Emotional Freedom Technique has been a wonderful addition to my mind/body medicine specialty. This technique was developed by Gary Craig, a former Stanford engineer and personal performance coach who recognized that thoughts can greatly impact well being and personal performance. EFT is a form of alternative psychotherapy that involves tapping on acupuncture points. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, harmonious flow between organs and systems is reliant on these meridian pathways and is crucial for health and well being.
Instead of inserting needles, the end points of meridians are tapped on in order to improve energy flow throughout the meridian system (which is the body’s energy bloodstream). It is not important to know what meridian is out of balance because the tapping sequence covers all the meridians. Meridian tapping techniques are an effective way of changing emotional states. Tapping these meridians while voicing positive affirmations helps clear any short circuits in your energy flow which restores your mind and body’s balance.
You really must experience EFT in order to appreciate it. A client may come in with one particular issue and after some rounds of tapping, what happens is something else that the client may not even be aware of bubbles up. So often what you think is the issue is not the root cause of the disturbance. EFT makes things more clear. It is a gentle technique that does not elicit strong emotions that are overwhelming to the client. Whatever happens to bubble up is relevant and the obvious next step in healing the current disharmony.
I love EFT because it works on anything. I have used it on chronic pain, arthritis, addictions, grief (death in the family), stomach aches, autoimmune disease, anxiety, depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, low self esteem, relationship distress, fears, phobias,and migraines with success. It is especially beneficial if you are an emotionally sensitive individual.
There is immediate benefit from using EFT. You will experience results even from one session. If you are a private person, rest assured you do not have to go into any dark history that you would rather not revisit. Whatever is top of mind in the moment is all that needs to be briefly addressed.
I’m passionate about EFT and I hope you will come in and experience it for yourself. It is a technique that once learned can be used as a self help tool. People that endorse EFT include Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Bruce Lipton, both innovative leaders in medicine and healing today.