Emotional Freedom Technique
What is EFT?
“EFT is the forefront of a new healing movement.” - Candace Pert
“EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health, and behavior.” - Bruce Lipton, PhD
If you haven't heard of EFT before, you might be wondering what it’s all about.
The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a groundbreaking method for rapid personal improvement. Although it's relatively new, it has already provided thousands with relief from pain, phobias, anxiety, and physical symptoms, as well as improved sports performance and productivity. It frequently reduces the therapeutic process from months or years down to days or hours and sometimes minutes. Properly done, the results are consistent and often dramatic.
“All matter is an energy field.” - Albert Einstein
EFT utilizes new discoveries regarding the body's subtle energy system. It is a stress relief Energy technique, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the art of acupuncture, often referred to as the emotional version of acupuncture without the needles.
It works by tapping with your fingers on acupressure points along the energy meridians on the head and the body while staying mentally tuned into the issue at hand. This allows for clearing the congestion in the meridians and free flow of energy while clearing emotional and physical blocks.
“EFT is designed to be the top healing tool in the 21st century.” - Cheryl Richardson
Benefits of EFT:
“EFT offers great healing benefits.” - Deepak Chopra
Emotional traumas, phobias, fear of public speaking, panic attacks, anxiety, all negative emotions;
Pains and aches in the body;
Freedom from self-doubt, grief, anger, depression, guilt, negative memories, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Cigarette's cravings, alcohol addiction, food cravings, long-term addictive problems;
Motivation, building self-confidence, enhancing athletic performance, and more.
Short EFT History:
Developed by Gary Craig in 1990, it's based on the method of Dr. Roger Callahan, Ph.D., a psychologist in Southern California around 1980. Dr. Callahan developed TFT - 'Thought Field Therapy' – one of the first methods in what is now known as Energy Psychology. By modifying and simplifying Dr. Callahan's long and complicated sequence of tapping points, and adding a few key pieces, Gary came to creating the universal sequence of points, which we use today for any emotional and/or physical issue we may come up with.
How does EFT work:
Understanding this may require keeping an open mind for many people. EFT only makes sense when related to the human energy system. It's an intricate system, fueled by electrical impulses that run throughout the body. All energy received from food, water, air and sun, and through direct input is distributed through this system. And so, it holds the key to many of the disturbances we experience in our daily lives. Which is why Gary Craig made this the discovery statement behind the method of EFT, "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."
Gary calls it a short circuit. The explanation he gives is clear and easy to understand. Just like a short circuit in a TV set creates a static, in the same way a disruption in the body's energy results in distress ( the body's version of a short circuit ).
And because physical symptoms are often linked to emotions, EFT has also proven that "unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases."
With that new knowledge and understanding incorporated in EFT, there is no wonder why it succeeds where conventional therapy often seems to stumble.
EFT shows remarkable consistency in relieving symptoms by clearing imbalances and corresponding blockages in the flow of energy in the body. This is done by a strangely looking (but completely scientific) routine of tapping with the fingertips on a short series of acupressure points.
Once the blockage is released, the emotions are balanced and the person can't get upset about the circumstance any longer, no matter how hard they try. They still retain the memory of it, but the emotional charge is gone. With these kinds of results, it's not surprising that the healing power of EFT is becoming recognized worldwide.
Its simplicity and fast obtainable results are catching the hearts of therapists and clients alike. The natural approach of the technique allows for gentle and painless recovery from life long traumas, phobias, addictions. EFT is now in use worldwide by those in the healing professions.
“Future medicine will be based on energy and energy fields.” - W. Teller
Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended to educate, inform, and inspire you on your journey towards optimal health and personal growth. EFT is an experimental therapy and is not intended to replace standard medical and/or mental health counseling. While there have not been documented negative side effects from using EFT when the proper treatment protocols have been followed, people's experiences and responses vary. By using EFT on yourself or others you agree to take full responsibility for your own well-being.
About your facilitator:
Desi Edwards holds an Intermediate Level of Academic EFT Certification with the founder of EFT, Gary Craig. She has been practicing and teaching EFT to individuals and groups since 2009. Desi is also an Integrative Life Coach and Hypnotist.
“ My quest for achieving harmony and joy has taken me on many different roads and finding EFT has been an important piece of the puzzle. Simple and easy, combining psychology and emotion with mind and spirit, it has it all. It's the perfect tool for helping people help themselves. I have researched and studied the techniques in depth. I experimented with different issues, worked my way through heartaches and physical pains and never reached its limits."
“I can honestly say today that it is hard for me to imagine going through life without having the comfort of EFT at my fingertips. I have started to forget what it means to keep accumulating negativism and sorrow or to feel frustrated for more than just a few minutes. My mind enjoys that because it gets to feel at peace most of the time; my body likes it because it feels more free and flexible; and my spirit likes it, because it has an opportunity to expand without restrictions.”