Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT – What Is It?
How many times have you tried to stop smoking? Attempted to cut down on overeating? Or avoided something because of fear, anxiety, or worries?
The negative emotions created in our bodies when we attempt to make a change or address an underlying issue can literally be life-limiting. You might think that if you could just have plastic surgery / buy that outfit / get your teeth fixed / lose that weight, you would feel better about yourself. Unfortunately, if you don’t deal with your self-esteem and your limiting beliefs, you end up trying to “fix” your flaws, usually with limited success, and the cycle begins once again.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was developed in the 1990s by Gary Craig, who adapted Roger Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy (TFT) to create a unique way of communicating with our body’s energy system. It is an effective and simple process that uses tapping on acupressure points on the head, upper body and hands to balance the energy in the body. It works on the premise that "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."
How Does It Work?
Just imagine for a moment how you feel when you have a negative emotion, such as fear, anger, resentment, or any number of examples. It is likely that you will experience a physical sensation in your body; perhaps you envisage something in your mind; or you tell yourself that something bad is about to happen or has happened.