EFT is a mix between acupuncture, hypnosis and psychology. It was inspired by Chinese medicine which focuses on the Meridian points, also known as “energy hotspots” or acupoints, to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms that a negative experience or emotion may have caused.
It brings you back to the present moment.
During the session you kind of feel silly because you’re tapping your body while you say statements out loud. You repeat the same actions and the same statement until you manage to bring the energy to a desired level.
Tapping on these meridian points (the same used in acupressure) while you think about what is causing you stress helps your mind understand that you are not in any physical danger and it is safe to relax, reducing cortisol levels.
Plus, in my EFT sessions, I incorporate the use of plant medicine, pairing essential oils to my tapping practice to insure a complete and powerful stress relief session.
When the session is done there’s this kind of flow of energy that feels more balanced, that feels like it was restored to what it should be.
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure.
People who use this technique believe tapping the body can create a balance in your energy system and treat pain. According to its developer, Gary Craig, a disruption in energy is the cause of all negative emotions and pain.
Though still being researched, EFT tapping has been used to treat people with anxiety and people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Similar to acupuncture, EFT focuses on the meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused.
Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas of the body energy flows through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.
Acupuncture uses needles to apply pressure to these energy points. EFT uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure.
Proponents say the tapping helps you access your body’s energy and send signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. They claim that stimulating the meridian points through EFT tapping can reduce the stress or negative emotion you feel from your issue, ultimately restoring balance to your disrupted energy.