Is EFT the same as Tapping?

Is there a difference between EFT and Tapping?

The term "tapping" has become synonymous with EFT in people's discussions and in the media. As a result, I often find people aren't sure what EFT is but recognise "tapping" as something they have heard of or tried.

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and is the name of the overall therapeutic technique that incorporates tapping as one of its essential elements. 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) helps you tune into your body to identify the issues, key words and phrases related to what needs to be cleared. Using your fingertips, you then tap on specific acupressure points on your body while saying these words and phrases.

Tapping refers to the physical action of using your fingertips to tap on the specific acupressure points on the body. 

Sometimes EFT is referred to as tapping because that is the most visible and tangible aspect of the technique, making it an easily recognisable and relatable term for those who are unfamiliar with EFT. I also sometimes refer EFT as tapping because it makes the technique more approachable and less intimidating if people are a bit skeptical about alternative or holistic healing practices. "Tapping" also conveys a sense of ease and simplicity, which can encourage people to try the technique and experience its potential benefits.

However, it's important to remember that EFT is a comprehensive therapeutic approach that involves much more than just tapping. It includes specific verbal statements, emotional processing, and a structured process to address emotional issues effectively.

Find out more about what EFT can be used for in my blog post here.

Please keep in mind that for complex or deep-seated emotional issues, it's advisable to seek guidance from a trained EFT practitioner or a mental health professional. Please see my blog post on 'When should I use a certified EFT Practitioner'

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