What is EFT?



EFT was developed by Gary Craig, an ordained minister and personal performance coach. Gary developed much of this technique learning most of the core ideas from Dr. Roger Callahan who developed a similar technique called Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Here’s a brief description of EFT as described by the EFT home website (www.emofree.com):

EFT is a new discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues.  Simply stated, it is a unique version of acupuncture except you don’t use needles. Instead, you stimulate well-established energy meridian points on your body by tapping them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. It launches off the EFT Discovery Statement which says...

“ The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”

And because our physical pains and diseases are so obviously connected with our emotions the following statement has also proven to be true...

“ Our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases.”

This common sense approach draws its power from (1) time-honored Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years and (2) Albert Einstein, who told us back in the 1920’s that everything (including our bodies) is composed of energy. These ideas have been largely ignored by Western Healing Practices and that is why EFT often works where nothing else will. It’s not that EFT is so stunning (although it may certainly appear that way to you). Rather, it is because conventional healing methods have simply overlooked the obvious. You will see that clearly as you allow EFT to bring freedom into your life where you thought none was possible.

The main goal we are trying to accomplish with EFT is to take away the emotional charge that accompanies thought. It is when your energy system, your meridian channels (acupuncture system), start to “frizzle” when you are having a negative thought that this emotional charge is created. It’s as if your emotional response from your thought has crossed over into your energy system (or maybe they are one in the same).

It is the “treatment”, or tapping, of the meridians while experiencing thoughts of emotional discord that you will dissolve the emotion connected to the thought. Once you disconnect the emotion to the thought, you can freely move into a whole new possibility as this belief or block will no longer have a grip on you. You will no longer find yourself trying to protect yourself from experiencing this hurt, or loss, or fear, etc. The emotion from the thought will no longer be connected to your energy system in a negative way. Once the emotional charge has been reduced or eliminated a newer, broader perspective is now available to take the place of the negative one causing the disruption. This is why the technique is called Emotional Freedom Technique – you will gain emotional freedom from thoughts that hold you back, consciously or unconsciously.

Click here to download the basic EFT process.

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