Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (also known as the Tapping Technique) is an energy therapy which can help dissolve and eliminate emotional, psychological and some physical problems. By dissolving the pain of negative emotions, it can give you the impetus and confidence to move through blocks and obstacles in your life.
By simply tapping lightly on a short sequence of acupressure points around the head, face and upper torso, whilst at the same time focusing on a memory or current issue that brings up an unwanted or negative emotional response, it’s possible to permanently shift the brain’s reaction to a particular area of difficulty.
EFT isn’t a traditional “talk therapy” like counselling or psychotherapy. No analysis is involved. The main focus of the technique is on how the emotional problem – whatever it is – makes you FEEL. By using the tapping sequence whilst voicing the emotional and physical feelings the subject brings up for you rather than going into all the possible whys and wherefores behind it, emotional (and often physical) distress can be cleared, sometimes quite quickly.
You may also find yourself getting very helpful insights into the limiting beliefs that often underpin emotional problems as the tapping sequence brings relief and freedom from the problem.
EFT can bring about a welcome release to even long-standing problems and is helpful in finding relief from many symptoms including:
- Stress, Depression and Anxiety
- Negative Memories
- Fears and Phobias
- Grief and Loss
- Anger and Resentment
- Emotional Pain and Distress
- Lack of Confidence, Lack of Self Esteem and Limiting Beliefs
EFT was developed by Gary Craig who describes it as a “form of emotional acupuncture, except we don’t use needles!”