Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a simple, yet powerful tool to help you release beliefs and emotions. It can be used therapeutically and for deep transformational work, or used even whilst on the move to release negative emotions.

The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a group of powerful processes that can help just about anyone to achieve genuine freedom from the emotions that have created problems in their lives. They have been used successfully with thousands of people with a broad range of difficulties.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can relieve emotional disturbances along with physical symptoms. Shifts are often experienced in minutes, its results are usually long lasting, and it is easy enough to learn for self-application to help in other situations. EFT is versatile and has been used confidently by therapists by relieving imbalances in their clients’ energy systems.

How EFT Works
EFT contends that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. EFT relieves symptoms by an unusual routine of tapping with the fingertips on a short series of points on the body that correspond to acupuncture points on the energy meridians. Where there is an imbalance, there is a corresponding blockage in the flow of energy through the meridian system.

The tapping serves to release the blockages that are created when a person thinks about or becomes involved in an emotionally disturbing circumstance. When this blockage is released, the emotions come into balance. Once balanced, the memory remains but the charge is gone. Typically, the result is lasting and the person’s awareness usually changes in a positive way as a natural result of the healing.

Most energetic imbalances may be partially or completely relieved within a short time using this process. Others may be relieved through repetition of the process. Some examples of energetic patterns that have been successfully cleared using EFT:* Fears related to performance like public speaking, concentration, sports, etc.* Phobias like the fear of heights, flying, enclosed spaces, driving, etc.

 * Emotional trauma from war experiences, physical abuse, etc.

* Disturbing emotions like depression and anger.

* Emotions related to addictive patterns like eating and smoking

* Insomnia

* Emotions related to physical conditions.

EFT was developed earlier in the 1990’s by Gary Craig, whose academic training includes a Stanford Engineering Degree. While personal healing has been his passion for over 30 years, Gary is neither a licensed therapist nor a trained psychologist. Many of the concepts underlying EFT came from Gary’s training in Thought Field Therapy (TFT) under the tutorship of Dr. Roger Callahan. TFT involves the use of 10 or 15 individualized tapping routines. EFT differs in that it employs only one comprehensive tapping routine which is used for all emotional and physical problems. Because of this, it is easy enough to be mastered by most people.

Compared to other techniques, EFT is usually quite gentle and substantial relief is often achieved with little or no pain – this is not true for everyone however – serious instances of trauma must be handled by qualified practitioners to avoid abreactions – a re-living of a trauma.EFT is an emotional form of acupuncture–but without needles. EFT has also been referred to as a symptom management system; like conventional therapy with a body element, like massage therapy with an emotional element, like taking a pill with no side effects and conventional therapy without all the time and money involved.EFT treatment involves tapping areas of the body with our fingertips to stimulate certain meridian points while the client is “tuned in” to the problem. The theory is the “cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” The tapping stimulates the problem area and helps the body’s energy system to function properly.

The subtle energies of the body have been ignored by western scientists. Thus, emotional and spiritual healing has been sparse. With EFT results can be far beyond those of conventional methods.EFT often provides relief of physical symptoms in the process of its use, which is unmistakable evidence of the link between physical ailments and emotional issues.




Tapping Points

Setup points:

KC = Karate Chop Point – the fleshy side of the hand, just below the pinky finger; used as the Set-Up Point and for reversal neutralization

1. EB = Eyebrow point at the beginning of the eyebrow over the nose.

2. SE = Side of the Eye, on the bone bordering the outside of the eye.

3. UE = Under the Eye, on the bone beneath the eye.

4. UN = Under Nose, in the centre of the area between the nose and top lip.

5. CH = Chin, in the centre between the bottom lip and bottom of the chin.

6. CB = Collarbone, right under your collarbone, about 3‖ from the centre.

7. UA = Under the Arm, on the side of the body about 4‖s below the armpit.

8. CRH = Crown of the head—toward the back of the head


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