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An Introduction To Emotional Freedom Technique
Who Am I? A brief introduction
What is EFT? A meridian based therapy with a wide range of applications. Connects mind, body & emotions via the bodys energy system. Quick & easy to learn. Often has fast results. Has 80-95% success rate. Works well in conjunction with other therapies.
Energy Psychology EFT come under the general field of Energy Psychology. Other therapies in this group include TFT, TAT, BSFF, REMAP & others. They base themselves on the principle of using the mind to tune into, and connect to the problem. Then they treat the energy system to clear it completely.
A Brief History
The Discovery Statement The Cause Of ALL Negative Emotions Is A Disruption In The Bodys Energy System A thought or memory Triggers Disruption in the bodys energy system Experienced as Physical, psychological or emotional pain
What Caused The Disruption? Accident or trauma. Specific emotional incidents (teacher humiliating you in class). The earlier in life the less severe this needs to be. Social/parental conditioning. (Writing on our walls) Past life. Energetic birth defect. (Genetic) Geopathic stress
Psychological Reversal A state of mind/energy system which will self sabotage any attempt to get better. Can be driven by some secondary gain. Present in around 40% of most issues, and in around 95% of chronic health conditions and addictions. Can be treated quickly and simply, though will return unless the underlying causes are treated.
Apex Effect When the client has such a profound cognitive shift they can no longer identify with their previous issue. E.g. They had intense anger then move into sadness without noticing. SUDs Subjective Units of Distress/Discomfort/Disease No problem 0 10 Big problem
What can EFT be used for? Fears & Phobias Addictions (including weight loss) Emotional/Physical/Sexual Abuse Physical/Emotional Pain (including PTSD) Headaches & Migraines Sports Performance (including increasing ROM) Allergies & Sensitiveness Self Image/Confidence Success & Abundance (limiting beliefs) Chronic Illness (MS, ME, arthritis, etc) Other (tinnitus, phantom pain, dyslexia, etc)
Who Uses EFT? Energy Psychologists Counsellors, Psychotherapists & Psychologists Hypnotherapists & NLP Practitioners Doctors & Nurses (Now being introduced into some UK Hospitals) Naturopaths Life, Business & Sports Coaches Body Workers (Bowen, Massage, Reflexology, etc) Non Professionals (At home, friends, family, etc) Children
Video Clips Fear of mice & rats Smoking cravings Childhood trauma At this point I show the 3 clips listed above which are found in the Gary Craig videos. This I incorporate into PowerPoint but due to file size cannot do here. Add them here or remove this page.
EFT Does Not: Remove common sense caution. E.g. removing a fear of heights will make someone jump of a high building. Clear addictions by removing the cravings. I.e. You must clear the underlying emotions for long term results. Negate the lessons, reason or truth of someone's experience. Replace correct medical supervision.
EFT – The Basics The setup phrase: An acknowledgement of the problem and an acceptance of the self. Even though I have this problem I deeply and completely accept myself The reminder phrase: Helps maintain focus on the issue being treated. This problem
A Round of Tapping Identify the problem and measure its intensity from 0-10 Create a set-up and reminder phrase that is specific and accurately describes the problem Repeat set-up phrase 3 times while rubbing the sore spot Repeat reminder phrase while tapping on each of the following points 7 times: EB, SE, UE, UN, UL, CB, UA, TN, IF, MF, LF, GP, KC Repeat the above sequence Take a deep breath, and let go Check intensity level Repeat if necessary Ensure all emotional charge has gone and intensity is rated at 0
Trying EFT On Breathing Take a slow, deep breath and relax. Repeat again, this time notice any restriction. Rate the depth and ease of breath on a scale of Do a round of EFT Repeat breathing and notice if there has been any change.
Tips For Improved Success Be Specific – Describe the pain, Relate to specific events, Refer to specific people. Say the setup and reminder phrases as though you mean them, own the words. Change the reminder phrase as needed to reflect the change in the problem being worked on. Say what you mean, be honest with yourself and your emotions.
Ideas For Different Problems Pain: Describe pain (Sharp, Shooting, Dull Ache) and location (left shoulder, neck etc). Use visual image of pain (colour, size, texture). Emotion behind the pain, what is it how long has it been there? Fears: When did they start, do you know the cause? Visualise problem, get client to imagine the fear. Approach real fear slowly, treating each step of the way.
Ideas Continued: Cravings: Focus on substance. Feel where in the body the craving is felt. Clear issues of loneliness, anxiety, emptiness & deprivation. Emotional Issues: Focus on the source of the emotion, who, when, where, why? Deal with specific incidents. Visualise scene. Where in the body is it felt. Use descriptive visualisation, (colour, texture, shape, location etc)
The Practical Choose a partner. Decide who will be the therapist and who will be the client. Choose an issue to work on. Keep it simple for now. (Perhaps a physical discomfort, a craving, a fear of something tangible, Do not work on deep traumas) Spend 10-15mins clearing issue Swap roles and treat for 10-15mins.
Reminder Page Identify the problem and measure its intensity from 0-10 Create a set-up and reminder phrase that is specific and accurately describes the problem Repeat set-up phrase 3 times while rubbing the sore spot Repeat reminder phrase while tapping on each of the following points 7 times: EB, SE, UE, UN, UL, CB, UA, TN, IF, MF, LF, GP, KC Repeat the above sequence Take a deep breath, and let go Check intensity level Repeat if necessary Ensure all emotional charge has gone and intensity is rated at 0
Where Can I Learn More? Gary Craig DVDs – Books (See website for recommended list) Free Manuals (see Newsletters & Forums Live Workshops & Conferences Through Private Sessions
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