Understanding Emotional Freedom Technique


What is EFT?

There is a growing body of work in the helping field that recognises the link between the body and the mind.  EFT is one of these modalities and is playing a powerful part in supporting wellbeing and calm for people.

Emotional Freedom Technique, otherwise known as “Tapping”, cleverly combines the power of acupressure and cognitive behaviour therapy and uses the body to gain access to emotions.

EFT has been proven through clinical studies to be effective in reducing anxiety, stress and other emotional issues.  It works on real and imagined stress and significantly increases positive emotions, self-esteem and resilience.  In addition, EFT has proven to decrease negative emotional states.

Benefits of Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT offers a range of benefits that contribute to emotional well-being and overall mental health:

  1. Stress and Anxiety Reduction:
    EFT can help calm the nervous system, reducing the intensity of stress and anxiety symptoms.
  2. Trauma Healing:
    By addressing past traumas and painful memories, EFT can aid in the process of healing and moving forward.
  3. Emotion Regulation:
    Emotional Freedom Technique provides individuals with a practical tool to manage and regulate their emotions effectively.
  4. Improved Mindset: Regular EFT practice can lead to shifts in negative thought patterns, cultivating a more positive and resilient mindset.
  5. Physical Well-being: Some practitioners report relief from physical symptoms that are linked to emotional distress.

Using EFT for Emotional Management

Emotional Freedom Technique can be used in various situations:

  • Everyday Stress: Use EFT to release built-up stress from daily life and enhance your overall sense of calm.
  • Anxiety Relief: Tackle anxiety feelings by tapping on your worries’ root causes.
  • Grief and Loss: EFT can help process and cope with the pain of losing a loved one.
  • Past Trauma: Work on addressing and releasing the emotional residue of past traumatic experiences.
  • Physical pain with an emotional connection
  • Reducing food cravings and helping people to return to a healthy weight.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) offer a powerful and accessible way to manage emotions and promote healing.  By combining tapping on acupressure points with focused statements, EFT aims to balance the body’s energy and alleviate emotional distress.

Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, or trauma, EFT provides a versatile tool that empowers individuals to take charge of their emotional well-being and achieve emotional freedom.

Clinical studies have proven EFT to be highly effective in helping to build up the immune system as cortisol levels drop and the adrenal system returns to a calm state.

How to Access EFT

There is a growing body of EFT Practitioners emerging throughout the world.  Ground-breaking research has proven its effectiveness to be of significant importance.  EFT is an alternative to talk therapy and should not be considered as a replacement for traditional therapy.

Practitioners are trained in dealing with trauma, supporting clients through testing emotional upset and helping resolve issues by guiding you through the process and helping you to access parts of your subconscious you may struggle to address or consciously connect to.

The great thing is you can learn EFT yourself and use it to regulate your own feelings.  As you explore the world of EFT, you’ll likely discover its potential to transform how you navigate life’s challenges.