Emotional Freedom Technique belongs to the field of energy psychology, a range of innovative psychological treatments that has the mind-body connection at its core and works with the human energy system, bringing together contemporary psychology and ancient healing techniques. EFT has been continuously gaining ground since its inception in the 1990s, both in scientific and lay circles around the world. Its increasing popularity is partly due to its broad range of applications and the remarkable speed at which it works to provide long-lasting, if not permanent, results.
Not only is EFT stunningly simple, elegant, and completely non-invasive, but it also blends beautifully with other techniques and healing procedures like NLP, meditation, and breathing, bringing about dramatically enhanced results. The key principle behind EFT is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. This applies to both psychological and physical issues, regardless of how long they have been going on for and how deeply they have affected us. EFT derives its origins from Chinese medicine, hence the central role played by the energy meridians in addressing the energy imbalance behind a problem.
When I first came across EFT I was both skeptical and intrigued by the idea that tapping my fingers on some energy meridian end-points in my body could free me from pain, fear, traumas, and many more physical and psychological ailments. A few years down the line there is no skepticism left in me; my initial curiosity led into a great deal of exploration and study, culminating in my accreditation as a practitioner. I learned to use EFT for myself first, and having obtained consistently positive results, the next logical step could only be to add this powerful tool to my therapist’s toolbox, in order to share the benefits of this practice with as many people as possible.