(And some that aren’t necessarily frequently asked, but are included because they could be useful.)

“Tapping looks silly – is there even any research showing that it works?”

Yes.  Although the anecdotal evidence that tapping provides numerous and fantastic benefits is quite abundant, it is also great that we have scientific evidence to back it up.  You can find much of it .  

EFT has been endorsed by such respected scientists as Drs. William Tiller, Bruce Lipton, David Feinstein and Candace Pert (the research scientist who discovered endorphins).


“Who uses tapping…?”

Millions of people around the world from all walks of life have benefited from this process.  In my own practice, I’ve worked with CEO’s, award-winning actors, professional musicians, doctors, psychologists, professional and Olympic athletes, attorneys, teachers, authors, translators, students, software engineers… well, you get the idea. 😉

While some folks may feel that tapping might not be for them, I’m confident that this technique can benefit pretty much anyone.  If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll give it a try.


“How long will I have to tap before I get the results I’m looking for?”

I totally understand folks wanting to know the answer to this, but that question sometimes feels like asking a personal trainer – sight-unseen – how many sit-ups one will have to do before having an “abs of steel” six-pack. It depends on so many factors – how far you are from the goal, what limiting beliefs are in the way, etc. It could be a “one-minute wonder” shift, and it may take great persistence, although there will certainly be a number of positive changes along the way even before a set goal is reached. I believe that whatever you are wishing to transform in your life, it will take less time if you do this work. The question is, are you committed to making that change, or only if it can be done by a Friday?

Q. “Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I can play the piano if I start now?”
A. “The same age you’ll be even if you don’t start … but you won’t be able to play the piano.”


“How do I tap for {insert issue here}…?”

I know it can be frustrating wondering what to say while tapping. It’s over years of doing it that I have become more comfortable allowing the words to flow. And different practitioners will have different ideas about how tapping phrases should be worded.   If you are looking for ideas of how to use EFT for a particular situation (such as what set-up phrase to use), please check out either the recorded rounds of tapping on the “Products” page, or, for more individualized coaching, click on “Services” for how to work with me live in groups or one-on-one.

In the meantime… To me, the most important thing is to get started tapping, even if no words come to mind. You can repeat a word that represents the issue (stress, anger, frustration, etc.) or even hum a tune. In many of the e-mails I’ve gotten where someone is explaining what is bothering them, they could simply take the statements they write and add “Even though” at the beginning. Then rate that feeling on a scale of 0-10.

For instance, if your issue is,“I am constantly worrying about my brother,” that becomes the set-up phrase: “Even though I am constantly worrying about my brother, I choose to love and accept myself.” “This worry about my brother,” can be the reminder statement you use on each tapping point. If and when other words come to mind, go with it.

The more emotional the issue, though, the more strongly I encourage you to work with a professional. Some places are too dark to venture into alone.  (Suggestions about finding a practitioner are below.)


“Do you have a video on {insert issue here}…?”

You can search my YouTube library by , then entering keywords in the search window about your desired subject, such as love, happiness, health, money, etc.  Maybe try different words.  Something useful is likely to come up – perhaps exactly what you are looking for.  😉


“I got your phone app, but there’s no sound.”

Thank you for your purchase.  Chances are that you have your phone set to ringer off.  While YouTube videos usually play sound even when the phone is on mute, videos played within this app cannot.  Unmuting your phone should do the trick.


“Where are the items I purchased?”

Thank you for your purchase.  All of my products are online and downloadable — nothing to be shipped — and you should have been automatically redirected to the download page — I apologize if that didn’t happen as it should have. If you purchased the program via ClickBank, please check the receipt you received from them – it will include the download link.  If you purchased through PayPal, and missed the redirect link, you will need to contact me. Please include the product name, purchase date and/or receipt number in your message, and someone will send you the link as soon as possible.


“Can you send me CDs or DVDs?”

At present, all of my products – with the exception of – are electronic for immediate download – I don’t have physical products to mail.  This makes it quicker for you and is easier on the planet.  😉

Once you have purchased an audio program, you are welcome to burn it to a CD, if that make is easier to use.


“I can’t (or don’t want to) use PayPal (or, depending on the product, Clickbank) – is there another way to pay?”

Yes – you can send a check or money order in US dollars, or use Western Union or Moneygram. Not as immediate – you’ll have to wait until I receive the money – but it’s another option.


“I yawn when I tap – is that normal?”

Yes!  There are a number of physical signs that energy is shifting – yawning is the most common.  It’s a good thing.  It’s also not uncommon for other signs of physical release to happen, such as crying, sneezing, burping, etc.  But if you are uncomfortable with what is going on, trust your gut feeling and slow down – perhaps consult a professional.  BTW – if you aren’t experiencing any of these, it doesn’t mean the tapping isn’t working.  It may just be more subtle.


“Nothing seems to be happening – or things seem worse – what’s going on?”

Part of us resists change, and as we start trying to make change happen, that part might sound the alarm, and may block us from noticing any improvement, or may create challenging situations, in order to scare us off.  As if to say, “Now look what you’ve done.. stop messing with the status quo.”  Persistence should move you through this.  But, again, if you are uncomfortable with what is going on, trust your gut feeling and slow down – perhaps consult a professional.


“Will you be speaking live anywhere?”

Any upcoming events will be listed on my Calendar page. And to be sure you know of anything I’m up to (or sometimes even just thinking about being up to) be sure to subscribe to my . And I am always open to invitations… 😉

I also often appear on radio shows and telesummits – those are announced in my newsletter and on /.


“Why don’t you provide coaching by e-mail?”

Also known as, “Why can’t I write you a long e-mail telling you what is going on in my life and have you send me a response that will fix everything?” I don’t blame anyone for wanting that, and I wish I could do it – I really do. I do the work I do – including the YouTube videos (a free resource) – because I want to help as many people as possible make positive changes in their lives. But there is only so much time in the day, and like everyone else I have to make choices about how that time is best spent for the highest good of all concerned. And even if I didn’t receive too many requests to keep up with (and I do) my best work with a client happens in the live connection we make – and that can’t happen in an e-mail exchange. And… well, there are a number of reasons, but I won’t bore you with them all. Thank you for understanding.

If your situation feels like it requires more support than is provided in my products, I recommend you work personally with me or another practitioner (see the question below about practitioners). I understand that this may pose a financial challenge for you – this is part of the reason so many of us offer free resources such as YouTube videos. But I also know that the magic is in you, and no other person is required for you to succeed in life.


“I want to be a practitioner – do you have a certification program?”

I have often said, “I don’t teach EFT… I use EFT to teach.”  😉  However, there are quite a few folks out there who are very good at teaching it.  I generally recommend *.


“Can you recommend a practitioner?”

I may not be the right person for you to work with, but fortunately there are quite a few of us doing this work.  You can Google “” or maybe start with *.  Find out what you can about a practitioner, and trust your gut feeling about who seems like a good fit for you.

*I am not affiliated with EFT Universe and get no commission from them.  I respect Dr. Church’s work and liked what I saw at a training I attended.


“Re: JVs… Why won’t you send a solo e-mail about my product/book launch?”

I occasionally do joint ventures – for information on that, please .  However…

I have been on lists where I get so many e-mails about different products that I simply unsubscribe – I feel that I am just a number on that list. I want my subscribers to want to be on my list, and to feel that I respect them. Yes – I could build up my list by doing joint-venture deals that include solo e-mails – but then it becomes a numbers game – hoping I sign up more people than are unsubscribing because they are frustrated. A lot of people run their lists that way – and that is fine for them. It’s just not how I roll. 😉


“Are there any negative side effects from tapping?”

Well… maybe if you tap too hard…

I am personally unaware of anyone experiencing any serious negative side effects from tapping.  It is not unusual, though, for some physical and/or emotional discomfort to come up, as tapping can uncover deeper issues that were already present, but not in conscious awareness.  Continued tapping helps the healing process.  But different people require different care. I am not a doctor, and the information presented here is not intended to replace appropriate advice or treatment by a physician or mental health professional.  It is recommended that you consult a qualified health practitioner prior to using this technique.  While EFT has yielded impressive results in treating physical and psychological issues, not everyone will benefit in the same way.  EFT is still in the experimental stage and, while a growing number of PhD’s and MD’s are adopting it, we cannot claim that it is risk free.  That’s why you must take responsibility for your own well-being if you choose to tap.  While I’m confident that tapping can provide great benefits, I make no claims as to what, if any, benefits you will receive.


“I have heard it is bad/wrong to use EFT.”

As you might guess, I completely disagree, finding such warnings unfounded.  I’m unaware of any research that they are based on, making it opinion, not fact.  But you are responsible for your own well-being, and need to decide what is right for you.  Get informed, and then, based on what you’ve seen and know, you are encouraged to make a decision you feel good about.


“I have other questions about EFT.”

If you have questions about Emotional Freedom Techniques, many of your questions can be answered on the “About EFT” page. For even more EFT information, including the free manual, training videos and numerous case studies on a variety of issues (probably even the one you are wondering about), visit the main EFT site .

More to come…