What is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Affectionately called Tapping!

EFT means "Emotional Freedom Techniques" and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.

Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.

EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points. Over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals, including dozens of clinical trials, have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems. (source: eftuniverse.com)

New to EFT? Watch this video by Dr. Dawson Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZDjAhuo_6Y)

Official definition of EFT

Known commonly as “tapping”, Emotional Freedom Techniques was created by Gary Craig. it is a powerful self-help tool that you can learn in minutes.

It is called “tapping” as the person taps on acupoints on the head, face, and upper torso (as used in acupuncture, but with no needles!) while bringing to mind a stressful event. The negative emotions are verbally described while using your own fingers to tap on the acupoint.

After rounds of tapping the body reduces the stress hormone (called cortisol), (source Dawson Church Psychology 2013. Vol.4, No.8) reducing reactivity to the stressor, meaning that you feel better and help you relax. This can help you deal more effectively with your issue.

American Psychological Association

EFT meets the criteria for evidence-based treatments proposed by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association (APA). EFT is currently being used by the United States Veterans Administration for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and is substantially effective in reducing or eliminating stress, emotional pain, and bouts of severe depression. *

Click here to link to see the Tapping Points!

EFT is not guaranteed to have a 100% success rate and is considered experimental on issues not listed in the APA citing above.* EFT is a not treatment for any disease or diagnosis and is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Elaine Wood does not have the training and cannot make appropriate medical or mental health care, you may wish to notify you health prThere is no guarantee on an individual's outcome based on many factors.