This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). EFT is the psychotherapeutic theory that suggests that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body's energy field and that balance can be restored through a sequence of tapping points. Gary Craig is the Official Guide to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

The EFT Manual (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques), by Gary Craig, is a valuable resource for people interested in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and it is available through and Barnes & Noble.

Book Description

This is the print version of the Official Manual for Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT. It is one of the most successful psychology self-help manuals ever published EFT is a remarkable new technique which uses the body's natural stress-reduction points. When organized into the EFT "basic recipe," self-stimulation of these points by toucing or tapping has been demonstrated to rapidly reduce anxiety, depression, phobias and other conditions.

EFT originator Gary Graig takes the reader through the basic steps of identifying the emotional roots of their problems, and crafting a combination of words that will trigger a healing response. He then demonstrates the one-minute healing routine that is the basis of EFT. He discusses the ways in which EFT can be applied to a variety of common conditions, including pain, fears, addictions and cravings, weight issues, insomnia and guilt.

Book Review
A Notable Contribution to the Field of Energy Psychology, June 15, 2008
By Victoria Britt "Victoria Britt, LCSW" (Montclair, NJ USA) - See all my reviews

Gary Craig has simplified thought field therapy (TFT) through his groundbreaking Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and with great generosity and skill has already spread EFT to some one million readers. Now through Energy Psychology Press, he has made EFT available for the next million users in this easy to follow and understand straight forward manual filled with step by step instructions and diagrams enriched by stories of those who have successfully used EFT. As the back cover suggests, whether you touch or tap the acupressure points, you can quickly begin a deeply healing connection with your energy system. The technique can help readers rapidly alleviate emotional distress as thousands of loyal adherents can attest. Therapists should have a copy of this classic in their waiting rooms and everyone should have one in their home. Field workers in critical and traumatic situations should take note of the rapid, positive effects of EFT. This excellent work has raised public awareness of energy psychology in a way that no other publication has and as such is a notable contribution to the field.

Victoria Britt, LCSW, co-author Evolving Thought Field Therapy: The Clinician's Handbook of Diagnoses, Treatment, and Theory

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). The Official Guide to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is Gary Craig. Gary Craig developed the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), the core of which he learned as a student of Dr. Roger Callahan, a psychologist who devised Thought Field Therapy. Born in 1940, Gary has been interested in personal improvement via psychology since age 13. He recognized that the quality of his thoughts was mirrored in the quality of his life.

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