What is EFT?
EFT is a simple, easy, safe* self-help method as well as an amazing technique in a therapist’s toolkit.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) was originally designed to reduce the psychotherapy process from months and years down to minutes and hours. From there it was discovered that astonishing physical healings also occurred. Symptoms faded for everything from Migraine Headaches to Cancer.
- EFT often works where nothing else will
- EFT is completely safe and painless
- EFT is usually rapid, long lasting and gentle
- EFT uses no drugs or equipment
- EFT is easily learned by anyone, even children
- EFT can be easily self-applied
EFT is a healing and therapy method derived from the study of Chinese medicine, the body’s energy meridians, acupressure, talk therapy, and Roger Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy combined into a simple proven technique first founded by Gary Craig.
Essentially, if you tap/apply pressure/stimulate certain areas on the body where the body’s energy is closest to the surface (as where EEG’s measure) and focus your mind on a negative event, the tapping can balance the negative reaction FOR GOOD, often in just a few minutes. Now, of course, there are a lot of variables in that simple explanation – (is that event the actual cause of the emotion? or was it some other event?, was it a series of events?, are there other aspects?, etc) and that is what learning more about EFT can help us all understand.
The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to “re-program” and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy. (from acupuncture.com CLICK HERE to read the longer version)
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