EFT Case study
Date: 1st October 2010
Manuela has been feeling anxiety for around three months regarding her relationship with her husband of 20+ years. Through her generally happy marriage she has supported her husband in his career and relatively recent career change whilst bringing up their children.
Her issue is that her husband’s business is taking off and he has hired a younger female secretary. She feels threatened by this although she knows the woman is happily married. Her husband is working locally but spends a lot of time at the office. She is frustrated at feeling so threatened, and upset at the idea of being betrayed by her husband after she has given him so much support and put his career first for all their married life. Now that his business is becoming successful, their children are just about grown up, and they are starting to feel financially secure she feels that he does not need her so is not dependent on her and she feels he could potentially betray her. Because it’s a fear of something with no foundation in fact she doesn’t feel able to discuss her fears with her husband.
Issues / Symptoms Presenting – Fear at being betrayed and let down.
Issue / symptoms working with today – As above but also a lack of support for her needs from her husband.
SUDs level when focused on reached as high as 10.
I used general tapping on Manuela to bring her level of intensity down to a 2 or 3, then we explored the symptoms above. When asked what memory the current feelings brought up she described a much earlier time in their marriage when she had moved away from Spain from all her family and friends to be with her husband and they first had their children.
Because she had very strong beliefs about how she wanted to raise her children - ie in a much more holistic, untraditional way than the way that was common in the UK 20+ years ago she was constantly being attacked by her in-laws about being a bad...