Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a simple yet remarkable healing system that reduces the stress that underlies much disease. EFT works on a variety of health issues, psychological problems, and performance issues, even those that have been resistant to other methods.
EFT theory derives from principles similar to those behind acupuncture. EFT uses tapping on acupuncture points while a patient focuses on a specific traumatic memory. The theory behind EFT is that all emotional upsets are caused by disturbances in the body’s energy system. Correct the disturbance, and the emotional upset dissipates. You may be familiar with the Chinese concept of meridians, energy pathways in the body. EFT involves gently tapping on the end points of these meridians, while focusing on the problem, to settle energy disturbances in the meridians. As you tap, and the energy settles, the level of emotion is reduced.
You might have a traumatic incident from your past that still causes very distressing feelings when you think of it. After using EFT, you won’t forget the incident totally, but may be able to think about it without getting upset. EFT is useful for small annoyances and deep trauma. It is helpful in working on bad habits, weight issues, confidence/self esteem, improving your work, family, and romantic relationships. It can be used to reduce pain, increase your energy, diminish fears, and gain clarity in your life.
Depending on the severity of the problem you may get quick relief and feel immediate change after a few minutes of “tapping”, or you may need to “tap” on many different aspects of the problem. EFT is very easy to learn and apply yourself for the simpler applications, but in the hands of a good practitioner it is a powerful and highly therapeutic modality.