Emotional Freedom Techniques

Posted January 30, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine


Emotional freedom techniques (EFT) can lead to profound emotional and physical healings, according to EFT founder Gary Craig, a personal performance coach. EFT, a non-traditional energy psychology, involves holding a disturbing memory or emotion in mental focus while simultaneously tapping specific body points, repeating affirmations, humming, counting, and eye rolling.

EFT can lead to freedom to “…start that new business, improve your golf score, lose that weight, approach people with ease or become a public speaker,” states Craig in the EFT manual. Similar to qi in traditional Chinese medicine meridian theory, EFT defines the body in terms of an energy system. Negative emotions and health conditions are connected to the body’s energy imbalances. EFT’s essence is “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s healing system.”

Individuals, physicians, therapists, spiritual counselors, and personal performance coaches can use emotional freedom techniques as a personal improvement or therapeutic tool. EFT consists of emotional and energetic release techniques that rebalance the energy system and produce emotional/physical healings. EFT treats allergies, respiratory conditions, anxiety, trauma, asthma, fears and phobias, pain conditions, and hypertension.

Based on the discovery that imbalances in the body’s energy system have effects on personal psychology, EFT corrects these imbalances by tapping on specific body points that correspond to meridian acupoints. Tapping while repeating affirmations (“Even though I have __________, I deeply and completely accept myself.” Blanks are filled in with the issue or progress impediment) results in energy rebalancing and causes the emotional issue to no longer hold a negative charge. Tapping and affirmations remove psychological reversals (resistances) to the healing process.

“Quality of life relates to emotional health. Emotional health is the foundation beneath self confidence and self confidence is the springboard to achievement,” writes Craig. For more information about EFT and its ability to enhance personal and professional performance, visit the EFT website at www.emofree.com. For more information call Dr. Richad Browne at 305-595-9500.

"Written by Rev. Dr. Richard Browne



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