What is EFT?

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In the early 1990s Stanford-educated engineer Gary Craig developed a simple and effective process of tapping on meridian points combined with affirmation statements to eliminate negative energy and beliefs held in the body’s energy system. He called this method emotional freedom technique, or EFT.

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EFT is based on this theory or foundation statement: ‘all negative emotions are caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system.’

In addition to having a physical body, which is fuelled by food, we also run on an intricate energy system which is fuelled by electrical impulses that flow through the body and brain. This energy system holds the key to many of the disturbances we experience in our daily lives. The electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates our health is only recently becoming recognised in the West, where modern medicine has concentrated on the physical and chemical nature of the body.

EFT could be described as psychological acupuncture, as it uses the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments, but without the invasiveness of needles.

Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips inputs kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the body, while tuned into a specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain or anxiety. The creative use of statements enables the individual to tune into the issue and remain focused on the problem during the treatment. This is vital to the success of the therapy.

This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing the statements works to clear the ‘energy disruption’ or ‘emotional block’ from your body’s energy system, thus restoring your mind and body’s balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical ailments.

EFT is equally effective on the phone. This makes it very convenient for people with busy lifestyles, who struggle to find the time to look after themselves and deal with the issues that are part of our daily existence, and ensures complete privacy. Some people find it easier to talk on the phone as opposed to face-to-face and in these cases can achieve results more quickly.

EFT also can be used to complement and enhance skills such as hypnotherapy, psychology, NLP and life coaching.

Benefits of EFT

  • no side effects
  • no surgical procedures
  • no equipment involved
  • no needles
  • no pills or chemicals
  • no pushing or pulling of the body
  • no long drawn out ‘tell me your life story’
  • no painful, endless sessions
  • often works where nothing else will
  • usually rapid, long lasting and gentle
  • easily learned by anyone
  • can be self applied
  • with experience the success rate exceeds 85%.

What EFT can be used for

These techniques have been used successfully with many thousands of people experiencing a broad range of difficulties. Emotional healing with EFT is capable of dramatically relieving emotional disturbances along with many physical symptoms. These techniques are gentle, rapid and often startlingly effective.

Many case histories show large improvements or total healing from:

  • negative emotions
  • food cravings
  • reducing or eliminating pain
  • implementing positive goals
  • cigarette addiction
  • drug addiction
  • alcohol
  • abuse
  • allergies
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • anger
  • compulsions and obsessions
  • concentration
  • depression and sadness
  • dyslexia
  • fears and phobias
  • grief and loss
  • guilt
  • insomnia
  • jealousy
  • negative memories
  • nightmares
  • pain management
  • peak performance
  • PTSD
  • self image
  • sexual abuse issues
  • shyness
  • traumatic memories.

This is just a partial list of the possibilities. The firm advice is to try it on everything!

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