In short, EFT is an alternative treatment dealing with emotional distress and blocks, and it can be used for physical pain.
Emotional Freedom Techniques is a form of counselling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine, including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy. Wikipedia
Coaches and energy workers who use this technique believe tapping the body can balance your energy system and treat pain and emotional distress. According to its developer, Gary Craig, an energy disruption is the cause of all negative emotions and pain.
Though still being researched, EFT tapping is used to treat people with anxiety and people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
EFT Therapy: The Definition
EFT is an energy psychology method; that relies on the principles of ancient Chinese alternative medicine and, more specifically, acupressure.
With EFT Therapy, you can tap on a series of points around the body with one or two fingers while repeating a phrase – affirmation – devised with your coach to help provide therapeutic healing that may have taken years with other methods.
Your body tends to store up past emotional problems. When this emotional form of acupressure is utilised on the body’s meridian energy points or Qi (pronounced Chi), the pent-up emotional energy can be released. If this seems too good to be true, you can refer to the testimonials of countless past users who’ve described it as life-altering.
The beauty of EFT is the ability to provide almost instant healing. Many would have you believe that traditional conversational therapy is required to heal emotional problems truly; however, you can achieve excellent results even with online-based EFT systems – I provide EFT sessions with clients over Zoom, where I show them where to tap, and we tap together. I also incorporate EFT during my in-person Reiki sessions.
Some common issues EFT Therapy has solved:
- Insomnia and Anxiety. These two problems often go hand in hand. By completing one session of EFT, you can be free of both and gain confidence, reducing anxiety attacks and insomnia.
- Phobias. Phobias can vary from minor and relatively harmless to major ones that interfere with daily life. EFT has been known to erase even debilitating phobias in hours.
- Anger. Anger management can also become more manageable with help from EFT therapy. Repressed anger is a common pent-up emotion that can easily be released with EFT.
- Addiction and Weight Loss. EFT therapy can be used on various habits, from alcohol and drug addiction to excessive eating. This form of therapy can make dealing with cravings more bearable, and – in some situations – the cravings can disappear entirely.
The Mind/Body Connection
No matter what kind of therapy you engage in, you may begin to notice mind and body connections. Mental conditions, such as stress, can affect the body.
Stress can cause all sorts of problems, including:
Once your stress has been relieved, you may also notice that these physical symptoms fade. Those who have engaged in the EFT Therapy method undergo simple procedures and then find that their physical symptoms vanish without enduring longer or more emotionally painful treatments.
Like most things in life, EFT Therapy is not fail-proof. Unsurprisingly, modern science dismisses anything that falls under alternative medicine. This includes emotional freedom techniques are well.
To this day, no medical proof can back up the existence of meridians or acupressure points in the human body. Yet there are numerous reviews of acupressure, acupuncture and EFT from thousands of satisfied patients and clients who have found these alternative methods life-changing, including myself.
It could be the answer to your physical or emotional challenges, and since it’s a quick and painless process, it’s worth a try.
Beyond the Blog
I offer EFT within my in-person Reiki treatments and my Life Coaching offer so we can get to the heart of your emotional block; once we’ve worked out what’s holding you back, we can complete an EFT session.
Issues I have worked with clients include; comparison, imposter syndrome, feelings of self-worthlessness (going back to childhood), and anxiety.
If this interests you, reach out today and book a self-discovery call.
Samantha is an intuitive healer and visionary who holds space for heart-centric souls to discover their strengths, find their true purpose and take bold steps towards living a life aligned with their core values and soul purpose.
Through a fusion of psychology, spirituality, Human Design, Reiki Energy Healing and two decades of business experience, Samantha has supported hundreds of people to find their purpose, live life with more flow and build businesses that thrive.
She is a sought-after thought leader, and her work has been featured in numerous publications and television appearances on BBC and Channel 5 News.