Emotional Freedom Techniques
I am delighted to highlight the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a self healing tool that uses your body’s natural stress-reduction points to produce rapid emotional change (Craig, 2011). I use this technique with nearly all of my clients and am amazed by the efficacy for which it works. EFT can lessen and/or alleviate the emotional suffering that occurs from depression, guilt, anger, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, anxiety associated with public speaking, trauma, and many other emotional difficulties.*
This technique commenced with Dr. Roger Callahan’s psychological research on phobias in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and was further simplified by Gary Craig in the 1990’s (Craig, 2011). EFT is an “emotional” version of acupuncture that does not use needles for implementation; instead the individual “taps” certain meridian points on his or her body. This tool consists of several basic steps that take only a few minutes to learn. The EFT practice includes defining the problem, rating its intensity on a scale of 0-10 (both before and after the procedure), a set-up statement (explained in the “how to” video), and “tapping” on select acupressure points. The videos below highlight the effectiveness of EFT, how it works, and examples of EFT in “action”. Happy Tapping!
EFT Tapping Points
EFT Professional I
EFT Professional II
***Note: If you find yourself debilitated by your distress, worry, or anxiety it is a good idea to consult with a mental health professional. For pertinent information about selecting a suitable practitioner please visit the Mayo Health Clinic.
Craig, G. (2011). The EFT Manual. Santa Rosa: CA, Energy Psychology Press.