EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head, face and chest while you think about your specific problem - whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. - and voice positive affirmations. This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the "short-circuit" - the emotional block - from your body's bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body's balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease.
When you read this page, most of you will be skeptical. That is normal, because this healing method is contrary to most people's belief systems. If someone told you 30 years ago that you can order any product or service without a phone, without leaving your house, that you can talk with people from all over the world, without a phone, without leaving your house, you would have been skeptical too, correct?
However, since the advent of the Internet, your skepticism of the above quickly vanished. So it can with EFT. It will make a difference in your life! Just give it a chance. The earth was round before people figured out it was round. Same with EFT. EFT has always been possible and has been known of being used for the last 5000 years. Whether you believe in it or not: it will work, provided you do it right, of course.
Today there are many websites, books and videos on the Internet about EFT and about how to learn it. Most of these resources are free. So isn't it worth spending a a little bit time learning a healing technique for almost anything? A healing technique that costs nothing, has no side effects and is pain free? Imagine how many hours you spend at doctors, psychiatrists, reading drug instructions (and the results are usually not permanent and the treatments are painful and often include side effects) - way more than the amount of time you would learn and perform EFT for your ailments/issues. With EFT treatment is permanent and pain free, plus there are NO side effects! There are several different variations of EFT, and many of them are easy to learn and easy to remember.
EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture, except we don't use needles. Instead, we stimulate the meridians by tapping on them with our fingertips. EFT is an obvious extension of Einstein's discovery in the 1920's that all matter, including the human body, is composed of energy. We're not sure why this works so well. Perhaps you can help with the explanation after you experience it.
For more info or to learn EFT, you can visit the websites below:
- Original EFT method by Gary Craig: eftuniverse.com
- Other Languages:
I now offer EFT therapy sessions over the phone/skype/yahoo. These sessions are designed to teach you how to perform EFT on yourself, so you can then heal yourself. Feel free to email me if you are interested.
Using EFT for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive
EFT often provides surprising results for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). The benefits are two fold: First, just performing the mechanical application of EFT usually collapses the immediate need to perform the behavior. This is a big help, but is usually temporary. However, in a few cases this simple procedure also collapses the entire compulsive behavior. Second, EFT's long term successes are due to its ability to address the true cause of most compulsions ... namely ... the need to "tranquilize" anxiety caused by unresolved emotional issues. Until one's underlying anger, fear, guilt, trauma, etc. are dissipated, the compulsive behavior will remain. EFT is ideally designed to collapse these issues (that is what it does best) and, properly applied, the need to tranquilize disappears. And with it goes the compulsion. It should be evident that compulsions, addictions, eating disorders and weight issues have similar emotional causes.
EFT blends perfectly with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because it helps bring up the issues faster and creates more (and deeper) Cognitive Shifts behind the scenes. EFT works like hypnotherapy but adds extra power to the process because it integrates the body's subtle energies. EFT works like talk therapy with the advantage that it allows us to get to the issues faster and resolve them more thoroughly. Finally, EFT works better than SSRI's or other drugs, because it addresses the root cause of OCD and anxiety disorders.
Please note: EFT for OCD is not a quick fix. The techniques need to be applied several times over a period of time, depending on the severity. Also, if you are not familiar enough with EFT and you have severe OCD, you should consider getting help form a EFT professional.
The following is 'The Basic Recipe'. Memorize it well. Aim it at any emotional or physical problem by customizing it with an appropriate Setup affirmation and Reminder Phrase. Be specific! Where necessary, be persistent until all aspects of the problem have vanished. Try it on everything!!
The discovery Statement:
"The cause of all physical symptoms and negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."
If it is feasible, rate the degree this symptom presently interferes with your ability to function normally on a scale from 0 to 10, with zero being no effect and 10 the greatest effect imaginable.
1. The Setup ...
Repeat this affirmation 3 times: "Even though I (still) have this ....(FILL IN YOUR PROBLEM/AILMENT), I deeply and completely accept myself", while continuously rubbing the Sore Spot or tapping the Karate Chop point (see graphic below).(the sore spot is directly below center of collarbone between 3rd and 4th rib). The sore spot is usually more effective than the Karate Chop point.
2. The Sequence ...
Tap about 7 times with 3 or 4 fingertips, but preferably with all fingertips, on each of the following energy points while repeating a Reminder Phrase at each point. (insert "remaining" when repeating the sequence and the problem has gotten better). The Reminder Phrase should be the specific problem, e.g. "fear or cross-contamination", "urge to count", etc., not just "OCD".
EB, SE, UE, UN, Ch, CB, UA, Th. IF, MF, BF, KC (see graphic below)
The abbreviations for these points are summarized below
in the same order listed above. It is also the order in
which they should be tapped:
EB = Beginning of the Eye Brow;
SE = Side of the Eye;
UE = Under the Eye;
UN = Under the Nose;
Ch = just above chin;
CB = Beginning of the Collar Bone;
UA = Under the Arm;
Th = Side of Thumb nail;
IF = Side of Index Finger;
MF = Side of Middle Finger;
BF = Side of Baby Finger;
KC = Karate Chop (the karate chop point is between the little finger and wrist on the side of the hand)
3. The 9 Gamut
Continuously tap on the Gamut point (point on the back of the hand, between and just below knuckles of the 4th and 5th finger, see graphic below) while performing each of these 9 actions:
(2) Eyes open
(3) Eyes hard down right
(4) Eyes hard down left
(5) Roll eyes in circle
(6) Roll eyes in other direction
(7) Hum 2 seconds of a song
(8) Count to 5
(9) Hum 2 seconds of a song.
4. The Sequence
Tap about 7 times on each of the following energy points while repeating a Reminder Phrase at each point. EB, SE, UE, UN, Ch, CB, UA, Th, IF,` MF, BF, KC
Note: In subsequent rounds "The Setup" affirmation and the "Reminder Phrase" are adjusted to reflect that you are addressing the remaining aspects of the problem.
When and how often should you do EFT?
About 5-10 times per day depending on the severity of your issue.
1. When you wake up
2. Before meals
3. When you go to bed (This seems to be the most effective!)
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