What is EFT Tapping?
EFT is a simple step-by-step healing technique that targets the body’s energy systems through acupressure points on the body in order to restore physical and emotional well-being. When EFT Tapping is used successfully, you actually feel better, happier, or more at ease. Unlike many alternative techniques, there is a growing body of research that shows EFT's effectiveness for various issues. "EFT" stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and is also referred to as “Tapping”. We call it "EFT Tapping".
YES, EFT TAPPING WORKS!
EFT Tapping is an innovative and powerful healing technique. Most people have never seen anything like it before which challenges their ability to accept it as a viable healing modality. We recommend finding out for yourself because the technique really is experiential - meaning that you literally feel different when the technique is used correctly to address an issue. That can mean a reduction of physical pain, the elimination of a phobia, eliminating a food craving, a reduction in anxiety, etc. - in real time.
What issues can EFT Tapping help with?
EFT Tapping has been used for just about any issue you can imagine.
Some of the more common issues include:
Anxiety and Stress
Phobias and Fears
Career and Financial Goals
Grief and Loss
Smoking and other addictive behaviors
and just about anything else
History of EFT Tapping
The technique of tapping on acupressure points to resolve psychological issues was originally developed in the 1980's by Dr. Roger Callahan, an American psychologist who also studied Chinese medicine. Dr. Callhan's approach is called Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Gary Craig, a student of Dr. Callahan's, developed a simplified version of TFT called EFT in 1995. Since then, EFT has grown very quickly due to its ability to produce profound results across a wide range of issues in a relatively short amount of time as well as the fact that it is very easy to learn and use.
While still a relatively new modality, EFT Tapping has a number of research studies validating that it is a legitimate technique that will continue to grow.
To learn more about the current body of EFT Tapping and other meridian therapy research click here.
How does EFT Tapping work to resolve issues?
EFT Tapping is rooted in the theory that when distressing emotions caused by a traumatic event are not fully processed, they become trapped in the body's energy systems. It is the trapped emotions that cause our current physical and emotional distress, not the event from the past which is over. By clearing the emotional blockages, both emotional and physical issues can be resolved. It is important to know that the "traumatic" event that can lead to the trapped emotions can be either an emotional or physical event and can range in intensity from very subtle to life-threatening. This means that even the most subtle emotionally distressing event can have an impact on our lives until it is resolved.
The EFT Tapping procedure is a simple step-by-step process that clears the blocked emotional energy that is trapped in the body. The process itself involves physically tapping on acupressure points while staying focused on the particular issue at hand. The acupressure points are connected to energy channels that run through the body’s energy systems - the same energy channels used in acupuncture. The process of focusing in on a particular issue allows the body to identify where the blocked emotions reside, while the physical tapping clears the blocked emotions. When successful, the issue is resolved to allow emotional and physical wellbeing to be restored with the ultimate result being that you feel better, happier, and more at ease.
How do I learn EFT Tapping?
EFT Tapping can be learned for free on thousands of websites and videos including here, thanks to the founder Gary Craig who made learning EFT free to learn back in 1995 when he discovered it. It has been referred to as the “peoples' method” because there is no specialized training required in order to learn the technique. Many people experience successful results using the technique on their own; however, while learning and implementing the EFT process is quite simple, discovering and tapping on the core emotional blocks for a particular issue can be complex. In many cases, if you aren’t experiencing successful results on your own, working with a professional EFT Tapping practitioner can be very beneficial.
It is up to you to decide which is the best place to start - on your own, on your own using some specific guidance (a video or written tutorial) on the particular issue that you are working on, or working with a professional. All are great options and you may find that one of these choices works best for one particular issue while another method is best for a different issue.