EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques or increasingly just known as tapping is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.
EFT uses elements of NLP, Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points. Over 20 clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated EFT’s effectiveness.
How can EFT help?
I generally only use EFT if specifically requested or I feel the client is open to alternative interventions and then I use it predominantly to resolve past issues before moving on to working in the here and now and then looking to the future with NLP.
EFT can be used in the areas of phobias, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems.