Emotional Freedom Technique, also referred to simply as "EFT", or "tapping" is an easy to use and very effective healing technique, that has the ability to heal psychological, physical and emotional traumas. It has been and continues to be researched with multiple published studies showing its effectiveness. Please see Links and resources page if you wish to explore those findings further.
EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy and these are combined with Acupressure, by gently tapping using two fingers on 13 acupuncture points--and is therefore also referred to as "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 system health and more.
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. When we successfully free ourselves of the emotional connection, on a subconscious level as well, healing on the conscious and physical level can occur. The recent wave of Quantum field research and alternative healing therapies has demonstrated the validity of this connection and concept over and over again. Stress itself as a foundational cause of illness and disease has been researched and acknowledged for many decades.
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. Tapping 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.
What can you do for me with EFT? I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues as well as physical symptoms and concerns. I provide EFT coaching for depression, grief, PTSD, anxiety and phobias to interpersonal relationship difficulties, addictive behaviors, and personal or professional growth blocks; as well as helping people address chronic pain for conditions such as headaches, fibromyalgia, past injuries, etc.. I am willing to try tapping with you on most anything you bring to the session if you wish.
Emotional freedom technique can help you heal beyond your current state and into your greatest potential, almost always beyond your current believed limits. I have used it to help people resolve limitations and dis-ease stemming from stress, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, addiction, chronic pain, migraines, self doubt and limiting beliefs. I have witnessed Emotional Freedom technique (also known as "tapping") release people into greater states of wellness than they often thought were possible--allowing them to achieve a place of comfort, peace, clarity, balance and general health (both emotional and physical) they may have thought they could find. Once old or dysfunctional patterns are resolved, truly resolved on the subconscious level, you will find that you are much more free and able to move forward into your life goals and purpose, simply with life in general, with more energy, joy and clarity. Interestingly, even if intending to address only your psychological and emotional blocks and patterns with Emotional Freedom Technique, your sense and state of physical health often will improve as well; though we can certainly work directly on your physical discomforts and concerns as well. You can use it on your own, which is so wonderful! It is like having an emotional, mental and physical multi-tool built right into you...nothing to pack but your willingness to use it and a little know how. Tapping with a coach can help you get past your subconscious blocks and help you achieve even greater progress and success, if you find you are not getting where you want to be on your own. Even we professional coaches seek out other coaches for the tough and or stuck stuff!
How do you provide coaching for EFT? Currently due to the pandemic, I provide sessions by Zoom (which is a HIPPA compliant platform), and by phone, which can be very effective as well! I do offer in-person sessions which will generally be scheduled at a conference room in the Broadway Coffee House, in Salem, Oregon: 1300 Broadway St. NE, Suite 100; Salem, Oregon 97301. Please ask for details as reservations need to made a little in advance depending on their current use rates--24 hour notice may be possible, but not always. Other live video options may be available but a HIPPA compliance waiver would need to be signed as I cannot assure site protection on all video conferencing sites, except for Zoom at this time. I am open to other in person venues within 60 miles of Salem, Oregon, make a suggestion if interested. Be be advised that I do request mask and distance guidelines be followed and will not meet in person if you have had a known exposure, illness (including a "cold" or sinus symptoms), or fever within the past 10 days.
I provide Emotional Freedom Technique sessions for individuals and groups, to both adults and children (with parental consent). I am delighted to assist you, regardless of how you may choose to identify with regard to pronoun and orientation, please just let me know. Group sessions are also offered by special arrangement and can offer a very low cost way for you and a group of associates or friends to explore what tapping can do while addressing a more general topic or concern. During these sessions we pick a topic from the groups individual concerns and tap together on this, allowing the participants to "borrow benefits" from each other as we tap along together. EFT by its very nature offers a personalized focus, unique to each individual, though also confers benefits to others who "tap along".
Emotional Freedom Technique can help you attain the personal growth and healing you have been seeking. EFT can be self applied, therefore giving you the ability to best care for yourself as needed and when desired.
If you still have questions or wonder it this technique 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.
If you wish to schedule an appointment, call and leave a message or send a note through the link below. I will get back to you within 48 hours, sooner if at all possible.
Please note: I am not a certified counselor or psychotherapist, and am not practicing as a Nurse practitioner in this role. If you feel you need those services please seek appropriate care. Diagnosing depression and anxiety or working with other severe 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. Please call a crisis line or go to the nearest Emergency Room or Crisis Center if you are of immediate danger to yourself or others