Common EFT Core Issues

common EFT core issues

I feel that the deepest and most profound shifts that can come from using EFT are when you are working on common EFT core issues. Usually when you start working on an issue, you start tapping on what I call the “story”. This is a narrative, usually about an event or a person who upset you. Tapping on the story level is very important and  not not to be overlooked. Freeing yourself from obsessive thinking and feeling suck in an uncomfortable emotion can be quite a relief!  But your inner work doesn’t have to stop there. As you inquire sincerely, you can become aware of why this event or person triggered you in the first place.

Sometimes you are  triggered just because someone hurt your feelings. But more often,you are triggered by a deep common EFT core issue that plays out over and over in your life. Look below and see if any of the core issues below resonates with you. Unwinding issues at this level can be very transformative and freeing.

You can think of the process of tapping as unpeeling an onion. The “story” or narrative is the outer layer and the inner layer is a core issue. Ask yourself probing questions, write the answers down and then tap on the answers. For more on self-inquiry, go here.

 Common EFT Core Issues

  • Abandonment issues
  • I feel unsafe. I don’t want to be in my body.
  • My needs are not met… fear of my needs not being met… I can‘t get my needs met…
  • Boundary issues
  • I don’t deserve and I am not entitled…
  • Basic distrust
  • Unloved by parents, my parents didn’t love me…
  • I don’t fit in, not a part of, I feel isolated…
  • I am not lovable…
  • I am incapable of taking care of myself or doing life alone…
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of disappointment or failure
  • Lack of self control or self discipline
  • Feelings of inadequacy, I am not good enough…
  • Life is too hard, I don’t have enough energy…
  • I can’t take up space…
  • I have a fear of success… or failure…
  • I am afraid of being too powerful…
  • I am afraid of being overpowered…  It is not safe to want
  • I feel misunderstood…
  • I do not feel heard, seen or known…
  • There is the feeling that there is never enough… love, time,etc.
  • I am hiding myself and I’ll just endure
  • I am hiding myself so that I’ll be safe
  • I feel betrayed and can’t trust
  • I am my performance and my feelings don’t matter
  • I feel deprived