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EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping)

What is EFT?

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EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping) is a kind of “emotional acupressure” and is rooted in the ancient Chinese meridian energy system; it is carried out by simply tapping on the major meridian points on the face and upper body. It is classed as a relative of acupuncture (a healing technique using needles on areas on the “energy meridians” or energy pathways) or “acupuncture without needles”.

EFT could help you with a whole range of issues and is a technique I often use in combination with hypnosis and psychotherapy to provide a well rounded and balanced therapy. Phobias, stress, physical discomfort or problematic life situations that you’d like to feel better about could all benefit from the use of EFT.

How Does EFT Work?

Basically, EFT seeks to relieve symptoms by tapping various body points as you focus on the problem and speak out loud. This tapping aims to help restore the balance of energy that has become disturbed, when you have thought about or experienced an emotionally upsetting incident with the intention of reducing or eliminating a particular issue or problem. Once your energy is balanced, the distress is usually sorted out – you will still have the memory but the emotional imbalance is gone.

EFT is based on TFT (Though Field Therapy) by Dr Roger Callahan. TFT is another tapping technique that uses unique complex tapping routines to deal with different issues.

EFT creator Gary Craig designed one single procedure to help deal with any and all issues. According to Gary the basis behind this technique is that "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system." So tapping on various points of the meridian system could help to eliminate the disturbance and restore your system to normal. EFT has been used to try and help with everything from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to phobias and fears, anxiety, panic attacks, emotionally-based physical illness and much more could be helped by tapping on these points.

What Happens in an EFT Session?

After discussing what it is you want to achieve we will tap on the major meridian points on your face and upper body whilst focussing and reciting out loud phrases related to your issue; this is intended to help you release any emotional blocks.

I will not touch you; simply instruct you where to tap.

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