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I was stunned and so was the audience… (Tapping for Seizures)

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Nick Ortner

Whenever I speak publicly, and demonstrate EFT  (for newbies it’s a combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology) with a live audience, I usually start by focusing on how to use tapping for pain relief, not only because there’s always (unfortunately) people in pain in the audience, but also because it’s so concrete. You KNOW when you’re in pain and you KNOW when it’s gone!

I also demonstrate with pain relief because what I’ve seen in the last decade as it relates to relieving pain is simply extraordinary. 30 years of chronic back pain… Fibromyalgia… A fracture L1 with titanium rods and screws…. 11 years of chronic migraines… and much more, have all been cleared completely and permanently (to never return), using tapping.

Tapping for SeizuresI know that in the 20-30 minutes I usually have to demonstrate the technique, we’re likely to get some great results. And exactly that happened in Sydney in front of 1,500 people. I brought up three courageous women, we tapped together on the physical pain, exploring emotional connections, exploring feelings of self-worth and deservingness, and the results were, as always, extraordinary. For all three women, the pain shifted dramatically. (In fact I heard from one of them the next morning that she hadn’t needed any pain relieving medication that day, for the first time in years…)

So I was happy with the outcome, the audience was excited about the shifts they had witnessed and experienced themselves, and I was getting ready to close up the presentation. I had about ten minutes left before my time was up, so I figured I’d spend that time hearing from people in the audience as to what results they had experienced as they tapped along with the women on stage.

Tapping for Seizures…

One lady stood up and started speaking, “I’m here with my friend Stephanie (Stephanie then stood up), who is 21 years old and has been suffering from seizures the past several months. One of the side effects of the seizures is that something happens to her vocal chords and she can’t speak. So can you tap with her to help her speak?”

I was, to put it mildly, a little overwhelmed by the request! 🙂 I was thinking to myself, “There are ten minutes left in the presentation and you want to see if tapping can help your friend speak??? Yes, I’ve seen extraordinary things happen with EFT, but this seems a little crazy!”

But something inside told me to give this a shot, so I asked the audience if they were willing to stay into lunch a little longer if we didn’t get it done in 10 minutes and when they agreed, I said, “Let’s go for it!”

Stephanie comes up on stage with her two friends joining her for moral support, and they sit on the couch together. In order to get some idea as to where to go with this, I ask Stephanie a few questions, and she writes down the answer on a piece of paper. When I say she couldn’t speak, I mean, not a single sound. It’s not like she whispered or had a sore throat, when she went to vocalize words, nothing happened.

So we began tapping, with me using my intuition to come up with the phrasing for Stephanie, and with Stephanie, since she couldn’t vocalize, thinking the words in her head. (I often get asked, “Can you do the tapping in your mind, and not vocalize the words?” I think this result definitively answers that question, as you’ll see in a minute!)

After several rounds of tapping, I asked her a question and she, to the delight of the audience and myself, squeaked out a “No”. I couldn’t believe it! She spoke a word! Her friends were stunned, she was stunned, 1,500 were stunned and we were all excited for more!

We continued doing several more tapping rounds and when I checked back in with her again, she SPOKE! And not just a word or two, full sentences as if nothing had ever happened. Now we were all REALLY stunned. 🙂 I asked her what happened, to tell us more about what was going on and she said that last time she had had a seizure and hadn’t been able to speak, it had taken her weeks to regain her voice. Now, in a matter of minutes, it was back. She described how she could feel the muscles in her throat and neck relaxing completely, and thus she was able to speak.

She was delighted with the results, her friends were in shock, and the audience gave her a rousing round of applause! Stephanie came up and gave me a hug later on at the book signing, and shared her enthusiasm to continue using tapping, not just for any potential problems with her voice, but to see if she could use it to stop the seizures and heal whatever was going on there.

My response to her… “Based on what I saw today, anything is possible!” 🙂

Thank you Stephanie for your courage (and to everyone else who came on stage), thank you Australia for your welcoming embrace and thank you to Tapping for being such a miraculous tool!

If you were in the audience in Sydney or Melbourne – share your experience of what you witnessed! If you weren’t, what has this story made you think about? What seemingly huge obstacle or hurdle can you commit to clear in your life? 🙂

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  1. Nick Ortner says:

    Hi Susie. Thank you for writing. We are sorry to hear about everything your daughter is dealing with. We do have a new autoimmune program that she might find helpful. Here is the link: http://www.thetappingsolution.com/tapping-solution-autoimmune-disorders/. Consistent tapping can have a cumulative effect so doing some of the meditations and the suggestions in the program may help her feel much better. If you haven’t yet tried surrogate tapping, you may find that helpful as well. Here is the link: http://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/surrogate/. If she is interested in working with a practitioner for more one-on-one help, here is a link with listings from our website: http://thetappingsolution.com/eft-practitioners/. We wish you both all the best.

  2. Susie Miles says:

    Hi Nick,
    My 22 yo daughter has suffered from debilitating seizures for over a year now related to a rare auto immune disease. I have talked to her about the power of tapping however she is resistant to trying it. She often has no time to start tapping at the onset of a seizure, due to her altered state of mind.
    Is there a tapping script that we could try when she is in a good state of mind that would help over a period of time to plant positive thoughts in her mind?
    Does tapping have a cumulative effect over time that may help to eventually change the nature of the bad antibodies that are attacking the receptor in her brain?
    Her condition is called Anti NMDA Receptor Antibody Encephalitis and there are only 500 people worldwide who suffer from it.
    She is on a cocktail of drugs that are debilitating and cause extreme tiredness and mood swings.

    She has had to drop out of uni, can’t drive and is often depressed due to her completely altered lifestyle.
    We have no idea when and if this illness will resolve itself and have been told by doctors that it is unpredictable.
    Would really appreciate your help and any advice. Thanks Nick

  3. kathykathleen321@yahoo.com says:


  4. Rabea Dehghan says:

    Many many hearty congratulations Nick! i am so happy and encouraged about this technique.
    Straight away I am going to sit down and start tapping on a long list of my own problems!!

    With best wishes and regards


  5. Catarina Guldberg says:

    I am really impressed that you went with your feeling and tried! You really belive in yourself and I see you as a role model. You manage to stay humble and work for the best for others.

    I have been training as a EFT practioner and work with my clients and sometimes get amazing results. I have read you book on tapping and it has been a great help to me!

    Best regard

  6. Joanne says:

    EFT is simply amazing!

  7. Megon McDonough says:

    I think Nick’s work is AMAZING!!
    Thank you so much for bringing this great work to a big Light!

  8. MaLa says:

    this brings tears to my eyes – what a blessing Stephanie received with your help and tapping – it is phenomenal prove that tapping works, and for those of us who are a little slow in responding, this is a wake-up call to to get started and/or to keep going if we already have begun and need a little bit more time to heal fully. thank you for sharing this wonderful story.

  9. Marleen pickett says:

    I bought the book and the DVD and have really been enjoying it in the end. And it really works for me it’s too bad everyone doesn’t do it.

  10. Alan says:

    Very inspiring, can this technique be applied for PSORIASIS sufferers?

  11. Dr.Nancee Sweeney-Padzieski says:

    Thank you so much for this powerful demonstration of EFT. I use Tapping every day.
    Right now I am using BSFF (Be set free fast) to release negative conscious and subconscious beliefs going all the way back through my childhood that do not support my true Spirit.
    Each day I feel more and more confident and a deeper connection to Spirit.
    Thank you

  12. Carol says:

    Tricia, what was the name of the whole food beverage your friend consumed for his spinal stenosis.?

  13. Cindy says:

    On the comment about spinal stenosis and dehydration…what is the beverage that hydrates the spine? Do tell…. Trying to get my husband to tap on his stenosis but this would help to know about the hydration.

  14. Tricia says:

    Dinshaw – spinal stenosis if often dehydration. Our spine is up to 80% fluid and the majority of people are dehydrated. You can drink water but the water will not hydrate the cells unless you have the correct balance of electrolytes present. An acquaintance of mine here in Winnipeg reversed spinal stenosis from childhood (he is in his 40’s) with a whole food beverage that hydrated his spine. Surgery is NEVER the answer.

  15. Ann Thomas says:

    Great to hear, wonderful results.

  16. ehis says:

    I Have been suffering from the problem of epilepsy from when a was a child,until i met a great Dr Ebato who helped me out i got is contact from the testimony of others, now am fully well.all thanks to him.any one with such problem can also contact him on +2349038504409 or ebato1232@gmail.com

  17. Angie says:

    I was in the audience that day and it was amazing. Somewhere towards the end of the first round I had this really strong feeling that she was going to speak and it made me so happy. Then she whisper her first word and it blow me away. Throughout the rest of the conference I keep seeing Stephanie talk to her friends and I just wanted to give her a big hug but thought it might be a bit weird even for an I can do it conference .
    Sending a big hug and loads of love angie.

  18. A Karen kelly says:

    I love the feed back AND want some guidance….I’ve been tapping for my self for 3 years and want to get out to help others….and need guidance….HELP.

    I am in a New York state community that has very little alternative health going on.

    Any advice…Phone # 315 507 3209…Karen

  19. V says:

    I wish I had known you were in Australia I would have made my way to Melbourne.

  20. Kavita Sharma says:

    I am diabetic. This condition I came to know in 2001 when I applied for an insurance policy and a man – my husband now came into my life. The life with him is quite tough. My fasting blood sugar remains at 280-283. I feel exhausted all the time. I have a daugher from my previous marriage. I want to get well and live a normal healthy and happy life. Have tried Tapping some times but not regularly. Could you please help me.

  21. marie says:

    This really is stunning, and I am so happy for this lady! I have a question – can tapping clear a financial hurdle? I mean, a financial hurdle that for me is as big as this lady’s physical obstacle was….

  22. Fiona Worrall says:

    I was in the audience at the Sydney I Can Do It with Nick. It was truly miraculous to witness the healing that occurred for lots of people with their pain but even more astounding to witness the session with Stephanie and her speech. Nick was so courageous too, in taking this challenge on and the whole audience got behind the experience for Stephanie. It was amazing to hear her speak after only about 5-10 mins of tapping. Everyone was blown away, including Nick, and so delighted for Stephanie. Nick shared of himself so beautifully and we were blessed to receive. Thank you Nick.

  23. Beth Fraser says:

    Great effect on the girl with vocal seizures. Amazing. Must get back to tapping, 75 year olds have lots of pains! Beth

  24. Tania says:

    I was in the Sydney audience and let me say seeing is believing. It was truly amazing and inspiring. Having 1500 people tapping along showed power in numbers. To see Stephanie’s face, the reaction of her friends, the crowd and Nick was that moment I said to myself wow this really works!

  25. Corrinne says:

    Beautiful story, thankyou for sharing.

  26. Vanessa says:

    Nick is your book translated in Portuguese yet??? I have a niece who’s has herniated discs in her back which conventional surgery can only cure through surgery…she could end up in a wheel chair not expected to walk again if things don’t go well. I’d love to share tapping/your message with her. Please let me know if it has been translated and if so, where to find it! Thanks a bunch. Xoxo

  27. René Arns says:

    Dear Nick,

    Thanks you so much for sharing. And moreover for the wonderful effort you put into making EFT available to the masses! You do have an impact and you do make a huge difference in the world.

    Keep at it and know you are supported by thousands of EFT practitioners that love what you do!

    With deepest respect,

  28. M Howerton says:

    @Christian Loosli – placebo effect would be terrific! As far as I can tell, it’s non-toxic, drug free and has only positive results. If everyone could get off pharmaceutical drugs with a placebo of some sort, the world would be a much better place. The mind is a powerful thing.

  29. Harriet Tubman Wright says:

    What an absolutely awesome testimonial…the healing, transformational power of EFT and believing in what’s possible. I so appreciate your sharing! I’m truly elated by this demonstration,because its also a testament to faith, trust and surrender! Love it!

  30. Anja Kamp says:

    To Mary Liz Holden:
    I suggest you tap for your frustration (and probably anger) for your husband not wanting to use EFT. Take care of your own energy and then see what happens from there. Wish you good luck!

  31. engemi ferreira says:

    Dear Nick, you zing.
    What Karen said about Alaska, is also true for South Africa! After the miracle in Rwanda, I think all Africa is in dire need of EFT. And what a wonderful gift for Stephanie to have been enabled to use her voice again. I have a dream about teams of tapping practisioners standing in front of the gatherings at openings of parliaments around the world, and Tapping away for Peace, Love, Humanitarian Projects and the imbuement of Truth in all their and our hearts. After the two things mentioned above, I think my dream will be easily managable, don’t you? ;~)

  32. Laraine Bunt says:

    Amazing result, it is so good for people to see it in reality how this miracle of tapping is transforming lives.

  33. I was in the Melbourne audience and loved seeing 3,000 people tapping for Wayne Dyer's pain that had taken him off stage and in pain on the floor. After we all tapped for him he was able to come back out and continue after Nick. Nick also had a woman with says:

    I was in the Melbourne audience and loved seeing 3,000 people tapping for Wayne Dyer’s pain that had taken him off stage and in pain on the floor. After we all tapped for him he was able to come back out and continue after Nick. Nick also had a woman with a frozen shoulder who couldn’t move her arm, move it for the first time half way up to almmost shoulder height. I loved sharing dinner with Nick and EFTAP (EFT Australian Pracgtitioners). He is a genuine and generous soul and ambassador for EFT. I’m looking forward to teaching EFT in Randwick, Sydney this weekend! http://www.jennyjohnston.com.au

  34. linda graham says:

    I am so happy for Stephanie. It makes you think that anything is possible. Now I hope it helps her seizures.

  35. Linda Gotsch says:

    I am a speech pathologist. I was reluctant to become involved with tapping in the beginning because of all of my neurological training. As more information has become available to me it now makes sense to me why tapping works based on neurology. In the case of the woman who could not speak she may have had spastic dysphonia because of the seizure. Severe seizures can cause stroke like results. Botox is often used to relax the vocal cords and allowing the person to speak again. However, it often needs to be injected every six months. Tapping relaxed her vocal cords and muscles surrounding the cords. I would imagine that this will be a permanent solution with no further intervention necessary. Now the problem I have is how can I incorporate this into my regular therapy since I know it works?

  36. Dinshaw Kanga says:

    Hey Nick,

    I live in Toronto,Canada. I’ve got your book and DVD and follow with interest all your emails. I have spinal stenosis for which I recently had micro surgery at the L3 L4 level but I still have back pain and numbness in my legs. The surgeon informed me that he has opened up the spinal canal at that level but the nerves were irritated and are bundled up and it will take some time for them to relax and seperate.

    I would be interested in knowing if you ever plan to hold a session in Toronto.

    Best wishes,

  37. Connie says:

    I was lucky enough to be in the audience on that day. I have also used tapping on my own voice problems. Absolutely amazing to see 100% improvement in just a few rounds. Nick…keep up the good work…the world needs to know more about EFT.

  38. Teresa says:

    Nick, amazing story, so impressed and would love to be there to experience it live.


  39. Liz Martin says:

    I was there, this was amazing! I have been practicing tapping for about 6 months and it has changed my life. I first heard about it last year in Sydney for ICDI, when Cheryl Richardson introduced the audience to it.

  40. E P C says:

    I have procrastinating for months now – and have slid to a very poor place

    Soooo. Shame on me and I am now at my 2nd job. And will restart now as in NOW!

  41. Dorothea says:

    Nick: My ‘Nick’ is 50 years old, ‘Autistic’, and vocal but having spoken words only 5 or 6 times in his life. I’ve recently read “The Autistic Brain” by Temple Grandin and allowed myself to consider that perhaps, even at this late date, we could figure out some way to work with whatever part or parts of his brain that have differences that prevent his speaking. This story is letting me consider trying EFT. I use it for myself and do surrogate EFT for/with others, including Nick, but had reached a point of accepting his state and have not tried it on speech. If you or anyone else have brilliant suggestions for my doing this, I’d love to hear them. Thank you for your work, Nick, it is beautiful. DM

  42. Charlotte Seager says:

    I must try tapping to break my cycle of lack. I know I am worth much more than I make (barely getting by) but I can’t seem to get ahead.

  43. Karen says:

    When next you visit Australia I hope you will be doing a show in Brisbane! That would be fantastic.

  44. Mary Liz Holden says:

    My husband has dreadful back pain but refuses to even consider ‘Tapping’ – I leave your book lying around; I leave evidence everywhere; I have all the CD and notes from your Conferences.

    A friend says I shouldn’t try to push it – so I don’t, but what to do?? I want to cry with frustration knowing he could feel so much better. HELP!!

  45. Thijs Kroon says:

    That is so amazing! I am just stunned what you can do with Tapping. When will you come to The Netherlands to speak? I’ll make sure I’ll be in the audience.

  46. Ritu | from the Lifester says:

    What an incredible and inspiring story. I have got to try tapping now. Thanks for this lively story Nick! Xo Ritu

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