Self Help

What is IEP?

Intention-based Energy Process (IEP), also known as Intention Tapping is a simple yet powerful process developed by Steve Wells that combines specific definite intentions with tapping for rapid emotional relief. The intentions used in IEP act as commands to your unconscious mind to release the emotional attachments which are causing your problems, to unblock the energy disturbances and restore your life energy to flow. This gentle and natural process often results in rapid positive shifts in thinking and feeling, restores you to calm clarity, and empowers you to move forward with confidence.

IEP combines tapping with specific definite intentions that act as commands to your unconscious mind to release the emotional attachments behind your problems and restore your body energy back to flow.

After using IEP, you usually discover not only that you feel better, you also have greater clarity to make decisions, and can more easily access the personal power to achieve your goals. In this way, IEP can be a powerful tool for peak performance as well as for emotional healing.

So how do you do this?

Let’s say you do have a fear of public speaking and you notice yourself feeling anxious when you think about a speech you have to give next week. In using IEP you can start very indirectly and generally without needing to be specific by saying or thinking:

“I release all my emotional attachments to public speaking”.

Do this while tapping continually, and then simply wait and notice what happens.

Typically the next thing that will arise is either a thought about the specific concerns you have about speaking in public (such as saying it wrong), or perhaps you will notice the feelings in your body (such as a tightness in your chest) that are triggered by this thought, or perhaps you may even have a memory about a past speaking failure. In this way IEP naturally moves from general to specific.

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Let’s consider each of these in turn:

If you had the thought that you might forget what to say and you have an image of that in your mind, you could form this intention:

“I release all my emotional attachments to saying it wrong (or this image of me saying it wrong)”.

Then, as before, simply wait and notice what happens next, and continue the process on the next aspect, and so on.

If you noticed that when you think about your speech you have a tightness in your chest, you could form this intention:

“I restore the right energy flow to my chest”.

Then simply wait and notice what happens next.

If the feeling moves to a different place then apply the same statement with the new body location as the target.

If a thought or image or memory comes up then apply the first releasing intention to that, and follow where it leads next, continuing the process on each new aspect that arises until you have relief.

If you notice that a memory of past failure comes up, say for example when you were reading to class as a child, apply the releasing intention to that memory, for example:

“I release all my emotional attachments to this memory of being laughed at when I read out the wrong words”.

Now simply wait and notice what happens next, and continue the IEP process on all the different aspects (thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations, and so on) that arise.

If you wish, you might work through all the different parts of this event, and any related negative events, applying the IEP statements and tapping on each of the emotionally intense moments and (most importantly) the emotional attachment (meaning / belief) you formed at that time.

Whatever comes up for you, keep using IEP and tapping on all the different aspects that arise until you can think about speaking in public without the same negative reactions being triggered.

There are many more distinctions for using IEP for best results, however even with the basic introduction I’ve given you here you will very likely be able to get surprising results in using it.

To help you to understand this more, on my website there are a number of recordings from webinars where I have used IEP and demonstrated it with volunteers.