Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a meridian-based healing modality developed by Gary Craig. EFT is based on the discovery that emotional discomfort is associated with a disturbance in our energy system. Traumatic events throughout our life, as well as verbal conditioning from family, teachers, other people and many unknown factors, are stored as energetic disruptions in the body's energy system.

EFT balances the energy system by very gentle tapping with the fingertips on specific meridian endpoints on the face and body while tuning in to emotional or physical pain. By tuning into our upsetting emotions, painful memories or limiting thoughts while treating the energy system, the underlying disturbances are released, restoring balance and flow.

EFT is widely appreciated in the field of Energy Psychology for being easy to learn and to apply for self-help. It is a safe, efficient, non-invasive and amazingly powerful tool to remove blockages to health and well-being.

EFT has been used successfully to treat a wide range of emotional problems and issues as well as physical problems. It can help with:
• chronic pain
• phobias, anxiety and fears
• grief
• emotional trauma from painful experiences, physical abuse
• eating disorders
• self-esteem
• sports and other performance

Perhaps the most exciting thing about EFT is that anyone can learn this approach and use it to help themselves. While some problems require persistence with the technique over a period of time, and some will require the intervention of a skilled therapist, many people can learn EFT and apply it successfully to the general problems and stresses of living.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about EFT
How long do the results last?
EFT is generally long lasting. Physical healings are often impressive and long lasting as well, but are more likely to re-emerge than emotional issues. Often a physical ailment (headache, backache, stomach upset, etc.) acts as a physical manifestation of an emotional issue. Thus what appears to “come back” is usually the same physical ailment reacting to a different emotional issue.

Can EFT be combined with other techniques?
Yes. EFT is very flexible. Many people blend EFT with other healing techniques and report enhanced results.

Are there any negative side effects?
By comparison to almost any other process, EFT is quite gentle and rarely has any side effects

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