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What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, is a modern and growing form of Energy or Meridian Therapy that has been found to be extremely effective in the treatment of emotional, or stress-related problems.

The technique was developed in the United States by Gary Craig in the late 1990's after he had originally worked with Thought Field Therapy.  EFT has its roots in Acupuncture, Kinesiology, and Psychology.  Since the treatment is based on the same energy meridians as traditional Acupuncture, it's sometimes referred to as 'Psychological Acupressure'.

How does EFT work?

EFT works by removing blockages and imbalances in the body's energy meridians.  There are fourteen meridians, which can be thought of as energy channels or pathways that run throughout the body.  Many people may be familiar with meridian-points through their use in Acupuncture and Acupressure.

In Gary Craig's words: "All negative emotions and behaviours, and many of the physical discomforts that they cause, are the result of disruptions in the body's energy system."

EFT addresses these energy-disruptions within the complex system of meridians – whether they're imbalances or blockages – leaving the patient free from pain, trauma or anxiety.

EFT and other therapies.

Fundamentally, EFT and other meridian therapies such as BE SET FREE FAST, can trace their origins back to Acupressure and Shiatsu, which developed independently, but alongside each other, in China and Japan respectively.  Acupressure is usually considered to be a Chinese therapy with a continuous history dating from at least 1000 BC to the present day.  In the West, Acupuncture followed two paths: on the first, it remained (and still does) in its pure form; whilst along the second, it was changed and adapted into western medicine.  It is from this fruitful fusion of the two ideas that modern energy therapies sprang – beginning in the 1960's with experiments to investigate the apparent links between muscle strength, the body's organs and the energy meridians.  These theories developed progressively through Applied Kinesiology and Thought Field Theory, and culminated in the technique known as EFT that we have today.

Why choose EFT?

EFT stands out as a therapy that is both effective and quick; usually, two or three sessions will treat the problem – sometimes a single session is sufficient.  It is a non-invasive treatment requiring no needles or drugs and no expensive or elaborate equipment.

What can EFT be used to treat?

The following are just a few of the many problems that EFT can be used to treat.  The list is by no means exhaustive.

  • Phobias;
  • Anxiety;
  • Stress;
  • Habit and Addictions;
  • Depression;
  • Eating Disorders;
  • Many other problems.

Further reading...

Additional information can be found by visiting Gary Craig's website.