What is EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques)?
By Authors and Holistic EFT Training Experts Drs. Phillip and Jane Mountrose
You may have heard about the Emotional Freedom Techniques and wonder “What is EFT Tapping?”
The EFT tapping techniques are a series of astoundingly fast and easy processes that can help just about anyone to achieve genuine freedom from the emotions that have created problems in their lives. We’ve been exploring them for nearly two decades as EFT pioneers, experts, and trainers, focusing on integrating a comprehensive holistic approach. And they still amaze us!
It’s no wonder these techniques have been described by some as one of the most important breakthroughs in the area of psychology in this century. They have been used successfully with thousands of people with a broad range of difficulties.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is becoming known to many amazed users as a “modern miracle.” It can dramatically relieve emotional disturbances along with many physical symptoms. It often works in minutes, its results are usually long lasting, and side effects are almost always positive.
EFT is versatile and has been used confidently by hundreds of therapists on thousands of clients with successes on even the most difficult problems, by relieving imbalances in their clients’ energy systems. Drs. Phillip and Jane Mountrose have been using it personally and with clients and class participants for over decade, with consistent success.
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Emotional Freedom Techniques Tapping and the Energy System
You might have to stretch your mind a little to understand how EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) works. The effectiveness of EFT only makes sense if it is related to the human energy system. Fortunately, you don’t have to believe any of this to get amazing results with these techniques.
In addition to having a physical body which is fueled by food, we humans also run on an intricate energy system which is fueled by electrical impulses that run through the body. This energy system holds the key to many of the disturbances we experience in our daily lives.
When it is out of balance, our emotional life could be compared to a car that is in desperate need of a tune up. The result may take the form of any type of emotional disturbance including phobias, anger, depression, grief, guilt, anxiety, and a full range of fears, to name a few. There may also be physical symptoms like pain, headaches, asthma and tension that are related to the emotions. EFT provides relief from the majority of these disturbances.
What is even better is that it often provides relief in minutes and the results are usually long lasting. In fact, it frequently provides emotional healing where other techniques fail and has a high success rate, typically 80% or better.
How Emotional Freedom Techniques Tapping Works
EFT is based on a revolutionary new discovery that challenges many of the beliefs within conventional psychology. It contends that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.
With remarkable consistency, EFT relieves symptoms by an unusual (but scientific) routine of tapping with the fingertips on a short series of points on the body that correspond to acupuncture points on the energy meridians. Where there is an imbalance, there is a corresponding blockage in the flow of energy through the meridian system.
The tapping serves to release the blockages that are created when a person thinks about or becomes involved in an emotionally disturbing circumstance. When this blockage is released, the emotions come into balance. Once balanced, the person cannot get upset about the circumstance no matter how hard they try. The memory remains but the charge is gone.
Typically, the result is lasting and the person’s awareness usually changes in a positive way as a natural result of the healing.
Most energetic imbalances may be partially or completely relieved within a short time using this process. Others may be relieved through repetition of the process. Some examples of energetic patterns that have been successfully cleared using the Emotional Freedom Techniques:
• Fears related to performance like public speaking, concentration, sports, etc.
• Phobias like the fear of heights, flying, enclosed spaces, driving, etc.
• Emotional trauma from war experiences, physical abuse, etc.
• Disturbing emotions like depression and anger.
• Emotions related to addictive patterns like eating and smoking
• Emotions related to physical conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions about EFT Tapping
EFT is generally long lasting. Physical healings are often impressive and long lasting as well, but are more likely to re-emerge than emotional issues.
Are EFT’s results due to either placebo effects or distraction?
No. Placebo effects require some belief in the process and this is rarely the case for newcomers to EFT. Also, although EFT may appear to be distracting, it will not work if the client is, in fact, distracted. That is why the client continually repeats a phrase which “tunes in” to the problem.
Are there any negative side effects?
By comparison to almost any other process, EFT is quite gentle and rarely has any side effects. It is often used instead of other procedures, because of its gentle nature.
How does EFT use kinesiology?
Kinesiology (muscle testing) is used to determine negative belief systems one holds (sometimes unconsciously), which is called “psychological reversal.”
How can I learn EFT myself?
Drs. Phillip and Jane Mountrose have written two books on the subject, along with demonstration videos and audios that guide you through the deeper techniques. You can purchase all of these materials at this website. To find out more about EFT books, DVDs and CDs click here.
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Why You May Not Have Heard of the Emotional Freedom Techniques Before
The use of this technique is relatively new and may be a part of the beginning of a complete revolution in the way we handle our emotions. In many cases, difficulties that have persisted in spite of years of work using the methods of traditional psychology may be relieved in minutes. If, not, relief is generally possible within days or weeks rather than years.
The Emotional Freedom Techniques were developed earlier in the 1990’s by Gary Craig, whose academic training includes a Stanford Engineering Degree. While personal healing has been his passion for over 30 years, Gary is neither a licensed therapist nor a trained psychologist. Many of the concepts underlying EFT came from Gary’s training in Thought Field Therapy (TFT) under the tutorship of Dr. Roger Callahan.
TFT involves the use of 10 or 15 individualized tapping routines. EFT (the Emotional Freedom Techniques) differs in that it employs only one comprehensive tapping routine which is used for all emotional and physical problems. Because of this, it is easy enough to be mastered by most people. Drs. Phillip and Jane Mountrose developed their Getting Thru Techniques (GTT) to help people more quickly identify the source of conflict and resolve deeper issues, and then apply EFT to clear the block.
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