Emotional Freedom Technique ("Tapping")
E.F.T. is one of a number of forms of "Energy Tapping" that combines the principles of ancient Chinese medicine with modern psychology.
It is based on the understanding that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's subtle energy system.
Gentle tapping on a number of major meridian end-points stimulates electro-magnetic activity, releasing blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. It is also understood that some of this activity sends calming signals to the part of the brain that detects threats and is involved in all anxiety disorders. When we combine these effects with mental focus on the issue being treated, profound changes can take place. After an EFT treatment we find that any high, negative emotional charge is dramatically reduced. Insights are often received that contribute to one's greater self awareness.
What are the benefits?
E.F.T. is an extremely versatile therapy. It can be used to help you move forward in areas of life where you feel stuck or blocked, whether for business or pleasure.
- Fear of spiders
- Fear of horses and riding
- Low self esteem and improving self confidence
- Performance anxiety for musicians and public speakers
- Sports performance for golfers
- Driving anxiety and fear of motorway driving
- Pre-interview or exam day nerves
Eileen has helped people with a wide range of issues including:
What happens during a session?
EFT sessions can be done in person in a quiet and comfortable setting, or can also be done via SKYPE which eliminates the need to travel for a treatment. A session will usually last around an hour.
The problem you wish to address and its opposing benchmark for success is identified at the start of the session. Your Practitioner then guides you through the process, which includes gentle tapping on meridian points in combination with spoken affirmations and reminder phrases. The meridian points most likely to be used are located on the head, face, upper body and hands and there is no need to remove any clothing in order to tap more effectively.
Emotions may rise to the surface during a session, and bodily tension may also be released as the core issue is identified and "tapped on". A client will often receive new understanding and insights about the problem, leaving them feeling much calmer and more relaxed after a session and is able to see new choices or a new perspective.
If a client has an extremely personal issue that they do not wish to discuss with their Practitioner, it is still possible to use EFT and adapt the process accordingly so that it can still be resolved.