10 Key Benefits of Learning EFT – article by Frances Soda

 

 

This article via Frances Soda, March 15, 2009 tap-eft.net

1. It takes only minutes to learn the tapping sequence.

 

2. It is safe and so easy to learn that even children can learn it.

 

3. You can teach your friends and family how to tap.

 

4. EFT requires no equipment.

 

5. It is an effective self-help tool that can help you release physical or emotional pain.

 

6. EFT allows you to become responsible for your emotional reactions to other people’s behaviour instead of expecting them to change in order to make you feel better.

 

7. It can be done anywhere, even in public, with a few modifications. Simply tap on your collar bone or karate chop point. You can even just tap your finger tips together since they have points as well.

 

8. You can do mental tapping by imagining that you are tapping on the points. Practice tapping in front of a mirror to form a strong mental image that you can call upon. This works well when you are trying to get to sleep since the energy of tapping may keep you awake.

 

9. When you have an “off day” and find yourself off kilter, your energy is ungrounded. You can then tap your wrist points together about twenty times and say “come into balance”.

 

10. Since EFT releases trapped negative energy in the body it is an effective tool for preventing disease. Stress, anxiety and worry have been clinically proven to lead to many illnesses such as fibromyalgia, migraines, IBS, depression and many more.

Using the Power of Group Energy Work for Your Own Benefit

 

 

Most people who seek a practitioner think about doing individual counseling sessions. They are safe, individualized and allow you to focus on your specific concerns. Group meetings is an alternative way to work with a practitioner. Like individual sessions, group work is a dynamic therapeutic environment for personal growth and allows you to explore and better understand yourself.

 

Group sessions is a powerful venue for change. People benefit from being part of a supportive group of people who are facing similar issues. Groups may provide you the opportunity to gain alternative points of view, ideas and feedback on the issues you present.

 

In the group, EFT will be used to address all issues. They will tap as a group on the issues that are presented. You may be tapping along for someone else’s emotions but your subconscious will resonate with the similarity and clear yours. Tapping is a very effective process as each person in the group usually experiences relief and healing at the same time whether disclosing their issue or not.

 

While participating in the group, you might find that you have more in common with the group than you realized. So often, people feel that their concerns are unique. There is comfort in knowing that others have similar concerns. Being able to receive feedback in a supportive way and having your perspective validated is an important part of the group dynamic .

 

Bring one or two issues that you want to focus on to the group. Being able to Borrow Benefits will allow you to benefit from all issues that are presented during the group session. You will experience progress on your own issues by tapping on another person’s issue, even if you don’t have that issue in common. If you do share the same issue, you will experience even more benefits.

 

You will feel energized and empowered by group tapping.

Craig Weiner DC on Pain, Emotions, EFT and the Right Brain

 

This is an excellent lecture by Craig Weiner, DC, given in March of this year.

This 45 minute lecture ws delivered at Bastyr University during the 2012 Washington State EFT Tappers Gathering. Here Dr Weiner provides insight into the physiology and scientific research and literature explains and supports the use of the Emotional Freedom Techniques in working with individuals to reduce stress and pain. Included in the lecture is an introductory exercise from his works as an instructor in Right Brain Aerobics (copyrighted 2012 as work of Sandra Rodman www.rightbrainaerobics.com)

Craig Weiner DC on Pain, Emotions, EFT and the Right Brain

Attention Vets: A New Recovery Option for PTSD – Nick Ortner

This is a very clear article on how effective EFT, or tapping, can be for veterans to deal with PTSD.   Article via Huffington Post.com, 4/21/12, Nick Ortner.

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In honor of Military Families Week, I wanted to share some of the incredible EFT work being done with veterans suffering from PTSD. The fact is, we’ve found an important tool that promotes recovery from PTSD in war veterans. It’s the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), otherwise known as Tapping, which combines Western psychotherapy with the Eastern “acupressure points” used in acupuncture.

EFT Tapping offers numerous important benefits for veterans suffering from PTSD:

• EFT Tapping, or Tapping, is easy, requires no equipment, and can be done anywhere for any amount of time.

• Tapping is providing recovery from severe PTSD in some veterans in a matter of days, whereas years of conventional talk therapy and medication often lead to little or no improvement.

• Tapping is providing deep, lasting relief from a wide range of PTSD symptoms — phobias, sleep issues, physical pain, mood and emotional issues, violent behavior, night terrors, substance abuse, and more.

• Tapping has no side effects, and can be practiced on your own at zero cost.

• You can do your own Tapping. (You can learn how in under 5 minutes.)

It sounds too good to be true, but the study findings to date are notable and beginning to gain serious consideration at a governmental level. EFT researchers Dawson Church, Ph.D., and David Feinstein, Ph.D., testified about their results treating PTSD in war veterans with EFT in front of Congress in July 2010, speaking to the House Veterans Affair Committee. The unfortunate reality, though, is that change on a massive scale, particularly at the governmental level, is painfully, in this case tragically, slow.

Treating PTSD in war veterans using Tapping is a topic I was first immersed in years ago, while filming The Tapping Solution, my documentary film tracking 10 people over a four-day Tapping retreat. All of the film participants shared one common trait. They were all desperate to find a long-term solution to their problems, from serious emotional issues to debilitating physical illnesses. One of the film’s subjects was Jon, a Vietnam veteran who had been suffering from severe PTSD for more than 30 years.

The transformation Jon underwent during that Tapping retreat was intense and profound, like the thousands of vets who have been cured of their PTSD as a result of The Stress Project. For Jon, our four-day Tapping retreat was the start of a new life — one free of the physical and emotional PTSD symptoms he’d experienced since returning from Vietnam in 1968.

Prior to the Tapping retreat, Jon’s daily life had become unsustainable to a degree most non-vets can hardly imagine. In addition to chronic back pain and diabetes from Agent Orange exposure, which had led to three mini-strokes, PTSD had ravaged Jon’s emotional and family life. Suffering deep-seated guilt at having killed so many Vietnamese, Jon’s kind, gentle demeanor had long ago turned grumpy and irritable. For years, Jon’s kids had systematically avoided him, afraid of dad’s angry reactions to the everyday noises they might make moving around their own home. His wife also reported that Jon had stopped smiling and never laughed.

During the four-day Tapping retreat, for the first time in 15 years Jon’s back pain went away. He also realized that he’d been depriving himself of a happy home life because of his guilt about hurting so many Vietnamese families. Since fighting in the war, in fact, Jon had been regularly returning to Vietnam as a volunteer, often staying away from home for weeks and months at a time. For years, he’d hoped that the time he spent helping the Vietnamese would eventually make up for the many lives he’d been forced to take during the war. Sadly, his volunteer time there never seemed to be enough. The pain of his guilt had remained just as intense, year after year.

After the Tapping retreat, however, Jon finally felt free, no longer weighed down by guilt. For the first time in years, he began enjoying being at home with his wife and kids, all of whom were amazed and thrilled by the changes in his mood and demeanor. While Jon continued traveling to Vietnam as a volunteer, he did so for shorter periods of time so he could return home to spend more time with his own family.

Thanks to the Tapping retreat, Jon also recovered completely from his phobia of rats, which he’d encountered in Vietnam during the war and his volunteer trips. By the end of the Tapping retreat, Jon’s rat phobia, which had haunted him deeply since the war, was so thoroughly resolved, he was able to hold a rat in his lap without experiencing any anxiety or stress.

However obvious it may be that Tapping changed Jon’s life, there’s no denying that he’s one veteran among millions. So many veterans and their families have tried multiple PTSD treatments over months and then years, only to be disappointed — again. I understand why, after so much heartbreak and frustration, people who haven’t tried Tapping remain skeptical about how well it works on PTSD in veterans.

The fact is, though, Jon is one of thousands of veterans who have recovered from PTSD with Tapping. As of the writing of this post, The Stress Project has treated 2,126 veterans with PTSD using EFT Tapping. That number, however, is truly the tip of the proverbial iceberg, a tiny shadow of the immense, wide-scale healing that’s possible for long-time PTSD sufferers.

If you know a veteran suffering from PTSD, I hope you’ll send them the link to this post and urge them to contact The Stress Project, which offers six free Tapping sessions to qualifying veterans.

It’s time to get over the fact that Tapping is new and relatively unknown and take action. Thousands of veterans and their families are suffering enormously every single day. We owe it to each other and them to spread the word about EFT Tapping, and how quickly and completely it is resolving the very real trauma haunting our veterans.

Nick Ortner is the creator and executive producer of the hit documentary film, “The Tapping Solution.” His new book on EFT will be published by Hay House in April 2013. To get a copy of his free eBook, “Tapping Your Way to Health, Happiness and Abundance” visit TheTappingSolution.com. Beginning on April 16th, he is launching The Tapping World Summit 2012, a free 10-day online Tapping event.

For more by Nick Ortner, click here.

 

Positive Manifasting at 76 Years Young

This is a very short posting that helps us see the power of positive intentions.

As with EFT, we are working to collapse the negative attractions and focus more strongly on the positive law of attraction.

This story has been in various places on the web, so I am not clear to whom to give the credit for the original posting:

“With regards coaching my Dad …. it really has been quite amazing …. at the time of him thinking about the ‘trip’ goal (he wanted to go away on a trip) … I suggested that he research the location, create a mind map … start a savings jar especially for the holiday where he could put his coins etc …. and basically suggested he should prepare as if they were definitely were going …. and the money would come …. well he did all of this and the money did come … unexpectedly 🙂 …. ”

As in this situation, we can tap away any feelings of unbelief, fear, & doubts.

What is showing up in your life as a roadblock to where you are wanting to be?

Positive intentions at any age!

Huffington Post Healthy Living article using Trauma Release

This article was posted 4/8/12, Hyla Cass, M.D. via HUFFPOST HEALTHY LIVING on-line.

TRAUMA RELEASE FOR ENHANCED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

We are constantly hearing of people who have been traumatized by such situations as childhood abuse, or being in war zones, and then suffering for years afterward with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and exhibiting such problems as depression, anxiety, nightmares, insomnia, impaired relationships and inability to hold down a job. We see “shell-shocked” veterans who leap up in panic at the sound of a car backfiring or even at the sound of a load of dishes being dropped in a restaurant, as I recently saw. We are now looking at new and effective solutions.

There is an emerging new category of therapies known as “energy psychology” (EP). While it’s unfamiliar to most psychologists, counselors and helping professionals, let alone members of the general public, this is changing rapidly as recent clinical research continues to build the case for its effectiveness.

Energy psychology is both a clinical and a self-help modality that combines psychological and physical processes for bringing about therapeutic change. While it is based on established scientific principles that govern psychology, the approach also incorporates concepts and techniques from non-Western systems for healing and spiritual development. Its most frequently used methods combine the stimulation of acupuncture points (by tapping on them or holding them) while actively thinking about a specific psychological issue.

Sound strange? It may, but it can work! The field of EP is fast growing due to its ability to provide swift results with no abreaction (e.g., a severe emotional reaction) in most cases — particularly with trauma patients. For instance, in the spring of 2006, 50 orphans of the Rwandan genocide, many of whom had witnessed their parents brutally murdered by machete 12 years earlier, were treated with a single session of Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Following this session, scores on a PTSD checklist completed by caretakers and on a self-rated PTSD checklist had significantly decreased. The number of participants exceeding the PTSD cutoffs decreased from 100 percent to 6 percent. Retesting a year later showed that the improvements held. There have been many other outcome studies describing the effectiveness of EP methods in quickly and permanently reducing maladaptive fear responses to traumatic memories and related cues.

Even so, the approach has been controversial. Some consider EP to fall into the category of pseudoscience. This is, in part, because the mechanisms by which EP works have not been fully established. That, too, is changing.

In his 2010 “Rapid Treatment of PTSD” article in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, psychologist David Feinstein speculates that adding acupressure point stimulation to psychological exposure is unusually effective in its speed and power because signals are sent directly to the emotional core of the brain known as the amygdala, responsible for the processing and memory of emotional reactions, resulting in rapid reduction of maladaptive fear. The more we learn about brain function, electromagnetic energies, and neurochemistry, the more evidence there is to support this explanation.

Another possibility is that energy psychology techniques share certain characteristics with EMDR , hypnosis and other therapies that use highly-focused patterns of treatment. First, the client is asked to pick a specific difficult memory, then rate how distressing it is with a SUDs (Subjective Units of Distress) number between 0-10. They follow this with a therapeutic operation such as tapping on meridian points (related to acupuncture points), bilateral stimulation (tapping alternate knees, or moving their eyes back and forth), or the use of imagery. The client is then asked to report on his/her experience as well as the current SUDs level. If the SUDs is zero, the therapy is essentially done for this target issue. If it is not zero, whatever remains becomes the new target of the intervention. The therapeutic operation is performed again, and a new SUDs assessment is taken. This continues until the SUDs is zero or close to zero.

A recent randomized controlled trial (soon to be published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease) has shown EFT to significantly lower the stress hormone, cortisol, and self-reported psychological symptoms after a single treatment session. It’s exciting to see more robust research validating years of anecdotal positive results with EP — many of which, as in the case of the Rwandan orphan study or the rapid relief of PTSD symptoms experienced by U.S. combat veterans treated with EFT, have seemed unbelievable from a talk therapy perspective. While more sophisticated (and more expensive) studies need to be done, the data continues to stack up in favor of EP.

Despite my own psychoanalytic/psychodynamic training (i.e., talk therapy), once I introduced EMDR then EFT into my practice some years ago, I was able to help patients overcome their fears and traumas more easily, quickly and completely. I still use EP in my practice or refer patients to EP practitioners while I focus on the more physiological aspects (diet, nutritional supplements, hormonal balancing, etc). I find the combination to be extremely useful: The brain functions better when it is biochemically balanced (and this works both ways, of course).

It is possible that energy psychology is following the path described by William James a century ago: “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally it becomes what everybody knows.”

For more information about energy psychology, check out The Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) websIite. This international non-profit organization of licensed mental health professionals and allied energy health practitioners, dedicated to developing and applying energy psychology methods, will be holding their annual conference in beautiful San Diego in May. Its counterpart — The Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies (CAIET) — will be holding its annual conference in Toronto in October, where I’ll be a speaker.

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If you are looking for help with your own “issues”, lets talk!

How a wealth manager uses energy psychology

From Reuters News – reprint of energy psychology article:

By Lou Carlozo

Tue Feb 7, 2012 2:43pm EST

(Reuters) – Energy psychology combines Eastern approaches to mind, body and spirit with Western psychology and psychotherapy, delving into unconscious and subconscious patterns that go back to childhood. So what exactly does that have to do with building wealth and managing your portfolio?

Plenty, says Julie Murphy Casserly, a wealth manager in Chicago who manages about $100 million in assets and is a proponent of a very alternative investing strategy.

If you use energy psychology to probe your habits and beliefs surrounding money, you can uncover destructive patterns that cause you financial grief, she says. After all, what good are high rates of return if you have the ingrained habits of a control freak or compulsive debtor?

Casserly recommends energy psychology for her clients when she’s up against behaviors and beliefs that a simple uptick in the market won’t cure. “It is never, ever about the money or the numbers when there is a conflict between adviser and the client,” she says. “It’s something beneath the numbers.”

Here’s how it works: Unlike conventional psychology, which takes lots of time and talk, energy psychologists try to pinpoint a client’s problems in as little as one or two hours. They ask lots of questions to probe your unconscious for negative beliefs you may have embraced in childhood: “You can’t trust anyone with your money,” for example, or “You’ll always have to work hard to survive.”

The sessions can get downright mystical. Some energy psychologists claim to connect with a higher consciousness to find a client’s “ancestral patterning”: destructive beliefs that have existed in a person’s clan for generations.

It can also involve “holographic repatterning,” or “resonance repatterning.” Developed by Chloe Wordsworth, who holds a master’s degree in English from UCLA, it posits that our physical bodies are literally energy frequencies that go haywire when our needs go unmet. Therapists use “muscle checking” — a process of testing a person’s limbs for unusual resistance in response to a question or statement — to tell if your body-mind energy frequencies are “in tune” or not.

Casserly, who operates her own firm, JMC Wealth Management, says about one third of her clients are engaged in energy psychology. “If something bad is going on in your personal life or your spiritual life, it often manifests itself in the money,” she notes. “When we act out, we tend to do it with food, or we do it with our financial behavior.”

In Casserly’s practice, she’ll send a client to an energy psychologist and then ask what the sessions revealed. Using that information, she helps them make behavioral and even investment decisions to improve their bottom line.

Casserly cites a female business owner client who was “wound up really tight” and “trying to control everything her employees were doing.” Energy psychologist sessions caused the woman to recall that as a child, she ran her dysfunctional household because her parents let things go.

“If she didn’t try to keep it all together, she wouldn’t have survived,” Casserly says. “But when you do this work, you discover that what worked as a child no longer serves you as an adult.”

Thus enlightened, the client gave up micromanaging Casserly’s investment choices and loosened up on the business front. As her portfolio has grown, “She has also gone from $250,000 in revenue and two employees to more than $1 million and six employees,” Casserly says.

Of course, you won’t find any of this in the finance textbooks at Wharton or the London School of Economics. It’s more in the realm of spiritual retreats or vision quests, which may explain why Casserly invokes hippie parlance in going public.

“Now that I’ve decided to let my freak flag fly” she says, “I’ve noticed that a lot more people are willing to talk to me about it, and tell me that they’re doing it, too.”

HOW SHE GOT STARTED

Casserly first consulted an energy healer 10 years ago, mired in endless toil without getting ahead. The sessions revealed her own workaholism, and that “this pattern went back in my father’s family (for) eight generations,” she says.

Shortly afterwards, Casserly experienced breakthroughs. She wrote a book, “The Emotion Behind Money,” saw her business take off, and cautiously began to share energy-psychology themes with select clients.

She also brought the woman she’d consulted, Anne Emerson of Sedona, Arizona, to her office for a few days of energy sessions with JMC clients

“I had to add three days and double her time here because of the high demand,” Casserly says. “I never would’ve thought that this is what people are starving for.”

Emerson says money is a common theme in her therapy sessions.

“I work with some people who are absolutely rich and live in spiritual poverty; they’ve got to make more, they’ve got to make more, because there’s never enough to fill that hole,” Emerson says. “The principles of wealth are different from having money, and most people are not wired up to get that.”

Indeed, Emerson is a walking advertisement for fiscal prudence. “I own my house outright with no debt and if I can’t afford something, I look at how much I’ll have to sacrifice in the future to pay for it now,” she says. “Credit cards? I pay them off every month.” Casserly also has other energy psychologists she recommends who work more like life coaches. And the theme seems to be going down well with some.

One of Casserly’s longtime clients is Sharon Doyle, 43, of Evanston, a Chicago suburb. Says Doyle: “I always found stuff like alternative therapies fun. I love acupuncture, and I’m into psychic stuff. But seeing Julie and what a positive effect it had on her, that was the best recommendation.”

Doyle saw the energy psychologist after lamenting to Casserly about a cycle of stress and sleeplessness regarding money. Self-employed in operations and marketing, Doyle says her cash flow often resembles a rollercoaster.

This was entwined with anxiety over getting pregnant; a doctor had just told Doyle and her husband they’d need in-vitro sessions costing $30,000.

Doyle instead tried a few $150 energy psychology sessions with Emerson via phone. That work, she says, revealed her unconscious need for control and discipline, coming from her father’s side. She worked to let go, and less than four months later she got pregnant without any in-vitro. (She is currently expecting her second child.) Her finances are much better, too, and not merely because she saved $30,000.

But the approach doesn’t sit well with all investors.

“I have had clients look at me strange,” Casserly acknowledges, “and have had people just not do it.”

“There may be a place in a person’s life for ‘energy healing,'” says Kevin Lynch, an assistant professor of insurance at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. “But as a licensed financial adviser, I recommend you restrict your recommendations to quality energy stocks, bonds and other financial instruments.”

“We’re clearly in the camp of using time-tested methods of planning and investing,” says Neal Price, a principal with Strategic Wealth Partners in Deerfield, Illinois. “That’s not to say that we don’t think outside the box, or (that we) ignore the psychological and emotional side of investing — but at the end of the day, we don’t believe you can solve someone’s complex financial problems with a little pixie dust and hocus-pocus.”

Casserly has heard such objections before. In the male-dominated, button-down world of financial planning, she doesn’t expect that most men will get or embrace the practice – which she sees as a way of supplementing sound investment strategy with intuitive tools.

“I know numerous financial planners — particularly female ones — who say, ‘I see those energy psychologists, but I don’t dare tell my clients about it.'” She is quick to add that in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, where some of the Midwest’s richest denizens live, “Everyone does it. But no one talks about it.”

Yet if going public with her unconventional methods comes at some risk to her business reputation, Casserly doesn’t seem the least bit fazed.

She says, “I just have to have the courage to do something outside the box if I think it’s going to help people.”

(Editing by Beth Pinsker Gladstone and Andrea Evans)

Curing a Chocolate Addiction

Here is an article with an excellent example of how quickly using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can help with addictions and cravings.

Chocolate Cravings!

The Sun magazine, from the UK – by Jane Hamilton 26, May 2009

“Tap on head cured my choc addiction

MORE than a million Brits are hooked on the UK’s most habit-forming substance.

Every day they battle terrible cravings — and tempting hits are available on almost every street corner for as little as 30p.

I’m talking about chocolate. 

To many it is the world’s most addictive foodstuff and kicking the habit can be as hard as coming off drugs.

I’ve been hooked on my sugary fixes for more than 20 years and have tried almost every way to quit.

I’ve been through hypnotherapy, aversion therapy, willpower, diets and even sniffing vanilla oil, which is supposed to counter craving. Nothing worked.

But now a new therapy claims an 80 per cent success rate for overcoming chocolate addiction.

Called Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, it involves a therapist tapping on meridian pressure points on the head, neck and arms — like acupuncture but without the needles.

Practitioners say it can help people overcome phobias and end addictions in just a couple of sessions.

Lily Allen recently used it to help her lose weight. Madonna is rumoured to be a fan too.

I’ll admit I was sceptical, but after just one session I have conquered my cravings.

Therapist Carey Mann, 37, quit a well-paid job in TV production to train in EFT after she overcame her own binge-eating problem using the treatment.

Now her clients range from athletes who use it to beat pain to City workers hooked on cocaine.

My session took just over an hour.

It started with Carey asking me to hold and sniff my favourite chocolate bar and give it a rating out of ten for how much I wanted to eat it.

I answered ten out of ten — then Carey tapped out a simple sequence on my wrist and face, while asking me to repeat: “I control chocolate, chocolate doesn’t control me.”

I felt daft and was convinced it would not work. Yet when she handed me back the chocolate two minutes later, it no longer smelled so good and my craving rating was down to eight out of ten.

After another 40 minutes of the tapping sequence, I could happily throw the chocolate in the bin.

Carey describes the treatment as a “magic bullet” and says: “EFT works on the subconscious and as more than 95 per cent of what we do is subconscious, it’s the most effective way to work.”

The treatment is so simple that clients carry on using it at home themselves.

While my cravings have not disappeared completely, I can now control them with a simple tap to the hand or wrist. 

And since my session, I haven’t eaten chocolate for a week.

Carey thinks most cravings can be eliminated in just two sessions.

At £80 a time, EFT is certainly expensive — but it’s cheaper than a lifetime’s shelling out for chocolate.

Boffins define choc addiction as having “strong daily cravings” and eating more than 12 bars a week. It affects more women than men and is the most common food addiction.

But eating just one bar a day could make you pile on 2st in a year and it can mask signs of clinical depression.

Celebrity addicts include Robbie Williams, who has battled drug and alcohol problems but admits the habit he cannot kick is chocolate.

He said: “About five o’clock every morning I wake up with a longing for sugar. I’ll walk down to the kitchen and eat a block of chocolate the size of Sussex.””

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If you are seeking help with a food addiction, lets talk!  I do phone and Skype sessions as well as in-person work.

Remove the Cause of Your Anxiety with EFT – Gary Craig Article

This is a great example of the information that Gary Craig, (the founder of EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques), would share with the world:

Gary Craig

Remove the Cause of Your Anxiety with EFT

Anxiety can be triggered by something specific like performance or intimacy, or it can be an unexplainably uncomfortable feeling that lasts all day. Positive thinking, task management techniques and a variety of medications have all become acceptable ways to manage anxiety. However, because they don’t address the actual causes of the anxiety, their results are often temporary.

Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, EFT has proven results in addressing the causes of anxiety and providing the possibility for permanent relief. Regardless of the situation that triggers it, the feeling of anxiety is often nothing more than a disruption in your body’s energy system. Clinical studies using EFT have shown that the cause of that disruption is most often related to an unresolved emotional issue, and that by realigning your body’s energy with respect to that issue, the anxiety can disappear.

The following case study came from the EFT email archives from a brand new EFT user.“After exercising on myself for a few weeks, today I treated a trainee who is going to take her exam as a counselor in a few weeks and who felt very anxious and self-destructive. The last time she did the exam she failed, and this was very traumatic for her. We went through the Basic Recipe a number of times and when she left, the anxiety was gone and she did not feel the stress of the coming exam any more. She enjoyed herself at the idea to prepare for the exam and looked ten years younger. It’s a pity I did not record the process on video.”

Proper EFT application would initially focus on the current physical symptoms themselves, and begin with a simple tapping procedure to start realigning the current disruption in the energy meridians. If this initial procedure provides significant relief, then learning the Basic EFT Recipe, and applying it as the anxiety appears can be very effective. The issues will present themselves in the form of anxiety, and basic applications of EFT can address them one at a time.

If the anxiety hasn’t vanished after the initial realignment, or if it reappears, then there is almost always a deeper emotional factor at work. Often with specific anxiety, the patients are aware of the events or memories that trigger the discomfort. Using EFT, the patient revisits the event(s) in question, the energy meridians are thus re-disturbed, and then the physical symptoms caused by that particular disturbance can be healed by correcting the meridians with EFT. Fortunately, each application of the EFT procedure can be done in less than a minute, so many emotional factors can be addressed in one session.

Carol Look, an EFT Practitioner with a doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (carol@carollook.com) shares the following results. “This anxiety case involved a phone session with a woman who was having heart palpitations, sweaty palms, shortness of breath and overall anxiety because she was about to make a call to prospective employers. She was embarrassed to say how anxious she felt, but said she couldn’t even pick up the phone to make one of these calls. Her voice was racey and she was spiraling in her negative thoughts as we talked. ..
In a very short period of time, she felt completely better, actually anxiety free and found it hard to believe that it was the tapping… Anyway, she felt calm enough and confident enough to make the calls.”

Although applying EFT to your own anxiety can certainly be successful, cases that involve more complicated emotional issues will likely need the attention of an experienced EFT Practitioner. The impartial perspective of an EFT Practitioner can also be a valuable asset to the success of EFT.