For example, most people have one or more, or a single massive reversal on
health related issues. If they were muscle tested, they would test weak on
"I want to be healthy" which means they don't believe it, and for them, that
isn't actually true at all.
These are the people who struggle endlessly with substance addictions,
weight - and fitness problems and the like. These are the people who are
trying to fight themselves using "will power" to overcome their own internal
programming that runs to the reverse of what everyone - including parts of
themselves - are telling them they "should" or "should not" be doing.
The problem with using will power when there is psychological reversal is
this: will power was never meant for long term use. It was designed
originally to allow the mind to override the body, briefly, in moments of
emergency and necessity, such as being able to run into a burning house to
save a child, or to override fear in order to face fighting a lion.
Using will power, therefore, to try and overcome problems and force oneself
to be doing certain things on a long term basis has two possible outcomes,
both of which are problematic to say the least.
One outcome would be to succeed, and to continuously override the parts that
are reversed. This continuous exertion of will power drains the system and
the body of energy, creates rigidity in mind and body, and can have serious
repercussions for long term health - the conflict doesn't go away, it may
just go underground and express in all kinds of dis-eases instead.
The other outcome is that the one who is trying to override a psychological
reversal with will power simply can't keep it up.
As we've mentioned above,
"running on will power" drains enormous amounts of energy from the system,
and if there are other demands on this energy, or low energy states such as
feeling down or depressed one day, feeling a little ill, picking up a bug,
that's all that's needed for the will power to collapse and the reversed
parts to take over once more - that's the "recovering alcoholic" in a moment
of crisis who turns to the bottle, or the fat lady who's had some bad news
and makes straight for the fridge.
The long term effects of this are a terrible toll on the person's self
esteem. Every time this happens, they berate themselves for being weak,
useless, hopeless and for "having no will power".
Many therapists too, spoken or unspoken, tend to share society's view that
people who can't control themselves are somehow weak, less worthy, that
they're not trying hard enough, or that they want to suffer.
Energy reversal takes all that emotional blackmail out of the process. And
treating for energy reversal is easy and profoundly effective - there are
two specific points that correct a reversal within minutes, namely the Karate
Chop and the "Sore" Points.
Together with all the meridian therapies' excellence at uncovering root
causes, and helping to build true self esteem, no matter what presenting
problems there are in a person's life, here now there is a whole world of
techniques available to take pain and suffering out of long standing
problems that have caused intense pain and terrible internal battles for so
Even long standing psychological reversals can be re-reversed and habitual
patterns undone; and best of all, as Gary Craig says, "It's not a character
fault, it's just something that happened", finally taking the burden of
guilt and shame from those afflicted by nothing more, or nothing less, than
a simple psychological reversal.
Silvia Hartmann, 1999
Author, Adventures In EFT
Advanced Training In Meridian
Energy Therapies For Serious Practitioners with Silvia Hartmann