Robert Bike, LMT
EFT-ADV
Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitione
r
"Try it on
everything!"

EFT – The Mental Game
Eugene, Oregon

(541) 465-9486

robertbike@comcast.net

Mission Statement


My goal is to teach as many people as possible this valuable healing technique.
I want to empower people, help them to reach their healing goals, and spread healing to the world.
With persistence,
anyone can heal
anything.

Private Sessions

Staff Development

Certification Classes

Free One-Hour
Demonstrations

to Qualified Organizations

Groups I have presented to include:

Oregon Harpists
Eugene Stroke Survivors
Freeport Pretzels
"Choices in Mental Health Care as a Human Right"
CASA
EC Cares
Massage Therapists
Health Care Professionals


My training is in EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques. Since 2007, I have been developing Tapping Therapy Technique, an easy-to-use variation of EFT. It is easy to learn and very effective.

Legal info: I believe these workshops will generate extraordinary benefits for all attendees. However, EFT is a very flexible process and these workshops represents the views of the presenter and do not reflect those of EFT, Gary Craig, Roger Callahan, or the training offered by anyone else. Emotional Freedom Techniques is experimental and unproven. While you are free to use, teach, share and/or show any of the material presented here, use these procedures with caution to treat yourself or others. This is not a medical procedure, and no psychology nor pyschotherapy is involved.

Gary Craig developed EFT in 1995, and retired in 2010.

What is The Mental Game?

Robert Bike created The Mental Game in February 2005.

The Mental Game is a game we play in our heads—a game of thoughts, excuses, 'yes-buts', and repeated thoughts and patterns that keep us from reaching our potential.

The website www.thementalgame.org was founded, created and designed by Robert Bike in February 2005.

The Mental Game© is an assumed business name, Registry Number 413655-94, owned by Robert Bike, LMT, LLC.

 

I love to play basketball.

Though I had been steadily improving as a player, it was not until I started working with Robert and EFT that I began to see amazing results.

In my basketball league championship game, I scored 15 points and had four rebounds, and my team won the championship. This league season I am averaging over ten points a game, and four rebounds a game. This from a player that used to average 3 points and 1 rebound.

I have a found a new confidence on the court, and I am not afraid to take and make shots when they count the most.

EFT and my work with Robert has helped me to become the player that I always knew I could be.

Jake


I was recommended to visit Robert by my dear friend of many years who understands the difficult fears I deal with. I had two sessions and yes I feel equipped now to make life altering decisions.

I was crippled with fear before and now I feel so grounded. Most of all I have clarity now!

I suffered horrendous abuse as a child, much of it sexual in nature. I have had a true breakthrough and now enjoy sex like never before. I was unable to have orgasms easily, but that has changed and now I truly bliss out and feel so happy!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Melissa

[Please note: Both sessions with Melissa used EFT, fully clothed. EFT is not sex therapy, but it apparently works with almost everything! — RB]

More Info & Testimonials

While healing methods have been my passion for over 30 years, and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, trained and licensed in massage and acupressure, and a life coach, I am not a psychological therapist nor a psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a physician.

My background and my spiritual path, which I believe underlies all proper healing, has led me to be a minister, Reiki Master and spiritual healer.

 

Hi Robert!

I wanted to update you on a new change that EFT has made in my life... a really stellar change, in fact.

I'm writing a book! Not just thinking about it or planning it or dreaming... but actually writing it. About four or five years ago, I received guidance to write a particular self-development book, but no matter how hard I tried in the past, I was just too scared to do it. I'd push myself really hard to the point of burnout, but there would still be nothing but random, disconnected thoughts and a bunch of notes and diagrams that meant very little.

But then EFT came to the rescue! As of now, I have now almost completed everything I set out to do, about four weeks ahead of schedule. I feel calm and competent with the work, and I accept that it's just a rough draft that will go through a lot of evolution before it's finished. WOW! That's some major cognitive shiftin'.

I just really wanted to share this story with you, because writer's block is something I have struggled wtih for TEN YEARS. This change hasn't been a one-minute wonder -- some days I've spent a lot more time tapping than writing, and I have a lot more left to clear. But it has been a miracle to me.

I'm working on myself on continuing to clear trauma of the past and opening to the flow and accumulation of money, along with some issues around food, weight, etc. My relationship with my extended family is transforming while I also transform. I'm experiencing lots and lots of positive change -- and some discomfort and anxiety -- so I'm tapping on healing whatever needs to be healed as I step into a new phase of my life. Very, very good stuff.

Well, I just wanted to share all of this wonderful news. Thank you so much for helping me learn EFT. Your workshops taught me how much I can open up and trust my intuition in this work. I learned that going with the flow is not only okay with EFT—it's the whole point of it! I'm so grateful for that and for all of my personal healing. Thanks, Robert.

Loving life,
Harmony

 

"Thank you so very much!!

"It was so very generous of you to take the time to educate me in the work of EFT.

"I have been experimenting with more and more specific statements. Sometimes, I will just tap on my spots during the day to keep things flowing." — Mary

 

"I felt better than I had in ages and it is still lasting. I am thrilled, though, with the additional energy I seem to have available and I am more relaxed as I move through what I need to do.

"By the way, I'm almost afraid to say it out loud for fear of tempting the gods, but my interest in daily alcohol consumption has waned considerably. Wine with dinner is unaffected but to just sit down and nurture myself with a drink or two just doesn't seem important. I come home and still have energy so I'm doing other things. 10:00 arrives and I forgot to have a drink! I know you are thrilled about this. If this continues, it is really the way I would prefer to have a relationship with alcohol.

"Thanks so much. Love and Light" — Kristin

 

The Mental Game©

An Emotional Freedom Technique

"The cause of all negative emotions
is a disruption in the body's energy system."

The Mental Game©, an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), makes use of an ancient medical model. Instead of allopathic medicine, which uses surgery, radiation and pharmaceutical drugs to treat symtoms, energy medicine utilizes acupressure points to provide relief for a wide range of physical symptoms. More than 80% of clients report noticeable improvement from their problems in one session of EFT.

Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, EFT is a simple tapping procedure that gently realigns the body’s energy system, without the discomfort of needles.

Negative emotions are related to a disruption in the body's energy pathways.

Properly applied, EFT quickly realigns the energy meridians with respect to negative memories, disconnects the physical discomfort that we attached to it, and quite often removes the resulting symptoms.

Some cases are complex and may require more detailed attention from an experienced EFT Practitioner, or are referred out to a mental health or emotional health professional.

Disruptions in the body's energy pathways are related to negative emotions.

Robert Bike, EFT-ADV, LMT #5473, has practiced EFT since 2004. Always looking for a panacea for his clients, a single healing method that works for everything, he found that EFT truly does work for almost everything with few negative side effects. A body worker since 1981, Robert has a private practice in Eugene.

Gary Craig & Robert Bike
Gary Craig with yours truly.
Gary Craig founded EFT in 1995.

Joanne, Robert & Roger
Surrounded by Joanne Callahan and Dr. Roger Callahan.
Dr. Callahan discovered tapping in 1980.
Gary Craig was also a student of Dr. Callahan in 1990.
Dr. Callahan died November 4, 2013, at the age of 88.

In addition to studying or taking classes with Gary Craig, Joanne and Dr. Roger Callahan, I've studied with or taken classes from seven of the world's 29 EFT Masters: Andy Bryce, Dr. Pat Carrington, Nancy Gnecco, Lindsay Kenny, Jan Luther, Tania Price, and Mary Stafford.

Upcoming Classes

Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques
This is a 7 CE workshop that will equip you to produce rapid results with yourself and with clients in one session. You will learn the history and basis of Emotional Freedom Techniques, the set-up statements, the tapping sequence, how to work with clients, what to say, and when to stop. You will learn to practice Tapping Therapy on yourself and others. This is a fun and lively experiential training.

This workshop gives Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs & LMPs) 7 contact hours of Continuing Education for $150.

Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques uses Ann Adams' Powerpoint presentation used by EFT instructors around the world. Ann's creation was recommended by Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, as a quality presentation.

Advanced Techniques
Advanced Techniques is for anyone who has taken Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques and wants to develop their skills. Advanced Techniques contains enough quality material to move the serious student into the top 5% of the healing practitioners in the world. Topics include The Palace of Possibilities, Tearless Trauma, Borrowing Benefits, Working by Telephone, Presenting EFT to Children, Core Issues, Addictions, Affirmations, Applying Tapping to the Law of Attraction, and Goal Setting. You will learn to practice advanced Advanced Techniques on yourself and with others. This workshop gives Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs & LMPs) 12 contact hours of Continuing Education for $250.

Both of these workshops use the training methods and materials originally developed by Ann Adams and approved by Gary Craig, along with techniques and variations produced by professionals and innovators in the field.


Ethics for Massage Therapists

Previously offered through the Oregon Massage Therapists Association, this class covers Ethical Principles, Boundaries, Communication, the Oregon Revised Statutes, the Oregon Administrative Rules, Board Policies, Dual Relationships, Practice Management and Business Ethics. We wil discuss current ethical dilemmas massage therapists are experiencing. This class fulfills the OBMT re-licensing requirement. Four contact hours for $60.


Eugene, Oregon
Monthly classes at
Lane Community College

Ethics for Massage Therapists
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Lane Community College, Downtown Campus
101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene
Four Contact Hours of Continuing Ed for Massage Therapists
$60

Select a date and register online here:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

And tentatively scheduled for:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017



Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lane Community College, Downtown Campus
101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene
Seven Contact Hours of Continuing Ed for Massage Therapists
$150
Register online here

Sunday, April 9, 2017

 

And tentatively scheduled for:

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, both Saturday and Sunday
Lane Community College, Downtown Campus
101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene
Twelve Contact Hours of Continuing Ed for Massage Therapists
$250
Call to register: 541-465-9486

Upon request


Cities where I've taught in the past:

ALBANY
ASHLAND
BELLINGHAM, WA
BEND
BREITENBUSH
EUGENE
EVERETT, WA
GRANTS PASS
MEDFORD
PORTLAND
RICHLAND, WA
ROSEBURG
SALEM
SEATTLE, WA
SPOKANE, WA
SPRINGFIELD
SUTHERLIN
TACOMA, WA
TIGARD
VANCOUVER, WA


Call Robert at
541-465-9486
for more information
or to register.

If you do not see a class listed at a time you can attend, check back. I teach monthly classes in ethics and EFT through Lane Community College.



Basic EFT Training, $150
Advanced EFT Training, $250

1. Select the date & location you wish to attend from the list above.
2. Register on-line with the correct link, or mail a check or money order to:

Robert Bike LMT LLC
1710 Oakhurst Court
Eugene, OR 97402-8002

All fees are payable in full at the beginning of class. Cancellation may be made up to two days prior to start of class. All cancellations are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. Tuition refunds will not be made for cancellations made less than two days prior to the beginning of class, though you may reschedule to a future date. If you want to switch to a different date, please notify me at least two days in advance.

For more information, call me at 541-465-9486, or email me at robertbike@comcast.net.

The Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques class is seven contact hours of continuing education for Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs & LMPs) and other licensed professionals. It is open to the public.

The Advanced Techniques class is 12 contact hours of continuing education over two days. The only requirement for Advanced Techniques is that you have taken Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as Basic EFT, Level 1 or Tapping Therapy), or have sufficient experience using EFT, according to the judgment of the instructor.

The Ethics for Massage Therapists class is four contact hours of continuing education for Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs). Since July 1, 2016, the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy has required four contact hours of continuing education in ethics. This class fulfills that requirement.

EFT at My Office
$80 for 90 minutes
Shorter sessions are $1.35 per minute

EFT Outcall: First 10 miles round-trip free, then $1.00 per mile,
with distance calculated by Google Maps.

I no longer do massage outcall.

Email Consultations: $20.00
Telephone Consultations: First session $110.00,
subsequent sessions $1.35 per minute

Comments After Tapping Classes

Even though I understand how EFT works—the tapping procedure unlocks blocked energy and allows my body-mind to correct itself—the healing that I have experienced in just a few short sessions seems miraculous: the stiffness in my knee is gone, and my food cravings are history.

And incredibly, my learning disability is resolving itself. For as long as I can remember I have struggled with reading comprehension. I am not dyslexic in the usual sense; I can discern letters and words clearly. However, capturing the overall meaning of the strings of words has always been a huge, painful effort. Getting through college and post-grad work in business was torture for me. During school and for years afterward, I had recurring nightmares about uncompleted reading assignments. I relied on my almost photographic memory to cram for most of my exams and made it through college with nearly an A average, but I felt that I was harboring a deep, dark secret and I felt like a fake.

All of a sudden the struggle has ended. What a relief to read and understand!

Robert, you are a gracious and humble teacher. Even though you refuse to take credit for the healings that occur, I believe it is your skill as a teacher, and your ability to create a safe yet stimulating space that has enabled me to progress so quickly.

What a wonderful adventure! I'm looking forward to discovering the real me through EFT and your expert, powerful guidance.

Thanks for everything, Robert.

In friendship,

Jo


Hello Robert,

I can't wait to share my results from the EFT treatment you did with me in class 2 weeks ago. [This was a 10-minute demonstration of the effect of EFT on addictions in an Advanced Tapping class.—RB] As you may remember, I was in AA and sober for 8 years.

Nine months ago I decided to find out if I was really an "alcoholic." Within a few months I was drinking 2 to 4 glasses of wine, beer or hard liquor almost every night after work. I just loved the happy feeling it gave me.

On the other hand, I was starting to feel some physical effects from daily drinking—burning in my stomach, weight gain, and a blotchy complexion.

Deep inside I wanted to quit drinking, but I didn't want to go back to AA. So I was excited when I took your class and you asked if any of us wanted to be tapped on for an addiction. Even though I was resistant to calling my drinking an addiction, I was very eager to see if you could help me get out of the painful rut I was in.

Anyway, to make a long story short, so far the effects of your tapping have been amazing. It has been 2 weeks and I have had no desire to drink at all. I had one beer last weekend with my sister, just to see if having one would set me off again. I had the one beer, had no desire for another, and wished I hadn't even had the first.

Thank you so much Robert. Keep spreading the light,

Natalie


One of the best workshops I ever attended. — Maggie


Hi Robert,

Thank you for a really good class yesterday; it was fun and we learned a lot. It will be fun to practice it with some of my clients, and Stacey and I are looking forward to working with each other also.

Jeff

Greetings Robert,

I thought it important to email you and share with you my wonder with our "chocolate session" and its results. [I do a demonstration in Introduction to Tapping on how Tapping changes the taste of things 'bad' for us so that we can recognize true tastes.—RB] Given what a skeptic I am, I find myself even more surpised with the total lack of cravings I have for chocolate.

Perhaps this might not seem curious to others; to me it is profound. Add to that the fact that this is my PMS week, a time of the month when chocolate is the main staple of my diet; well, you can imagine my reaction.

Needless to say I am well on the way to becoming quite convinced of EFT's efficacy, and am looking forward to attending the Level Two training you provide.

Regards,
Vicky


Hi Robert,

Thank you so much for the class last Saturday. I wanted to tell you this...since the demonstration you did with me about emotional eating, things have really shifted. I haven't eaten emotionally since. It hasn't even been on my radar to do so.

I have been doing a LOT of tapping and am just ASTOUNDED at the results. My life is changing so much! It really makes me wonder, what will life be like a year from now if I keep doing this regularly???

The other thing I wanted to tell you is that I used to have this sort of mental 'hiccup' where I would repeat this phrase in my head, especially when I felt stressed or embarrassed. The other day, I just sat down and did 2 rounds of tapping, using that phrase at every point. I have to tell you the miracle....it hasn't come up once since. And this phrase has been haunting me and tormenting me for YEARS!!! All I did was tap on it and it doesn't happen any more. How cool is that???

Thanks so much for everything...the class, the demo, and all your gifts.

Blessings,
Nan


Oh, Robert - Your class was WONDERFUL!!!!

I'm waking up at night even - thinking about things to add to my 100 things to tap on list!

Be Well... ~ Blessings ~ Rachelle


Robert,
I've been meaning to send you a THANK YOU note since attending the seminar! Wow, I have some incredible things to tell you. I have been tapping since I left Sunday. Started on my way home in the car. What mental clarity I have been given. Things are opening up in my mind that literally blow my mind.

I was so shocked at what happened that day in class. It had been 18 years since my husband's accident. I really thought I had dealt with things. I was never willing to admit to myself that I had guilt over it. I'm freeing up so much in my life and I don't plan on stopping. I'm actually able to speak about things without totally tearing up. TRULY AMAZING!

The next day I had an annual check-up. Normally I have such anxiety but I tapped my way up to the office in the elevator and then kept on tapping while in the waiting room. I can't believe how calm I was and how I sailed thru it. INCREDIBLE.

I've been making some big changes in my life the last couple of months, and adding this technique, I've hit the mother load.

I'm not sure how else to explain it. I'm opening up and speaking my mind, in love, of course, but I'm no longer afraid. I tap my throat and tell myself I have important things to say and share and well............I share them.

First night I came home and talked to my husband about the class. I was nervous but tapped first. Well I got through it and quite successfully, lots of tears but I did it. That was HUGE. It's all good. Let me share my new mantra with you, I got it from a song. "The sanctuary of truth outweighs my refuge of deception." Words can be so powerful. I'm choosing truth over deception.

Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

Blessings to you,
Julie, Coeur D'Alene, ID

Please recognize that testimonials are selective and are not fully representative of everyone’s experience. There is no guarantee of any specific result. The testimonials on this website do not constitute a warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using my services for any particular issue. Still, I share these testimonials to give a sense of what some clients have experienced.

Evidence-Based Research

PTSD in Veterans (video) and research

Operation: Emotional Freedom

Treating Psychological Disorders

EFT vs Control Group

Acupoint Stimulation Research (pdf)

Clinical EFT (pdf)

Essay by a Psychiatric Resident & M.D.

The Science Behind EFT (with a lot of links!)

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There is no psychological therapy involved.
Clients can learn to use this technique on their own or be aided by their trained acupressure practitioner. The client is simply using acupressure to balance meridians that have been disturbed by a thought or event. Once the natural flow of energy is restored, the body returns to its desired state of physical and emotional well-being.

Some situations require the attention of conventional therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists or physicians. I refer out diagnosed DSM Psychological Disorders to trained professionals.

Fast results.
More than 80% of my clients get significant results or complete relief in the first session! While results may occur in as little as three minutes, or may take three hours, a typical session is about 90 minutes.

No drugs are involved. Unlike table massage, no undressing is required. There is no hypnotherapy. It is usually pain-free. And I teach you how to do it at home!

What can EFT be used for?

The EFT Stress Bunny, used with permission from 1-eft.com.

The stress Bunny,
used with permission from 1-eft.com

Try it on everything!

Try EFT with any condition:
physical, mental or emotional.
People report amazing results,
often with a single treatment.

Try it on everything!

Testimonials for EFT

from Gary Craig's website

“EFT has been for me, the single most effective technique I’ve used in my 45 years of practice as a psychiatrist.”
Curtis Steele, MD

"EFT offers great healing benefits."
Deepak Chopra, MD

"EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement."
Candace Pert, PhD

"EFT is easy, effective, and produces amazing results. I think it should be taught in elementary school."
Donna Eden

"EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behavior."
Bruce Lipton, PhD

 

More Info & Testimonials

Important Info

The information about The Mental Game, Tapping Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), contained on this website is general in nature, for educational purposes only, represents the personal opinions of Robert Bike, and must not be taken as advice.

Emotional Freedom Techniques is experimental and unproven.

While you are free to use, teach, share and/or show any of the material presented here, make your own inquiries as to the effectiveness of any technique.

Use these procedures with caution to treat yourself or others.

This is not a medical procedure, and no psychology nor pyschotherapy is involved.

Use caution before using any technique mentioned on this website.

No warranties or guarantees are made, expressed or implied.

By reading this website, you understand that there is no professional relationship between you and Robert Bike.

The information provided on this website should not be used as a substitute for competent professional advice from a licensed health professional in your state or country.

Robert Bike does not offer or undertake to diagnose, cure or treat in any manner, or by any means, methods, devices or instrumentalities, any disease, illness, pain, wound, fracture, infirmity, deformity, defect or abnormal physical or mental condition of any person, except as authorized under his license as an Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist (#5473).

Though the testimonials on this website are real, from my clients and students as well as from people I've never met, testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction.

When trying the techniques mentioned on this website, you voluntarily and knowingly assume all risk.

 

Dear Robert,

I thank you for reminding me that I have hope.

The courage to embrace life to the fullest.

It's a gift I must receive. Sometimes I forget that.

Valerie

 


Hi Robert,

Since your class I have been tapping on Eliza Doolittle (the Irish Setter) for her fear of loud noises. I do both surrogate tapping and tap on the the dog. She actually seems to enjoy it! Anyhow, we finally heard a loud pop the other night and instead of being absolutely frantic she was anxious, paced for a few minutes and went to her bed and went to sleep. Fourth of July will be the true test. I worked on my shoulder in class and it still feels great. My massage therapist even commented on how loose it was. I gave her your card so she can come see for herself.

Thanks again,

Mary

 

"I want to update you on how I have been feeling. I ate one of my favorite pastries the other day, which I have not been able to do in a VERY long time without getting a panic attack.

"Slowly but surely I am starting to get better days. I feel much better when I get up, and I feel refreshed. I thought I would honestly never feel this good in such a short period of time!

"It's almost too good to be true. It feels very unreal! Thank you again for the session. I am tapping for everything now!" — Deanna : )

 

"Thank you so much for your help. I wanted to let you know that your treatment really helped me to do what I needed to do and that it had positive results. Thank you again!" — L. M., Prineville, Oregon

 

Blogger stress relief

Krista sought relief for stress from dealing with an unruly 6-year-old. Read her story in her own words here.

In an epilogue to her blog, she writes: "I was driving with Kaycee this weekend, and she was fine, sitting quietly in the back seat. I was developing a headache, so I began tapping. She asked, concerned, "Mommy, am I stressing you out?" I laughed and said no, that tapping also helps for other things, like when my body isn't feeling good. A few minutes later, I looked in my mirror and she was tapping herself!! Of course she stubbornly refused to let me demonstrate the "proper" way to do it, but I think she can benefit anyway just from learning that she has the power within herself to help her body when it's not feeling well. Thank you so much for all your help!! — Krista

 


All photos and text, latest copyright date: April 6, 2017