What is Emotional Freedom Technique?
Emotional Freedom Technique is based on the ancient Chinese healing form of acupuncture and acupressure, but instead of using needles we tap on the meridian points while concentrating on traumas, emotions or limiting beliefs that you have experienced during your lifetime. These emotions, traumas and limiting beliefs cause blockages in your meridians, the energy channels or “Chi” that flow through your body. When these meridians flow well you are healthy, when you experience an emotional trauma or lots of repetitive ones these then will cause a blockage in the flow and a physical symptom may appear, you may feel under the weather or eventually become really ill with illnesses such as ME or IBS as examples.
What can Emotional Freedom Technique help with?
Emotional Freedom Technique has been shown to help with
Relationship, Money and Business problems
Children’s problems: anxieties, behaviour, etc
The History of EFT
EFT is based on Thought Field Therapy (TFT) which was stumbled upon by Dr Roger Callahan in the 1980s. Dr Callahan is a clinical psychologist with an interest Eastern healing. It was while he was working with a lady called Mary who suffered from a severe water phobia; she couldn’t even take a bath or walk in the rain. They had been working together for 18 months when Callahan thought of tapping under her eye on her stomach meridian because she felt sick to her stomach when she thought of water. She instantly jumped up and ran to his swimming pool. From this Dr Callahan then devised a system of tapping patterns for different problems.
A Stanford Graduate engineer called Gary Craig in the 1990s learnt TFT then came up with a shortened pattern of tapping that worked for all problems; this became Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT or tapping.