Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT
This complementary therapy has origins rooted in ancient Chinese medicine. It works on the body’s energy systems, the same system used for over 3,000 years in acupuncture. EFT was developed by an American called Gary Craig who after working with psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan and following the discovery that imbalances in our energy systems can have profound effects on our personal psychology. Gary then encompassed Dr Callahans creation of TFT (Thought Field Therapy) and Psychotherapy into a much easier form in order to allow anyone the ability to use and benefit from this amazing discovery! This then gave birth to the name EFT. Gary had no idea that he had just pioneered the ‘way forward’ for self healing!
What Makes EFT So Good? Many clients tend to report a huge shift in the way they feel about a particular event, pain, even if they don’t know why at first. EFT usually discovers the root causes very quickly. Once discovered, the whole emotional attachment to an experience or a belief tends to fall just like a house of cards!
If you who have spent weeks, months, or even years trying various drugs, counselling and alternative therapies in a desperate search for relief from your emotional problems, EFT may be something worth trying.
How Does EFT Work?
Every experience has its emotional and physical counterpart. Similar of that to the circuitry of a TV, electrical messages (molecular energy) are constantly sent throughout the TV circuitry (physical) to pick up radio waves (non physical) giving you the picture you see as the end product of electrical, physical and non physical energy transference system.
It’s the same thing for the human body – electrical messages (molecular) are constantly sent throughout your entire body (physical) to keep it informed of what’s going on. Without this constant energy flow you would not be able to see, hear, taste, smell or touch. It has been proven that just like running a screwdriver down the circuitry of a TV would interfere with the signal/picture quality, disruptions or blockages along the bodies own electrical pathways can cause limiting emotional thoughts, physical & mental abilities and can lead to ill-health.
EFT uses gentle tapping process on certain meridian points – the bodies electrical, or energy pathways – to change the way energy travels around the body. By tapping and pressing on the meridian points, small shock waves are sent through the energy system which stimulates smooth flow and clears blockages.
Even though EFT is particularly effective for conditions such as Pain, Anxiety, Stress etc, it is not advised that you stop taking medication following an EFT session regardless of the result. But, if you should notice an improvement in your mental/physical health, medical advice should always be sought before stopping any medication.