Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) combine elements of cognitive restructuring and exposure techniques with acupoint stimulation. Tapping these bio-active points on the face and body while tuned in a particular negative feeling or physical discomfort reduces their intensity very quickly. The positive effects are maintained over time.
Created by the American engineer from Stanford University GaryCraig this technique is also known as psychological acupuncture and is getting more and more popular all over the world. It transforms the wide-spread understanding that psychotherapy takes years to work if work at all by clearing phobias and other disorders in minutes. Today it is used as an effective solution to all sorts of emotional or physical problems, allergies, addictions, weight loss, eye-sight improvement, and peak performance in any sphere of life. It takes minutes to apply and helps us deal with stress and negative emotions in a new, painless way.
Our bodies have 14 energy channels or meridians which carry fine energy or electricity around the body. It is the same kind of energy that is registered by electrocardiographs or electroencephalographs. Some 5000 years ago the ancient Chinese had discovered and mapped these meridians and the active points where they would apply their needles in order to stimulate the flow of “chi” or life energy and heal their patients. The major discovery of Gary Craig is that “the cause of all the negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system” unlike the traditional therapies that treat the upsetting memory.
Applying the technique or the so-called Basic recipe is done by tapping the endpoints of these 14 meridians while tuned into the negative emotion or physical discomfort and naming it. Tapping harmonizes the body's energy system and the emotion or the discomfort quickly disappear. Based on the Basic recipe Gary Craig developed several techniques: the Movie Technique, the Tearless Trauma Technique, the Tell The Story technique, and so on. After using them people experience dramatic changes in their emotional and physical health and these changes are permanent.
Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is part of the so-called Energy Psychology and is being described as one of the most important breakthroughs in the area of mind-body healing in the last hundred years. Already thousands of people all over the world have benefited from using EFT and it is rapidly becoming known as a modern-day miracle due to its radical release of emotional disturbances and physical ailments.
EFT's exceptional advantage is its simplicity – easy to learn by anybody this technique is quick to apply at any time and in any situation – a true freedom on our fingertips! As Gary Craig says:
“Try it on everything! It works when nothing else does!”
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