EFT…What is That?
This article has been submitted to the magazine EnEspera and a shorter version has been published in the Medical Tourism section page 33!
What if you knew that freedom from all of sorts of ailments is available right now…right at the tip of your fingers?
What if you could not only reduce, but often eliminate, any form of suffering by learning a quick and easy technique and therefore also reduce your medical bills?
What if I tell you that a simple process exists which is a true gift for life and can help you and your loved ones in a way unseen before?
Let me ask you: Are you suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, traumatic memories, allergies, phobias, addictions, chronic pain, low self-esteem, etc…?
Let me tell you: You can choose to shift your responsibility regarding your health and learn how to use EFT on unresolved emotional issues, physical diseases, psychological dysfunctions, or personal performance limits.
Too good to be true?
Allow me to introduce to you a unique and revolutionary approach which can help you get to the core of any issues in a gentle yet powerful way. It is called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also named Tapping. It is easily learned by everybody, even children. EFT is a combination of Energy Medicine and Acupuncture (without needles) and is getting highly recognized by the scientific and medical world.
EFT usually offers spectacular results though it is not perfect and cannot claim 100% guarantee! It can work where nothing else does and, to many, it represents a doorway to a new Healing High-Rise. It is often referred to as the One minute Miracle!
The founder of EFT Gary Craig, a Stanford engineering graduate, gives a clear definition of what EFT is and what it can do:
“In essence, EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture wherein we stimulate certain meridian points by tapping on them with our fingertips. This addresses a new cause for emotional issues (unbalanced energy meridians). Properly done, this frequently reduces the therapeutic process from months or years down to hours or minutes. And, since emotional stress can contribute to pain, disease and physical ailments, we often find that EFT provides astonishing physical relief.
Millions of people are settling for lives filled with poor health and emotional baggage. Not knowing how to achieve the joyful and satisfying lives they desire, they’re stuck accepting a lifestyle of emotional trauma, chronic physical pain, compulsions and addictions, or perhaps just an empty feeling inside. Along with these problems come pills to kill the pain, sleep at night, and suppress anxiety – but this is hardly better than the disease.
If you’re like many people, you feel trapped, caught in this cycle. You’re tired of feeling sad, depressed, anxious, discontent, and unwell. You’re sick of the expensive and ineffective treatments. You’re fed up with relinquishing the power over your health and happiness to psychologists and doctors. You’d like to grow, flourish, and thrive, putting the past in the past. You want to be your best, living a life that is filled with peacefulness, joy, and fulfillment, from day to day and moment to moment.
With EFT, you can do that. You can discover the vital secret for emotional wholeness and physical relief. You can take your physical and emotional well-being into your own hands. It’s simple for anyone to master.”
He also states some of its benefits:
• “You can make enormous strides by introducing EFT into your emotional therapy process (whether you are a professional or a client). Instead of taking months or years using conventional “talk therapy,” EFT often does the job for you cleanly and thoroughly in one or two sessions … and we sometimes achieve noticeable results in a few brief rounds of EFT. We label these near-instant results as “one minute wonders.”
• Once you have seen how well EFT clears out emotional debris, your next step is to notice how physical ailments start to fade. Headaches, back pains and other discomforts often tend to improve or vanish as emotional issues improve (this is the essence of Mind Body Medicine). Your vision may become clearer and everyday stress may take fewer tolls on your system.
• Accordingly, you can apply it to just about everything. That is one of the most astonishing things about it. You use the same basic procedure for your fear of public speaking as you do for improving your golf score. You can also use it for everything from the common cold to multiple sclerosis (consult your physician, of course). Further, we have had reported successes for nearly every emotional issue on the books…including fear, trauma, depression, grief and schizophrenia. Some consider it the missing link in the pursuit of health and happiness.“
Of course you will want evidence to believe that such a technique can do so much. First I highly suggest that you download the EFT Mini-Manual from the EFTUniverse.com website. It is FREE! You will discover that EFT is not only a few years old but that its discovery goes back to the early 70’s and has a 5,000 year-old background!
Be aware that since the writing of the EFT Manual by Gary Craig, many EFT practitioners have brought changes, short-cuts, improvements, and even sometimes some radical shifts from the basic procedure. I still highly recommend to study the original form and to watch the original videos before trying to apply a new form. I strongly believe in getting a solid foundation before trying to build your own style!
From reading the EFT Manual, you will be able to test drive EFT on your own issues though at a beginner’s level. No previous training is needed. In the EFT circles, there is a well-known story about a 91-year old man, in an isolated retirement home, who got rid of all his body pains and lifted his spirit along simply by reading the EFT Manual and applying it the best he could! Naturally, it is recommended that any emotionally or physically frail person should consult a qualified health professional before using ANY health procedure.
In the same website, besides many studies and researches, you will discover hundreds, if not thousands, of described success stories. These actual cases are written by clients, therapists and physicians and allow you to see the EFT’s possibilities through the eyes of those that have already been there. Whenever asked if EFT is good for this problem or that sickness, Gary Craig is renowned to always answer: “Try it on everything.” He considers EFT as close to a Universal Healing Aid as anything he has ever seen.
By now, you might very well be asking yourself how this EFT work is.
It is strongly understood and accepted, with scientific evidence, that physical pain and disease are intricately connected to negative emotions. Unresolved emotional problems manifest themselves through physical symptoms. The solution is not to treat the symptoms but to treat the unresolved emotions and to treat your body as a whole.
The fundamental principle behind EFT, as stated by Gary Craig, is “The cause of ALL negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” Then the secret key to take your well-being back into your hands is to restore balance to your body’s energy system.
Your body, in fact the whole Universe, is ENERGY and energy is VIBRATION. This is not an esoteric statement. This is pure science. What if your job is to simply raise your vibration in order to recover the balance in your energy system? Could that be the way to recover your health, wealth, joy?
EFT is most certainly one the fastest and easiest ways to shift your vibration. EFT helps you release any negativity and conflict in your energy system by tapping on specific points on the body while making specific affirmations. As mentioned earlier, this is a process you can do by yourself but if your issue is very deep, it is better to go to an experienced EFT practitioner.
Let’s take an example: you are coming to see me for a high level anxiety.
I would help you identify the problem you want to focus on. Is it a general anxiety or a specific one related to a specific issue in your life? I would help you define the feelings which go along this anxiety and rate the intensity of these feelings. We would craft together a set-up statement then get a tapping sequence going on. Depending on your situation, I may be tapping on you or you may be tapping on yourself. Usually, after only one round of tapping, you already notice how the intensity of the feelings has gone down. We keep going until getting zero intensity! It is quite remarkable what can be done in only one session but sometimes you may need a few more sessions to fully release a deeply ingrained or traumatic issue.
An EFT session is usually quite gentle and you can often achieve substantial relief with little or no pain. However this is not true for everyone. Some people’s issues are so intense that the mere mention of them causes emotional or physical pain. But, given time, even these may be resolved efficiently with EFT.
“You’ve just taken a big step toward improving your health and wellbeing by discovering EFT. EFT is, quite simply, the most effective self-help method I’ve experienced in my 30-year career writing and publishing books on natural health. It’s scientific and evidence-based, you can learn it quickly, and most people find that even the very first time they try it, they get great results.” Dawson Church, PhD
For more than 20 years, I help people connect with their true essence, with who they are, with their soul! I developed a unique self-healing process called Soul Surrender as I believe that your soul is the only healer. Six years ago I started combining EFT with my own work and the results are quite phenomenal! Bringing inner peace to a person is my own passion, my joy!
Hopefully this short article will create enough interest for you to look further into this fabulous technique. Give yourself the chance of becoming more in charge of your own life!