EFT is such a wonderful tool to have 'at your fingertips' and I think for parents, especially new ones, it can
be invaluable! I was again reminded of this during a recent visit with family.

Arriving looking totally tired and frustrated were relatives of mine with their 7 month old baby boy who was
quite distressed. He had been up all night and when the parents (and grandparents) tried to put him to
sleep he became even more hysterical. Basically everyone was tired, frustrated and anxious.

So I asked them if they would be willing to let me try EFT. I had noticed that everyone was trying to soothe
the baby & to get him to be quiet. So I let him lie in his cot screaming & kicking while I gently tapped on him
and myself at the same time. While tapping I gently said "That's it, let it all out, it's so frustrating." I also said
for me "Even though he is distressed, I am ok.'  Within 15 minutes he was sound asleep. When he woke he
was much happier and was able to sit peacefully in my lap for 45 minutes - something he has not done in the
past for anyone.

Later on that day it was again time for him to have a sleep and everyone had tried for an hour or so before I
again offered to help. I lay on a recliner chair with him, which allowed him to be free to scream and kick
safely without me holding him tightly.  I then tapped on him and myself, all the time gently saying "That's
right, let it all out. It's so frustrating, no one understands me."  Again within 15 minutes he was sound
asleep.

At this point his mother was really interested in the technique. I showed her the points and I explained to
her that by tapping on the baby and myself at the same time he was able to process his rage and I was able
to stay calm and centered while he did.  She rang me that evening to say that EFT worked brilliantly when
she tried it and that she was feeling very relieved after such a stressful 24 hours, and looking forward to
some much needed sleep!
EFT ARTICLES:  Resolving Issues For A
Frantic, Hysterical Baby
While tapping I gently said "That's it,
let it all out, it's so frustrating." I also
said for me "Even though he is
distressed, I am ok.'  Within 15
minutes he was sound asleep. When
he woke he was much happier and
was able to sit peacefully in my lap for
45 minutes - something he has not
done in the past for anyone.
EILEEN'S NOTE: EFT is a great way to keep your own emotions from going into overdrive. Some people are seriously triggered by an
inconsolably crying baby-- maybe the truth is that
many people are-- and that emotion may take the form of intense anxiety, anger,
frustration, panic, sadness, or even fear. A few rounds of EFT can help you calm YOURSELF down, so that you can better soothe and
respond to the baby. A wonderful side benefit: if you do this routinely, very soon you probably won't be triggered at all.
EILEEN SULLIVAN, CERTIFIED EFT PRACTITIONER (EFTCERT-I)                                                                  EMAIL: AREYOUTAPPING (AT) YAHOO (DOT) COM                                                                                            (704) 905-4665
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use of EFT. It is VITAL to note that you should not stop taking any prescribed medications, nor alter your dosage, without the advice of the prescribing physician.
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