Emotional Freedom Techniques.
A Breakthrough for Rapidly Relieving Negative Emotions & Physical Pain
Gary Craig, founder of EFT, sharing some of the common applications (and extra-ordinary results) of EFT.
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How To Tap.
EFT is a psychological form of acupressure. There are no needles involved in the process. EFT involves tuning into the problem and then tapping on a specific set of acupoints (also known as meridian energy points) and re-balancing the energy.
See the tapping points diagram. The names of the points starting at the top of the head and going down the body are:
• top of head • beginning of eyebrow • side of eye • under eye
• under nose • chin • collar bone • under arm • karate chop
“The cause of all negative emotions and beliefs is a disturbance in our body’s energy system.”
Disturbances in the Body’s Energy System
The energy system referred to above is the same energy system that is used in acupuncture. Acupuncture talks about there being 14 energy pathways in our bodies called energy meridians. All of our negative emotions, like anxiety, hurt, anger, shame and so on, are due to a disturbance in one or more of these energy meridians.
These energy disturbances are linked to memories of painful events. It is not the memory itself that is painful. Rather, when we think of the memory, the associated energy disturbance gets activated, which then causes the negative, painful emotions.
EFT Works by Clearing the Energy Disturbances
EFT works by intentionally activating an energy disturbance by thinking about a painful memory or just feeling your feelings. While the energy disturbance is activated, you tap with your fingertips on a set of 10 easily learned acupuncture points in order to clear out the energy disturbance in the affected meridians.
As the disturbance gets cleared through the tapping, you will experience your negative emotions actually drain away. When the energy disturbance has been completely cleared, your negative emotions will be gone. You can then think about the memory with no painful emotional reaction! Problems in your life that resulted from the original experience will clear up as well.
It’s Important to Stay Focused on the Problem While Tapping
It is essential that the energy disturbance remains activated the whole time you are tapping in order to completely clear it. Therefore, you have to keep your attention focused on the negative feelings while tapping until they are gone. Getting distracted or thinking about two things at once can interfere with EFT working.