EFT, The Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping, is a combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology.

Dr. Dawson Church says, “Acupoint tapping sends signals to the stress centers of the mid-brain, not the thinking part, active in talk therapy. EFT simultaneously accesses stress on the physical and emotional levels, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.” EFT accesses the amygdala, the part of our brain that initiates the body’s negative reaction to fear, known as the “fight or flight” mechanism.

Not many of us are escaping from lions and tigers. Today, the fight-or-flight response is the internally generated stress response to a negative memory or thought from past trauma or conditioned learning from childhood. 

The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions.

You focus on a negative emotion: a fear, anxiety, a bad memory, or unresolved problem. While maintaining your mental focus on the issue, use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times each on 9 of the body’s meridian points. Tapping on these meridian points – while concentrating on accepting and resolving the negative emotion – accesses the body’s energy, restoring it to a balanced state.

EFT is successful in treating depression, anxiety and insomnia, PTSD, physical pain, IBS, weight loss, childhood trauma and physical illness.

33 years ago Roger Callahan developed Thought Field Therapy (TFT) using acupoint stimulation for relief of traumatic memories. 22 years ago Gary Craig trained in TFT and then developed EFT. It’s been 10 years since I learned about it and now you can learn for yourself. Nick and Jessica Ortner have an awesome website called The Tapping Solution http://www.thetappingsolution.com/ 

Tapping is simple, painless, you can do it anywhere, and it puts the power to heal yourself into your own hands.