What is Emotional Freedom Technique?

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Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as EFT or Tapping) is a talking therapy which also works with your bio-electromagnetic energy system to release blockages caused by negative emotions or trauma.

EFT can help the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Fears
  • Phobias
  • Trauma
  • Depression

  • Low confidence

  • Pain

What happens during a session?

During the session the client tunes into a negative emotion or physical discomfort using a personally chosen affirmation statement. This reminds your unconscious mind about what you are working on. Whilst doing this you tap on selected Chinese meridian points used in Acupuncture and Shiatsu with your fingertips.

I will ask you to fill a registration form and sign a consent to treatment form. We will then have a chat about why you have come for EFT. During this chat I will take some notes.

I will then introduce the meridian points that we will tap on and explain what is going to happen during the session.

We will then choose a personal affirmation statement based on the issue you wish to work on. We will then tap on the selected Chinese meridian points whilst saying out loud your reminder phrase. Your personal affirmation and reminder phrase will most likely change as the session progresses as blockages are removed in your energy system.

Other gentle EFT techniques may also be used during your appointment where appropriate.

It will not be possible to address every issue in one session and you may wish to make further appointment to work on these.

At the end I will recommend some ‘homework’. Which will involve tapping on any issues that come up for you whilst at home. Doing the homework is not compulsory but continuing to practice these techniques at this will help with the healing process.

How many sessions will I need?

This is completely up to you. Come as often as you feel you need to. Some clients will only come for one or two sessions and their issue will improve or resolve. However if you have a more chronic issue, it can take longer to get to the root of the problem. In these situations the conscious mind may be willing to heal the trauma but the subconscious mind is not quite ready to let go of the issue. So in this situation clients may wish to come weekly or every other week for as long as they need to.