While she was sitting in his chair, a woman’s dentist twice asked her if she had taken Valium. She had not, but she was really calm. He asked this because never before had she overcome her fears of the dentist.
What had changed?
She had eliminated her severe dentistry fears through a private session with me of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) tapping. Most of her nervousness had simply faded easily away within an hour, and this had nothing to do with willpower.
EFT is an acupressure technique where you focus briefly on a personal problem while you tap on key meridian endpoints on your head, body and hands. This soothes your meridian energy system, which is disrupted by stress, for one specific purpose at a time.
In this case I had assisted my client to let go of fear of the dentist and everything associated with a dentistry visit: the antiseptic smell of a dental surgery, the sights and sounds (that drill!), the feel of sitting in the chair, the feel of having instruments in her mouth, the various procedures… and most of all, her fear of possible pain.
Now, this woman does not love going to the dentist! But a dental appointment is no longer a nightmare, to be anticipated fearfully for weeks. She can take it in her stride, and just be grateful for the dental care.
(Eliminating phobias is just one application of this new and highly successful self-help technique, EFT.)
Lots of people won’t go
Statistics tell us that millions of people avoid going to a dentist at all, even for check-ups, because they can’t overcome their fears. They might drag themselves there in a dental emergency. But they put their overall health at risk because they are so frightened. Dental problems that are ignored can affect the entire body’s welfare.
Even people who are scared of dentists because they have had a bad experience with one or more dentists can be helped to gently and easily overcome their fear through EFT tapping.
A scientific study carried out by a British dentist showed that a number of his nervous patients calmed down following even ten minutes’ EFT tapping, administered before the appointment by a member of his staff.
EFT is a self-help skill in many instances. Its purpose is to make life easier! You can learn to do it for yourself through my book, ‘Tapping Your Troubles Away with EFT’, you can view or buy at my websites. You might even be able to overcome your fear of dentists yourself, through trying this leading-edge technique.
EFT is a self-help skill in many instances. Its purpose is to make life easier! You might even be able to overcome your fear of dentists yourself, through trying this leading-edge technique.