EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as tapping, is a technique that helps to reduce the intensity and impact of prior traumatic events. EFT works by assuming that people can improve most areas of their lives by removing or releasing unresolved emotional blocks. EFT is often described as ‘emotional acupuncture without the needles’.
EFT can be a solution for a whole slew of issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, physical pain, phobias, weight management, cravings, and scholastic, business, athletic and artistic performance anxiety, grief, transitions, and many more.
How Do You Do It?
In EFT, you use your fingers to tap on certain points in your body and face that are situated on Chinese Medicine energy pathways–called meridians–that run through the body. While tapping on the meridian points, you simultaneously talk about and process about a past event, situation, incident, or memory that evokes a negative response. Talking about the event, led by a licensed EFT practitioner, coupled with simultaneous meridian point tapping releases or lessen the intensity of the negative emotion. This makes it possible to think about that same experience with a much lower emotional charge or without experiencing any negative emotion at all, or it can completely change the way you experience it—usually positively.
Does It Actually Work?
Yes! However, clearing a belief or emotional pain doesn’t usually happen overnight. Even though you might clear some area of trauma related to a belief or memory in one or two EFT sessions, broader beliefs can take longer work. Thus, while EFT has the potential to be life-changing, working through issues and beliefs can take time.
For doubter, there are scientific research studies published in peer-reviewed journals that strongly support the use of EFT for anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, pain, physical issues, weight loss, cravings, professional and sports performance.
If you feel ready to try EFT, contact our office at Oasis Wellness Center to make an appointment with Leah Wentworth, our EFT practitioner at (207) 883-5549.