Emotional Freedom Technique, also referred to simply as "EFT", or "tapping" is an impressive healing technique that has the ability to heal psychological, physical and emotional traumas.
EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy. These are combined with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 13 acupuncture points. For that reason EFT is often called "tapping." Over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals demonstrate that EFT is effective for problems such as anxiety, PTSD, depression, phobias, and physical conditions such as chronic or even acute pain, immune.
Why "emotional" freedom technique? Emotional struggle and trauma can show up in physical symptoms of many kinds, including illness, headaches, aches and pains that are unreasonable or unexplained, difficulty sleeping or excessive sleepiness and fatigue, trouble concentrating, drug or alcohol use, harmful eating patterns, apathy about self care or achievement, frequent accidents/tendency to unintentionally hurt ourselves, or persistently making bad decisions/having "bad things happen", or simply being "stuck" in a proverbial rut or pattern that we want so badly to break free of but seem to be unable to make or maintain effective change with.
The many research papers and multitude of case studies show that EFT can be effective for anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain, phobias, emotional traumas sorting out life moment dilemmas, many physical diagnoses, creativity and motivational blocks, and it can be helpful in overcoming addictions and repetitive behavioral patterns that you may wish to let go of but have had difficulty doing so. EFT can be used to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. EFT can help you move through and beyond the difficulty you are experiencing, offering new insight and opening avenues to positive growth and change. These shifts can positively affect our communications and relationships with others in our life, sometimes providing wonderful and unexpected opportunities, insights and benefits that we were not directly seeking when we chose to try EFT. EFT may allow you to move more quickly out of conflict, or stuck patterns and states, into positive growth and personal and emotional freedom and wellbeing. Emotional Freedom Technique can help you find relief and forward motion through and beyond persistent emotional triggers.
EFT can be self applied, therefore giving you the ability to best care for yourself as needed and when desired.
If you are wondering if it can be applied to your particular concern, please contact me for a free phone consult to discuss if EFT might be a good fit for you.
Please note: I am not a certified counselor or psychotherapist. Diagnosing depression and anxiety or working with severe other mental health, addiction or eating disorders requires an evaluation by a licensed health professional, and often physical tests to determine whether a person’s symptoms are related to an underlying or contributing physical or mental health disorder. If you are having severe symptoms and feel you may need medication or be at risk of harming self or others, please seek professional medical care or counseling/therapy immediately.