The Choices Method by Dr. Patricia Carrington.
Often the traditional affirmation can result in doubt and skepticism on the part of the person. They don't feel authentic when they say it, which interferes with the therapy.
The choices method is a variant of EFT in which the person applying this method identifies the outcome that they would truly like to have for the problem at hand, and then puts this desired outcome into a sentence which commences with the words: “I choose…”. This is believable because anyone has the right to make a choice and this doesn’t contradict the situation they are now in.
The Choices Protocol is known as the Choices Trio, because it contains three distinct components – three EFT rounds using Choices. The intensity level is assessed after all three rounds.
The steps of the Choice Method:
- Obtain an initial intensity rating for the aspect of the problem you are going to work on. Fear of flying.
- Identify the negative cognition (thought, attitude, feeling, etc) you want to get rid of. I’m afraid of flying.
- Formulate a Choice that is the opposite of this negative cognition, an antidote to it. I choose to feel completely at ease when flying.
- Combine the negative cognition with the positive choice to create the Choices Statement. Even though I am afraid of flying, I choose to feel completely at ease when flying.
- Tap on the Karate Chop point while repeating the Choices Statement three times.
- Follow this by three EFT tapping rounds, tapping on EB, SE, UE; UN, Ch, CB, UA and TH, the Choices Trio goes as follows:
- The First EFT Round using the negative part of the choices statement as a reminder. For example I’m afraid of flying.
- The Second EFT Round using the positive choice. Example I choose to feel at ease when flying.
- The Third EFT Round is an alternate round, starting with the negative phrase on the first point and with a positive choices phrase on the next point and so on.
Check intensity rating and if needed follow with another round.The negative trigger (the problem) becomes linked to the positive choice, emotionally and energetically. When the trigger occurs (for example, thinking of flying), the choice also is triggered (a calm, confident feeling).