Understanding and Healing Pain and Illness

by Amod Joshi on May 10, 2012

This blog is the summary of notes that we took as we experienced the Tapping World Summit 2012 and it gives our interpretation of the message shared by the key speakers. For more information on this event, please visit the Tapping World Summit 2012 page.

Day 2 – Green Room – A Faster Solution: Understanding and Healing Pain and Illness – Nick Ortner

This topic is so important and Jessica Ortner, the host of the Tapping World Summit 2012,Pain Free shares the statistics on people who suffer from pain for more than 24 hours and in America alone, it is a whopping 76.5 million. Pain is something each and every person experiences. Nick Ortner addresses this problem and explains the application of Tapping and the fact that it can be used on any type of pain.

Nick Ortner is producer of this Tapping World Summit and also the creator of the super-hit movie the ‘Tapping Solution’. He is also writing a book that will be published next year, where he will share some of the insights on the movie and also share his experience as an EFT practitioner.

The most vital piece of this interview was the Tapping Tree – Lindsay Kenny, also featured in this Summit, has come up with this concept and is very useful to explain the various layers of pain. Nick explains how we can learn this model of the Tapping Tree (which is also shown in the workbook, available on upgrade) and apply it to all sorts of pains – right from a minor neck pain to a major chronic pain. To understand the Tapping tree, we can visualise any big tree, with leaves, branches, trunk and roots. These parts of the tree become the various layers of the pain. The most visible form of pain is when we experience it and it is associated with the leaves. The emotions behind the pain – the sad feeling, the anger or the stress of carrying the pain all the time – these become the branches. The trunk is the event that first caused the pain – it could be the accident that you met, or the traumatic event or the diagnosis that announced the sickness or disease. Then finally the roots are the beliefs that we build around the pain – “it will never get better”, “It needs a surgery” or “It will take a long time to heal”.

Now that we associate the various aspects of the pain to all the parts of the trees, we can Tap on any part and bring the whole tree down. Some may start with the leaves and as they Tap, they may realise the strong emotion behind the pain and then they start Tapping on this branch and slowly make their way to roots and get rid of the pain for ever. Or some may start at the trunk and Tap on the accident or the diagnosis result and explore the other aspects and give it all a shake . Nick then narrated some amazing stories from his movie – The Tapping Solution – on how some of the participants went through the various parts and were able to get rid of the chronic pain which they had for several years. He narrates the story of Patricia and how Rick Wilkes, another EFT practitioner who is featured in this Summit, went with her into diagnosis memory and did tapping on that. After years of chronic pain and doctors telling her she cannot improve, she finally got a solution – the Tapping Solution.

Nick also shares and narrates another story of John and how the chronic back pain after 30 years. He had the pain at the scale of 8 or 10 every day. While doing the Tapping with Steve Munn, another practitioner featured in the movie, John expressed that the emotion he carried with the pain was Anger. As they Tapped on anger, John went back to his childhood incidents and recollected how his father used to beat him with a leather strap. They tapped on that too and the next day, John woke without any pain for the first time after 30 years.

Nick then shared the questions that we should ask to ourselves in order to find out where to begin Tapping.

  • What is the emotion around the pain? Or How do you feel about having this pain?
  • When did the pain first start and what was going on in your life at that time?
  • Does this pain represent someone?
  • Who would you be without this pain?
  • Does this pain have a message for you?
  • What’s the upside of holding onto this pain?

Answering these questions will give the script or the focus area where we can then concentrate the Tapping.

Nick in the course of this interview went through 2 very effective Tapping sequence. He used the Slip disc and then Anger as 2 pain areas to do the Tapping. If you suffer from any of these, be sure you listen to this interview. Others can simply replace Slip disc wither their health problems and use the Tapping sequence.

Another very important point Nick brought clarity to was that Tapping is not addressed to treat a disease, it is more about addressing the journey of healing, the stress or the experience. He gives an example of Cancer and explains that in such cases, we should not end up saying “Even though I have cancer I deeply and completely accept myself.” The approach should be how to reduce the stress in the body. Putting it again with the perspective of the Tapping Tree – we should Tap on the side-effects (leaves), Tap on the emotions (branches), Tap on the event or in case of cancer the diagnosis news (trunk) or Tap on the beliefs (roots).

Tapping is all set to change the way people are handling stress and Nick Ortner has a large contribution in this work.

3 take-away points from this session: 

  • The Tapping Tree – a fantastic way to deal with the pain
  • Questions to be asked to get more specific and generate the script for Tapping
  • Tapping sequences

Did you miss out this event? You can still buy the recordings of these powerful session, plus get a Workbook and many other bonus Gifts – Click here.

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