People often ask about tapping for bipolar disorder as it is so common in our world today. As EFT practitioners you will almost certainly be confronted with this question. Can tapping be used to heal bipolar disorder? In this short video, EFT trainer and EFT certification instructor Deborah Lindsey discusses the nature of bipolar disorder from the perspective of a tapping professional. She offers insights and suggestions on how to approach this very debilitating condition and how tapping can help people that are suffering.
Can you use tapping to help bipolar disorder? In one short answer: Absolutely.
Things to keep in mind when using EFT to ease the symptoms:
Listen to real-life cases of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder that Deborah Lindsey has helped or read the transcript below.
Hi everybody, it’s Deborah Lindsey and I want to talk to you a little bit about EFT Tapping and bipolar disorder for my weekly EFT practitioner tips. So a lot of people ask whether or not you can deal with bipolar disorder with the left. And the answer is absolutely yes. Oh, my goodness. It’s one of the most fun things to work on because you get such dramatic and amazing results. You turn lives around. Now, the first thing you got to do is you’ve got to take it out of your mind.
This idea that it’s a bipolar disorder, OK, like that’s something because it’s really just a list of symptoms, symptomology, whatever. It’s nothing they have. This is, we’re going to call it bipolar. OK, another day they might call it manic depression. Another day they might call it whatever. I mean, they’ve got all kinds of names for this list of symptomology. OK, but at the end of the day, here’s what you’re going to find.
These are highly traumatized people who have dealt with trauma in a way that that expresses itself in these extremes. OK, so, for instance, I’ve been working I worked recently with a woman who is supposedly bipolar. OK, so when they start working around and what we find out was that she came from a highly traumatizing family. Dad was an alcoholic. There was sexual abuse going on from the dad. And it was just disassociated sexual abuse and the life of growing up under so much trauma and never having any of that, actually, you know, after 20 or 30 years of therapy, none of it had ever really been cleared.
So we go in there and then I think it took us eight sessions, maybe 10. We were able to clear the underlying issues and the symptomology went away. Now, another person who I worked with who had bipolar, grew up in a family that just always put him down. Like no matter what he did, they had a very negative approach to the world and they just always put him down. And so he had come to believe that he was a piece of dirt under somebody’s shoe.
So we had to go in there and go around and dig around some of that underlying trauma. And those traumas are just words. Those traumas weren’t, you know, falling out of a tree or getting hit by a car or watching somebody get killed. These were words. And we had to go in there and dig out the power of the words of the parent and help to clear up all those tiny little traumas until eventually he, too, now goes about his life, has a good job, he’s functioning, is quite happy.
And the third one grew up in a military family. And in her case, she could never be perfect enough. There was always that speck of dirt on the floor, the wrinkle and the wrinkle in the bed. And so she too had grown up with this voice in her head that she just wasn’t good enough. And so to this day, you know, she’s always cleaning. Your house is always, always, always cleaning her house. And so we had elements of OCD mixed in with the bipolar disorder.
But again, they’re just words for the reaction to underlying trauma. So your job as an EMT practitioner is to patiently go in there and just peel off trauma after trauma, after trauma, after trauma after trauma until eventually, the symptomology can go away again. You’ve got to do some reframing with these people. You’ve got to give them proper references in order to counter all of the improper references that they’re carrying around with them from their childhood. That’s your job as a practitioner.
But if you can do that, you can take these people who are living very desperate, very painful lives and turn things around. A client is calling guys. Got to go, guys. Love you.