Why did you cut your links with Faster EFT?

by Alexandra McCauley
22 Mar

It has been some years since I’ve been involved with FasterEFT (FEFT and now also known as Eutaptics I believe), but every so often I receive emails from people who have either noticed my absence or seen my videos on the HealingMagic YouTube channel (that I have asked to be removed).

Recently I’ve had two further people contact me. One again telling me how encouraging my story is (from seeing one of these videos) and asking for more advice about how to best apply FEFT (it ‘wasn’t working for them’ but they felt it was the answer after watching my video). The other, received yesterday, said the following:

“I came across your website through FasterEFT. I would be interested to know why you cut your links with Faster EFT. “

I thank people for their questions over the years and have usually responded privately where appropriate, but decided that as my videos are still in the public domain I must write a brief public statement. I also owe this to people who subscribed to this Blog when I was writing about FEFT and to the clients I worked with across the world over Skype using FEFT or elements of FEFT.

Yes, I did cut my links with FasterEFT, some time ago.

When I first found and trained in FEFT, despite having degrees in Psychology, I had little experience of working with clients in this way and I had not previously come across many of the techniques and ideas incorporated into FEFT. I was really impressed by the power of many of the ideas and tools and still am. Over time however, I came to realise that the way in which FEFT was presented, applied, recommended to be used, the advice given to Practitioners and so on, was not something I could subscribe to and in all integrity I could no longer practise it in that way or recommend it. In my experience while elements of FEFT could be used by some individuals and some Practitioners to really good effect, if applied *as suggested* it could also be highly counterproductive for many people.

I have since come to know a range of tools, some elements of which are incorporated into FEFT, and a number of other modalities, which can facilitate excellent “results”, yet without requiring those elements that caused me particular concern within FEFT. I also came to see the extent to which different people may benefit from different types of intervention and that for some people a particular approach, however ‘successful’ for others, may be inappropriate.

One point I would add to this, is that FEFT is far from the only modality that I would consider problematic. I am aware of issues across the full range of approaches both “alternative” and “mainstream”.

Please judge for yourselves.

I have asked for my videos on the YouTube HealingMagic channel to be removed as a) those showing my “story” do not reflect my views or story accurately any more and b) I no longer wish to promote FEFT as the modality of choice. My request was passed on, however, they were never removed. We signed a waver to such material when first attending a FEFT training and the ‘policy’ when I was involved with FEFT was to refuse to remove videos. I therefore assume they will not be coming down (unless something has changed in their policy recently) and I am very sorry that my videos are giving those who watch them the wrong impression. There seems little I can do about that, except to make this statement and try to leave a comment on the videos themselves.

These are the videos in question:

422 FasterEFT works so much better

499 I can feel feelings and my life has changed

536 Alexandra McCauley shares her expereince with Faster EFT training Level III

607 I suffered with Chronic Fatigue / ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) for many years

633 Perfectionism Will Keep You From Doing Anything

634 How to deal with your frustrations with tapping and about tapping.

I want your attention

by Alexandra McCauley
24 Apr

I pretend to have a question
just to get your attention –
but I only want attention
you would give
without the question –
the question
that just got your attention….
So now I have your attention!
… and I don’t want it.

Advice from the trainer

by Alexandra McCauley
20 Apr

I have been unsure for some time about how best to highlight the concerns I have about some of the “therapeutic communities” out there and some of the advice and guidance given. The groups that form around the creator of a new “cutting edge healing modality”. The most recent “No 1 healing modality in the world!”…. The groups that quickly come to call themselves a “family”. I was part of one for 3 years. There are many out there, in all shapes and sizes.

I’m still at a loss for what to say, after 2 years of trying, as nothing I write seems to convey the real essence of the problem.

So, I’ve decided just to start anyway, by relating, with a little poetic licence, some “points of interest” and things I noticed… and let other people decide what they think of it all.

In a somewhat poetic form…. an example of the kind of trainer to ‘trainee’ advice I came across, that it seems many people find to be perfectly reasonable:

You missed the training
that’s why you’re ill!
You need to get your fill
of me
this isn’t a one-off
this is your life!
I gave you your life back –
now you throw it away!
You know that other girl?
She’s ill again
just like you –
you two
“peas in a pod” –
I see through you,
you stopped tapping
didn’t you?
What did I tell you?
Every day
there’s no other way.
Everything that’s negative
tap it away.
It’s a thinking system,
don’t question
my universal wisdom!
Your symptoms?
Not gone?
Back just as strong?
Well you did something wrong!
The system works,
so its you
your crappy quirks –
recreating your misery.
Some people are
…so silly.


by Alexandra McCauley
12 Apr stay-at-home

Stay at home

I’d like to go out
but I rarely do
so I’ve dressed to stay at home
as I wouldn’t want to
‘wear’ out
my wearing-out clothes
so I’m in my “stay-at-homes”
and here I stay
because although
I’d like to go out
I rarely do ….

… I’m just not dressed for it.


Terrible things – Mark Twain

by Alexandra McCauley
9 Apr

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened. —‌ Mark Twain

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