Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Emotional Freedom Technique, otherwise known as EFT, is a meridian energy therapy.  Just like acupuncture it works directly on the meridian system in the body but instead of needles you stimulate the major meridian points by tapping on them or massaging them lightly.  (See EFT Tapping Diagram.)  It is a true mind/body healing technique because it combines the physical effects of meridian treatments with the mental effects of focussing on the pain or problem at the same time.  Everyone can benefit from EFT and once learned effectively it can be used on a regular basis as a self-help tool.  It is fabulously effective and a much quicker way to clear emotional or negative blockages held within the energy field without the need sometimes to delve into the cause and without the need to go through a long hypnotherapy session.  Therefore, you can often deal more rapidly and clear blockages within the energy field and often feel the results immediately.

The key to success in EFT is the questioning process by the practitioner who uses psychological and NLP (neuro linguistic programming) questioning techniques in order to identify a specific blockage to begin the treatment on.  The practitioner will also monitor the process throughout in case of any further blockages or issues that arise and guide the client to a safe and successful outcome.  Sometimes the reasons and causes for problems, anxieties and fears can be difficult to reach when you practice EFT on your own and it helps to have someone who is fully trained and experienced to guide the process.

Gary Craig, founder of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (developed out of the highly successful Thought Field Therapy (TFT) developed by Dr Roger Callahan) states that "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."  A negative emotion can be caused by a distressing memory or thought process which then has a cause and effect relationship in the body's energy system (e.g. the meridian system) which in turn will then cause the negative emotion.  The idea, therefore, is to clear this blockage and allow the free flow of energy once again.

EFT uses 14 major meridian points which are generally at the start or end of a major body meridian and through the combination of tapping on these points and saying out loud a specially constructed phrase that taps into the negative emotion or physical ailment, this blockage within the energy system can be removed.

I have experienced such huge success with my clients using EFT that it is fast becoming a quicker and preferred method of treatment as a first option.  It cuts down overall treatment times and whilst there are still some areas in which I would recommend hypnotherapy as a first option, through the questioning process at the beginning of a treatment it can be established what is the best method of treatment for you.   Everyone is treated as an individual with their own unique issues to themselves and therefore it is about finding what is right for you.

I am a full member and approved and insured practitioner of EFT with the Association for Meridian Therapies and their website can be found at www.theamt.com.

Typically, EFT sessions last between 1 hour and 1.5 hours and the normal cost is £50 for a treatment at New Milton.  If you are receiving treatment at Westbourne or Lyndhurst, the cost is £60 for up to 1.5 hours to cover room rental, travel, etc.  This treatment can also be done over the phone or Skype, payable by PayPal, at the cost of £52.00, by appointment.

EFT Tapping Diagram