I was first introduced to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) 15 years ago when almost no one had heard of this funny mind/body technique. I always prided myself on being pretty open to new ideas, but when a friend told me to try this on a problem I was having, it seemed ridiculous and laughable. She walked me through this simple but weird process of tapping on different points along by face and torso, while stating my issue. To my surprise, I felt better!
Since that day in 2000, I have come a long way and so has the western world in learning more about the mind/body connection and embracing the healing properties of many of the eastern traditions involving energy meridians, including Emotional Freedom Technique.
Clients Experience EFT
After studying EFT myself through the extensive training videos and published works by it’s founder Gary Craig, I began using this technique with clients in my coaching practice, who luckily had learned to trust me and were open to trying my weird suggestion. I watched people, even people who didn’t have any belief in this process, go from being “stuck” or fearful, or resistant or angry to finding much more ease and flow in accomplishing their goals and in living a more peaceful life.
5 reasons to use EFT in your life:
1. It’s easy to learn!
It is a very simple technique that you can learn to use yourself to clear out everything from minor procrastination to real fears and phobias. For some of the trickier things you may want to get the help of a practitioner to guide you through, but many things you can do on your own.
2. It can be used with no risk or side effects!
I would never recommend EFT to replace any drugs or doctor recommended therapies, but it is certainly a good additional supplement to try with nothing to loose. If you have chronic pain or high blood pressure, or any other physical symptoms, it’s worth giving EFT a try. We have also come to realize in the Body/Mind connection that many of our physical based problems have emotional roots. Working on EFT to clear out emotion can do wonders to relieve a lot of physical symptoms. What do you have to loose?
3. You can try it on a huge variety of things!
Nick Ortner did a documentary and wrote the book, The Tapping Solution which was a New York Times best seller last year and that is what made EFT more of a household word. Before he became that famous, he called his documentary, “Try It On Everything”. That is because EFT has such a huge range of success in many areas of life. In my experience with clients, and myself it has helped people: get rid of headaches, reduce back and other chronic pain, eliminate the procrastination for making sales calls and other fears of rejection, eliminated a phobia, reduced food cravings, helped them quit smoking, helped them greatly reduce anxiety and stress related issues, and helped them improve confidence and self esteem. The list goes on.
4. It can be done anytime and every day!
You can use EFT in the moment wherever you are, whether it is to reduce anxiety or stress when you are late for an appointment, reduce the craving for a cigarette or food, get calmed down after a call with an angry customer. You get the idea. It is a great tool for everyday use.
5. It has a beautiful spiritual component of self-acceptance!
Less talked about, but to me the best aspect of EFT is the ability to help people integrate self-forgiveness and self-acceptance. I have worked with many clients over the years on self-esteem issues—around being enough, feeling worthy, and accepting themselves as the beautiful Spirit they are. EFT has built into it a system for clearing out negative energetic patterns and reconnecting people to their Authentic Spirit, the truth of who they are. To me this is the biggest gift of EFT. If you work with a practitioner who understands and uses this technique as it was originally intended, then you will get deep healing results from this process.
To learn more about EFT and how the process works, visit my website.
Watch the video about the amazing results from EFT: What is EFT?
Founder Gary Craig offer an in depth free tutorial of the original Gold Standard EFT. You can’t get better training than this!
Also a great source for official EFT information, examples of people across the world using this technique effectively, and the scientific research that has been done to prove it’s validity, visit EFTuniverse.com.