By Deirdre Brocklebank, BA, Dip Reflexology

This article first appeared in the EFT Insights online newsletter by EFT creator Gary Craig

Comments by Gary Craig

OK…so maybe hiccups aren’t in the same class as war trauma or major diseases. Nonetheless, it is yet another use for EFT that should not be overlooked. In this case by Deidre Brocklebank of Australia, a group of people bring about instant relief for a baby’s hiccups by doing EFT surrogately. Some people erroneously think that EFT works simply because clients believe in it. In this case, however, the client is an infant that has no belief in it whatsoever.

Surrogate EFT for a baby with hiccups

I have been using and teaching EFT for over 5 years and I am always excited by the outcomes.

I was especially excited a couple of weeks ago at one of my workshops. My daughter had been helping me present the workshop and her husband was supporting her to do this, by looking after their four-month-old baby daughter, Suraya, in between breast feeds.

After the last feed on the second day of the workshop, Suraya had the hiccups. It was perfect timing as I was explaining surrogate tapping to the participants at the time. I decided we would all do surrogate tapping for her. We all stated our intention to surrogate for Suraya. We then muscle tested ourselves to check that this was accepted by stating, “My name is Suraya.”

We spoke the following setup out loud while we all tapped on ourselves. Even though I have the hiccups, I deeply and completely accept myself unconditionally with love and gratitude. We tapped all the points, including the fingertip points.

Suraya stopped hiccuping immediately and even though we all half expected a final hiccup it didn’t come. We were all delighted and even little Suraya looked pleased. We then muscle tested that we were no longer surrogate testing for Suraya by stating “My name is… (our own name)” and by then self testing for a strong response to this.

Deirdre Brocklebank BA, Diploma of Reflexology, Cert, IV Assessment and Workplace Training, EFT Practitioner and teacher, Theta Healing Practitioner. Member RAA.