EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is about turning the mind, body and feelings into a state of balance and harmony enabling the eradication of negative emotions.
EFT provides an easy-to-use bridge between two well known healing concepts: (1) Meridian based therapies such as acupuncture and acupressure, where the stimulation of certain points on the body provide healing benefits (2) Mind - Body therapies wherein achieving proper mental and emotional states, points to enhanced health.
EFT blends both of these disciplines into one procedure and this may explain why the reported benefits are often so impressive.
Even though we are 'designed' to recover from unpleasant experiences or thought patterns, nevertheless we can be affected by recurring emotions from past events such as relationships, trauma or loss. We can also be affected by ongoing or future events such as work-related stress, interpersonal problems, depression and various kinds of anxieties.
Within these examples, emotions can be stuck rather than dispersed. Even if we try to ignore them, they still affect our lives. If people decide to do something about negative feelings or patterns, they may try various solutions. Each approach has it's merits but many people will not have heard of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as an option for resolving their problems.
How EFT works:
EFT is a very effective yet gentle method of directly balancing the body's energy system for the emotions and feelings that you wish to change. In theory it's a bit like a log that's blocking a stream, where the log represents a stuck emotion in your stream of energy.
What EFT involves:
Using EFT involves 'tuning into' the issue and then tapping with your fingers on specific acupressure points. All this is done whilst remaining fully clothed sitting normally on a chair.
After EFT Therapy:
Positive results can be experienced with only one therapy session and the dispelled feelings very rarely return. If they do, this implies that there is a bit more work for the practitioner. Of course, you can still feel angry, fearful or guilty about other things - and it might be appropriate to do so. But if you have thoroughly used EFT for a specific issue, the feelings will not return. Once you have sent the problem 'downstream' it does not come back. Other emotions can be addressed separately and often when you start to disperse one emotion the intensity of others can start reducing straight away.