Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner – EFT
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a simple yet powerful technique that re-balances the energies of the body, releasing painful and unwanted emotions connected to our past, present or future. This technique goes by a few different names, including Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT Tapping or simply Tapping. EFT is a true mind/body healing technique because it combines the physical effects of meridian treatments with the mental effects of focusing on the pain or problem at the same time. EFT is a meridian energy therapy – just like acupuncture, it works directly on the meridian system in the body. But instead of needles, you stimulate the major meridian points by tapping on them or massaging them lightly. The technique was developed by Gary Craig, in essence, it is a psychological version of acupuncture. While in acupuncture we use needles, in EFT there is no use of needles. EFT is designed to directly access the body’s energy system by tapping on and into the nervous system, where trauma is held on a cellular level. Working with energy and consciousness in this way enables deep levels of healing to take place very quickly.
“A healing system for your body…”
EFT is an alternative complementary therapy, it is Ideal for Personal Development and Self-Care. This selfcare tapping is practical hands on that enables you to use POSITIVE Emotional Freedom Techniques, on increasing your positivity for yourself, your business, friends and family.
The body’s energy system is stimulated and balanced by tapping with fingertips on a specific combination of 14 major meridian points. Meridians are energetic pathways within the body that relay information to the entire system, including the mind. They are interlinked with each other in a continuing energy loop. Traumatic memories and thoughts cause energetic disturbances within the body. Such disturbances are experienced as negative emotion that can limit our functioning, creativity and potential. By removing a blockage from one meridian, the entire circuit automatically clears.
EFT is not about denying, repressing or disassociating from your feelings. It will not mask important symptoms that require medical attention, nor will it suppress illness to a deeper level. While focusing on the disturbing feeling or traumatic issue, you are guided to gently tap a specific sequence of meridian points on your body, using your fingertips. These points are connected to your nervous system where all traumas are held in the cells. With this process, it is not necessary to re-live or re-experience traumatic events.
By analogy, think of the meridians as rivers. Upsets in emotional or physical health lead to the equivalent of blockages or overflows in the rivers EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a simple yet remarkable healing system that reduces the stress that underlies much disease. It has proven itself successful in many scientific studies. It works on a variety of health issues, psychological problems, and performance issues, even those that have been resistant to other methods. It can be learned and applied rapidly, which has contributed to its popularity among millions of people.
A 2009 study published in Open Sports Sciences that investigated the effects of EFT for male and female basketball players found that EFT treatment helped to improve athletic performance. The group of athletes receiving EFT treatment for 15 minutes were compared to a performance-matched control group that received a placebo intervention. Researchers measured performance by observing free throw success and vertical jump heights. Following treatment they found a statistically significant difference between the two groups in terms of free throw performance. There was no difference observed between treatment groups in jump height. The difference between groups was attributed to EFT helping with concentration and possibly performance anxiety/stress.
“Help Reduce Stress, Depression & Anxiety”
EFT has been proven to help in the process of overcoming stress and related symptoms like trouble sleeping, fatigue and panic. What do scientific studies say about the effectiveness of EFT for reducing stress and anxiety? Over the past several decades many studies have been conducted in an attempt to validate the significance of EFT tapping and similar techniques and to determine how they might work.
A 2016 meta-analysis published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease found that among 14 different studies emotional freedom technique treatment led to a significant decrease in anxiety scores among adults experiencing psychological distress. There’s some evidence that EFT may work by helping to decrease cortisol levels, one of the primary “stress hormones” that can contribute to many ailments when it stays chronically elevated.
Can Help Reduce Headaches, Joint & Muscle Pains”
A number of studies have found that EFT can help manage symptoms in sufferers of tension headaches, those with fibromyalgia, people dealing with chronic injuries, and many others suffering from pain. A study of 86 women with fibromyalgia found that after completion of an 8-week EFT training program, statistically significant improvements were observed in the group assigned to EFT training compared to those assigned to a waiting list group. Researchers found improvements associated with EFT in variables including pain, anxiety, depression, vitality, social function, mental health, performance problems involving work or other activities, and psychological processes like frequent rumination, magnification and helplessness. The EFT group also showed significant increases in activity level.
Help Improve “Stress Biochemistry”
Another 2012 study also published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease found that when subjects were randomly assigned to either an Emotional Freedom Technique group, a psychotherapy group, or a no-treatment group, the group receiving EFT treatments decreases in cortisol levels and a number of improvements in psychological distress markers.
EFT treatment lasted 30 minutes, and salivary cortisol was measured before and again 30 minutes after the intervention. Results showed that the EFT group experienced significant improvements in not only cortisol levels but also scores for anxiety, depression and overall severity of symptoms.
STRESS Is the number one employee risk and interferes with mental processes such as memory, concentration, judgments and decision making and is the single highest cause of Worker Absenteeism, has a major impact on both the individual and the employers bottom line.”
In The Workplace
- Achieve physical, mental and emotional Balance
- Perform better at work, home, family and life
- Better able to see and put things in perspective
- Experience greater work and life balance
- Improve your health and overall sense of well-being
- Become more organised, less stressed
- Improved performance
- Greater concentration and more organised
- Better able to cope with challenging and stressful situations
- Experience reduced personal Stress and anxiety
- Reduced staff stress and employee turnover
- Enhanced job satisfaction, alertness and performance
- Increased employee well being
- Greater productivity and improved individual output
- Stress FREE employees equals less sick days
- Increased satisfaction and improve employee attitude
- Happier staff increases job satisfaction
- Increased staff morale and leadership attitude
- Clearer levels of communication with both staff and customers