EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT)
An exciting and powerful new approach to therapy and personal growth. Developed by Gary Craig as an offshoot of Thought Field Therapy, one of many new energy or meridian therapies, EFT offers a simple and easy to use method for:
- Removing the emotional charge of self-defeating grievances against self and others
- Eliminating phobias and anxiety around performance in sports, public speaking and music
- Permanent removal of the effects of sexual, emotional, physical and spiritual abuse
- Forgiving and releasing the past
- Eliminating self sabotage
- Healing issues of self esteem
- Parenting skills that assist children in releasing the effects of traumatic events in their lives
Seem too good to be true? Luckily you don’t have to believe it. but you might want to try it. One of the things that attracts me to EFT is that after some initial sessions of training, the client is able to use the approach on themselves and continue to get even greater benefits.
Knowing why is the booby prize!
Old Psychology joke: ‘You go to the psychiatrist unhappy and not knowing why. You finish with the psychiatrist unhappy and knowing why.’ Traditionally, psychotherapy has focused on coping with problems rather than curing them. That has been a reasonable stance given the poor rates of success for talking therapy, emotional release therapy and drug therapy.
In the last thirty years, a new set of therapies have emerged called energy healing. These therapies seem to go to the root cause of trauma and remove the emotional charge that disturbs present moment behavior and mood. Many of these energy therapies use models very different from typical analytic approaches. Some focus on energy meridians derived from Chinese medicine. Others use concepts from Indian (both east and west) medicine.
Others are striving to find rationales from sub-atomic physics. What I am discovering in my use of these therapies is that success rates are skyrocketing and the results are holding. With Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a meridian therapy I am using with my clients, a second benefit is that the clients learn to use the methods for themselves. The cost of therapy goes down as clients use EFT on their own. We are entering a new era of energy healing therapy. For the first time I am comfortable offering cure as an option to my clients. There are no guarantees in therapy but it is refreshing to be able to set one’s sights higher and be able to achieve them.
Here’s a 7-minute video introduction to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique):