Utilising The Movie Technique

The movie technique is a fantastic EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tool. It is used to reduce the emotional pain felt by working on certain issues. There was a tendency in the past for people to push through the pain and to be “brave”. With this technique there is no need for that. It is very gentle.

Movie Technique

The movie technique is also perfect if you find your tapping statements to be too global. By creating the movie – you automatically get down to the details. This technique is a very gentle way of working with EFT on difficult issues.

So how do you go about this movie technique?  We start with the question:

If it was a movie, how long would it last?

Now, the answer should be minutes not hours or days – if it is the latter then this is still too global and you should break up the movie into smaller ones and work on them in turn.

Next we ask:

What the title of the movie would be?

This should be something specific again e.g. “when I crashed my car at the roundabout” or “the fight I had with my sister at Christmas”.

Next run through the movie in your mind and state the intensity you feel NOW as you imagine it on a scale of 0 – 10. If you feel that doing that will upset you then you can GUESS the intensity level instead. Remember we want this a pain-free as possible! Write this number down – this is your starting intensity level.

Ok, now start it’s time to start tapping! Tap using the statement:

  • Even though I have “this___________ movie”, I deeply and completely accept myself anyway


  • Even though I have “this fight with my sister at Christmas movie”, I deeply and completely accept myself anyway

Repeat 3 times and tap through the points using “this___________ movie”

Repeat several times until your intensity has come down to low numbers or zero.

Now start playing the movie from the beginning until the end. Stop immediately if you feel any intensity. This is very important. 

Use EFT on the bit of the movie that caused your intensity being as specific as possible. When you feel that part is down to zero then continue playing the movie and stop again if you feel any intensity. Keep repeating this process until you reach the end of the movie. It doesn’t matter how many times you have to stop – you want this to be as painless as possible and doing it this way ensures that.

Ok, so now play through the movie again and try to exaggerate the pictures, sounds, colours, turn up the feelings etc and try to get upset about it. If you feel some more intensity then repeat the steps above until you can play the entire movie and there is no emotional charge.

This technique has the added benefit that you don’t need to reveal to a practitioner or someone you are working with the content of your movie.

I hope that you find this technique as useful as I have. I’d love to hear how the movie technique has helped you. Get in touch.

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What Mind Movies Are You Playing?

When you are thinking, planning, preparing, working, walking or just being we are constantly playing movies in our minds. These could be movies that we create or visualise. They could be movies of things that have actually happened. Just spend a few minutes and think about what type of movies they are.

  • Are they positive mind movies? Do they give you a good feeling, raise your energy, increase your joy and make your body feel good when you play them?
  • Or are they negative mind movies? Do they give you a bad feeling, lower your energy, decrease your joy and make your body feel bad when you play them?

It is an interesting question. Maybe one you have not contemplated before. Now that you have (you have haven’t you?), you can benefit from increased awareness. If you find that your mind movies tend to be of the negative variety, then you can do something about it.

Remember, we get what we focus on. So if you are constantly playing negative mind movies, then you are attracting more negative experiences. It’s the Law of Attraction at work. Like attracts like.

You can try editing your movies to be more positive. You are after all the director, producer and often play the starring role. Tweak your movies into more positive ones. See yourself with things turning out how you want them. Make them more vivid, vibrant and colourful. Tune up the sounds and feelings so it’s really feeling good, looking good and sounding good. Make sure you are saying positive things to yourself as well.

If you struggle with this process then use Emotional Freedom Techniques, to help you release the negative and focus on the positive.

Try the following script to get you started.

  • Even though I keep playing these negative movies in my mind, I accept myself anyway
  • Even though I can’t seem to create positive movies, they always end up being negative, I deeply and completely accept myself
  • Even though I find it really impossible to create positive movies and I keep focussing on the negative, I’m open to this being easier
  • Eyebrow: I always have negative mind movies
    Side of Eye: I’m terrible at creating positive movies
    Under Eye: I’m naturally more negative
    Under Nose: It’s impossible for me to focus on the positive
    Under Chin: I always focus on the negative
    Collarbone: I just can’t create positive mind movies
    Under Arm: I’m so focussed on the negative
    Top of Head: I always creating negative scenarios in my mind

    Eyebrow: I’m open to the possibility of it being easier
    Side of Eye: Maybe I can focus on the positive
    Under Eye: What if it was easy to create positive movies
    Under Nose: It doesn’t have to be difficult
    Under Chin: Maybe I can edit my mind movies easily
    Collarbone: What if I started practising creating positive movies
    Under Arm: Maybe I can start focussing on the positive
    Top of Head: I’m open to creating positive mind movies

    I hope that you find this script useful. Remember to keep tapping until it becomes easier and more natural for you to create positive mind movies.

    Please contact me if you’d like some help using EFT to help you create positive mind movies and get the Law of Attraction working for you.