Counselling, Psychotherapy and

Hypnotherapy

Gina Bingley

MSc; MBACP; LNCP; Dip. Hyp; ISCH; EFT Practitioner

 

 

EFT - SO WHAT IS IT?

EFT is relatively new to the UK, having been developed in the US, and has its roots in Applied Kinesiology (the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles).

The principles behind EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) were discovered by Dr Roger Callahan, a clinical psychologist of over 40 years experience, who made it his lifeís work to find ways to cure people of unfounded fears, phobias, and anxieties.

He called his discovery Thought Field Therapy (TFT), on the grounds that thoughts related to the energy field in the body, and that changing this energy field by tapping on

 

the meridian points (a point along one of the many energy lines of the body) could release negative emotions rapidly and easily. One of Dr Callahanís students, Gary Craig, streamlined the technique, enabling anyone to use it without the specialist training. He called his streamlined version EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

It is a process that involves tapping on energy meridians whilst tuning into the problem issue. This means that whilst the therapist encourages you to tap on various points on your body, you will be asked to repeat out loud certain phrases relating to the problem issue being worked on. Usually, the negative feelings you have been experiencing begin to reduce and often dissolve away completely.

Overwhelming and unpleasant emotions such as fear, anxiety, low self-esteem, jealousy, sadness, feeling abandoned, feeling hurt, feeling unlovable or unloved, etc., can be released using the tapping method, which you will be taught to use for yourself.

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