What is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)?
Emotional Freedom Technique incorporates theories from holistic therapies such as acupressure, energy medicine and neuro-linguistic programming.
Many eastern medicine models are founded on the belief that there are channels of energy within the body. It is thought that when these channels (known as meridians) become blocked, energy becomes unbalanced. When this happens, it is thought to lead to physical and emotional symptoms.
In the western world, we are beginning to catch up with the premise that emotional health is imperative to physical health. As well as affecting our health, emotional blocks can lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours. This may result in phobias, anxiety, depression or even addictions.
EFT acknowledges this and combines energy medicine with psychological interventions for a truly holistic approach to health.
In a similar way to acupuncture, EFT looks to release blocked energy by stimulating the meridian points. Rather than using needles however, this therapy uses tapping techniques.
Tapping (using the fingertips) on certain points on the body, combined with voicing positive affirmations is thought to neutralise the emotional block in energy.
How does EFT work?
EFT practitioners believe negative emotions and illness are interlinked. Physical problems create emotional responses and emotional problems often manifest as physical symptoms. For this reason, it is important to approach healing in a holistic manner, looking at both emotional and physical energy.
Emotional Freedom Technique aims to tackle both the negative emotions and unbalanced or blocked energy. This is done by tapping meridian points on the body while focusing on the issue and repeating positive affirmations.
This combination of stimulating meridian points whilst thinking about root causes enables the energy system to ‘straighten out’. This is believed to eradicate the ‘short circuit’ to the body’s learnt response or negative emotion.
The basic technique involves repeating a positive affirmation then focusing on the concern (for example anxiety) while tapping on each meridian point. This is a very basic method and your EFT practitioner may advise you on variants of this depending on what you are addressing.
The best way to learn EFT and to gain tailored instruction for your specific concern is from an EFT practitioner. You can use our search tool to find an EFT practitioner in your area today.
What issues can be treated with EFT?
EFT can assist with:
- Quitting smoking
- Control weight and energy levels
- Driving test
- Fears and phobias eg fear of flying
- Addictions (behaviour & substance)
- Pain management
- Anger management
- Lack of confidence/low self esteem/exam nerves
- Stress/anxiety/panic attacks
- Post traumatic stress disorder/obsessive compulsive disorders
- Relationship issues
How many sessions are required?
One off sessions, long or short term counselling available.
1 hour session
1 hour 30 minute session
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