After 37 Years, I Overcame The Fear Of Gas Cylinders Through EFT

EFT Tapping For Fear

EFT tapping to overcome the fear of gas cylinders

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

– Marie Curie

Do you have a strange fear for a particular thing?

Is that fear so intense that it stops you from living life to the fullest?

If you are one of those, don't worry. You aren't alone. Many people have some fear or the other.

But the real problem doesn't lie in getting scared. About 99% of the fear people experience today is non-physical fear – fear that only exists in our head. We think we’re in danger but we really aren’t.

Donita Packard, a healer and life coach, shares her experience of how the fear of gas cylinders had sabotaged her life and how she managed to get over it after attending EFT Training.

Overcame Fear Using EFT

I had a fear of gas cylinders. I wasn't very sure where the fear had come from as I had never experienced or heard of someone who had experienced a gas cylinder accident. My fear was always that the cylinder would blow up and I'd be harmed.
It was so serious that if I saw cylinders in tempos or trucks I'd freeze. I could not even sit in a car while gas or CNG was being filled.
The hissing sound of gas would get me into cold sweats. Even at home, I never used to receive the delivery of the cylinder or changed it myself.
My son or husband had to do it and the place where the cylinder was kept had to be always covered with a black curtain."

I decided to attend EFT with Dr Rangana. I never imagined that this fear was related to an incident when I was just 1 year old.
What happened was that I was fast asleep in my bed and the cylinder delivery guy came and dropped the cylinder that made a loud banging noise waking me up from my sleep.
Then after 37 years, 12 minutes of the EFT fears and phobias process changed all of that. I ended up hugging the cylinder. After the seminar on reaching home, despite my son stopping me, I changed the gas cylinder for the first time in 37 years.
I have never feared gas cylinders ever since. Getting free from this fear has also opened up other areas of my life."

Donita Packard

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


EFT Tapping for Fear is an alternative therapeutic method which has proven to be long-lasting and effective.

The sample procedure of EFT Tapping for phobias is as follows:

Step 1:

Take A Quick Temperature Check

Identify and explore more about what triggers your phobia, by asking the following questions:

  • What or who is it that makes you afraid?
  • What triggers the phobia?
  • What has to happen for you to feel better?

Step 2:

Identify the Physical Sensations

Identify physical sensations that are associated with the phobia. You can explore by asking questions such as:

  • How are you feeling?
  • Where in the body are you experiencing this feeling?
  • What is the colour, texture, size, and shape of the phobia?

Measure the level of the phobia by asking: "On a scale of 1 to 10, what number is the phobia at, where 10 is high and 1 is not high at all." 

Step 3:

Start Tapping On The Side Of Your Hand (Karate Chop) 

Tap on The Karate Chop using the setup statement, for example:
“Even though I have the phobia of heights and I can feel it in my stomach, it’s at a number 8, blue in colour, and it makes me feel suffocated, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” (Repeat 3 times)

Step 4:

Then Tap On The Facial And Upper Body EFT Tapping Points

Use the identified phrases to tap on the facial, upper body, and finger EFT Tapping Points:

  •  Eyebrow: I fear about …..
  • Temple: I feel it in my …..
  • Under eye: It’s at a number …..
  • Under nose: It makes me feel …..
  • Chin: It’s in my ….. at a number …..
  • Collarbone: It makes me feel …..
  • Under the arm: So …..
  • Thumb: So …..
  • Index Finger: Feared because …..
  • Middle Finger: I feel it in my …..
  • Little finger: So …..

Step 5:

Close The Sequence By Tapping On The Side Of Your Hand Again

Close the sequence by coming back to the EFT Karate Chop Tapping Points and repeating the setup statement once:

“Even though I have a phobia of heights and I can feel it in my stomach, it’s at a number 8, blue in colour, and it makes me feel suffocated, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

Step 6:

Breathe And Relax

Take a gentle breath in and out, and have a sip of water. 

Step 7:

Test Yourself

Test the intensity of the phobia. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What number is the phobia at now?
  • What changed after you did the tapping?
  • How does it make you feel now?

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, EFT is a very powerful tool to deal with fears and phobias. By using EFT Tapping , you can reduce tension, promote a deeper mind-body connection, and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression or stress.

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 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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