Emotional Freedom Techniques
Safe, simple and fast, self-applied stress reduction method.
EFT is based on an extensive research that shows emotional distress contributes immensely to illness. Commonly known as EFT or tapping, it was initially known as acupuncture without needles. It brings together the elements of exposure, cognitive and somatic psychology.
In EFT, we tap on certain points on our face and body, which sends a calming signal to the areas in the brain that are involved in stress response. As a result, symptoms of arousal that we feel in our body and mind also calm down. With long-term tapping, changes can be permanent.
There are evidences available for positive effects of tapping on - Stress, Anxiety, Worry, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Phobias, Chronic pain, Addictions, Weight loss, Fibromyalgia to name a few.
“Tapping initiates a cascading series of events in the brain and body that, as you will see below, impact hormone production, brain waves, blood flow within the brain, and gene expression in ways that enhance emotional health. And tapping has this impact not just for treating trauma but also in addressing everyday anxieties, upsets, and goals. Recent studies say EFT has the ability to regulate up to 60 genes in our body which are responsible for stress related response and syndromes.” - Peta Stapleton, Ph.D. “The Science behind Tapping”.
I was introduced to EFT in 2005 by Rohini Singh and since then I have been using it personally and successfully in my client sessions.
Apart from my client sessions, I facilitate EFT workshops, where I share it as a self applied empowerment technique to deal with day to-day physical pain, stress and emotional distress.
Ref: EFT lowered cortisol significantly more than traditional talk therapy or resting. Church, D., Yount, G., & Brooks, A. J. (2012).