Pain Control/Physical Ailments:
NOTE: the duration of the problem is irrelevant when it comes to EFT’s effectiveness.
EFT actually has its genesis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The ancient Chinese, and many other ancient cultures, believed that we all have an “energy body” and that energy flows through this body along lines called “meridians”. They believed that “blockage” in the meridians caused illness.
EFT is based on the discovery that when we combine emotional/mental work with stimulation of meridian points, the body and mind appear to work together to gently and quickly heal many psychological and physical problems.
EFT is a powerful toolbox of emotional healing techniques. It can relieve the effects of trauma, PTSD, phobias, grief, anger, guilt, anxiety, etc. It is also capable of dramatically relieving many physical symptoms (pain, headaches, allergies, and more).
EFT is based on the discovery that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.
With remarkable consistency, EFT relieves symptoms by a routine which employs tapping with the fingertips on various body locations while focusing on the issue/ problem.
This tapping serves to balance energy meridians that become disrupted when the client thinks about or becomes involved in an emotionally disturbing circumstance. The actual memory stays the same, but the charge is gone. Typically, this result is lasting. Cognition often changes in a healthy direction as a natural consequence of the healing.
An Emotional Freedom Techniques session begins with listening to the client, asking the client what they want, and what they want to resolve. This reveals to the practitioner information about the current flow of energy and state of being of the client. It indicates where he or she needs help. The emphasis with EFT is not on diagnosing or fixing or curing, but on harmonising, balancing and finding a way with the client to experience healing. All disease and distress begins with blockages of energy, and with EFT the practitioner and client tap the specific energy points while tuning into to the issue to restore the harmonious flow, without creating additional stress in the client's mind about the condition. The process enables energy to flow through the client's body and reawaken its natural healing ability.
Together we work with what is on your mind, formulate a plan of action, and map a process for you to discover your treasures and healing.
As simple as this technique is, it yields amazing results physically, as well as emotionally. It is effective in relieving stress, anxiety and pain; stiff, spastic, or strained muscles and joints; respiratory conditions; appetite imbalance; and reproductive difficulties. It has a dramatic effect on emotional problems, and people frequently have experiences of spiritual integration during or after a session. Stress is alleviated and the client leaves feeling much more centred and relaxed. For some it opens the “doors of possibility” and allows them to achieve their goals effortlessly. Although for chronic conditions several sessions might be needed, improvement is usually experienced after only one session.
Gary Craig developed EFT around the early 90’s; it continues to be refined by many people to this day. It is one of the many forms of METs (Meridian Energy Techniques) now available, and perhaps one of the easiest to learn. Originated from TFT (Thought Field Therapy), which was discovered by acupuncturist and psychologist Dr Roger Callahan in the 80’s. While Callahan developed the basic concept and structure, Craig had the vision to refine it and make it accessible to everyone. He also, along with many other therapists working in this field, began to realise the broader possibilities for EFT. As a therapeutic technique there is little else to equal its simplicity and effectiveness. Many experienced therapists now report typical success rates of 80-95% for many conditions. The immediate history of EFT is short; its future looks to be much longer. Recently a variety of scientific journals have published articles on effectiveness of EFT. For e.g. a controlled study is a available in the September 2003 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Over 70 years ago Einstein brought us his famous equation E=mc2. Simply stated this means that everything (including our bodies) is composed of energy. This is so widely accepted that not one scientist on the planet disagrees with it. Until recently, however, it has gone unnoticed by the psychotherapy profession. This is true even though energy related procedures have now been clinically demonstrated thousands of times to dramatically reduce the sting of traumatic memories, grief, anger, phobias and almost any emotional ailment you can name (see www.emofree.com). Further, it is usually rapid, long lasting and relatively gentle. It often works where nothing else will.
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