A brief overview of EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique
Eft is an acronym for Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT is a form of psychotherapy that uses various points on the head and body to relieve emotional pain. This technique allows patients to have greater control over what they release, and helps them to be aware during the process, and enhances their ability to cope with long-term emotional or physical issues.
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a psychotherapy that can help treat clinical and non-clinical problems.
Many people seem to have a strong need for control in their lives. We all have different ways of controlling our emotions and dealing with the emotions of people in our lives. One way of gaining better control is by using EFT.
The technique is usually taught by a certified EFT practitioner in one on one sessions.
SIMILAR TO TFT (Thought field therapy) BY ROGER CALLAHAN, the tapping technique involves a series of gentle, rhythmic tapping on the head/face and chest with one hand while focusing on a problem with the other hand’s fingers.
It has been suggested that the taps promote drainage of stress from the body and stimulate immune system response in some people who have been exposed to trauma or emotional distress.
The EFT process involves the practitioner tapping on the acupuncture points while giving mental instructions to release any blocked energy. It is therefore a form of acupressure, which is done while also taking deep breaths to release negative emotions from your body.
Emotional Freedom Technique is a powerful self-help tool that is used by itself or as an adjunct treatment for psychiatric and neurologic disorders.
This technique can be used when experiencing anger, fear, sadness, frustration, guilt, and even physical pain. It is a popular treatment for emotional issues especially using energy tapping to remove blockages in the body.
This technique has also been found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression as well as feelings of low self-worth. Studies have also shown that it can help reduce physical pain in one session. It is also used to alleviate addiction withdrawal symptoms, and PTSD flashbacks. There are various studies that show how effective this type of therapy can be for those who suffer from anxiety and depression.
Every day, I see so many people with pain in their lives. Whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual pain. Sometimes these people are struggling to get by and never feel like they can get better.
Many people have tried traditional methods to overcome emotional problems, such as therapy and medication. However, for those that have not found success through these means, this different approach may be helpful.
Emotional Freedom Technique is a technique created by Gary Craig. The technique helps people identify and release the cause of their emotions by stimulating a point on the body called a “trigger point” with an opposing energy from the negative emotion being experienced.
The tapping helps manage painful emotions and stress.
When you are constantly dealing with the thoughts of past hurt, resentments, and anger, it can be difficult to see your way to a new future.
A common area its successful at treating as well, is with phobias. A person is able to identify a true fear and then repeat a word or phrase out loud three times, which causes the brain to change the way it processes negative associations.
Gary Craig developed EFT in 1979 and he has since done research on its effectiveness. Living with a phobia can be difficult and often leads to avoidance of the feared stimulus. One way to help reduce feelings of anxiety and fear is to talk about the experience with a professional but if that does not cure the problem then EFT is definitely worth trying.
With so many benefits and no side effects it’s really a therapy worth looking into.
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