For Elimination of PTS Symptoms

Developed by:  Rehana Webster, EFT Master

The Trauma Breaker technique is an extension of EFT and a powerful method for changing internal experiences.   I have achieved excellent results using this technique with some of the most difficult trauma sufferers.  TBT is simple to learn.  It is not dependent on language, literacy or IQ levels.  It can be applied any where at any time as required.  TBT can also be used with groups of people requiring stress management.

We experience the world through our 5 senses.  While we can’t change the actual experience of something that has happened in the past, we are  able to change how the experience is structured and therefore how the memory is experienced or remembered.  The impact of this is profound.

The sensory qualities perceived by each of the five senses are known as sub-modalities.  For example, visual sub-modalities include color, shape, movement, brightness, depth etc., auditory sub-modalities include volume, pitch, tempo etc., and kinesthetic sub-modalities include pressure, temperature, texture, location etc. While gustatory/olfactory are associated with tastes and smells.  When sub-modalities in an event are changed then the associated feelings change because our brain-body bio-chemistry changes

The steps to ensure success with EFT/TBT are:

  • specifics,
  • mind/body connection and
  • test results

Pick a specific unpleasant event where you want to neutralize the feelings.  Turn the event into a story.  Give it a title and decide on a start and end to maintain focus and to remain in the associated neurological pattern.  Start by tapping on the karate chop point and proceed with the short-cut tapping protocol while telling the story as you recall it.  Research shows conclusively that tapping on the meridian points reduces cortical levels and negative feelings/emotions.  No set-up statements are used.

Before starting, establish a ‘bail-out’ anchor in case of overwhelm or abreactions.

  1. Tell the story (out loud) of the specific event you have chosen.  Make sure it has a beginning and an ending and stay within those boundaries.  Notice where and how you experience feelings/emotions in your body.  Rate the intensity from 0-10


  1. Turn the story into a Black and White Movie. Recall the last time you saw a B&W movie and what the quality was like. Run the movie as many times as you need and tap on the points while speaking it out aloud in third person.  Rate it every time to test the results.  Go back to the original event and rate 0-10


  1. Tap on the points and run the B&W movie backwards and verbalize what you see.  What did it look like with everything going backwards?  Rewind the movie repeatedly till you are satisfied with the results.  Rate the original event 0-10 and notice where and what you feel in your body.


  1. Turn the movie into a cartoon. Do you have a favorite cartoon character or had one when you were young?   Turn your movie into a Technicolor cartoon and have the players represented by Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Mickey Mouse, Wiley Coyote, etc.  Tell the story of the cartoon movie while tapping.  Rate the original event 0 -10


  1. Add music to the movie.   Choose something with a beat like the polka or rock ‘n‘ roll. Adjust the volume of the music if you wish.  Watch your movie with the adjustments while tapping on the points.  Make sure to move your body to the rhythm of the music while you are watching/telling the story.  Rate the original 0 -10


  1. Add an as-if dimension to the movie.   In fact change any part of the movie you wish so that the ending becomes what you would prefer.  Bring in new characters and/or resources to change the event.  Remember the unconscious mind does not differentiate between then and now. Tap and talk and then rate the original 0 -10


  1. Imagine the adult you of today, going back in time to the child in the past, and comforting that child by offering help and support which would have changed the imprint/core experience for you.    Rate the original again 0 -10


Test and retest your work.  Rate your feelings after each stage of the process.  Notice the changes in rating and where the original feelings of the trauma were held in the body.

You can use all or any of the steps you need.  Use your judgment when using the cartoon/humor component in TBT.  As you become skilled at using the TBT the time it takes to go through resolving traumatic will become shorter and shorter.  Your brain learns quickly and eagerly to let go of painful experiences.


Rehana Webster, EFT Master