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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an evidence-based self-help therapeutic method and over 100 studies demonstrate its efficacy. ( see references at the bottom of this page )
(E.F.T) is a wonderful tool that can easily be learned by anyone as part of that process to becoming emotionally free. It uses light tapping of a few acupressure points on your face, upper body and hands. It is something I use to help clients release themselves from negative thought patterns that may have held them in a negative state for a long period of time. It’s also useful for helping a person release emotional or mental blocks that may be preventing them from reaching their goals.
E.F.T theory states that “the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption of the body’s energy system” – a theory similar to that of which “Touch for Health” is based upon.
E.F.T is a very simple, combined, physical and psychological technique which has been found to help with phobias, negative feelings, negative thoughts, fears, cravings and even physical ailments.
It also suggests that EFT simultaneously improves a broad range of health markers across multiple physiological systems. As hypothesized, participants experienced significant decreases in pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Physiological indicators of health such as RHR, BP, and cortisol also significantly decreased, indicating improvement. Happiness levels increased as did the immune system function.
A brief History of EFT
In 1980, Dr Roger Callahan was working with a patient who suffered from an intense water phobia. She suffered from frequent headaches and terrifying nightmares, both of which were related to her fear of water. The patient sought help using conventional psychotherapy but had no improvement. Dr Callahan had tried to help using conventional psychotherapy but had made no improvement either. Until one day, he stepped outside the normal boundaries of psychotherapy. He had been studying the body’s energy system and decided to tap under his patient’s eyes. To his astonishment, she announced that her phobia had gone. She raced to a nearby swimming pool and began throwing water into her face. No fear, no headaches, it all went away … including the nightmares and it has never returned. Results like these are commonplace with EFT. The forerunner in the field of Emotional Freedom Technique is an engineer called Gary Craig. He explains the background science of his theory on his website.
I personally use a version developed by Dr Patricia Carrington, a clinical professor of psychiatry, author of over 35 research papers in professional journals and of four leading books in stress management and the self-development field.
Stuart Morris EFT cc is one of the most experienced eft therapists Birmingham
Tel 0773 445 9908
Stuart uses EFT along with with Pysch K and NLP coaching with his clients
Please note, I do not use EFT as a stand-alone therapy
I use in conjunction with other therapies in a stress management session
Dr Carrington has taken E.F.T an interesting step further with a system she calls ‘Choices.’ Her approach customises EFT so that you can use it for your own personal growth in a much more targeted way and I would personally urge anyone to take a closer look at her work. A review of current evidence revealed that the use of acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders has been examined in a number of studies that met accepted scientific standards.
These studies have consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions. Investigations in more than a dozen countries by independent research teams have all produced similar results.”
We Offer Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) at Birmingham Holistic Health centre in King Norton, South Birmingham. EFT belongs to a group of powerful techniques that can help just about everyone to achieve genuine freedom from the emotions that have.
Reviews and meta-analyses of EFT demonstrate that it is an evidence-based practice7,44 and that its efficacy for anxiety, depression, phobias and PTSD is well-established