Introduction to EFT Tapping
One of the best tools I’ve ever used to help everything from fear and stress to phobias and physical pain is EFT Tapping. I’ve been getting more and more questions about this evidence-based technique since it has been in the news lately. Here is a quick introduction to answer some of those questions.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or Tapping, is a simple yet very powerful self-help method. It’s a combination of the well-known psychology tool called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or talk therapy, with the ancient practice of acupressure. By tapping on known acupressure points while talking about a problem, EFT reduces the intensity of the problem. Often, the relief is surprisingly quick.
Research shows that most physical and emotional health issues are related to chronic stress. Stress creates chemical and energetic imbalances that block the body’s ability to heal itself. EFT helps the body release the fight, flight, or freeze response so that stress, and its negative impacts, are reduced.
A growing number of randomized clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is an evidence-based practice. It has been successfully used for
- stress and anxiety,
- sleep issues,
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,
- physical pain,
and many other issues. Journals reporting findings include distinguished top-tier publications such as the Journal of Clinical Psychology; the American Psychological Association (APA) journals Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training and Review of General Psychology; and the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, a trusted psychiatric journal. Ongoing research has been and continues to be conducted internationally by well over 60 investigators.
For more information about these studies, see the list of resources I’ve compiled for you.
How can you learn EFT? You have several options:
- First, here’s the Basic Recipe for you to try EFT for yourself.
- When you’re ready to take a deeper dive into EFT, I’ve written a book called Emotional Freedom Techniques: The Art of Managing Stress Through EFT Tapping. It provides plenty of examples to get you started tapping quickly with confidence. It’s available on Amazon as well as a large selection of online eBook stores.
EFT is now being used successfully by athletes, teachers, students, nurses, parents, managers, superstars, royalty, and many others. It’s time to add this remarkable tool to your own tool kit.
The bottom line: EFT WORKS!!!
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.