Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a modality that may serve as an invaluable resource in your holistic tool kit for self-care. EFT, sometimes more casually referred to as “tapping,” is a non-invasive, stress-reducing therapeutic technique that incorporates the mind-body connection to help facilitate healing and empowerment.
EFT was developed by Gary Callahan in the early 1990’s, drawing specifically from another mind-body modality called Thought Field Therapy and simplifying the process to make it more accessible to laypeople in addition to holistic practitioners. These techniques combine the stimulation of energy meridians in the body (just like acupuncture, but instead through gentle self-applied tapping on the acupoints), while invoking the psychological aspects through specific use of language (a bit like neuro-linguistic programming.)
Vast worldwide empirical data supports the use of EFT for a wide variety of physical and emotional challenges. Clinical research has grown in recent years as well, including controlled studies validating the use of Emotional Freedom Technique on serious conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. While the modality is used by clinicians, coaches, and other types of practitioners in one-on-one work with clients, many individuals also have embraced EFT as a simple stress management technique practiced on their own with some basic instruction.
You can schedule with a CFE featured EFT practitioner to experience this popular modality. For a full description of EFT, be sure to read All About Emotional Freedom Technique. And for additional information related to what Emotional Freedom Techinque is about, how it works, and examples of results, see the related links below.