Monday, May 8, 2017

Alternative 1 : Algorithm For Addictive Urge


1. Tune the Thought Field -- that is, intentionally think about the addictive urge you want to treat.

2. Rate the intensity of your addictive urge at this moment, using the Subjective Units of Distress (SUD) scale. On this scale, 10 is the most intense it could possibly be, and 1 indicates absolutely no trace of it. Write down the SUD rating before you continue to the next step.

3. Tap the "collarbone point." To locate it, take two fingers of either hand and run them down the center of the throat to the top of the center collarbone notch. This is approximately even with the spot where a man would knot his tie. From there, move straight down an additional inch. Then move to the right one inch. Tap this point five times. 

4. Using two fingers of one hand, tap five times under the eye, about an inch below the bottom of the center of the bony orbit, high on the cheek. Tap firmly, but not hard enough to cause pain.

5. Tap the collarbone point five times again.

 6. Take a second SUD rating and write it down. If the SUD has decreased 2 or more points (which will be the case for most people), then continue with step 7 below. If there was no change, however, or if the change in the SUD was only 1 point, perform the correction for a psychological reversal, using the technique described in this post (CLICK HERE). Then repeat steps 1 through 6.

7. Perform the nine-gamut treatments. Locate the gamut spot on the back of the hand, about an inch below the raised knuckles of the ring finger and little finger when making a fist. begin tapping the gamut spot with two fingers of the opposite hand, about three to five times per second, and continue tapping while performing all nine steps below ( tap five or six times for each of the nine-gamut positions). It is very important to tap the gamut spot throughout all nine of these gamut treatments:

G1~ Open the eyes.

G2~ Close the eyes.

G3~ Open the eyes and point eyeball down and to the left.

G4~ Point the eyeballs down and to the right.

G5~ Whirl the eyeballs around in a circle in one direction (clockwise).

G6~ Whirl the eyeballs around in the opposite direction (counter clockwise).

G7~ Hum a few bars of any tune aloud (more than a single note;
rest the eyes).

G8~ Count aloud from one to five.

G9~ Hum the tune again.

8. Tap the collarbone point five times again.

9. Tap five times under the eye again.

10. Tap the collarbone point five times again.
11. Take still another SUD rating and write it down. If it has declined to 1 (which will happen with most people), move to step 12 below. But if it has decreased significantly yet is still not a 1, perform the MINI PR correction as described below, and then repeat the treatment steps above.

12. To ensure that the improvements you've made are complete, perform the floor-to-ceiling eye roll (when the SUD is 2 or lower): Hold the head level and move your eyes down. Then begin tapping the gamut point as you move your eyes upward.

 A related procedure, called a mini psychological reversal correction, can be used when you decrease your SUD to a 3 or 4 but can't seem to get it any lower.  In other words, you've achieved substantial improvement, but you can't get to the finish line.  A block exists that is keeping you from reducing the SUD any further

In the algorithm for your particular emotional problem, you'll be instructed on whether and when to use this technique. here is the  procedure to follow:
~ Find the PR spot mentioned above,  located on the outside edge of the  hand, between the wrist and the  base of the little finger.
~ Tap about fifteen (15) times with two fingers of the opposite hand.

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As long as a psychological reversal persists, TFT ( or any other treatment) won't be able to get the SUD to a 1.  The PR or mini PR correction will open the door that allows TFT to eradicate your problem.


In order to treat an addiction, the underlying anxiety must be treated.

  So for example, when your stress levels at work/home are particularly high, do you feel like lighting up a cigarette? Or do you reach for a candy bar snack? The overpowering urge to smoke or to eat is triggered by anxiety and by the desire to find false comfort and calmness through food or any other addiction. Remember, however, food or drugs don't really ease the anxiety itself, although they may appear to; they only cover it up like a blanket, actually making addiction more likely and worsening the anxiety. As these substances seem to provide a tranquilizing effect, the addictive urge subconsciously gets reinforced. 

  One of the first clients I treated for addictive urges was a woman I'll call Anne. Her addiction was to Snickers candy bars, and at least three times a day, she would grab one from her purse and munch away. They were always there for "emergencies," she said, and to her mind, they were the perfect tranquilizer. Although her doctor had advised her to lose weight and to cut excess fat and calories from her diet, Anne just wasn't able to stop giving in to her candy cravings. After a single treatment with a TFT algorithm, however, all of that changed.  Her SUD (reflecting her desire for a Snickers bar) plummeted from 9 to 1. I have kept in touch with Anne, and her addiction has not returned for years. 

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