What is EFT?
EFT is an energy tapping technique that helps release negative emotions, stress, old programming and conditioning, unwanted behavioral patterns, and self-limiting beliefs. Itís a form of self-hypnosis that gives us access to our subconscious minds to remove mental, physical, and emotional blocks in our energy system which allows for a positive change in perception and a reframing of our issue and ultimately better health and wellbeing.
Who Created EFT?
EFT was founded by Gary Craig in the early 90ís. He is a Stanford Engineer, Ordained Minister, and Personal Performance Coach. Garyís creation of EFT was influenced by Dr. Roger Callahanís TFT or Thought Field Therapy.
What Issues can be helped with EFT?
Since all issues you experience involve your mind body connection, (thoughts, feelings, and beliefs) they can be helped with EFT. Even pain relief can be helped with EFT.
Why should I use EFT?
EFT is very simple to learn, gentle, safe and easy to use, flexible and versatile, many times it only takes minutes, and the well documented results are nothing less than amazing.
Please explain the tapping process?
EFT tapping should be gentle and based on what feels right for you. Tap with either hand or both hands, using your fingertips, approximately 10 -20 times on each meridian point so you can feel it, while simultaneously speaking or thinking the affirmations and reminder phrases.
Who can use EFT?
EFT can be used by children, teens, adults, men and women. Surrogate tapping can also be used.
Facial Tapping Points
7 reasons to use EFT:
Emotional Freedom Techniques helps overcome limiting beliefs, fears, reduce stress, anger, doubt, boredom, guilt, cravings, negative thinking and behaviors and so much more.
1. Simple to learn
EFT takes only minutes to learn. You can easily find many tutorial videos on youtube and many other places on the Internet.
2. Easy to use
All you need to use EFT are your finger tips, a simple script and a few minutes. Since you are the one tapping with your own fingertips with a comfortable amount of pressure, It's very gentle on your body.
3. Only takes minutes
It only takes a few minutes for each round of EFT. You can easily find a few minutes each day to work on your chosen issue.
4. Take it anywhere
You can easily take EFT with you wherever you go. You can do EFT while at home, on vacation, and even in the shower.
EFT can be used on a wide variety of issues. Use it for addictions, cravings, anger management, weight loss, limiting beliefs, anxiety, emotional issues, doubt, stress, public speaking, self esteem issues, pain management, guilt, forgiveness, fears, phobias, and sports performance.
6. Help others
One of the most rewarding reasons to learn EFT is so you can help others. Family, friends, or clients will be amazed at the quick results. You can easily teach EFT in just a few minutes.
7. Great results
The effectiveness of EFT is very well documented. Everyday people are amazed that something so quick and easy can be so effective. I often have client's scratching their head, wondering how their issue has improved in just minutes.
EFT Tapping & Breathing - No Words
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an emotional version of acupuncture without the needles. Tapping on certain meridian points on our body balances the natural energies in our bodies. EFT helps overcome self-limiting beliefs, fears, reduces stress, anger, doubt, boredom, guilt, cravings, pain and so much more.
I quite often will teach my clientís other EFT methods to give them some flexibility with tapping. One of my favorite EFT methods is called Tap and Breathe. To be honest, I am not sure who the creator of this wonderful technique is. Many of my clients will use this method because sometimes they just canít find the right words to say. Tapping is flexible and easy to use. Simply tap at a comfortable pace with your own fingertip(s) using a comfortable amount of pressure.
Here are the steps for the Tapping and Breathing Method:
Begin tapping on the Karate Chop Point (KC) about 10-20 times.
Tap on your eyebrow point (EB) about 10-20 times.
Tap on the side of your eye (SE) about 10-20 times.
Tap below the eye (BE) about 10-20 times, and then take a deep breath.
Tap under the nose (UN) about 10-20 times.
Tap in the middle of your chin (CH) about 10-20 times.
Tap under the collar bone (CB) about 10-20 times.
Tap about 4 inches under the arm pit (UA) about 10-20 times.
Tap on the top of the head (TH) about 10-20 times, and then take a deep breath.
Continue tapping until you feel better.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is simply the quickest and most effective way to deal with doubts, obstacles, triggers, cravings, concerns, and emotions that most people who are quitting smoking have to deal with. Not only does EFT help make the transition to non-smoker easier, it better equips ex-smokers to deal with any stressful situations that may cause a relapse.
Here are the EFT basic steps to Stop Smoking:
1. Write down all doubts, triggers, emotions, obstacles, and concerns you have about quitting smoking? (I doubt that I can quit smoking or quitting smoking is too stressful)
2. Evaluate the intensity level of each issue or emotion on a 1 to 10 scale (10 being the most). (Doubt - 8, Stress - 7)
3. Set up the affirmation and reminder phrase starting with the most intense issue first.
Affirmation - Even though I doubt I can quit smoking, I deeply and completely accept myself, or Even though I think quitting smoking will be too stressful, I deeply and completely accept myself.
Reminder phrase - My doubts about quitting smoking and My stressful feelings about quitting smoking.
4. Begin tapping lightly on the following meridian points on one side of your body using your index finger and middle finger with either hand, as you speak the phrases out loud. (To view a chart of the tapping points go to www.mindbodytapping.com)
Karate Chop - "Even though I doubt I can quit smoking, I deeply and completely accept myself." (Repeat 3 times).
Eye Brow (Beginning of your eye brow near the top of your nose) - "My doubts about quitting smoking"
Side of the eye - "I doubt I can quit smoking"
Below the eye - "My doubts about quitting smoking"
Under the nose - "Doubt I can quit smoking"
Middle of the chin - "All the other things I have tried did not work"
Under the collarbone - "I really just doubt I can quit smoking"
Under the armpit - "My doubts about quitting smoking"
Top of the head - "Doubt I can quit smoking"
5. Take a deep breath.
6. Re-evaluate the intensity level of the issue using the 1 to 10 scale.
7. Tap a second round (Continue tapping as many rounds as you need to reduce the intensity level of the issue below a 3).
8. Move onto the next emotion or issue starting with the Evaluation #2.
9. Once you have removed all of your doubts, fears, concerns, and obstacles, you are ready to quit smoking.
10. For the first few weeks, use EFT at least three times each day to deal with any emotions,or issues that come up.