Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
EFT is a method of treating psychological ailments by tapping acupressure points whilst focussing on the problem to bring about balance in the bodies energy system. EFT is based on the ancient principles of acupuncture but without the discomfort of needles. Any kind of simple fear, phobia, craving or specific anxiety can be treated including those that can be helped with hypnosis and NLP.
EFT does not treat the negative emotion like hypnotherapy therefore the therapist does not need to gain entry into your subconscious mind. EFT works at a level between the conscious memory of the negative experience and the attached emotion.
EFT is an offshoot of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) which was developed during the early 1980’s by Roger Callahan, a clinical psychologist from California. He developed a technique that was being used by George Goodheart who during the 1960’s was using muscle testing kinesiology to diagnose and treat the cause of his client’s problems. Roger Callahan found that muscle testing was not always needed for a client to find relief from their symptoms and after a “trial and error” process found that client’s responded well to meridian tapping only. In 1990, Gary Craig developed EFT. He had previously trained with Roger Callahan using TFT, but Gary Craig went on to turn the complex TFT with its diagnostic procedure into the simple, user friendly process now known as EFT.
The concept of EFT is spreading rapidly in the US and in the UK, where the concept is now being used in some specialist areas of the National Health Service. EFT is a modern and growing form of personal development and therapy that continues to provide encouraging results with not only emotional and physical challenges but also in areas of personal performance such as business and sports.