EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques (commonly known as tapping) is a simple, gentle process which has shown itself to be incredibly effective for the past 30 years.
EFT Professionals worldwide were also delighted that for the first time EFT was recognised in the NICE guidelines last year as worthy of further research for the treatment of adult PTSD.
The great beauty of EFT is that you can learn it quickly as a self-help tool and also use it at a deeper level with a skilled practitioner.
Kate is a deeply caring and warm character. After she described her work in the field of EFT therapy (‘tapping’) I asked for a trial consultation. Within one hour Kate had not only helped me identify but also shifted two major blocks I was holding on to. I cannot recommend Kate highly enough for overcoming the inevitable emotional stress of modern society. Yoga and meditation are great, Kate’s EFT is better!
Kate is a caring, empathetic, and great therapist. She is personable and approachable and I would certainly recommend her services. If you are in need of a safe space to be held whilst healing Kate is certainly the person to see.
I am very happy to recommend Kate. She helped to empower me around a difficult work situation that was really stressing me out. I was feeling very vulnerable when we began to work together but I quickly felt very safe with her; she has the ability to get to the heart of the matter gracefully and confidently. She helped me unlock different angles and reframe my issues. By the end of our sessions, I felt released and also understood more about what had been blocking me.
EFT was originally based on the premise that negative emotions and physical issues are the results of a disruption in the body’s meridian energy system (acupuncture points). If this energy is blocked it can have a negative impact on the body or mind. Using EFT can help us remove those blocks.
In more technical, modern terms it is the self modulation of arousal (for example: fear, anxiety, anger, pain) through mindful attention to our issues whilst using percussive acupressure.
It is that simple, and I use it every day for myself and with my clients. I have found that more you use it the easier it is to clear the emotional blocks that hold us back.
In a session it is tapping and talking about our issues in a particular way. If we tune into a specific issue we want to change and simultaneously stimulate key meridian points in the body by tapping or holding them with our fingertips we can change the issue from an emotional trigger to memory.
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Your body’s electricity
The body has a flow of electricity running through the nervous system. In traditional medicine a doctor will use an electrical cardiograph (EKG) to record electrical activity in the brain and heart, we also know that if we touch something hot the message is instantly transmitted along our nerves to the brain and back again. This is a continuous flow happening within our bodies. Without this energy flow we would not be able to touch, see, taste or exist. Your hands carry an electromagnetic charge and your body’s energies include this charge in every cell and organ via the nervous system and also more subtle energies such as ‘chi’ or ‘prana’ spoken of by acupuncturists and yogis. Much like the energy that flows into a TV set, although invisible to the eye it controls the sounds, pictures and resonance of our existence. For more information about the science of EFT and Energy Psychology take a look at the online course my colleagues at ACEP have lovingly produced. This details all the latest scientific evidence and research.
Release your emotional blocks
Blocks are released by gently tapping near the end points of certain meridians (places we instinctively touch or rub when we are upset like around the eyes, forehead or chest) which sends pulses of energy back through the system to re-balance the body/mind system about the emotional pain you are feeling.
Chronic pain and behaviours, whether physical or emotional, are very often about the stories we tell ourselves about our experience. When applied properly to our stories EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques work to restore the balance of the body’s electrical system and bring about profound change in our emotional, physical and spiritual health.
This shift in energy changes the way the brain processes the information – to use the TV analogy again it ‘re-wires’ our negative responses frees up our energy for positive action. For example if you have always been angry about a certain issue, and talking about it has never helped (in fact it just made it worse!) EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques might be a way for you to try and release the anger and move on.
Note: While EFT seems to have supported remarkable changes in many emotional and physical issues to date, it should not be used instead of appropriate medical care. You should always consult your doctor before using any form of self-treatment.