This technique has gained a lot of popularity since it was found to be very successful in treating PTSD. However, it has found to be helpful with a variety of unpleasant, uncomfortable or distressing feelings. I – Nicola have found that it is ideal for clients who want to reduce what they are feeling in a specific situation. So, by practicing the techniques, they can use a shortened version to quickly feel relief.
I generally find that I can use the technique on a client during one or two sessions and that is enough for the client to be able to use the techniques on themselves subsequently.
With EFT, there is a gentle tapping on stress relief points (meridian energy points). Negative emotions cause blockages in the flow of energy so by tapping on these points, it clears out the emotions by clearing out the blockages
Types of problems it can assist with:-
- Clearing or reduction of negative feelings such as anger, fear, guilt, grief, stress
- Healing of traumatic memories and dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Reduction of cravings and addictions
- Reduction of constant pain
- Reducing physical discomforts
- Reducing intensity of migraines
- Helping with chronic fatigue
- Assistance with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, as it “re-calibrates” the left and right sides of the brain
I hated having visitors in my house because I didn’t want people too close to me or because I felt that I am not clean. In fact if I knew that someone was coming round, I would always bleach all the floors beforehand, which was a bit over the top. But the other day a friend texted to say she’s like to come round that afternoon and my house was messy, as usual, not least because I’d dedicated that afternoon to doing the week’s housework. And yet somehow I was able to override the urge to deflect her and I had this friend round my house without having to do any bleaching or too much tidying beforehand and I felt completely okay about it. I really felt that I’d achieved something. I think it can generally be summarised as being now more flexible, less neurotic. Also, I have had a lot of episodes of feeling very positive since our last session. And not avoiding things, like paying my credit card on time (rather than not opening the statements) and answering my supervisor’s emails on the day he writes them, rather than just hiding.