EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is the energy system that Gary Craig devised after he attended a TFT (Thought Field Therapy) course with Roger Callahan.
Roger Callahan, a psychotherapist, developed this system while working with a client who had a water phobia. He’d been working with her for 6-mths and tried every which way to reduce her anxieties around the issue. He’d been reading about Chinese Medicine and had reached his limits with her, so decided to implement some of that instead.
He started tapping with her, using the under-eye point and voila he couldn’t believe what happened, within no time at all she got out of the chair and insisted they go down to the local swimming area to test her fears. She was so insistent and he so wary, but just like a dog on a leash she was keen as mustard to get there and jump into the water, she’d suffered long enough 🙂 …
From this developed a technique, a book and the course Gary took, Callahan’s therapeutic approach changed from that moment.
EFT is a less complex version of TFT and both are based on a simplification of the energy meridians found in Chinese Medicine (as mentioned) found at the roots of Acupuncture. But both tapping systems are needle-free, instead these techniques rely on tapping with two fingers on the meridian points shown in the illustration above.
This unblocks the bodies energy system which brings about the required change. The two types of Tapping are similar but differ in that TFT refers strictly to the meridian system for specific areas, i.e. to address anxiety he prescribes the following:
- Tapping into the anxiety and scale it 0-10 where 10 is worst and 0 is impartial.
- Using two fingers tap five time under the eye
- Tap five times under the arm
- Tap five times on the collarbone
- Do the 9-Gamut procedure if necessary
Of course this was a decade or so ago and even EFT has changed since its origins, where lots of shortcuts have been introduced and other systems have been devised as add-on’s for a variety of reasons.
EFT on the other hand works similarly, but is more adaptable during the process, because we speak and allow the work to become intuitive and this is where the rubber really hits the road, in my opinion.
This allows for an immediate and sensitive response to a persons needs, the like of which are often unpredictable at the offset, a person comes along for one thing, but it often transpires that something completely different needs to be addressed, and EFT Tapping accommodates the switch effortlessly.
As you’d expect this subsequently cuts down on the number of sessions required.
EFT is particularly suitable for the following:
I use EFT along with some other fab tools but this is THE go-to if you want to see some real change early doors, I now use it for the following areas:
- Chronic disease
- Developing confidence
- Food cravings
- Fears & phobias
- Hormonal moodswings
Whenever you feel the need
Although these techniques are easy enough, initially it is best to learn them from a trained practitioner in order to become familiar with just how much they can do for you. Subsequently, when you’re guided at the offset, you’ll become more of your own expert and able to apply it to other areas of your life whenever you feel stuck and need them.
And thus they are a great life tool to equip yourself and your family with. Below is a video where a Spanish speaking teacher talks about the positive effects that introducing EFT brought into his classroom.
the results were that his kids became calmer
better managing themselves and their classmates
especially when it came to disrupting the rest of the class
the teacher could stop shouting
a teacher’s dream come true
This is the future!
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