About EFT: "Psychological Acupuncture"
|Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)is a unique form of “psychological acupuncture” that uses the ancient Chinese meridian system to relieve psychological stress and physiological pain. EFT balances the energy system with a tapping procedure which stimulates designated meridian endpoints on the face and body. Restoring the balance of the energy system neutralizes emotional conflicts at their source, which then allows the body and mind to resume their natural healing abilities. EFT is safe, easy to apply, and is non-invasive.|
TFT: EFT's Predecessor
Dr. Roger Callahan, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist in California, developed TFT, or Thought Field Therapy, in 1981. He found substantial success for his patients with different tapping procedures on specific acupuncture meridian points for each emotional and physical symptom. Each symptom has its own unique tapping algorithm. You see, it’s all about the Mind-Body connection.
Disturbing thought patterns block the energy flows along the meridian lines in the body. By tapping on specific meridian lines, the energy flow is restored and the negative feelings are eliminated. Once the emotional debris is cleared, many physical ailments also start to fade.
The Birth of EFT
Enter Gary Craig, a personal performance coach in California, and founder of the World Center for EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Gary studied with Dr. Callahan in the 1980’s, using TFT with clients and then realized that he could simplify those TFT techniques into the present day EFT. Since then, he has helped thousands of people over the years and teaches EFT to therapists, hypnotherapists, psychologists, life coaches, EFT Practitioners like ourselves and everyone else who enjoys helping others.
Energy Psychology: Acupuncture Without Needles
EFT belongs to a new class of treatments referred to as Energy Psychology. Gary has dedicated his work and life to teaching people how to overcome emotional and physical blocks to success and has been emotionally, spiritually and financially generous with his discoveries. EFT is one of the most effective, efficient, gentle treatment techniques I have come across since joining the mental health field nearly fifteen years ago.
EFT was originally developed to reduce the therapy process from months/years down to minutes/hours. As emotional problems faded, both physical health and personal performance improved (often dramatically). As a result, EFT is spreading quickly among the healing community. It is an emotional version of acupressure wherein certain meridian release points are gently stimulated by tapping on them with the fingertips. Acupuncture without needles.
As Gary neatly summarized in a recent article on his web site, all scientists agree that the body is an "energy configuration" made up of positive and negative electrical charges in the form of atoms, the basic "building blocks of all matter." Einstein informed modern scientists that all matter lies somewhere on the same energy continuum. This was captured in his famous Theory of Relativity which states E=MC². If we view the human body as an energy configuration rather than separate organs, parts and equations of chemicals, we will understand why and how EFT works.
Effectiveness of EFT
EFT has been clinically effective in thousands of cases, based on impressive new discoveries involving the body's subtle energies. There are numerous clinical cases and testimonials regarding dramatic relief for Trauma & Abuse, Panic & Anxiety, Fears & Phobias, Depression, Addictive Cravings, Children's Issues and hundreds of physical symptoms including pain relief, headaches, body pains and breathing difficulties using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Properly applied EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) has been proven to provide noticeable improvement or complete cessation of problems in over 80 percent of patients. EFT the missing piece to the healing puzzle...."EFT often works where nothing else will."
EFT is endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Donna Eden, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Norm Shealy, Cheryl Richardson, Dr. Eric Robins & many others. 2,500+ people have been helped by using EFT in individual sessions and/or in workshops with us since August 2004 in the Chicago area, in 7 U.S. states and London, England.