“Your emotions are very unstable and should never be the foundation for direction in your life.”
By- Joyce Meyer

The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is the psychological acupressure technique and most highly recommend to optimize your emotional health. Although it is often overlooked, emotional health is absolutely essential to your physical health and healing - no matter how devoted you are to the proper diet and lifestyle, you will not achieve your body's ideal healing and preventative powers if emotional barriers stand in your way.

Advocates claim that the technique may be used to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders, and as a simple form of self-administered therapy. EFT has no benefit as a therapy beyond the placebo effect or any known-effective psychological techniques that may be provided in addition to the purported "energy" technique. It is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.
How EFT works?

EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem - whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. and voice positive affirmations.

This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the "short-circuit" - the emotional block from your body's bio energy system, thus restoring your mind and body's balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease.

Some people are initially wary of principles that EFT is based on - the electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates our health is only recently becoming recognized in the West. Others are initially taken aback by (and sometimes amused by) the EFT tapping and affirmation methodology.

Benefits of EFT

1. Get rid of anxiety- We all walk through life with some level of anxiety whether it’s from external sources or from internal.

Tapping can work to help calm your body’s stress centers, so you can be more balanced and calm. Whether you believe it or not, this type of acupressure which is what EFT, works to create a physical state of calm with your endocrine system. And as you know, if you’re endocrine system is cool, so are you.

2. For eliminating cravings- To eliminate cravings, you need to eliminate what is causing them. Willpower doesn’t cut it. So the work is not about the craving, it’s what is underneath.

EFT can allow you to dig deeper into what is really causing the craving so you can stop it. Maybe you don’t feel loved. Maybe you’re unhappy with your job or relationship. Maybe you were hurt when you were younger and haven’t healed that emotional scar. Maybe you’re stuck in a neurosis about diet and you’re not getting the right nutrients. There are many issues that could cause cravings, but when you get to the center of them not surprisingly they go away.

3. It deals with physical pain- This is a surprising application of tapping, the elimination or assistance with physical pain. How can tapping your body help you heal something physical?

Simply, because you’re tapping acupressure points. If you believe acupuncture can help you heal physical issues, then it’s not too far of a stretch to believe that acupressure could at least help.

I’ve seen some amazing things happen when people use tapping for pain relief, like back pain gone, arthritis less painful, and headaches completely gone.

4. Get rid of phobias and fears- EFT helps to overcome all sorts of fears and phobias easily.

5. It is also useful for abundance and success- We all want to be successful in some aspect of our lives.

You don’t have to be a business person to succeed, you can be a great mom or dad, you can do something really well, you can make beautiful things, you can create change (small or large.)

EFT is fantastic for breaking through issues about not feeling successful or abundant.

6. Clear emotional stress and past trauma- If you’re dealing with something in your past like abuse, emotional trauma, car accident, unexpected death in the family, or many other issues, you may want to try EFT to help you get some closure or at least emotional relief.

I’m not a therapist or anything like that, but I’ve seen and talked to many people who’ve said that EFT has worked much quicker on their trauma than years of talk therapy.

Again, if you’re suffering, getting more tools in the belt is almost always a good thing.

7. Try it on everything- The last one is the catch-all. I can’t think of many more uses since these above pretty much cover it all. But if you think of something and you feel like it’s an issue in your life, you can tap on it.

Some examples are attracting good relationships, procrastination, perfectionism, impatience, performance in sports, you name it!

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Posted by: Awnish Todi

References:

1. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/emotions.html
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_Freedom_Techniques

Author's Bio: 

I am a B.Tech graduate. My home town is Gujarat, India and I am currently living in Delhi, India. I am now part of a venture, The Silver Lining which is a well-being improvement online discovery platform. I am passionate about helping people live a better life and my hobbies include reading books, playing football and surfing.