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

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Tuesday August 27, 2013
by 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? :)

Note: Also, if you want to join me at a live event, there are a couple of opportunities in the next few months. If you’re in physical pain, or know someone who is, then I highly suggest you check out our event, The Tapping Experience for Pain Relief.

http://www.thetappingsolution.com/pain

(The early bird special ends soon, so sign up today!).

A quick note about this event: I’ve had some people comment on it saying, “I’d like to go but my pain is related to X (where X stands for the medical diagnosis, slipped disc, pinched nerve, some sort of “disease” and so forth). And my answer is always the same: The results I’ve seen with tapping for pain relief extend way beyond what conventional medicine understands as it relates to pain relief. I’ve seen people with titanium rods and screws in their backs, who are told they’d always be in pain because of “X”, become completely pain free.

It’s possible, and we’re going to work together to make that happen in October:

http://www.thetappingsolution.com/pain

I’ll also be speaking for Hay House in…

New York City:
http://www.hayhouse.com/tour_details.php?tour_id=126

and Pasadena, CA:
http://www.hayhouse.com/tour_details.php?tour_id=133

Join me! There’s nothing like the live experience to transform your life.

 



 

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  1. ehis says:

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  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. V says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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….

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. Corrinne says:

    Beautiful story, thankyou for sharing.

  11. 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

  12. 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,
    René

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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? ;~)

  17. Laraine Bunt says:

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

  18. 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

  19. linda graham says:

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

  20. 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?

  21. 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,
    Dinshaw

  22. 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.

  23. Teresa says:

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

    Teresa

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. Karen says:

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

  29. 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!!

  30. 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.

  31. 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