So, tell me, have you been trying and trying to let something go?
You’ve talked it through, you’ve journaled, you’ve tried affirmations, but still the belief, the issue, the block or the feeling is there.
You may feel it in your gut, your neck, your back and you are stuck with the beliefs, the pain, the emotions of it all and can’t understand why it won't go away.
The reason is because through our thoughts, experiences, traumas or disease we become imbalanced or blocked on an energetic level which manifests as our issues and imprints deeply on the unconscious mind.
The unconscious mind is tremendously powerful at keeping us in these patterns and unless this is cleared and the energies unblocked it is difficult to make lasting changes.
EFT is used to clear the blockages and set you free from body image, emotional and physical traumas and self esteem issues.
What is EFT ?
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and is nicknamed
tapping and it’s a natural energy healing technique used to ease or
resolve physical and emotional issues.
EFT is like energy psychology combining the principles of Chinese
acupressure and modern day psychology.
How does it work?
Basically we have energy or chi running through us along meridian
lines and using the Chinese method of acupressure we tap with
fingertips on the endpoints of specific meridian points in the body,
while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations
The tapping helps to calm the nervous system by sending
messages to the amygdala in the brain to relax and this also
rewires the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the
body’s balance of energy.
So a quick example of how is works is when we feel anxious,
chemicals such as adrenaline are released from the body that
create physiological symptoms such as increased heart rate,
perhaps sweaty palms.
EFT process helps you return to chemical balance and we do this
1. Mentally recreating a trauma or emotion
2. which puts the amygdala in that associated state of emotion,
with the triggering thought or situation
3. The tapping on the acupressure points then sends electrical
signals to the brain to create calm feelings which decreases the
threat response mode - ie the anxiety
So the outcome is you still feel the emotion or think about a
situation, but your physiology is no longer effected ie you won’t
suffer the racing heart or sweaty palms. You create a new,
normalised response. It takes the intensity out of the feeling or
What types of emotions and issues may it help with?
It has almost infinite uses from phobias and fears such as fear of
flying to the emotions such as grief, anger, overwhelm and limiting
beliefs such as not feeling good enough. Physical issues such as
aches and pains throughout the body can also be successfully
Very simply we need to remember that the bodies natural state is
wellness and it is always working to balance and heal the body.
Tapping helps bring the body back into homeostasis - balance and
it works not only to release electrical block in the brain but
emotional blocks within the body. Once these blocks are released
our body natural healing abilities are activated.