EFT Tapping on the Saboteurs

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Tapping is an acupressure technique that activates points on the meridians in the same way as acupuncture. This Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was developed by Gary Craig in the 1990s based on his study of work done by Roger Callahan in Thought Field Therapy (TFT).  He simplified the process to this basic recipe of 8 tapping points. Since this standardization, many studies have found Tapping leads to a significant reduction in pain and stress. For example, it has been effective in providing relief from fibromyalgia, PTSD, and sustained weight loss.

Shirzad Chamine’s work on Positive Intelligence has provided keys to greater mental fitness through identifying your saboteurs and moving them to sage. In other words, catching the mental and emotional gremlins that undermine your effectiveness and shifting to responding from intuition and inner wisdom.

In these videos, EFT tapping is directed to a particular saboteur. The idea is to activate the energy pathways to shift negative patterns associated with each saboteur. This includes reducing the impact of the predominant emotions, beliefs, and behaviors associated with each saboteur.

You can find out which saboteurs are yours by taking the free assessment here.

New to Tapping? Check out this explanation. Or, start with this introductory video explaining what Tapping is and how it can be used to rapidly switch from Saboteur to Sage.

Click on the header to view each tapping video.

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Judge Saboteur EFT Tapping Video

The Judge finds fault with yourself, others, or the situation and frequently acts alongside one or more of the accomplice saboteurs below.


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Controller EFT Tapping Video

The controller saboteur brings a compulsion to take charge of the situation and control people and outcomes.


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Stickler EFT Tapping Video

The stickler saboteur seeks perfection. This is a need for order and organization that is taken too far.


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Avoider EFT Tapping Video

The avoider saboteur focuses on the positive and pleasant in an extreme way. In particular, there is a need to avoid conflict and any difficult or unpleasant task.


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Hyperacheiver EFT Tapping Video

The Hyperacheiver saboteur depends on constant performance and achievement for self-respect and self-validation as well as the attention and acceptance of others. L. This focus on external validation leads to unsustainable workaholic tendencies and loss of touch with deeper emotional and relationship needs.


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Pleaser EFT Tapping Video

The pleaser saboteur attempts to gain acceptance and affection by helping, pleasing, rescuing, or flattering others. Those with this saboteur are not connected to their own needs and may become resentful over time as these are not met.


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Victim EFT Tapping Video

The victim saboteur uses emotional and temperamental responses as a way to gain attention and affection. There tends to be an extreme focus on internal feelings, particularly painful ones as well as a martyr streak.


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Restless EFT Tapping Video

The restless saboteur is constantly in search of greater excitement. Rarely at peace or content with the current activity which leads to constant switching and extreme busyness.


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Hypervigilant EFT Tapping Video

The hypervigilant saboteur assumes continuous intense anxiety for dangers and error. This saboteur demonstrates an extreme vigilance that never rests.


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Hyperrational EFT Tapping Video

Those with a hyperrational saboteur adopt an intense and exclusive focus on the rational processing of everything, including relationships. those running this saboteur are often perceived as cold, distant, and intellectually arrogant.


Lead Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay
Judge and Saboteur images from Shirzad Chamine, Positive Intelligence © 

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