EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as Tapping, is a simple and effective therapeutic technique combining words with gentle tapping on acupressure points.
It is based on the flow of energy around the body, and the disruptions which can occur as a result of emotions, beliefs and even physical conditions. When the flow of energy is blocked or disrupted, it can lead to physical conditions and emotional issues.
The action of “tapping” on a series of specific points called ‘meridian points’ while concentrating on the sensations and emotions you are experiencing, clears the disruption and restores the natural flow of energy. Imagine a blocked gutter or river: the water is unable to flow through the usual channel, and it backs up behind the blockage. Or imagine what happens when the circulation is restricted to your fingers – the blood can’t flow, and the ends of your fingers go white, or even blue. EFT enables you to clear the blockage, and release the restriction, allowing the smooth flow of energy throughout your system.
EFT is another deceptively simple technique which has a powerful impact. It is very versatile, and is a safe way to clear deeply-rooted emotions and trauma quickly. Although it usually involves describing what is going on for the person, it can be done without the need to give details about upsetting situations, while still helping the person to clear the emotional impact and move on.
EFT is a great tool which you can use on anything – with adults and children alike. One of my favourite EFT videos shows the impact it is having in a school classroom, on both teacher and children, making life in school easier for everyone involved.
If you are interested in experiencing EFT, I am now running regular Tapping Groups, as well as offering one-to-one sessions. Each Tapping Group will focus on a particular theme, often suggested by the group themselves, and showcasing a range of EFT concepts and techniques.
I am an Advanced EFT Practitioner (Level 3), and registered with the professional body AAMET International (the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Therapies).
NOTE: An EFT Practitioner does not diagnose medical problems, nor does EFT replace the need for medical attention or substitute for psychological counselling.
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