Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Therapist in Halstead, Essex

What is EFT?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) 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.

Reducing the impact of emotional events, traumas or memories can help the body to rebalance itself and alleviate suffering, leading to reduced stress, increased relaxation and quality of life.


So How Does It Work

EFT is basically a version of “emotional acupressure” or “energy psychology” and is based on the ancient art of Chinese acupuncture. Instead of using needles to clear energy channels, a light tapping motion is used on the acupuncture points that are located on the meridians, or channels, that carry energy throughout the body. While tapping on these points, the person focuses on the emotion, feeling, memory or pain that is causing them a problem and repeats various phrases related to the issue as they go around the body tapping. It may sound complicated but its uses are vast and, once you have learned the basics, you can use it on yourself forever!

What conditions can EFT be used for?

EFT can be used to reduce the emotional impact of practically anything. The founder of EFT, Gary Craig, used it to great effect on Vietnam veterans who were suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and who had been institutionalised for decades. More recently, it was found to reduce or eliminate PTSD in military veterans from the Iraq war. Researchers are currently compiling an EFT evidence database.

EFT can be used to successfully clear a range of physical and emotional issues including, but not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Nightmares
  • Phobias
  • Unresolved emotional pain
  • Mental conflicts & fears
  • Physical pain (*after medical diagnosis)
  • Fear of death
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension
  • and many other symptoms.

I can conduct an EFT session in person, by telephone, FaceTime or Skype.

Contact Karen

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