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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

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Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT Gold Coast - tappingEmotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a psychotherapeutic tool that adopts the basic principle that the underlying cause of all negative emotions is an imbalance in the body’s energy system. EFT relieves many psychological and physical conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, general stress, addictions and phobias.

The basic EFT technique involves holding a disturbing memory, issue or emotion in mental focus and simultaneously using the fingers to tap on a series of specific points on the body that correspond to meridians used in Chinese medicine. Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, and with more recent advances of kinesiology, EFT is a tapping procedure that gently realigns the body’s energy system without the discomfort of needles. The understanding behind EFT is that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body’s energy field and that tapping on the meridians whilst thinking of a negative emotion alters the body’s energy field, restoring it back to “balance.”

Negative emotions are built in the following stages: a negative experience occurs; negative emotions are felt in response to this negative experience, leading to inappropriate programming inside the body; and then the body’s energy system becomes disrupted due to these negative emotions. In order to eliminate these negative responses, dealing with the negative experience itself is generally not enough, as that cannot correct the energy imbalance. Instead, the energy imbalance needs to be restored along with dealing with the negative emotions themselves.

Negative emotional experiences will disrupt the energy meridians running through our body. The physical changes  that we feel from these disruptions then become attached to the memory of that experience, and this affects the way we perceive things, until we heal that disruption. EFT can realign the energy meridians with respect to those negative memories, disconnects the physical discomfort that we attached to it, and consequently removes the resulting symptoms. This allows healing to take place on both a conscious and a sub-conscious level.

The fields of Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine are rapidly advancing and EFT is one of the most popular and fastest growing techniques of these fields.