_Why and How EFT Tapping can help you to acquire new languages more easily
_ People who feel resistance and have difficulties in language learning usually claim that at some point in their life they have had previous unsuccessful experiences when learning a new language. This means that they have been told that they are not talented enough or they had to compare themselves with other students who seemed to be more talented. Thus they tend to believe that as they have failed before they are going to fail again. However, they probably failed because of several other reasons that have nothing to do with their ability to learn langauges (e.g. ineffective teaching methods). Although they left school long time ago and things are different now, yet they still feel as if they are sitting in the classroom doomed to fail.
We have a habit of pushing away uncomfortable and difficult experiences. These then wind up in what Carl Jung called the "Shadow," the part of ourself that has been suppressed or disowned. Shadow is the darkest side of your beliefs. This is referred by Gary Craig as a "comfort zone" which forms a ceiling on your progress.Your mind is a cybernetic mechanism – if your teachers have programmed you to be unsuccessful, your comfort zone puts limits to your progress and forces you back to your failure because this is your comfort zone. It’s your subconscious rejection of and your deepest internal blocks to success. Beliefs become habits, and habits are nothing more than self-hypnosis. The unresolved inner blocks contribute to self-sabotage and prevent you to learn languages. This is why you feel sometimes stuck in a negative experience which seems to repeat itself over and over again. Whenever you get into a situation that doesn't seem safe, the subconscious mind will disrupt the energy system and you will feel uncomfortable.
Through EFT tapping techniques, you will learn to release negative thoughts and emotions and shift your energy from failure to success. Emotional Freedom Technique will not do the learning for you, but you can use EFT to overcome your negative past school experience. For example, Dr. Dawson Church told that he had always thought of himself as "one of those people who can't learn other languages easily," in contrast to some people who are effortlessly multilingual. He also tried a German class as an undergrad, with equal humiliating failure.
Ülle Rannut, PhD
Integration Research Institute
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