EFT - is our Pressure Release Valve
You can think of EFT as our body's Natural built-in
Pressure Release Valve, much like the valve on a Pressure Cooker.
If stress is allowed to accumulate without release, it can
eventually develop into
( Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Cravings, Addictions, Phobias,
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is EFT ?
is an Emotional version of acupuncture ( NO Needles). It is done by
stimulating specific points on the Body?s Energy System while focusing on the various triggers, aspects, emotions,
thoughts, and somatic sensations, of the issues you are trying to resolve.
- Provides Rapid Relief of issues such as:
- Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Excessive Sweating, Anger
- Phobias (speaking in public, flying, heights, frogs, bugs, exams,
social anxieties, etc)
- Cravings ( specific foods, drinks, sweets, cigarettes, etc.)
- Physical Pain ( migraines, back pain, sciatica, etc.)
- Emotional Pain ( breakups, infidelity, grief, guilt, loss )
- Limiting Beliefs ( finds and eliminates negative beliefs
money, love, abundance)
- Quit Smoking ( rapidly relieves cravings & withdrawal
- Symptoms of medical conditions - EFT often relieves or
eliminates the symptoms
of conditions such as ( MS,
Parkinsons, Fibromyalgia, fatigue, ulcers, high blood
pressure, allergies, etc.)
E F T
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Experience what it feels like to be free
of painful emotions
... free from
EFT, utilizes the body's acupuncture system. EFT does this
by gently tapping on acupuncture points to stimulate and "open"
them, allowing an increase in the free flow of energy throughout our body.
You are about to learn why this is so important in terms of our feelings.
The foundational principle behind EFT is what is referred to as "The
Discovery Statement", and it states that the cause of all negative
emotions is a disruption to the flow of energy in our body; more
specifically, a disruption of energy flow within our acupuncture system.
Energetically speaking, our default settings are ones of well being,
freedom and ease. To the degree that we create and experience resistance
to the flow of energy in our body, we create and experience lesser degrees
of wellbeing and ease.
If we are experiencing severe distress, we can know that in that moment,
we are experiencing massive resistance within our energy system.
A useful metaphor is to think of our energy system as like the plumbing in
our house. Disruption within our energy system is not dissimilar to a
"kink" in the garden hose. A small kink will disrupt the flow of
water but not to any great degree.
If we think of ourselves in this situation, we experience this minor kink
as feeling less than we would like to feel, but for the most part, we can
function fully. It is just that our quality of what we are experiencing is
less than what it could be.
And if we have a severely knotted hose, we experience much greater
resistance and stronger, more painful feelings. What largely determines
our subjective experience of life is the amount of resistance we routinely
carry around with us.
Once we release this resistance, and EFT is without doubt one of the most
powerful tools available today to do so, we feel better. More often than
not this affect is immediate
A big part of EFT's claim to fame is how quickly it can work. And a large
part of its speed and effectiveness is that it targets the body rather
than the mind. Now we all know as humans we have an almost infinite
capacity to generate all kinds of emotional upheaval in our lives.
And you are probably also aware of how difficult it can be to try and find
solutions to our problems when we are right in the middle of them,
experiencing not just the problem, but also all of the negative less than
useful feelings that go with it.
The beauty of EFT is that irrespective of the specific aspects and issues
that may be involved in our individual problems, in EFT terms we are only
ever dealing with one thing - disruption of the flow of energy in our
If we address this disruption
and resistance rather than the symptomatic associated emotions (anger,
fear, sadness etc) we free ourselves of the associated pain rather quickly
and very often gain insight into the possible solution we are seeking.
Once the pain has been released, or at least eased, we are almost always
capable of figuring out what we need to do to create the change that we
want, in whatever areas of our life problems exist.
The major part of what leads to our apparent inability to deal with
problematic areas in our life, is our inability to detach from the pain we
are experiencing in relation to those problems.
When we experience strong painful feelings (they shouldn't be considered
negative because they are offering us very useful and much needed feedback
about what is going on around us) we are basically in a fight-flight
survival situation. When this happens, our higher thought function
switches off to a greater or lesser extent and we, all of a sudden, become
This is not a mental or emotional issue at all, yet this is where most
therapy is aimed. What this is, is a neurological issue, as this
fight-flight response is hard wired into our nervous system.
In EFT terms, it is an energetic issue, as the acupuncture system, or some
specific pathway within it, becomes jammed leading to disrupted flow of
energy and the resulting painful feelings.
So how does EFT resolve this energy disruption issue? The technique of EFT
comprises of tapping a specific sequence of acupuncture points around the
face, chest and hand. These particular points are situated towards the
beginning or the end of the main acupuncture channels within the body. In
total EFT utilizes 13 points in what is referred to as "The Basic
Points are tapped gently for about 10 repetitions, and then you move onto
the next point in the sequence. At the end of the Basic Recipe you
evaluate how you are feeling to determine if you need to repeat the
In most cases (the literature quotes 80% but most people experience a much
higher percentage) there will be a dramatic reduction in the painful
feelings. As unbelievable as this may sound very often you will find the
pain has gone completely.
A problem that may have been an issue for years can potentially be
released in minutes, if not seconds. Phobias are a classic example of the
amazing results possible with EFT.
Phobias that have been with someone all their life can be treated and
cleared very quickly when the body is treated rather than the mind.
Does EFT work all the time? Of course not. So far nothing really works all
the time. Our understanding of the technique and how it works as well as
sciences understanding of our bodies and minds and how they work, is far
As the creator of EFT, Gary Craig says "We are on the ground floor of
a healing high-rise" There is much work and discovery still to do.
However, those who use this technique in a clinical setting, and their
numbers are growing daily, will attest to the most amazing results in
cases where nothing else has seemed to work.
EFT is not a cure all and shouldn't be looked at this way. What it is, is
an incredibly powerful easy to learn and apply self-help tool, that with a
little practice, will allow you to choose how you feel in any situation.
If emotional freedom is what you seek, there is no better tool than EFT to
help you attain it.
Copied from Gary Craig's original materials
National Certification Board of Therapeutic
Massage & Bodywork