EFT -- Emotional Freedom Technique: FAQ

Q: How can a single treatment method address such a variety of issues?

A: The discovery statement of EFT states that "the cause of all negative emotion is an imbalance in the energy system." All reactions, feelings, responses or physical symptoms can be addressed by balancing the human energy system with EFT. Once the energy system has been balanced, the depression lifts, the anxiety is neutralized or the physical pain is alleviated.

Q: Are there any contraindications to using EFT?

A: No. EFT is safe, easy to apply, and non-invasive. To date, minimal side effects have been reported other than occasional temporary fatigue. However, this does not mean that you will not experience adverse side effects. If you intend to use these techniques, you must agree to take full responsibility for the results and for your physical and emotional well-being. You may wish to consult a trained EFT practitioner for professional application of these techniques.

Q: What prevents EFT from working?

A: If you are a living breathing human or animal, EFT should work on you. Occasionally, the targeted issue is approached too globally which results in ineffective relief. In rare cases, energy toxins such as perfumes or certain foods produce an allergic reaction in an individual's energy system and retard, or temporarily reverse treatment. Skilled EFT practitioners will spot this block and be able to treat the client effectively. While not perfect, EFT has an extraordinarily high success rate of 85%, even when used by beginners.

Q: Can I treat myself?

A: Absolutely, and with a likelihood of a high success rate. If you are motivated, emotionally stable and use good judgment in the problems you address with EFT, you should have good success. It is important however, to know your limits. Sometimes it is difficult to be both patient and doctor. Many people consult EFT practitioners for the objectivity and experience necessary for successful treatment.

Q: Suppose my illness has lasted decades or is an inherited condition?

A: EFT alleviates symptoms regardless of duration, etiology, or family history. The duration of the condition does not seem to effect the outcome or length of treatment needed.

Q: How long will the treatment last?

A: It is difficult to predict this outcome in each individual case, however, long-lasting results are routine when using EFT properly and aiming it at the right targets. If the practitioner successfully treats the core of the problem, permanent relief is the norm.

Q: Can EFT be used for children?

A: Yes, usually with superb results. Since children are less critical than adults, they have less of a need to understand the inner working of the energy system, and can therefore allow the treatment process to unfold more naturally. It is very safe and effective with children. See Gary Craig's web site http://www.emofree.com/ and search for articles on the treatment of children.)
Q: Why does EFT focus on the negative so much? Can this hurt me?

A: In order for EFT to work, you must be tuned in to your problem, for example, actually feeling some of the anxiety. This allows the treatment to be "aimed" at the problem, and be neutralized as a result of using the tapping. For a comprehensive study of installing the positive aspects, see Dr. Patricia Carrington's Choices manual. Contact Dr. Carrington at DrPatCarrington@comcast.net or order through her web site http://www.eftsupport.com.

Q: How do I find out more about EFT and related treatments?

A: Consult Gary Craig's web site, http://www.emofree.com. In addition to finding a complete tutorial for EFT, you will find hundreds of case histories, philosophical studies, a support e-mail list, and a series of superb training tapes for sale. In addition, the web site provides numerous links to related Energy Psychology web sites.

Please be sure to keep your body well hydrated. Emotional Freedom Techniques and other energy therapies work with the electricity of your body, and water conducts electricity.

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, DepressionAddictive 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."

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