Emotional Freedom Technique.

Based on the principles of both ancient acupressure and modern psychology EFT works by tapping on particular meridian points on the face, upper body and head to stimulate the flow of energy throughout the whole body. It is safe, painless and easy to learn. EFT is a powerful and effective tool used to relieve stress, anxiety, trauma and a host of issues ranging from financial distress to body image, fears and phobias. Combined with the spoken word, tapping helps to calm the nervous system, and rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways.

According to Chinese medicine, the cause of all pain and illness is a disruption in the body’s energy system. The fact is the human body – life itself – can easily be seen as an elaborate energy system. In modern medicine, an ECG or an EEG is used to measure the electrical activity (the energy) of the heart and the brain.

Our emotional state tells us how our energy body is doing. When we are happy, in love, feel strong and capable, our energy body is doing well. When we are stressed, upset, feel stuck we have little energy to deal with life. Low energy flow leads to disturbed thinking and limiting beliefs.

We need to quite literally recharge the batteries of our energy systems to get body, mind and spirit working together. It’s the sensations and feelings in your body that tells you when something is changing.

The biggest breakthrough in EFT in recent years has been in understanding the effects of energy body stress on the whole person. In order to be the best we can possibly be, we need to feel content and strong inside as often as possible.

EFT Basic Instructions:

Think of an issue or a problem. Note the intensity on a scale of 0-10.
While tapping on the Karate chop point (the karate chop point is located on the outer edge of the hand midway between the base of the little finger and the wrist).

Say the following three times, stating your issue or problem as specifically as possible.

Even though I feel_______________________

I deeply and completely accept myself.

The reason for saying this phrase is that when we are caught in intense emotion, we tend to blame ourselves for having it. Tap on each of the points in sequence. Top of head, eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, chin, collarbone, underarm. Tap for a few rounds or until the intensity of the problem reduces down to a two or a one.

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