EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique
What is EFT?
EFT is a cutting-edge form of “mindful acupressure” developed in the early 1990s. This emotional healing is capable of dramatically relieving many physical symptoms like pain and aches from mild headaches to severe chronic back pain, from ulcers to asthma and more as well as on healing emotional trauma, fears and phobias, grief, anger, guilt, anxiety, etc. It is based on a revolutionary new discovery that violates most of the beliefs within conventional medicine and psychology. It contends that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. When there is negative emotion in our mind, Prana otherwise known as Chi in China and Ka in Egypt , flow is disrupted ,which results in dis- ease. With EFT, we gently tap with our fingertips on energy points (or acupuncture meridians) on our face and body while tuning in to specific thoughts and feelings. If our negative feelings have been disallowing our physical health or our relationships to others and ourselves in any way, we can use a mindful “tapping” to shift our experience --- and change how negative feelings affect our bodies and our lives. With remarkable consistency, EFT relieves symptoms by a seemingly strange (but scientific) routine which employs tapping with the fingertips on various body locations. This tapping serves to balance energy meridians which become disrupted when the client thinks about or becomes involved in an emotionally disturbing circumstance. The actual memory stays the same, but the charge is gone. Typically, this result is lasting. Cognition often changes in a healthy direction as a natural consequence of the healing.
What does EFT work on? How will it help me?
Tapping has been shown to provide relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases. While EFT is newly set to revolutionize the field of health and wellness, the healing concepts that it's based upon have been in practice in Eastern medicine for over 5,000 years. Like acupuncture and acupressure, Tapping is a set of techniques which utilize the body's energy meridian points. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body's own energy and healing power. Your body is more powerful than you can imagine… filled with life, energy, and a compelling ability for self-healing. With EFT, you can take control of that power.
So Does EFT Help Everyone, 100%?
It has been found at our is that there are two main cases where the process either does not work or gives only temporary relief. The first is in the case of unaddressed (ignored) secondary gain, (see next chapter). For example I had a middle aged lady complaining of knee pain, and EFT could give only temporary relief. After a bit of interrogation we could extract that she is enjoying the attention and company of her husband or Son to take her around in their vehicle due to her knee problem, and she need not go through the discomfort of taking Auto or Bus. After realizing this she consciously chose the pain free life over the comfort ride and did the EFT for few weeks and gotten out of her Knee problem. The body-mind has its own intelligence and adheres to its warning function when required. The second is in the case of a physical illness or problem which requires other medical/therapeutic intervention. For example, someone with damaged knee caps or something like that, only proper medical intervention can help. Surprisingly, the severity of the pain or the condition does not seem to have a bearing on the effectiveness of EFT. A chronic, severe pain can clear just as quickly as a non-chronic, minor pain. The essential variable in predicting success seems to be complexity. If a problem or issue has many roots, or causes, then each one may have to be addressed prior to noticing real improvement.
Do I Still Need to See a Doctor?
Where there is serious physical illness, it is wise to work closely with your medical practitioner, chiropractor, whatever. By doing so you enhance the effectiveness of your healing, as meridian therapy enables the body to more fully respond to medical treatment. It is irresponsible not to get all the help available to us.
How Can Emotions Have Anything to Do with Physical Illness?
Our language is littered with references to non-physical, or emotional, causes for physical pain or effect: She’s a pain in the neck He’s a pain in the butt She makes my skin crawl Fit to bust It’s just eating me up More and more science is catching up with the spiritual wisdom of thousands of years, and medical/scientific books, articles and journals abound with information relating to how thought affects every chemical reaction or health system within the body. We really do hold the keys to our own health and happiness if only we will realize that our health or ill health is our own creation, and not something foisted upon us.