The 12 Biggest EFT Newbie Mistakes

All EFTers were newbies once. Which is where one can spread wisdom to new tappers, so newcomers can study from the mistakes of those who have recently been there. So without further ado, here are the dozen biggest EFT newbie mistakes, from someone who has been there (and already tapped for the cringe-worthy memories)…
To tap on something general rather than specific, for example “Lack of confidence” instead of “When everyone looked at me in yesterday’s meeting and I felt nervous”.
To spend good time looking for the precise emotion to tap on instead of just tapping on whatever is there. For example, getting all upset whether the emotion is shame or fear of rejection when all that is needed to tap on is “When everyone viewed me in yesterday’s meeting”.
Tapping a couple of rounds, not getting very far and promptly giving up. A session can have a large number of rounds of tapping; a feeling is rarely released in one or two rounds.
Faster EFT Practitioner
Assuming that the EFT isn’t working fast enough because of an energy toxin and quitting. This is normal with new EFT practitioners with reduced training. Needless to say, energy toxins do occur plus they do stop EFT progress. However, they are rare; maybe about 1% of clients could have an energy toxin. It’s likely that that an emotional real cause is blocking progress instead.
Panicking when intensity of negative feeling increases and stopping the tapping, thinking the EFT has made things worse. Actually, this happens because the issue at first glance is diminishing and thereby exposing a bigger issue underneath.
Expecting all issues to be resolved within a few sessions at most. EFT, when expertly applied, releases emotional issues far more quickly than any other method I understand. However, some issues require years rather than minutes. However, 2 yrs of EFT compared to an eternity of psychotherapy and medication seems a fairly good deal to me.
Expecting nerve tissue, DNA, and mis-shapen bones (to provide just a couple of examples) to restructure to be as good as new and totally normal or healthy with EFT. I believe this is assumption is basically because EFT does seem to be a miracle cure in lots of ways. However, it is not a remedy, rather ways to help the body achieve optimal possible health.
Expecting EFT to be a mind-control method rather than a holistic energy balancing method. To provide a good example, an anorexic who have not eaten for a day will become hungrier when tapping to release food cravings.
Being afraid of using the negative statements in EFT, mistaking them for negative affirmations. Actually, the negative statements in EFT are not affirmations and have a completely different role to an affirmation.
Cramming as many emotions in a single round of EFT as you possibly can in the hope of a faster result. For example, tapping “fear” using one point, “terror” on the next, “shame” on the next, then “anger”, “guilt”, etc. This overwhelms the person, who then feels worse and may give up altogether on tapping.
Trying to force the result, for example someone with a fear of mice attempting to handle a mouse once the intensity of feeling reduces but is not yet gone.
Lastly, and in an identical vein to above, tapping on a memory till it feels manageable rather than continuing till it is a zero. This means that for those who have tapped for confidence in public areas speaking say, and got it right down to a 5, then the next time you get yourself up to speak, your starting point is a 5 rather than a zero. If anything spikes your mood by say, 4 points, had you started at 0, t