Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a psychotherapeutic alternative medicine tool based on a theory that disturbances in the body's energy field causes negative emotions. Tapping with the fingertips on some of the same points where acupuncturists may use needles, while thinking of a negative emotion, alters the body's energy field, restoring it to "balance." This may also be done using energy instead of physical touch.
Emotional Freedom Techniques is a kind of emotional acupuncture but instead of using needles you can tap on yourself with your own fingertips. The self-tapping on these “acupoints” stimulates the energy meridian system, and releases unwanted negative emotions as well as physical pain and discomfort. According to foundational EFT theory, “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” Tapping on the acupoints, you calm your body’s energy meridian system when you focus your thoughts on an emotional issue.
Emotional Freedom Techniques allows the emotion to simply exist, without resistance or rejection of our self. This acceptance brings the observer of the emotion, into the present moment.
We are making the distinction that though the emotion/problem may not be acceptable, we are. Under these conditions, the emotion can be safely felt and expressed.
By observing and keeping our focus on the problem/emotion, we are consciously activating the underlying energy disruption, which is internal conflict. In this way, the timing of the tapping coincides with the energy disruption to help restore the balanced energy flow and internal peace through the release of the stuck emotion.
It is very fascinating to be able to observe during the tapping in EFT, the changes the emotion/conflict undergoes as the energy block is released with the tapping process. This brings further clarity to the recognition that we are the observer of the problem/conflict and not under the control of the emotion. This is very empowering to our mind.
Is Emotional Freedom Techniques for me?
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) was founded by Gary Craig; it is one of the most potent modalities known as Meridian Tapping Techniques. Emotional Freedom Techniques was based on new discoveries involving the body's energies and meridians, and it has been found to be effective in thousands of cases involving: Stress and Anxiety, Phobias and Fears, Depression, Trauma and Abuse, Addictions and many other physical and psychological symptoms, which can be difficult and time-consuming to overcome.