Emotional Freedom Techniques
“The Cause of all Negative Emotions is a Disruption in the Body’s Energy System”
EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques, or Tapping is a talking therapy with a physical element - tapping on a few specific acupressure points as we speak, in order to re-establish balance in the body’s energy system and therefore effectively resolve emotional, psychological and even physical issues.
Tapping was developed by Gary Craig in the US, a former engineer, who later became a Performance Coach. He trained with Dr. Roger Callahan in TFT or Thought Field Therapy, in its early stages, but always had doubts about its efficacy. Through his work with clients, Craig rapidly realised he could simplify the TFT method by turning it into an universal tapping technique that would cover all of the body’s meridians at once, rather than treating each client with individual tapping sequences, as he had once learnt.
The combination of tapping on the acupressure points, as the client verbalises the right wording connected to the problem, causes a change in the brain's chemistry that allows the emotional blocks to be released, as the brain's amygdala diminishes (the brain area that responds to threat and stress in general) in size and the hippocampus increases (the brain area in which the evaluation process of life events and the finding of solutions take place).
All this change in the brain's chemistry enables emotional and psychological shifts within the psyche of the client to happen and they are able to see and feel things from a different perspective from before. That’s how the treatment makes a difference in the client’s life. That’s the goal that EFT aims to achieve as a therapy.
EFT can be used for releasing the emotional charge of traumas, cravings, phobias, PTSD and stress, or even to achieve goals that would otherwise be difficult, due to the client’s emotional blocks and disturbance in their electromagnetic energy system.
There is extensive scientific research linking EFT to epigenetics, neuroplasticity, memory reconsolidation, stress release and psychoneuroimmunology, which shows how our electromagnetic energy system is intimately connected to the molecules that carry information throughout our bodies and the benefits that sessions of EFT can provide in the client's life and health.
Working with EFT is a very rewarding job, as you can actually see the real changes happening in your clients lives, and, as a practitioner I am very passionate about it.