Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)


What is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)?

This tapping technique is so simple, but effective, that even kids can be taught to do it to deal with negative emotions. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an energy psychology therapy. It is a combination of Eastern medicine, and Western talk therapy. It rebalances the body's energy flow through body tapping on Meridian Points, and improves emotional wellbeing with talk therapy.

How does it work?

Since EFT follows the body's meridian points, it is often described as “acupuncture without needles.” By gently tapping on these points with your fingers, practitioners ascertain that you can help restore calmness and peace within your bodies energy system. This is especially important for you to do if you experience trauma or have negative thoughts. When these happen to you, your body's energy flow gets disrupted. The tapping process of EFT helps restore balance. Then, symptoms are relieved. First, though, you must identify the issues that are troubling you. This is where talk therapy comes in. A practitioner guides you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. While focussing your tapping on specific points. Throughout the therapy, your thoughts must revolve around two actions. First, acknowledging your issue. Second, accepting yourself despite the issue. The practitioner will guide you to repeat verbal statements as you tap. There are 12 meridian points, but EFT focuses only on nine. All these correspond to an internal organ. And all the points are found on the head, face, and torso. 

What can you expect from a session?

The practitioner will begin by asking you about the issue that is bothering you the most. They'll discuss with you the emotions you are feeling. You'll then be asked to rate the emotions on a scale of one to 10. Your replies will be the starting point of the therapy. Once they have an understanding of your emotional state, the tapping can begin. The practitioner will tap their meridian points with their fingers, and they'll ask you to imitate the tapping on your own points. They will ask you to repeat verbal statements, as you continue tapping and following the practitioners lead. Afterward, the practitioner will test whether there was a shift in the stressful thoughts and emotions. People have reported feeling calmer and more in control after an EFT session. For some, even one session can be enough to resolve issues. Deep-seated negative emotions, however, may need several sessions. 

Which conditions can EFT help ease?

  • Anger

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Allergies

  • Anxiety

  • Back pain

  • Depression

  • Eating disorder

  • Fertility

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Grief

  • Pain

  • Panic attack

  • Phobia

  • PTSD

  • Sleep disorder

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Weight management

EFT can also help improve your mindset, foster personal development, and increase self confidence.


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