EFT - SO WHAT IS IT?
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.
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
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
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,
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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