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Emotional Freedom at Your Fingertips

How to find peace from unwanted emotional stress….

Life is challenging and can often be stressful. We do our best to navigate ourselves away from negative feelings and towards happiness, but more often than not the stress of life catches up with us. Although practices such as meditation, yoga and exercise benefit us immensely, we sometimes need a more immediate relief from the issues that we are dealing with. So this begs the question: “Is there something out there that can swiftly release persistent stress from my thoughts and feelings?” Thanks to EFT the answer is now a resounding “YES!”….

What is EFT?
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and it can be thought of as an emotional version of acupuncture, only no needles are involved. Instead, you stimulate the body’s energy system, the meridians, by using your fingertips. While tuning into any unwanted thoughts, feelings or physical pains you simply tap on specific meridian points around your face and body. This instantly starts to release the underlying energetic blockages which give rise to negative emotions and contribute to physical dis-eases. EFT is easy to learn, easy to apply and above all, it works!

Where does EFT come from?
EFT draws its roots from a pioneer in the filed of energy psychology called Dr Roger Callahan. Dr Callahan’s work was studied and developed by a Stanford engineer named Gary Craig who then created EFT. Gary Craig began sharing this incredible technique back in the early 1990’s and since then EFT has spread around the world due to its impressive results. EFT is used by therapists, life coaches, sports psychologists, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, business professionals, teachers, trainers, parents, children as well as many tens of thousands of individuals worldwide.

Why use EFT?
Quite simply, EFT can achieve in minutes what conventional therapy might take weeks, months or years to achieve. Conventional therapy has its rightful place and can be very useful in gaining intellectual understanding of ones psychological issues. However, EFT addresses such problems instead by focusing on releasing the emotional intensity which underlies our psychological and physical issues. This is why EFT produces swift results with such a wide range of issues, especially with emotional and physical issues which have not responded well to conventional methods.

What can EFT be used to treat?
There is a common phrase within the EFT community of ‘try it on everything!’ because balancing our energetic system seems to benefit us on many levels. It is excellent at reducing anger, frustration, anxiety, performance anxiety, phobias, confusion, sadness, grief, guilt, shame, depression, childhood trauma, PTSD, feelings of paranoia, excessive thoughts/mental noise, insomnia, cravings, emotional eating disorders, letting go of someone or something from the past, physical pain, asthma, allergies, troublesome injuries that aren’t healing well. It also works very well at helping resolve personal relationship issues between couples and groups.

How can one technique be so effective at so many things?
It sounds too good to be true doesn’t it! Until I experienced it for myself I had a hard time accepting that one technique could do so much. Yet the fact is that all of our negative emotions are a result of a disruption to our body’s energy system. When we straighten out our energy system unwanted emotions, intrusive thoughts and physical symptoms respond very well, often completely melting away during a session.

How many sessions does it take to feel a difference?
It is normal that you will start to feel a measurable difference within minutes of tapping, especially when applied to intense physical or emotional pain. When applied correctly we can release long held stresses from even the most intense of thoughts and in doing so we start to feel better for longer and longer periods in our daily life.

We are complex individuals with lifetime of experiences within us, so it is unrealistic to expect a life changing results in just a single session, however, EFT does deliver measurable results with minimal effort in a short space of time. EFT is also one of the very few techniques that you can easily learn to do on yourself and then use whenever you like. I see EFT is an essential tool for life, something we can use, share and benefit from whenever we want to feel relief from life’s stresses and strains.

Tim Robins holds a degree in Applied Psychology and is a certified practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

You may also want to visit the official EFT website

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