EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Usui Reiki
Elaine Wood, Usui Reiki Master, Certified E.F.T. Coach
Inner Peace Energy Therapy, LLC
What is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Affectionately called Tapping!
EFT means "Emotional Freedom Techniques" and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.
Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.
EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points. Over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals, including dozens of clinical trials, have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems. (source: eftuniverse.com)
New to EFT? Watch this video by Dr. Dawson Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZDjAhuo_6Y)
Known commonly as “tapping”, Emotional Freedom Techniques was created by Gary Craig. it is a powerful self-help tool that you can learn in minutes.
It is called “tapping” as the person taps on acupoints on the head, face, and upper torso (as used in acupuncture, but with no needles!) while bringing to mind a stressful event. The negative emotions are verbally described while using your own fingers to tap on the acupoint.
After rounds of tapping the body reduces the stress hormone (called cortisol), (source Dawson Church Psychology 2013. Vol.4, No.8) reducing reactivity to the stressor, meaning that you feel better and help you relax. This can help you deal more effectively with your issue.
If you have psychological or physical problems it is essential that you consult your physician or licensed mental health practitioner, since EFT k is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment. Elaine Wood is not trained to diagnose a healthcare issue or trained to be able to refer you to an appropriate medical or mental health worker.
There is no guarantee to the outcome to EFT .EFT is considered experimental except as outlined in the statement below.
EFT is currently being used by the United States Veterans Administration for veterans suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Division 12 of the American Psychological Association has found Clinical EFT were highly effective in reducing depressive symptoms in a variety of populations and settings . They also found The analysis of existing studies showed that a series of 4–10 EFT sessions is an efficacious treatment for PTSD with a variety of populations.