What is EFT?
(EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques , commonly referred to as 'Tapping')
EFT is a tool. It's an advanced healing technique based on the body's energy system (the meridians) and it simply makes change easy.
Science is proving that feeling good and positive has a lot to do with how well we manage our stresses, thoughts, beliefs and emotions.
As such, using the mind body connection is one of the most effective ways to manage stress and to get back to feeling vital, whole and healthy.
"EFT is revolutionary in its power and yet surprisingly simple"
Whether it's stress from a current situation or unresolved emotional stress from the past, EFT helps to eliminate emotional and physical pain by tapping on the body.
As weird as tapping on the body sounds, the great thing about EFT is that it's really easy to learn (a little harder to master though). The results are almost instant and it is HIGHLY effective. EFT has been backed by scientific studies and since it was discovered 20 years ago, it is now being used regularly by over 8 million people world wide.
EFT has produced amazing results, which is probably why it is growing so rapidly.
Hospitals, doctors, psychologists and trauma therapists are using this tool to improve the quality
of their client's lives. Teachers are using it in the class room, athletes are using it to improve their game,
actors are using it to improve their performance, couples are using it to improve their relationships.
EFT has been scientifically studied using random controlled clinical trials and the results are favourable! Scientists are saying "EFT is a subtle yet powerful neurological interrupter of negative thinking
patterns, which brings about internal change". Put simply, EFT allows us to think better, feel better
and make better choices. The positive impact is neurological, physiological, emotional, cognitive, energetic
and spiritual. EFT often works where nothing else has and once you've experienced it, you'll most likely be
a tapper for life. It can be tricky to wrap your head around the concept at first; it's much easier to just experience it.
In the last 20 years, EFT has moved from a fringe 'alternative therapy' to widespread professional
acceptance. Many psychologists now use it as a tool to aid in talk therapy, as well as life coaches using it to overcome obstacles.
Life only gets better with EFT!
How Does EFT Work?
What can EFT be used for?
Why does Tapping work?
Tapping works because it addresses our issues beneath the surface, where they were created.
Our problems are more than the symptoms. And they exist on multiple levels.
We possess a physical body, an emotional body, a mental body and an energetic body and all of our bodies and systems are interconnected.
Take anxiety for instance. Anxiety is not only a mental issue, it's actually created by and affected by numerous systems; the physical body, the nervous system, our psychology, our neurology and our thoughts and beliefs. And all of those systems are underpinned by our energetic body.
EFT works so well because it unlocks the issue at an energetic level, where as medication doesn't. Medication doesn't address energy, or the thoughts and beliefs that keep anxiety in place.
The beauty of EFT is that it has the ability to address all of the systems at the same time for profound change.
15 reasons to use EFT
1. EFT takes the hard work out of change
2. EFT reduces stress and emotional issues
3. EFT addresses limiting thoughts and beliefs
4. EFT accesses the subconscious mind
5. EFT supports emotional growth
6. EFT is a profound healing tool
7. EFT leaves you feeling empowered
8. EFT consistently produces great results
9. EFT takes peace and calm to a whole new level
10. EFT removes the obstacles to success and fulfillment
11. EFT is a tool for life and can be used for body and the mind
12. EFT accelerates your mindfulness practise
13. EFT removes the blockages at an energetic level
14. EFT is painless, simple and requires no medical intervention
15. EFT calms the body and the mind by deactivating the 'fight, flight, freeze response in the brain.
Is EFT for me?
EFT is definitely for you if :
✔ you want to release inherited beliefs
✔ you're having trouble moving forward
✔ you want to feel more confident
✔ you've noticed the same patterns keep repeating
✔ you're ready to grow and expand your comfort zone
✔ you're ready to let go of emotional baggage
✔ you want to fast track your emotional growth
✔ you want to move forward but don't know how
✔ you're sick of being sick of that problem
✔ you're looking for relief and improvement
✔ you know there is a better life waiting for you
✔ you just want something to be easy for once
✔ no matter what you try, things just don't seem to improve
✔ you know you have potential, but can't access it
Where is EFT being used?
EFT is currently and successfully being used in:
✔ Primary schools (to help children concentrate and manage emotions)
✔ Secondary schools (to help students overcome exam anxiety)
✔ Hospitals (to help the body recover and to reduce anxiety)
✔ The movie set in Hollywood! (to calm nerves and aid performance)
✔ Prisons (to reduce conflict and emotional distress)
✔ The corporate environment (to manage high level stress)
✔ Counsellors, psychologists and therapists' rooms
✔ Areas of natural disasters (by front line helpers to settle the affected)
✔ War zones and trauma relief workers (to reduce PTSD in victims)
✔ The sporting field (to enhance performance and to reduce performance
EFT scientific studies, research and randomized clinical trials
People who use EFT can validate it’s extraordinary results, but there are those who require the back up of scientific research studies.
Public interest in complementary therapies has grown at a significant rate so research is more important than ever for any medical intervention because anecdotal evidence alone cannot validate whether it works or is safe.
"So far, modern science’s investigations into just why EFT works have been astounding. The results revealed why EFT Tapping is the perfect bridge between cutting edge Western medicine and ancient healing practices from the East"
Research Validates EFT's Effectiveness
In a critical review published in the American Psychological Association's (APA) journal Review of General Psychology3 last year, researchers found that EFT "consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions."
Other recent studies demonstrate how EFT can accomplish remarkable progress in a very short amount of time for people with a history of trauma. For example:
1. A 2009 study of 16 institutionalized adolescent boys with histories of physical or psychological abuse showed substantially decreased intensity of traumatic memories after just ONE session of EFT.
2. An EFT study involving 30 moderately to severely depressed college students was conducted. The depressed students were given four 90-minute EFT sessions. Students who received EFT showed significantly less depression than the control group when evaluated three weeks later.
Most recently, a study published in the Energy Psychology Journal confirmed that the benefits from EFT are the result of the tapping process and not a placebo effect. The study included 20 college students who were divided into two groups. One group did EFT while the control group received mindfulness training. Before and after the sessions, positive and negative emotions were assessed.
This included enjoyment, hope, pride, anger, anxiety, shame, hopelessness, boredom, and mindfulness. Overall, the EFT group experienced significantly greater increases in positive emotions, such as hope and enjoyment, along with greater decreases in negative emotional states like anger and shame. The study concluded that:
"No significant change was found for mindfulness. Tapping on acupoints, combined with the vocalization of self-affirming statements, appears to be an active ingredient in EFT rather than an inert placebo. The results were consistent with other published reports demonstrating EFTs efficacy for addressing psychological conditions in students."
Evidence based therapies are accepted by professional institutions as they have scientific evidence to support it’s efficacy. Despite the fact that EFT is not yet regarded as being evidence based, it has passed a range of clinical trials and studies which are still ongoing. The National Institute of Clinical Evidence were impressed enough to recommend further research into the effectiveness of EFT comparing it to EMDR for post traumatic stress.
Here are just some excellent results that have recently emerged and more will follow…..
http://www.eftregister.com/reports-studies-trials/ - lots of studies
EFT in the media
EFT in Hollywood
EFT on Larry King - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX4xA0N0NLE
EFT and Whoopi Goldbertg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FOkEI4hKlc
EFT and Lily Allen - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2540469/
EFT in schools
EFT and exam anxiety - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nmrHfZ1AsM
EFT and phobias
Fear of flying - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FOkEI4hKlc
EFT and mental health
EFT on Fox News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg0JtUttTCk
EFT and weight loss
EFT on Channel 7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlSyhnHu6js
EFT on the sporting field
EFT and State of Origin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z82HsNY1c_w
EFT and baseball - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDieK2Krk1c
EFT and tennis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAsjf0GUZiw
EFT in hospitals
EFT and trauma
EFT and Rwandan genocide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JLugqjn3o8
EFT and humanitarian - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-light-rwanda-a-story-of-heart-healing-and-humanity#/