How Does EFT Work?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Click to watch a short EFT video
Based on impressive new discoveries involving the body's subtle energies, EFT has been clinically effective in thousands of cases for Trauma & Abuse, Stress & Anxiety, Fears & Phobias, Depression, Addictive Cravings, Children's Issues and hundreds of physical symptoms including headaches, body pains and breathing difficulties. Properly applied, over 80% achieve either noticeable improvement or complete cessation of the problem.
EFT is remarkable because:
- It often works where nothing else will.
- It is usually rapid, long lasting and gentle.
- There are no drugs or equipment involved.
- It can be easily learned by anyone.
- It can be self applied.
The roots of EFT can be found in traditional Chinese medicine: negative emotions block the energy flow within the body. In order for the emotional problem to be resolved, the energy block needs to be removed. Accordingly, EFT suggests the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system.
Geanina Vacariu, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
EFT is a form of "psychological acupuncture" without the needles. A person focuses on the 'problem' and taps with two fingers on specific energy meridian points. Consequently, the disruption (or blockage) is cleared, the emotional charge neutralized, and health and wellbeing are restored.
The EFT process is very gentle. It is easy to memorize and use, and is portable so it can be used anywhere. The technique is safe for adults, children and animals, and the results are usually permanent.
EFT not only reduces pain, it enables a sense of self worth and confidence again. Once you are in control of your pain or illness, you realize anything is possible: You'll have the energy to enjoy family activities once again; the motivation to spend time with friends or try something new; and the confidence that you can continue to feel strong, healthy and pain free.
EFT was developed in the early 1990's, in America, by Gary Craig, a Stanford Engineer. As a Life Coach, he had worked with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) for many years until he discovered Thought Field Therapy (TFT) in the 1980's.
TFT was the product of many years of intensive research by American Psychologist, Roger Callahan Ph.D. Callahan had studied Acupuncture and Kinesiology and had devised a system which used over 300 energy points. Gary Craig modified this to a set of "all purpose" points which could be applied to treat any emotional problem. He suggested if a client focussed on a 'problem' and tapped on the revised sequence of about 11 energy points, emotional freedom could be achieved. Thus Emotional Freedom Techniques was born.
EFT also provides relief for people with:
- Fears and phobias
- Chronic health issues
- Headaches and migraines
- Financial blocks
- Stress and anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Relationship issues
- Public speaking
- Physical pain
- Addictive cravings
- Allergies and sensitivities
- Weight issues
- Limiting beliefs
- Performance blocks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Self Esteem issues
"I am enjoying spending time with you aside from the "work". I am now feeling very upbeat and happy. Very different from the weight I have always felt. Thank you again for your very gentle, upbeat way of getting to the roots."
Weight issues and digestive disorders:
"I've done well since our first session on Tuesday. I tap before I go into stores where there are goodies. Tapped when I saw cookies in my son's room. Tapped when I saw a chocolate ball (from Easter) in my other son's room. So far so good, no cravings, haven't eaten anything sweet and eating only healthy foods. Feeling more in control, less stressed and no longer irritable. Thanks so much."
And after several sessions: "I'm really glad I chose you to help me with EFT. You are so easy to talk to and make it more comfortable for me to get all my thoughts out. I appreciate the homework."
Anxiety and stress:
"Our first session fulfilled my deep expectations. I want to thank you very much for being so receptive to my thoughts, and using your expertise in such a wise and wonderfully articulated EFT way. You were always hitting the "heart" of the matter, exploring and verbalizing the core issues in a profound way. Thank you Annabel very much. I am so excited about our sessions ahead! I already see differences, and am confident that this work will help."
Severe chronic pain:
"Monday was the worst day I've had for pain in a long time. I devoured acetaminophen and morphine to stop the pain. However, Tuesday and Wednesday were very pleasant. The chronic pain we treated for on Sunday is gone. The pain that caused all the grief on Monday was the pain we treated plus several new spots. The good news is EFT seems to be working!"
Allergies, choking issue, limiting beliefs around success and abundance:
"I have had many EFT sessions with renowned practitioners: two EFT Masters, those with psychic abilities, their own TV show, etc. NO ONE has led to the kind of results I've gotten from my sessions with Annabel. I think that, because she has transformed her own life from illness to wellness, she really understands the many layers that need to be dealt with to fully resolve an issue, and facilitate lasting healing. The other great thing about Annabel is she is always mindful of the issue I want to resolve and doesn't get sidetracked or go off on unrelated tangents. This helps me get the maximum value for my money in the shortest period of time - something I really value and appreciate."
Depression, frustration and anxiety:
"Today I realized how much EFT has helped me and what a wonderful tool it is. It helped turn my day around! This is not the first time this has happened. I went from barely being able to accomplish anything this morning to driving over 30 minutes for a doctor appointment, Christmas shopping, eating dinner out and then driving home in heavy traffic. Pretty amazing! Thank you so much for your kindness and wisdom and for being such a terrific 'teacher'."
Procrastination and Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours:
"I contacted you looking for help with my "disorganized" lifestyle. Now my "not so" merry-go-round has slowed down (only going in one direction now) and the ride is becoming bearable, and even somewhat enjoyable! EFT is truly amazing!"
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS):
"Regarding the "safe" issue - a lady and her husband were working on changing our front garden, and some extra things were needed, and I had to go with the lady to buy what was needed. They had brought the van that her husband smokes in. Annabel, I HAD NO FEAR - I used my mask, and off we went and we had so much fun, and I got to see and purchase things we really needed."