Thursday, January 19, 2006

EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques

Many of the diseases and other personal problems we experience stem from or are exacerbated by emotional issues. Negative emotions, brought on perhaps by a painful experience or event, lack of sleep or simply the stress of modern life, can wreak havoc with our immune systems, organ functions and physical and mental health.

Most traditional medicines and therapies concentrate on the symptoms but not on the cause, thus the condition often returns if the treatment is halted.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), simply put, is acupuncture for the emotions. Unlike acupuncture, needles are not used - instead, energy points on the body are tapped with the fingertips. According to Gary Craig, founder of the World Center for EFT, it draws its power from "time-honored Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years; and Albert Einstein, who told us back in the 1920's that everything (including our bodies) is composed of energy".

Gary also states that EFT can be used not only for healing anything from the common cold to cancer, but for any sort of self improvement you can think of such as improving your golf game or overcoming a fear of public speaking. He also says it often works where nothing else will and does the job for you cleanly and thoroughly in one or two sessions.

It appears to be easy to learn, and free tutorials and guides are available on the web site to help you do this. It is certainly on my list of things to try.

5 comments:

  1. It would be of benefit to your readers if you would take the time to insure that the claims made by practitioners of various psychological or medical treatments for that fact have been studied and published in peer reviewed journals. This would go a long way in insuring that there is some scientific validity to their claims!

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  2. Thanks for your comments :)

    I take your point that scientific evidence is indeed a good thing - but the wait can sometimes be long and painful for people suffering terminal or chronic illness. For example, if my (traditional) doctor were to tell me today that I have only 3 months to live (strange how they and their peers do that), I would be trying everything I could lay my hands on, regardless of scientific evidence.

    Another point I would like to make is this - this blog is a form of peer review. Any treatment or technology I review, I thoroughly search for people who have benefited from the method. You will find many who have benefited from Immunics, Brainwave Synchronization technology, homeopathy, hypnosis, bug zapping, EFT, and hopefully anything I write about in the future.

    Of course, no one method will work for everyone; this site and my forum are all about giving people choices.

    Thanks again for taking the time and effort to reply.

    Kind regards,

    Rob

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  3. I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist in Melbourne, Australia and I have been using EFT on my clients for the last 4 years, with spectacular results. Its fast, efficient and has an efficacy of around 95%.
    I would not waste my time nor my clients energy and money on using a modality that was only marginally effective.
    Any therapist who has a concern for the well-being of their clients has a duty of care to investigate modalities that may assist their clients in healing and on-going wellness and EFT certainly qualifies as a worth subject for investigation .

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  4. Hello Rob,

    A great blog you have started. I'm not sure how I found it - I think around the subliminal power program.

    http://www.quantumbiocommunication.com
    Thomas Herold

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  5. I turned to EFT therapy after knowing that it could help me with my stressed out body. Well, it indeed helped me improve myself.

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