EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, is perhaps one of the lesser-known therapies around for healing the mind and body, but those who use this technique often report impressive results.
Also known as ‘tapping’ therapy, EFT works by applying pressure with the fingers, or ‘tapping’, specific acupuncture points around the body. Some people describe this therapy as similar to acupuncture, but without using needles.
The therapy is a cross between a body and mind therapy, as it focuses on unblocking meridian, or energy, channels in the body that may have become clogged up by worries, fears or other issues. The tapping technique is applied while the person focuses on their specific problems, where they use affirmations to help release negative energy, responsible for blocking the channels in the body.
One of the plus points of EFT is that it’s safe and non-invasive, and it can be used in conjunction with other therapies or treatments.
How can it help?
EFT is often used to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress or depression. By tapping on specific acupressure points, and focusing on the problem, the therapy can bring about a sense of calmness and balance in the body. Some people who experience phobias also find that they are more able to confront their fears after EFT sessions.
Tapping therapy also earns its place in allowing people to come to terms with emotional trauma that may have occurred in the past. Some experts believe that it can be a quicker and more effective solution than using talking therapies alone. Other issues that can be treated with the help of EFT include addictions, eating disorders, grief, self-harm and behaviour management.
It’s not just emotional health that can be improved by using EFT therapy; by manipulating acupuncture points in the body, unblocking energy channels can assist in relieving physical aches and pains.
The beauty of EFT is that you can learn the technique yourself. However, it is advisable to seek a professional therapist in Healthypages directory to maximise your chances of healing. EFT is not a quick fix therapy, and you’ll likely need repeated sessions to notice results.