Since Gary Craig invented Tapping / EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) back in the 1990’s there has been an explosion of different varieties of ‘tapping techniques’.
One new addition to the field are the Intentional Energy Processes (IEP) created by psychologist and performance coach Steve Wells (co-creator of Simple Energy Techniques and Provocative Energy Techniques).
Intentional Energy Processes
- Although IEP also uses ‘tapping’ it is quite different from ‘classic’ EFT. In IEP the problem itself is not the main problem, the problem is our attachment to the problem and the distress that the attachment causes. The way we emotionally hold on to the problem and (sometimes unconsciously) refuse to let go of it. That suffering caused by attachment is not a new idea, Buddhism is framed around that perspective, and it appears in many other traditions and techniques including the work of Byron Katie.
- Instead of a set-up statement, IEP starts with an intention statement that invites the unconscious mind to release its attachments to the problem and restore the energy balance in the system. After that, the tapping is delivered without reminder phrases and the client just attends to their inner experience as it changes.
- The IEP process is continuous: once started tapping is continuous, whatever arises in consciousness is fed back into the intention phrase and continues. This continuous tapping, guided by the client’s unconscious mind leads to a powerful ‘tapping state’ that allows previously hidden connections to emerge and be resolved without having to cognitively figure anything out.
- The direction of the tapping is mostly guided by the unconscious mind of the client rather than the conscious mind of the practitioner. The tapping state allows the client to easily traverse the networks of unconscious associations and connections dissolving the net as it goes.
- The session starts with whatever is going on for the client, you don’t need to get specific before you start. IEP works just as well with vague or specific starting points. The client can start from anywhere, even if that is very vague or general.
- Intention Tapping can help the client to process many tangled aspects of a problem with surprising speed and leaves them with a sense of of calm clarity.
You can find out more about IEP / Intention Tapping on Steve’s website.
I offer one-to-one sessions and online group mentoring sessions for IEP trainees and practitioners.
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