Emotional Freedom Technique - EFT


What is EFT?

EFT is an emotional healing technique (trauma, PTSD, phobias, grief, anger, guilt, anxiety, etc.) which is also capable of dramatically relieving many physical symptoms (pain, headaches, asthma and more). It often does the job in minutes and its results are usually long lasting. It frequently provides relief where other techniques fail and has a high success rate (typically 80% or better). Side effects are almost always positive.

EFT is based on a revolutionary new discovery that violates most of the beliefs within conventional psychology. It contends that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system. In essence, it is a psychological version of acupuncture except that needles aren't used. Instead, specific meridian points are tapped with the fingertips while the person is "tuned into" their issue. With remarkable consistency, EFT relieves symptoms by this seemingly strange (but scientific) routine. The tapping serves to balance energy meridians which become disrupted when the client thinks about or becomes involved in an emotionally disturbing circumstance. Once balanced, the client cannot get upset about the circumstance no matter how hard they try. The actual memory stays but the charge is gone. Typically, this result is lasting. Cognition often changes in a healthy direction as a natural consequence of the healing.

EFT is versatile and has been used confidently by thousands of therapists and clients with successes on even the most difficult problems. For a still wider view of EFT's capabilities see "What does the EFT course contain?"

EFT was developed by Gary Craig whose academic training includes a Stanford engineering degree. While personal healing has been his passion for over 30 years, Gary is neither a licensed therapist nor a trained psychologist. He is an ordained minister, a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is a Certified Master of The Callahan Techniques. Many of the concepts underlying EFT came from Gary's training in Thought Field Therapy (TFT) under the tutorship of Dr. Roger J. Callahan. EFT differs from TFT in that it employs only one comprehensive tapping routine which is used for all emotional and physical problems. By contrast, TFT requires the use of 10 or 15 individualized tapping routines.

Using EFT with Children

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