More Money with EFT: Practical Insight into a User-Friendly, Hands-On Approach

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I have to admit that when I first saw the title "More Money with EFT," written by Carol Solomon, Ph. D, I was less than intrigued.

Then the "light bulb moment" struck and I remembered the meaning associated with EFT. As a patient of a gifted acupuncturist, I had heard the term used in conversation before.

Although a fairly recent development by a Stanford Engineer named Gary Craig, Emotional Freedom Techniques has a connection to the ancient practice of acupuncture.

Referred to as "psychological acupuncture" and a spin-off from psychologist's Dr. Roger Callahan's Thought Field Therapy (TFT), there are numerous versions of this actual technique

Solomon however manages to steer clear from discussing the theories behind the method and instead, as she states, remains "practical in [her] approaches." This is a book for John Doe, not professionals, although they too could probably learn a thing or two from it. Bottom line….it's very easy to get through this book and you'll be left with a working knowledge of how this interesting technique can make a difference in your life.

Pathways to Prosperity

Taking a cue from Solomon, I'll keep it concise for those who are new to the concept of acupuncture and/or EFT

Basically, by tapping on numerous points located along various energy pathways of your body, you can clear blockages of emotional or psychological stress, whether brought on by a thought, a memory, or an event, thereby balancing, strengthening, or aligning your system and preventing the stress from having a negative effect. Trust me; I make it sound much more technical than Solomon does.

Having been a practicing psychologist for more than 25 years and now having a coaching-practice, Solomon has personal experience with EFT

Initially used to control her nervous hand shaking and fears of public speaking, Solomon now believes in the use of EFT for resolving "past events, present difficulties, and fears about future events." Reported to actually stop long-term physical problems, Solomon not only uses EFT to help her clients achieve personal and financial success, but to also "curb their cravings for food, tobacco, and alcohol, resolve fears, phobias, and strong feelings," as well as a tool for stress management, regardless of the issue that a person might be dealing with.

Even though Solomon reports that her own income "shot up 45% in one year," she emphatically states that this book is not a "get rich quick scheme," nor a way to "manifest money or anything else that could be classified as 'spiritual materialism.'"

While she stresses the safe, simple, and ease of use of such a "forgiving" technique, she also makes it very clear that to be most effective, one must be willing to look within and examine their own thinking, feeling, and behaviors in order to focus on all of the different aspects of one's financial problems.

Tapping Away the Blocks

After explaining the basic steps involved in EFT and its associating "tapping" and repeated affirmations, Solomon spends the majority of her time discussing such topics as how to "tap" for overspending, specific financial events, negative emotions, past negative events, and limiting beliefs.

She does this by offering valuable insight and suggestions about how to go about uncovering our personal blocks to financial success. By helping us "turn down the noise" and by restoring "choice to the process," she helps us reduce our "immediate urges to shop and overspend, to neutralize the emotions that drive overspending, to eliminate self-sabotage, manage difficult situations, and change [our] thinking about money."

Solomon also teaches us how to manage discouraging feelings and how to prepare for difficult situations, as well as how to tap discreetly while in them. We learn how to change our identity as it relates to money, to be prepared for resistance to change, to imagine our success through visualizations, to instill positive beliefs, strengthen our inner ally by silencing our inner critic, and how to identify "blocks to the abundance mindset."

Sounds like a lot to accomplish in only 106 pages, but I must say that Solomon stays on target.

She truly doesn't get lost in the "why it works," but instead focuses on the "here's how to make it work." It doesn't hurt that Solomon sneaks in a verbal treat every now and then with such statements as "Worry is like a porch swing -- it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far." This is someone who's talking to me, not at me. I like that in advice books.

It's interesting that I should be writing this review while news of the latest "Powerball-lottery-winner-gone bad" plays out on the television set behind me. Perhaps this person could have learned a lesson or two from Carol Solomon's "More Money with EFT." I know that I benefited from taking the time to read this user-friendly, informative guide. It's a good introduction into a topic that I expect to hear more of in the days to come.

To learn more about Solomon's eBook, please click > More Money with EFT


Donna McLaughlin Schwender is the "soul proprietor" of One-Eared Dog, Ink. As a freelance writer living in upstate New York, she can be reached at schwender@aol.com.