Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as “tapping,” is a therapeutic approach that combines elements of traditional psychology and acupressure.
It is designed to help individuals manage and alleviate emotional distress, reduce stress, and address a variety of psychological and physical issues including:
EFT involves tapping on specific acupuncture or acupressure points on the body, which are thought to be related to the body’s energy meridians. The primary tapping points include the top of the head, eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, chin, collarbone, under the arm, and the karate chop point on the hand.
Affirmations and Statements:
While tapping on these points, individuals repeat affirmations or statements related to the issue they are addressing. These statements are designed to acknowledge the problem and promote self-acceptance and emotional well-being.
EFT typically begins with a “setup” statement, where the individual acknowledges the issue and expresses self-acceptance. For example, “Even though I have this [problem], I deeply and completely accept myself.”
After the setup statement, the individual proceeds with a tapping sequence. They tap on each designated point while repeating statements related to the issue. The sequence usually starts with addressing the negative emotions or thoughts and then moves toward more positive and self-affirming statements.
Rating Intensity: Throughout the process, individuals rate the intensity of their emotional distress or physical discomfort on a scale from 0 to 10. The goal is to reduce this intensity through the EFT process.
After completing a round of tapping, individuals reevaluate their emotional distress level and continue with additional rounds until they achieve a satisfactory reduction in emotional or physical symptoms.
EFT can be applied to various issues, including stress, anxiety, trauma, phobias, chronic pain, and emotional disorders.
EFT sessions are 60 minutes long and cost £70 per session.
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