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What is EFT Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique?

EFT, also known as The Emotional Freedom Technique, is a method that goes quickly to the heart of a problem and releases any emotional charge associated with it.

  • It lowers the intensity of any emotions and gives direct access to the subconscious mind.
  • The subconscious mind holds all of our memories and experiences. When you access the subconscious mind, you access the thoughts, beliefs are ready to be released in order to move forward, have clarity, and to take action.
  • Studies show the use of a physical action, coupled with speaking, sends the message deeply into the psyche - much deeper than if the message had only been delivered verbally.
  • EFT is a combination of tapping on the body's energy meridians while talking about an issue.
  • It is a form of accupressure based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture. These points are used to treat physical and emotional ailments, only without the needles. 
  • With EFT simple tapping with the fingertips is used on specific meridians on the head, face, and chest while you think or talk about your specific problem.  These can include, but aren't limited to traumatic events, addictions, fears and phobias, even weight loss and abundance issues. 
  • EFT works by clearing the emotional block or "short circuit" from your body's energy system.
  • The result is a restoring of your mind and body's balance. This balance is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease.

Initially, some people were wary of the principles that EFT tapping is based on. The electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates our health has only recently become recognized in the Western World. Keep in mind, that an EKG measures exactly this in the heart - the energetic electrical pulses of the heart. But with the outstanding results gained by the use of EFT, more and more people are now using to improve their lives.

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Over my years in practice, I've witnessed miraculous shifts in clients using EFT.

The basics for learning how to do EFT are learning the tapping locations and technique, as well as what to say during the rounds. You should be able to successfully treat many problems by applying EFT. The more specific you can be about the issue you're working on, the more success you'll have - and in a shorter amount of time.

If you find you're not getting the results you'd like, or you have a particularly traumatic issue, it's usually more effective to work with an EFT professional.

Keep in mind that if you're working on an issue that is deep seated, or something that was ongoing for an extended period of time, there are many layers to it. This is something you want to deal with in a consistent manner until all of the layers are gone. .

EFT Tapping - an overview of the process

The basic EFT tapping sequence is straightforward and generally takes people only a few minutes to learn. My clients have the advantage of being shown the tapping points in person, but you should be able to pick up these points relatively quickly. With just a little practice, you should feel comfortable performing each round in a minute or so.

NOTE: While it's important to tap the correct area, you don't need to worry about being absolutely precise. Since you'll be using several fingertips at once to tap, you'll be covering the general area. What's more important is being able to identify the exact issue or problem. The more precise you can be about that, the better your results.

Understanding EFT tapping

The first thing to understand is that you will be doing the EFT tapping with your finger tips. There are a number of acupuncture meridians on your fingertips. While you're tapping with your fingers, you're also activating the meridians in your fingers.Traditional EFT tapping has you tap with the fingertips of only one hand, but you can tap with either hand, both hands at the same time, or switch back and forth between hands. It's what feels right for you. I find that with particularly old or deep issues, I prefer tapping with both hands or at least switching back and forth so both sides of the body points are activated. By switching to different hands, you're activating the differnt sides of the brain.

If you wear glasses or a watch, it's generally best to remove them prior to tapping.

Other uses for EFT - especially in public

If you find yourself in a stressful situation, even one in public, you can use EFT to lower your level of anxiety or emotional response. If you're in public, merely rub the collarbone point or you can put your hands behind your back and rub the Karate chop while thinking phrases to yourself that you would normally say out loud. For EFT to work, it's not necessary to always be tapping - rubbing works just as well.

An excellent source of EFT books, videos, or workshops is EFT University

If you're ready to explore EFT or take your life or career to the next level, schedule a complimentary call to discuss your goals. I'm happy to answer any questions you have and we can see if we're a mutual fit.


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