EFT Introduction

EFT can help with………

●  anxiety, self esteem, traumatic memories (PTSD), depression

●  fears and phobias, guilt or shame

●  relationship issues, insomnia, addictions, including smoking or alcohol

● Peak performance in business, the workplace, sport, artistic pursuits and public speaking

●  back, neck or shoulder pain, and aspects of chronic disease

●  eating disorders and weight problems

 

The two videos below by Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, (www.emofree.com) and Dawson Church, (www.eftuniverse.com) give a comprehensive introduction to the potential benefits of EFT.

So what is EFT? Why is it useful?

One of the basic principles of EFT (or ‘tapping’ as it is sometimes called), is that unresolved emotional issues or stress can cause a disruption in the body’s subtle energy (meridian) system. Negative thoughts, certain experiences or memories of those experiences, can trigger this disruption, which is experienced as emotional distress and anxiety. When this disruption is re-balanced with EFT, so is the associated feeling, such that even if we then think about a trigger that would normally lead to distress, there is a significant, positive change in the emotional reaction to the trigger. This re-balancing of our emotional energy can enable a positive change in our thinking related to the experience or memory.

♦♦ When using EFT in its simplest form, you just focus on something that is bothering you while tapping with your fingertips on a set of easily learned acupuncture points. This process typically leads to a reduction in emotional stress.

♦♦♦ EFT acts as a bridge to allow emotions such as anger, sadness or fear, to reduce from a high intensity level to a very low level, or not there at all.
EFT can often achieve positive outcomes on even long standing and significant issues. When issues have a number of contributing factors, the process is a little more involved, but still follows the basic principles.

What are the Benefits of EFT?

1. A relaxation effect which is often quite noticeable. EFT can be used in conjunction with other relaxation strategies. EFT is worth learning for its relaxation effect alone.

2. Reducing and processing of stressful emotions.
Sometimes the reduction in intensity of these emotions is immediate and pronounced (even with big problems),and at other times it is more gradual, particularly if the issue is quite complex, with many aspects, or has been a problem for many years. The pace of progress is individual, depending on a person’s emotional makeup and the factors just described. Whatever the pace of progress, it is usually relatively rapid in terms of emotional healing.

3. A genuine reduction in emotional intensity will often lead to clearer thinking and positive changes in perception about the problem area, enabling a more positive outlook and facilitating the application of coping skills.

4. A generalizing effect, which means that a reduction in the intensity of one negative emotion can lead to a diminishing of other associated negative feelings.

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