Tapping effectively forms the bridge between talk therapies and body therapies.

EFT is a simple and powerful therapeutic tool that uses words to tune into an emotional disturbance, which is then balanced and cleared using acupressure tapping.  It is often called ‘tapping’ or ‘the tapping therapy’.

The results are surprisingly quick and generally lasting. Strong emotions such as fear, anger, shame and sadness dissolve into clear thinking, enabling a fresh view and the ability to move forwards and get on with life.

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique.

It is a very quick and simple method of reducing the intensity of traumatic memories. Almost everyone has had a traumatic event in their life and some of them a lot less intense then others. However, we can sometimes be triggered into a reaction but not understand why.

This is because everything that has ever happened to us is locked into the unconscious mind.

For example, if a child is frightened by a big dog jumping up at them, the next time they see a dog the unconscious mind remembers that the child was frightened the first time, so sees this as a threat and releases cortisol into the body, getting it ready to run away. This part of the brain doesn’t know the difference between a real threat and a perceived threat. If this is left untreated our emotional responses are shaped and we can believe that this fear is there for life.

EFT can release emotional memories like the one above. The place that the effectiveness of EFT has been shown most dramatically is in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Thousands of soldiers returning from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq with PTSD have been treated successfully with EFT.

Not only can EFT improve psychological problems it can improve physical symptoms. It can also help with addictions, low self esteem, depression and anxiety.


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