Ph.D., Energy Psychology, An Interview - Page 6
By Jay Kantor, Ph.D. , Ridgewood, NJ, EFTNJ.Com,
also had some problems in the way she would deal with her
employers. She was a
nice, nice person who had some blind spots in her life.
We talked about it and I got a thumbnail sketch of what was
going on. I checked
first of all if she wanted to get over this problem (a check for
psychological reversal), and she did.
So, I didn't have to treat reversal.
I asked her to think about the situation that happened with
her uncle. I diagnosed
her and I found out that to correct her imbalance, she could tap
on her forehead, at the center of her forehead at what we call the
third eye point, and then she could tap under an eye, and then the
side of her eye, and then under her arm.
These were the points that came out of my diagnosis of her.
After I took her through the treatment, she said,
"Hah. I can see
what's happening, but it doesn't seem to bother me."
Then she continued, "But you know, I'm starting to
recall some other things about my uncle," and she goes back
to some things in her childhood in relationship to him.
Those issues have some charge associated with them, and so
we repeat the treatment procedure.
Then she became compassionate towards him.
She said, "I guess he really doesn't understand some
things. I guess he
really can't help himself."
Then she talked about this experience of his smell -- that
there's this smell he has and that every time she would smell
this, it would create a disturbing emotion.
So I had her bring the smell to mind and I took her through
the treatment process again.
She came back to me two weeks later, during which time she
had encountered her uncle. She
told me, "I saw him, and I saw him interact with other
people, and I saw things about him I've never seen before.
He really has a hard time socially and he's kind of bound
up, but he's trying very hard to relate to people.
I could only feel compassion.
I'm not saying we're buddy-buddy -- it's not like he's
going to be my best friend -- but I really can't feel the negative
things I used to feel towards him.
What happens when this therapy works well -- and it works a
lot and works at a very high level -- people move from negative
states and they get in touch with the deeper feelings, like
compassion, love, understanding, and forgiveness.
I think it really helps people to get in touch with their
JK: So, where people retain a memory of
the event, the disruption and emotional disturbances are treated
by the tapping.
Fred Gallo: Right.
The memory doesn't change.
They can still remember exactly what happened, but the
emotional memory is gone. The
charge is gone. It
frees the person up to move on.
JK: Are these techniques a substitute for
these replace psychotherapy?
Fred Gallo: Yes and no.
Certain aspects of psychotherapy will be replaced, like I
don't think it is necessary any more to have people go through a
lot of emoting. I
think going through a lot of emotions can be a problem for people.
It can re-traumatize them.
Also, if what we mean by psychotherapy is to try to
convince a person to think differently about something that's
emotionally upsetting, that aspect is going to have to change too,
because it's not necessary to do it that way.
Is there still a need to have a relationship with a
That's not going to change.
A therapist's presence, if they're in a good state of
health, resonates in a way that's very helpful.
can help the person to look at what has come up in doing these
example, when I took the lady through the procedures concerning
her uncle, I asked her what she got from it and what she thought
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