What is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) combines stimulation of the ancient Chinese meridian energy system with modern Western talk therapy.
It begins with the assumption that the experience of negative emotions is the conscious awareness of disruptions in our subtle energy systems. EFT combines talking about a specific issue or emotion whilst tapping with the finger tips on key points on the body’s meridians to rebalance the energy.
Shifting energy changes the way our brains process information about a particular issue. So tapping while tuned in to the issue is like rewiring or re-routing the brain's conditioned negative response. It changes both feelings and thinking.
Part of EFT’s appeal is that anyone can learn it and use it for themselves. Yet its simplicity is, in a sense, deceptive. For it lends itself both to this simple, effective self-help and to sophisticated depth work on complex issues with skilled and experienced therapists.
Therapists with no experience of EFT are often concerned that it does not provide insight. Those who use it frequently would argue exactly the opposite. It lends itself beautifully to reframes. Even better, once the emotional static has been removed from the system clients often make their own spontaneous reframes. It also lends itself to practitioners bringing to it the learning and skills they have from other places. NLP, hypnotic language, an understanding of reframing all particularly enrich EFT work.
EFT Founder Gary Craig has a comprehensive free tutorial at www.emofree.com
EFT workshops at progressive levels, give an introduction to the theory and practice of EFT, take your EFT training to a level where it will incorporate into your therapy practice, and learn more advanced techniques. The UK founding masters are some of the most experienced trainers in the country. You will find details of their training programmes on their profiles