Gary Craig was a successful businessman and a student of Dr Callahan, the creator of Thought Field Therapy, EFT precursor. His realization that one's self-esteem and quality of life is directly related to the person's emotional health drew him to seek and learn throughout his life the best available personal performance techniques. As an engineer he had a pragmatic approach – the personal performance tool had to work in real life just like when you switch on the TV set it should work.
In 1996, he had the brilliant idea of creating a simple technique that would cover all 14 meridians and could be self-applied. This new technique removed the need for extensive muscle testing (used in TFT) and diagnostic training that used to require a lot of time. He created EFT – a therapeutic tool which is unprecedented in its ease of use, and its astonishing effectiveness.
Gary Craig, who is now retired, literally gave his creation as a gift to the world – through his website www.emofree.com he offered a detailed EFT Manual together with a wide database of information about its application.
History of EFT
In 1964, chiropractor George Goodheart started exploring the connection between muscle strength, organs, glands and meridians and developed muscle testing, later naming it Applied Kinesiology. One of his students, John Diamond, saw the potential for using the balancing effect of meridian work for psychotherapy. Another psychologist, Dr Roger Callahan started a whole new approach combining meridian work with mental health.
In 1980, Dr Callahan had a patient with severe water phobia that caused her headaches and nightmares. She felt that bad when it rained that she had to draw the curtains. She could not take a bath either. To seek help she had been going from therapist to therapist for years with no material improvement. Even Dr Callahan could not help her using the conventional methods for a year and a half. Until one day he decided to experiment: out of curiosity, as he had been studying the body's energy system, he tapped under the eye of the patient. To his astonishment she exclaimed "It's gone!" and raced down to the nearby swimming pool and started throwing water in her face! From this moment Dr Callahan devoted his efforts to develop a treatment approach that would treat any mental problems and phobias through use of meridian stimulation and the order and sequence of the stimulation of acu-points was diagnosed through muscle testing for individual problems.