EFT – EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and related Meridian Therapies are an innovative approach to healing that has gained attention for medical professionals and laypersons around the world. EFT is a simple, drug free approach you can learn, to apply to yourself and to people you care about.
It can help with trauma or abuse, stress, panic/anxiety attacks, fears of phobias, depression, addiction or substance abuse, allergies, children’s issues or hundreds of physical symptoms including headaches, body pains or breathing difficulties.
EFT practitioners have found that sometimes unresolved emotional issues can make us ill. Once your emotional issues are cleared the symptoms of disease may reduce significantly and or vanish completely. Please note however that the time this will take varies with each person and situation. Whilst EFT produces remarkable results at times persistence is needed.
How EFT works
EFT is a very effective yet gentle method of directly balancing the body's energy system for the feelings that you want to change. In essence it is a psychological version of acupuncture except that no needles are involved. You don't have to believe in the theory though. Some people do like to find out more about the theory, while others are happy simply to have their problem resolved.
What EFT Involves
Using EFT involves 'tuning into' the issue and then tapping with your fingers on specific acupressure points with your fingers. For example if you still carry anger towards someone who has hurt you in the past, you would be asked to think about them, and notice how you feel. But you do not have to relive past events. You just have to be aware that the negative feeling is there. Having therefore 'tuned in' to it, you are shown which acupressure points to tap, and what words to say as you do so. (Saying a few things also helps to disperse the emotion from the system).
Having done that you are then asked to think about the person or situation again and check how you feel. Typically you will notice a significant reduction in the intensity of the feeling. If it's not completely gone then the EFT practitioner repeats the process, bringing the intensity down each time until full balance is restored.
All this is done while sitting normally in a chair.
After EFT do feelings return?
Following an EFT session, the dispelled feelings very rarely return. If they do this implies that there is a bit more work to do. If you have thoroughly used EFT for a specific issue, the feeling will not return. Once you have fully dealt with the problem, it does not come back up.
You will still retain the memory of the event you were working on but it will no longer have the emotional charge that it had before. The other thing to say is that there may be more than one emotion that needs to cleared, like more than one log jamming the stream. So using the example there might be the anger towards the person, but there could also be anger towards yourself, or other emotions involved such as guilt or sadness. All of these can be addressed separately, and often when you start to disperse one emotion the intensity of others can start reducing straight away.
What can EFT be used for?
The EFT process is usually painless and often rapid, what can take years to work through with conventional methods can be removed sometimes in just a matter of minutes, by simply accessing the bodies energy system and correcting any disruptions.
EFT can be used for:
Phobias and Fears
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Anger and Rage
Compulsions and Obsessions
Addictions and Cravings
Weight Gain and Loss
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexual Abuse Issues
Depression and Sadness
Pain and Symptom Management
Self Image Enhancement
Children - Bullying etc
Goal Setting and Achievement
These are only a few examples.