The underlying principle of EFT is that all emotions and thoughts are forms of energy; this energy, whether positive or negative, has very real physical manifestations that affect all functions of the body. While the human body possesses a natural healing potential, stress and emotional problems can stand in the way, which is where EFT comes in. People who experience benefits from practicing tapping techniques find that it helps clear their mind, focus their attention on the present moment (much like meditation does), and improve their attitude so they have a better chance of overcoming challenges they may face.
One of the best things about EFT is that it can be done virtually anywhere, at any time, quickly and without the use of any equipment, medications or supplements. EFT works on clearing small problems as a way of loosening and softening up bigger more intractable problems.
What types of symptoms can EFT help to manage or prevent? People use EFT tapping techniques for:
- Reducing short-term or chronic stress
- Reducing muscular tension and joint pain
- Decreasing fatigue and boosting energy levels
- Decreasing tension headaches
- Coping with emotional problems such as low self-esteem, depression and anxiety
- Improving athletic performance, focus and coordination
- Helping to improve sleep quality
- Small irritating problems like irrational fears or impatience in specific situations (ie waiting in queues). To find out what small irritating problems you have, ask: "What I really can't stand is ........." and fill the space.
The tapping technique is relatively simple to learn and so can be given as homework - empowering and enabling the client. And because it's best applied to very specific issues it's easy for clients to gauge whether it's working or not.
For example, EFT can be very helpful for people experiencing stress, but stress is too big a problem, so the EFT session would be looking at what specifically causes stress and working on that.
Everyone has "stuff" - hot buttons that trigger strong (and often inappropriate) emotional reactions when they are pressed. And those emotions lie dormant waiting to be triggered, so most of the time they are not apparent, but they do harm - stored negative emotions can have a detrimental effect on our health and wellbeing.
I'm not yet qualified, so the work I'll be doing over the next 50 sessions will be for case study work. And in an effort to find enough people for my EFT case study volunteers, I'll be offering a free EFT session to the next 30 people who book a treatment with me.
If you'd like a treatment and a free EFT session (as a case study volunteer) email me at doriswylie@btinternet.