EFT Set Me Free From My Haunted Past

Haunted Past With EFT Tapping

eFT tapping to heal traumatic memories

In this article, you will read the heart touching story of Sadhna Batouri Singh, who was able to let go of her anger and negative emotions with EFT.

How often has a past memory triggered an emotion of anger or pain in you? 

It's from our early childhood that both positive and negative memories start getting stored in the psyche. 

A painful memory can emerge at any time, when you are reminded of it based on a current situation. 

For example, you're watching a movie and there's a violent scene. The emotions triggered as a result of that violence may take the memory back to an abusive past experience.

Alternatively, what can also happen is that the mind puts up a defense and blocks out the past painful memories. Memories are often stored away in our psyche till it is safe, only resurfacing when we are faced with similar incidents or situations.

According to Psychology Today*, the same areas of the brain get activated for both emotional and physical pain.

Hence, emotional healing is as important as physical healing. The good news is that a painful memory also emerges when you are ready to work through it and heal.

Unresolved Memories

This is what happened when Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master, Sadhna Batouri Singh attended EFT Practitioner Training, where as she relaxed, the past unresolved memories that were waiting to be healed started to surface and she worked through each one, step by step.

It was only when she went home, that she realized she had become free from those old past emotions that had haunted her.

Sadhna was cleaning her bookshelf when she found some old letters and photos that had triggered anger and intense agitation because it reminded her of the bad days she had had.

Then this happened after she attended EFT Practitioner Training.


I Released The Past Emotional Pain

Today, while I was cleaning the bookshelf, I found some old letters and photos from years ago which always made me feel agitated before and used to remind me of the very bad days. But this time while I was looking at them, I didn’t feel that way.

Actually now, there comes a smile on my face by remembering those days. A few months before I worked on my memories, by using EFT, to release the anger and annoyance related to those painful experiences.

I was really surprised today as I saw those old pictures, that there was no more pain or anger while remembering those days…I have really TAPPED THEM AWAY! I am now free from unwanted feelings and emotions. It's really due to the Emotional Freedom Technique 🙂 I thank dear Rangana for that.

Sadhna Batouri Singh , EFT Practitioner, Reiki Master and Yoga Master.

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EFT also helps you to:

  • Eliminate stress, physical tension, pain and cravings
  • Clear negativity, negative emotions and situations
  • Transform past events, hurts, fears and limitations
  • Shift limiting beliefs to move towards what you want
  • Work with adults and children on real-life issues
  • Become qualified as a Practitioner and help others heal their emotions.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past-trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): EFT Tapping to heal Traumatic Past memories.

Step 1:

First Use EFT Tapping On What It Feels Like To Feel The Past memories

Explore the physical sensations in the body associated with the memories and use the physical tension tapping process to reduce the sensations.

Then use the EFT Tapping Points Process taught in detail during EFT Practitioner Training Online. 


To get started, begin by investigating the physical nature of the memories. 

Connect with the painful memories and notice where do you feel it in the body.  Then use the Physical Tension taught in detail during EFT Practitioner Training to clear the surface feelings and feel calmer. 

Briefly, you can begin by asking yourself the following questions to explore further:

  • Where in the body do you experience the negative emotions associated with the memories?
  • What is the colour, texture, size, shape of the emotions in the body?
  • What are the sensations like? For example rough or smooth


Then measure the level of negative emotions by asking: 

"What number are the emotions at, where 10 is really high and 1 is not high at all." Just go with whatever comes up spontaneously, without thinking too much about it. 


Begin by Tapping on the Karate Chop or Side of the Hand EFT Tapping Points: 

"Even though I feel sad/angry/agitated/painful/guilty/hurt and I feel it in my [part of the body where there is pain] and it's at a number 6 and it's red in colour and it feels rough, I deeply and completely love and accept myself." (Repeat 3 times).


Then Tap on the facial and upper body EFT Tapping Points using these phrases:

  • Eyebrow: This pain...
  • side Of the Eye: So painful...
  • Under the eye: Pain in my chest..
  • Under the nose: It's a red colour...
  • Chin: At a number 6...
  • Collarbone: So rough...
  • Under the arm: This pain...
  • Thumb: I feel it in my chest...
  • Index Finger: So painful...
  • Middle Finger: Really painful...
  • Little Finger: The colour red...


Close the sequence by coming back to the EFT Karate Chop Tapping Points and repeat once: 

"Even though I feel sad/angry/agitated/painful/guilty/hurt and I feel it in my chest and it's at a number 6 and it's red in colour and it feels rough, I deeply and completely love and accept myself."



Take a gentle breath in and out and take a sip of water.



At the end of the EFT Tapping , you can ask yourself the following questions:

  • What number are the negative emotions at now?
  • What happened?
  • How does it make you feel?

You can repeat this process by going back to Step 1 if you feel like the number could come down a little more.

Step 2:

Then Discover Past Experiences Of painful memories And Clear Them 

Explore memories related to the physical tension and use the Tell the Story & the Movie Technique to clear it. 

To uncover the memories, you can ask questions like:

  • When have you felt these sensations before?
  • What do these sensations remind you of?
  • When did the sensations start? What happened?
  • Was there ever a time when you did not experience these symptoms?
  • What can trigger and bring on the symptoms?

Identify past events linked to the feeling of this pain and resolve it with the help of tapping therapy.

You can ask the following questions:

  • When have you felt the pain before?
  • What happens to trigger the pain?
  • Who or what triggers the feeling of pain?

These questions will identify your past experiences associated with the painful memories. 

Step 3:

Explore Any Limiting Beliefs That Prevented You From moving on from the painful memories

Limiting beliefs are thoughts that can be conscious or unconscious and can end up becoming responsible for self-sabotage, procrastination and low self-esteem, in an individual.

With painful memories, first uncover the limiting beliefs which can either be at the surface level or associated with the deeper root memories. Then shift them from stressful to empowering. For example, 

  •  “Something bad is going to happen” to “Everything is going to be OK"
  • "It not safe" to "I am safe now"

Step 4:

Close With Positive EFT Tapping:

Examples of a positive tapping sequence might be:

  • “Even though I felt painful, now, I am open to feeling pain free.”
  • “Even though I was living with this pain for many months, now, I open myself to the possibility of being pain free."

In closing, negative past memories can be the reason of your unhappiness and stress. People try to move on by avoiding any discussion on their past. 

Bottled up emotions can lead to triggered reactions because of the pent up anger that you are collecting unknowingly.

Emotional Freedom Technique is the best way to face those emotions and resolve them calmly. It can lighten your pain by taking away all the emotional baggage.

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How To Self-Heal & Become An EFT Practitioner

Discover how EFT Tapping can help you to self-heal or to become professionally qualified as a Certified EFT Practitioner. Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.

In summary, it is not necessary to hold onto emotions that bring a negative response. Emotional Freedom Techniques can help you find your inner peace. It can help you resolve your past memories that are having a negative impact on your life.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is purely for educational purposes and does not in any way replace the requirement for medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment. Please do seek professional medical and psychological diagnosis and advice for all medical and mental health conditions. It is advised to always book any consultations with qualified professionals.

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