that permission and that sense of safety to be able to look at some of these things and say, “I can go back in here, reconsider it, and change my mind about it.

I know you started with clinical hypnosis work. I remember one of the things that tipped me into being freer to share the EFT tapping was when a gentleman had rapid transformation therapy. It was a hypnosis technique. He was phenomenal at it. It was one of those personal genius things where it was difficult for him to teach others because it came so easily to him. In the middle of one of those deep trauma sessions, he had the person start doing EFT tapping. I thought, “There is some credibility to this at that higher level.” It let me get into it even more deeply because, as simplistic as it is, when I’m slowing my breathing and tapping on the points on my face, body, and fingertips, it is powerful.

Most of us know that stress is a problem, and most, if not all, of the issues that trouble us, are either caused by or worsened by stress. A simple mind-body technique to calm down stress can be so powerful in so many different ways and at different levels. It can be a minor little, “I’m going to calm down a little bit to the deep work that a therapist might do using EFT in a trauma session.”

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: Most, if not all, of the issues that trouble us are either caused by or worsened by stress, and having a simple mind body technique to calm down stress can be so powerful in so many different ways.

 

I’ve had a number of people in my EFT one-day workshops who get rid of aches and pains. I used to be clueless as to how that could happen, but I wouldn’t deny their experience. I also got turned on by the work of Dr. John Sarno, where he talks about Tension Myoneural syndrome. It’s a tension that’s held in the muscles and nerves.

His research indicated that if tension has some muscles in my body constrict blood vessels, even a reduction of as little as 10% of oxygen supply to tissues is enough to initiate excruciating pain. If we’ve got somebody that can’t lift their arm over their shoulder for years, and they come and they an EFT tapping session and after 1 or 2 sessions, they’re swinging their arm over their head, they go, “It’s a miracle cure.” No, they only released some tension right here that was pinching off the blood supply and causing a stabbing pain, so they wouldn’t want to lift through it.

Disclaimer for the people reading, your results may vary because sometimes, in EFT, with those one-minute wonders where something miraculous happens, and it’s figuring out what could be all kinds of memories and beliefs and things that are in that tension. Sometimes it clears up quickly. When Dr. Roger Callahan discovered using tapping for Thought Field Therapy, he cleaned up this woman’s water phobia in a matter of less than a minute.

Unfortunately, when people hear about that, they expect, “EFT always works in less than a minute.” There are benefits that are always working, and there are always benefits. They may be too subtle to notice at times, and some of these things take longer. We calm down the stress that’s causing the pain and the restriction in the muscle. Those things can happen. I had a similar thing when I was first starting out. He is somebody with a back problem. I was at a health fair, and I had a booth.

Somebody came over, and I said, “On a scale of 0 to 10, how troublesome is your back?” It sounded like an eight, and we did some tapping. They said it felt a little bit better, and they left. They came back about two hours later and said, “I don’t know if you’ve been around the park, but over another part of this health fair, there’s a dance floor. We’ve been over there dancing. What the heck did you do to me?”

As he was out, they’d been out there dancing. He’d forgotten that he’d had a back problem. As we clear up the stress that constricts those muscles and the blood flow and causes that pain, there are great things that can happen. When I’m working with folks on pain, it is reassuring the mind that we’re not going to forget about it because there’s that part of this that we need the pain to remind us that there’s something that needs to be taken care of.

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It’s this idea of, “If I break my leg and there’s no pain, then I won’t bother to go and get it set because I tapped away all the pain.” I’m like, “No. Tapping doesn’t make us stupid.” If we’re on a tall building and we have a fear of heights, and we tap, and it’s like, “I feel relaxed now,” we’re not going to decide, “I’d probably feel fine if I just stepped over the edge.” We still have respect for what is true, but it allows us to question what isn’t true or what may not be true.

Dr. John Sarno, who’s the medical doctor, he’s a surgeon that created the concept of Tension Myoneural syndrome. He would do body scans. He would have people come in. He wouldn’t have them come in limping and have them start doing his release work or EFT tapping. He would send them to a whole set of scans to ensure there wasn’t a broken bone, bone cancer, or something dislocated. Once he found out that there was no major physical disruption, then he would start them with that mental-emotional technique very similar to what the EFT tapping is to great effect.

What’s his book, the famous one?

He’s got 5 or 6 different books.

I got a lot of help from his book many years ago.

John Stossel did a newsreel on him, and they did a documentary on him. Fortunately, he was able to see it before he died. That is still available on the internet through AllTheRageDoc.com because his theory was that the vast majority of back pain is the unconscious rage that’s being held in the mental, emotional, and physical tension in the body. You can watch it for $5 or $6 or buy it for a little bit more. I’m aware of a number of people who have gotten an improvement by watching that documentary.

As you were saying, I’m not trying to imply that if you tap, all your pains go away. I was talking about how when I read Dr. Sarno’s work, it gave me a way to understand how some of these things that had been happening in these EFT classes could happen. They weren’t miracle healings. They were only releasing the stress that would cause pain.

I’ll point it out to folks. I’m not saying EFT is doing a miracle healing. It’s calming down the stress that’s the root of what you’re aware of or the distress you’re experiencing at the moment.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: EFT is not doing a miracle healing. It’s just calming down the stress that’s at the root of what you’re aware of at the moment and the distress you’re experiencing.

 

I looked at the clock and realized we were coming down on time here. Why don’t you take a breath, center yourself, and think, “What is something that we’ve already talked about that you want to highlight or something we haven’t mentioned yet?”

We should probably highlight sending out loving blessings and energy, the idea that we have stuff that blocks us from doing that, and how tapping is a great way to question those unconscious beliefs about why we couldn’t or shouldn’t acknowledge the loving energy that’s at the core of who we are and then send that out because it’s such a powerful practice.

It’s a win-win situation because we feel that we get in touch with that loving energy, who we are, and what’s there, and allow ourselves to send that out to the world. It’s a powerful thing, and acknowledging that we do have stuff that may be from when we were 14 years old or 5 years old or whenever it might be that says, “Nope, you’re not in a loving world if you don’t have this. It’s not loving energy. Don’t send love to other people. Be afraid. Be angry. Hold that rage.”

We’re not bad or stupid for feeling rage in our bodies. We’re just trained to do that because we’ve learned that this is what we need to do to protect ourselves and give ourselves permission to question that. Hopefully, let it go both for ourselves and for the world at large because whether we’re sending loving energy out or we’re feeling more peace in our own body, and we’re cleaning up our own little corner of the street, that makes a difference in the world.

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Most of us who’ve practiced that understand that if I’m going to be sending loving energy or loving thoughts out to somebody else, I have to have it in me first, so I get the benefit.

It’s hard to give what we don’t have, and we’ve got it. Sometimes I’ll say, “I’m clearing what doesn’t feel like peace. I’m clearing what doesn’t feel like love.” It’s there. We just got to clear away what’s covering it up.

I love the idea of tapping into the positives. So often, it gets lost because people come to us as practitioners and say, “I’ve got this ache. I’ve got this pain. I’ve got this stress. I’ve got this negative emotion. I’ve got this horrible relationship dynamic,” and we’ll start tapping on the negatives. In my best sessions and works with people, I won’t leave until we’ve tapped in plenty of the good. Tap in the love and send it out to others. It’s delightful again to spend some time with you. Thanks for taking this time. What is the website that you would direct people to?

It’s TapWithBrad.com.

Also, they can find you all over YouTube. I greatly appreciate your being willing to share with us, and I look forward to the next time we chat.

It’s always great to talk to you, and thank you for the opportunity to share this.

Brad Yates is known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Emotional Freedom Techniques known as EFT. He is the author of the bestselling children’s book, The Wizard’s Wish. He’s also the co-author of the bestseller Freedom at Your Fingertips, and he’s a featured expert in the film The Tapping Solution.

Brad has also been a presenter at a number of events, including Jack Canfield’s Breakthrough to Success, and has done teleseminars with The Secret stars Bob Doyle and Dr. Joe Vitale. He has been heard internationally on a number of internet radio talk shows, and he also has over 1,000 YouTube videos that have been viewed over 34 million times. More information is available at TapWithBrad.com.

 

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OYM Brad Yates | Emotional Freedom TechniquesBrad Yates is known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
Brad is the author of the best-selling children’s book “The Wizard’s Wish,” the co-author of the best-seller “Freedom at Your Fingertips,” and a featured expert in the film “The Tapping Solution.”

He has also been a presenter at a number of events, including Jack Canfield’s Breakthrough to Success, has done teleseminars with “The Secret” stars Bob Doyle and Dr. Joe Vitale.

Brad has been heard internationally on a number of internet radio talk shows. Brad also has over 1000 videos on YouTube, that have been viewed over 34 million times. More info is available at www.tapwithbrad.com.

 

 

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