My five year old daughter was diagnosed with pink eye and needed to have eye drops three times a day for 5 days. To put it mildly, she was terrified. I tried everything I could think of – talking her through it, distracting her, reasoning with her, making a game of it and even promising a reward afterward. Nothing worked. Her fear was just consuming her each time she needed the drops. Tears would well up in her eyes and pour down. (How can you benefit from eye drops when tears would just wash them away?)
I finally called Debbie. I had worked with her and EFT before for myself. I find EFT to be not only simple but most importantly very freeing for emotional issues. Debbie came over with “Tappy”, a teddy bear designed with special markings to teach a small child where to tap. About 45 minutes later, the eye drops were in my daughter’s eyes and her fear went from being uncontrollable to just a little nervous.
Afterwards, each time my daughter needed to have the drops put in she would tap her way through it. In fact, we tapped together. There was no judgment or condemnation, no belittling and no fear. Just love, peace and a guidance that is perfect for a small child. Perfect, in fact, for the small child in each of us….thanks Debbie!