Trans-derivational Searches For Effective EFT

I have studied Gary Craig’s videos for hundreds of hours and am still amazed at the simplicity of his brilliant successes.  Something I have noticed, but is not often mentioned is the constant succession of trans-derivational searches that Gary encourages. He is having the person do these inner searches all the time.

Trans-derivational Search (TDS) Definition: ‘the process of searching back through one’s stored memories and mental representations to find the reference experience from which a current behavior or response was derived’ (Dilts, 1990).

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“These ‘Gary Craig Questions’ lead to trans-derivational searches:

  • What is the intensity on a scale of 1 to 10?  (Every time he asks about intensity, that’s another search.)
  • How is the pain now?
  • Gary repeats the description, using many of the same words, and asks if that is correct.
  • He gives a choice of emotions for the person to choose.
  • He says that he wants to be accurate in describing the emotional discomfort, and confirms that he is accurate.
  • Gary often touches or points to the parts of the body that is described.
  • Movie technique….
  • How long would the movie be?
  • Give it a title
  • Imagine sitting in a movie theater and watching it
  • If you had to tell the story, what do you think your intensity would be?
  • Imagine it brighter, in other colors, sizes, etc.
  • Try to get your emotion up.
  • He says something, and then asks, “Is that accurate?”
  • He repeats the exact words the person used, many times.  (Causes a TDS each time.)
  • He tests for a reaction many times. (Try it again. Is it different now?)
  • He pauses and hesitates often,
  • He shows that he is thinking about the next thing to try.
  • He offers the client the option of what to work on next.
  • We can work on whichever memory you choose.
  • Which foot should we concentrate on?
  • He is constantly asking about the changes in emotional and physical pain,
  • He asks for a description and for SUDs levels after most rounds of tapping.

I wrote the ebook with more than 276 Trans-derivational Questions.  The questions asked by the EFT Masters.

Ruthi Backenroth

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