When starting to learn anything new you may have feelings of overwhelm or if you are like me you may want to know absolutely all there is to know about learning a new task such as EFT and have a desire to master it as quickly as possible.
Over the years I have learned that to be a master of anything you have to go through stages on your journey. There are four real stages and a possible fifth stage that we need to experience to have real competence in anything and the stages are:
- Unconscious incompetence
- Conscious incompetence
- Conscious competence
- Unconscious competence
You start to learn EFT but not really understand or know how to do the process and you may not necessarily recognize the deficit in your ability. I have experienced people denying the usefulness of EFT at this stage.
But to progress you must recognise your own incompetence, and the value of the new skill, before moving on to the next stage.The length of time an individual spends in this stage depends on the strength of the stimulus to learn.
Though you may not understand or know how to do EFT well at this point, you start to recognize the deficit, as well as the value of this new EFT tapping skill in addressing the deficit. Also this is a very important stage as the making of mistakes can be integral to the learning process and if you are someone who does not see the value of mistakes then you will struggle to move on.
At this point you may understand or know how to do EFT. However, demonstrating the EFT tapping or the knowledge that you have of the process requires concentration. We all know that if we were to drive a car at this stage of learning we would still need to have someone beside us. It may be broken down into steps, and there is heavy conscious involvement in executing the new skill.
By now you would have had so much practice with a EFT that it has become "second nature" and can be performed easily. As a result, the skill can be performed while executing another task like paying attention to what a client is telling us and having inspirational insights into the issues you may have decided to work on. Also at this stage you may be able to teach EFT to others.
This model can expanded by some users to include a possible fifth stage of competence. The exact composition of this stage varies between authors. Some refer to reflective ability, or "conscious competence of unconscious competence", as being the fifth stage, while others use the fifth stage to indicate complacency.
I hope the above will be helpful in learning EFT and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my personal face book page. Or in the comment box below.
All the best on your EFT journey
EFT Hub Resource Founder and creator