What is EFT?

Discover what EFT is and how it could help you with fear, stress or cravings.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a therapeutic technique that combines elements of traditional Chinese medicine with modern psychology. It’s often referred to as acupuncture without the needles because it involves tapping on acupressure points. It can be used for so many things including dealing with pain, fears, phobias, limiting beliefs, or simply reducing stress.

EFT is easy to learn, safe, non-invasive, and you can use it on your own. Basically, it empowers you to take control of your emotional well-being and work through challenges that might be holding you back.

After being certified as a Conscious Business Consultant and Energy Practitioner, I researched EFT while looking for ways to further help my clients who had blocks to their progress when they found energy work a bit too woo. I have now trained as a certified EFT Practitioner and found the results of client sessions have had such an impact that it has become an important way I work with clients going forward.

EFT is often described as like acupuncture without the needles! Using your fingertips you gently tap on specific acupressure points on the body. These points are connected to your energy meridians, which are like energy pathways running through our bodies. You don't need to understand how it works in order for it to have a powerful positive impact on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

People can sometimes refer to EFT as Tapping but this just refers to the physical action of using your fingertips to tap. Tapping 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. Clinical 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.

You can use EFT on yourself or with help from a practitioner. If you want to find out more about how I can help you with EFT, please click here

Find out more about how EFT works in my 'How does EFT work' blog post.

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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