EFT (emotional freedom technique) is a form of psychological acupressure based on the ancient principles of acupuncture. Instead of needles, EFT combines gentle tapping on key acupuncture points while focusing your thoughts on pain, uncomfortable emotions, memories, cravings or any other problem. EFT is a complimentary therapy that helps the body to re-balance itself, and accelerates healing.

An energy imbalance in the body can cause effects such as illness, physical pain, depression, anxiety, fear, anger, etc. EFT balances the energy system and helps to relieve psychological stress and physical pain. Restoring the balance of the energy system allows the body and mind to resume their natural healing abilities. EFT often works when nothing else will.

EFT is easy to learn and apply. While focusing on an issue you want to release, affirmation and reminder phrases are repeated while tapping various acupressure points on the body with your fingers. Often the process only takes minutes to achieve results. In other cases it may take a little longer if there are underlying issues that also need to be addressed.

EFT can be used on anything; emotional issues, physical pain and healing, fears and phobias, money, success and abundance, addictions, relationships, sports performance, childbirth fears, and so much more. Gary Craig (the founder of the Emotional Freedom Technique) encourages us to “try it on anything”.

This is where the mind and body connection really works. By saying certain phrases while tapping, reprogramming can take place at a cellular level while you’re focusing on what needs to be cleared and/or reprogrammed so it can happen faster than with other types of alternative methods.

Remember, everything is made up of energy, including us, we’re simply moving it around, realigning it and allowing it to flow.

The benefits of Emotional Freedom Technique:

  • Optimism
  • Relaxation and better sleep
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Peace of mind, feel calmer and think more clearly
  • Improves self image
  • Pain Management
  • Helps Resolve Emotional Issues
  • Increases energy and productivity
  • Controls cravings of addictions
  • Improves sports performance

    "EFT, by far, is the most fascinating, most rewarding, most effective tool I have ever found for personal improvement."
    ~Gary Craig

    If you are new to EFT and want to learn more I highly recommend Gary Craig's book The EFT Manual. Once you get the hang of it and use it on a regular basis, there is no challenge you can't overcome!

    Happy tapping!

  • Author's Bio: 

    Christa Smith is a certified EFT practitioner and Spiritual Healing Coach in Newport, WA. She has a passion for spiritual and personal growth, and assist others in becoming the free and joyful being they are meant to be. If you want to learn how to live life deliberately rather than by default. Visit her websites ~ EFT For Positive Living and Law of Attraction Resource Guide