Emotional Freedom Techniques

EFT is easy, effective and produces amazing results.’ Donna Eden

“EFT offers great healing benefits.”  Deepak Chopra, M. D.

“EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement.”   Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. Author of The Biology of Belief


EFT is a very simple and quick method for healing any kind of pain, be it physical or emotional, or you can use it on any other issue that you are dealing with.

EFT deals with the energy system of the body, by tapping on 12 meridian points. It is a kind of ‘psychological acupuncture’ without the use of needles. Instead of needles you use your finger tips and the best thing is you can do it yourself. Once you understand the concept, and know the sequence (which is very simple), you can use it on virtually anything.

The discovery statement of EFT says:

“The cause of all negative emotions is a Disruption in the body’s energy system.”  (Gary Craig, creator of EFT)

Since everything in this whole universe is pure energy, and since we, the microcosm, are just a reflection of the macrocosm, we are also made up of energy. So all those recurring negative thoughts and limiting core beliefs, over a period of time, become engrained in the energy system of our entire being.

And physical pain and disease are intricately connected to negative emotions. Health problems create feedback – physical symptoms cause emotional distress, and unresolved emotional problems manifest themselves through physical symptoms. So, the body’s health must be approached as a whole. You cannot treat the symptoms without addressing the cause, and vice-versa.

Hence, there is a disruption to your natural energy flow. These “disruptions in the body’s energy system” keep triggering the same negative thoughts and emotions over and over again.

EFT works to clear such disruptions and eliminate the resulting emotional response or intensity to restore emotional harmony and offer relief from physical discomfort. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.

Studies done at no less than Harvard Medical School verify these assertions. Research done at the prestigious university during the last decade found that the brain’s stress and fear response – which is controlled by an almond-shaped part of your brain called the amygdala – could be lessened by stimulating the meridian points used in acupuncture, acupressure, and of course, tapping.

So, how can the Emotional Freedom Technique help?

The energy imbalances can be corrected by tapping on certain parts of the body, known as meridians. When we tap on these specific points while briefly focusing on our problem, the energy disruptions are released.

The tapping sends pulses through the meridians and rebalances the energy flow within.

Whenever we are faced with a trauma, it often leaves with scars in the energy body. Apart from these, sometimes our inner self is so bruised and wounded that just looking at ourselves gives us immense pain. In order to save ourselves from that pain we often resort to masking it or start living our lives in denial. EFT helps us in acknowledging and accepting those parts. When we say the basic statement,

‘even though, I am …….(feeling/having e.g. physical pain or something else)

‘I deeply and completely love myself.’

Or you can add

‘I choose to heal and integrate that part of me’;

We choose to honor and acknowledge that part.

Simply being aware and acknowledging helps us in getting through all those layers of denial and ignorance and finally we are able to go past them.

In short, when we accept ourselves fully, our pains, our flaws, the good and the bad, the real integration starts taking place. We meet our real ‘authentic self’.


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