How Do We Heal with EFT?

How do we heal with EFT? Let’s first distinguish between the use of EFT for in-the-moment stress release and healing. Stress release can happen very quickly—in minutes—by simply tapping on the acupressure points with or without focusing on what is stressing you. This is often accompanied by yawning, relaxing of the body, feeling better for the moment, or getting motivated to do something...
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EFT: For Self-Help or for Healing?

As EFT’s popularity increases and more and more people tap for themselves, I believe there is some confusion about its uses. Is EFT for feeling better fast or is it for deep, permanent healing? The answer is both. Many, many presentations of EFT are geared to what I would call “EFT for self-care” or “EFT for personal use.” This is a surface-level use of EFT though still very...
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When Tapping Opens Pandora’s Box

Years ago, one of my EFT students excitedly introduced EFT to her friend. She knew her friend could benefit from tapping on her problems. The next thing I knew the student contacted me to say her friend was very upset as a result of their tapping. Could I help? When I talked to the friend, she said she became aware from the tapping how deeply unhappy she was in her marriage. But this awareness...
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Do the Results of Tapping Last?

There are many, many examples of tapping having permanent results. To increase the likelihood of this happening, we need to pay attention to the aspects(parts) of an issue. If we can identify and tap to a low intensity (0 or 1 out of 10) all of the aspects, then there is a high probability that the issue will not return. Here is an example. My daughter Julie was “very nervous” (her...
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Spreading EFT Around the World

As far back as August of 2006, now over 11 years ago, I sat in a sea of 400 people from all over the world, attending an EFT conference in Denver in which Gary was the main attraction. I was amazed to see the widespread interest in EFT. At that time I predicted that EFT would be a household word in 5 years. I was wrong. It has taken longer but now it is not rare to hear people talk about...
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East Meets West: Explaining the Energy System

Even though Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) was founded in the West, its origins are from the East. The foundational “Discovery Statement” written by EFT founder, Gary Craig says, “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” What is this so-called energy system? In ancient Chinese medicine, it is believed that life energy travels through the body...
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