Our 7 year old granddaughter spent
the night with us.When she got up in
the morning she said "I had a dream, Grandma." I asked her what it
was about and when she told me it brought tears to my eyes.
Her dream was that I came to her
school as a substitute teacher in her class. She said, with a big smile "Do you know what you taught us? ....
Tapping!"I was surprised and I
asked her if they liked it and she responded very matter-of-factly "Of
course!" She's been tapping since she was three when we got rid of her
nightmares about sharks.
This is my dream too, that every
teacher will use "tapping" in their classes and every school child
will know how to reduce their negative emotions of fear, anger and frustration.
Recently I conducted research study
with a school psychologist, who used EFT to help the 5th graders at her
school successfully reduce test anxiety. The teacher was asked if she noticed any
behavioral differences in the students during the research period.She reported that the students were calmer,
more focused, quieter, and more relaxed when writing. She also noted that they
were able to transition more quickly between classes, calming down and getting
ready for the next lesson. She said the students were obviously more physically
comfortable and requested the tapping. The first thing they asked when they
came to class was "Are we going to tap today?"
Today in the United States
we celebrate Martin Luther King Day and one of his most famous quotes came from
his "I have a dream" speech. He dreamed of peace and equality, and
although things have changed since that speech, we are not where he envisioned
for us, especially in the areas of peace.
One of my favorite songs from high
school choir was "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with
me."With the Personal Peace
Procedure we can each work to remove the negative emotions and issues that
disturb us and become more peaceful.As
children learn to tap away their fears and angers and hurt feelings before they
become entrenched, schools could be much more peaceful places. Perhaps Dr.
King's dream would be much closer to reality.