Emotional Freedom Techniques



Emotional Freedom Techniques, (EFT) is a gentle tool that helps you shift self-defeating patterns of thought and behavior from past events or memories.


EFT has been shown to be highly effective in addressing a variety of emotional as well as physical issues such as anxiety, stress, PTSD, headaches, pain, phobias and other issues. This tool is often called “acupressure” for emotions and has origins in ancient Chinese Medicine.


Tapping Points

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EFT makes the mind-body connection and is a powerful tool that calms the body. During an EFT sequence, we tap our fingertips on acupressure points on our face and body while tuning in to a problem that is bothering us. The tapping balances the energy around the negative thought and neutralizes the emotion. This tapping technique works on the body’s energy systems.


All energy therapies say there is a vital energy that flows though out the body. The energy flow can be blocked or reversed causing negative reactions. Once the pain is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself. And, a person doesn’t have to believe in EFT for it to work!


According to Ann Adams in “EFT Level 1 Comprehensive Training Resource”  she states:


  • EFT is like hypnotherapy but adds extra power to the process because it integrates the body’s subtle energies and it allows hypnotherapy to take the process even deeper.
  • EFT works hand in hand with talk therapy with the advantage that it allows us to get to the issues faster and resolve them more thoroughly.
  • EFT blends perfectly with cognitive behavioral therapy because it helps bring up the issues faster and creates deeper cognitive shifts.
  • EFT is like systematic desensitization except that is it much gentler and often faster.


If you are interested and would like to learn more about how this technique can help you, contact me for a free phone consultation.

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