Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
EFT, commonly known as 'tapping' is a powerful tool that combines tapping on the same meridians as used in Chinese Medicine and energy psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once. A practitioner will talk you through the current painful, negative emotions while you tap on certain points.
Dr Dawson Church, author of 'The Genie in Genes' and 'Soul Medicine' says, “Acupoint tapping sends signals directly to the stress centers of the mid-brain, not mediated by the frontal lobes (the thinking part, active in talk therapy).” Because EFT simultaneously accesses stress on physical and emotional levels, he adds, “EFT gives you the best of both worlds, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.”
One of the many benefits of this technique is EFT’s ability to access the amygdala, an almond-shaped part of your brain that initiates your body’s negative reaction to fear. In a state of stress, we lose the ability to remember the resources and options we have available because our body is in a state of 'fight or flight'. The tapping signals to your body you are calm and safe and return to a balanced state.
What’s so exciting is how incredibly quickly it’s alleviating issues like depression, anxiety and insomnia, as well severe PTSD, physical pain, even illness.
Tapping is simple and painless. It can be learned by anyone and you can apply it to yourself, whenever you want, wherever you are. It's an empowering tool to use it at moments when emotions are intense. It can be used with specific emotional intent towards your own unique life challenges and experiences. Most importantly, it gives you the power to heal yourself, putting control over your destiny back into your own hands.
There are three things that are critical for healing. It's what you eat...moving your body, and learning how to reset your nervous system through relaxing and dealing with chronic stress. Tapping is one of the most directed and powerful ways to peel away the layers of chronic stress. It's very effective for very difficult problems."
New York Times best-selling author and wellness activist
Tapping helps rewire neural pathways so we can break some of the habits that keep us stuck. It has helped me personally, and my readers, to get to the heart of their emotional stress in such a quick and efficient way. Put your skepticism aside and give it a try! Tapping is fast and works really quickly.
Author, lecturer, teacher of positive thinking, self-motivation and maximizing human potential
"Tapping is probably one of the most powerful concepts that you could ever study in so far as correcting problems in your life personally. Tapping gets to the cause of the problem, working with the electrical system in the body to get results."