What is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a powerful, effective, simple emotional release practice which is a form of acupuncture without needles and by simply tapping on certain points on the body while focusing on the negative emotions that you wish to release you could quickly and easily reduce (and even eliminate) fears, anxieties, cravings and negative feelings. It has been described as a form of “Psychological Acupuncture”


The tapping points are taken from the Chinese Medicine model in which there are pathways of energy that run through your body. When the energy is blocked and inhibited from flowing freely through those pathways you can experience mental and even physical pain.

According to Gary Craig, the founder of EFT “the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” And by tapping on a series of acupressure points EFT helps you balance the body’s energy system and restore the positive flow. Once those negative charges have been eliminated the positive intentions that were previously blocked can then be are even more powerfully reinforced by hypnotic suggestions.


I teach EFT to most of my clients and I’ve taught it to children under 10 years old and they love it. Once you learn it, you can use it over and over on issues unrelated to the ones you came in for. It’s a powerful tool and your toolbox is as close as the ends of your fingers.

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