A Brief History of EFT, In a Nutshell…
While the practice of Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT tapping, has not been around as long as acupuncture, one of the main components of EFT is the gentle tapping on those same energy lines, or meridians, used in acupuncture and acupressure. No needles! Yay! When combined with some current psychotherapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy, this tapping yields amazing results.
EFT was developed by Gary Craig in the 1990s based on his study of work done by Roger Callahan in Thought Field Therapy (TFT). TFT was one of the first methods in what is now called Energy Psychology. As Craig realized the potential of this approach, he worked to refine and simplify the techniques while maintaining positive, measurable results: an evidence-based methodology. He ultimately developed a simple yet very profound set of techniques which he made available to everyone on his website emofree.com.
Since Craig’s website was originally published, EFT has continued to undergo testing and refinement by many individuals and groups, and publications in highly respected, peer-reviewed journals continue to support Craig’s findings and techniques. Groups such as EFT International, EFT Universe, and others have developed EFT training and certification options for those interested in pursuing the use of this amazing tool.
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Keep Calm and Tap On!
Please remember: It's important to contact a professional if things feel too big for you, whether it be a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or certified EFT practitioner. Never discontinue your current medications without first consulting your doctor.