The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has been hailed by its practitioners as one of the most effective forms of therapy, ever developed. It is self-administered and works on the principle of the body’s energy meridians, as does acupuncture. It is best known through Gary Craig’s EFT Handbook, published in the late 1990’s.
During a typical EFT session, the person will focus on a specific issue that is bothering them , holding them back from achieving their goals, or causing them to act out in unfavorable ways, while tapping on “end points of the body’s energy meridians”. Practitioners claim that they can use the technique to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders. A simple form of self administered therapy, it has no known side-effects and is completely non-invasive.
- Use EFT To Clear Patterns of Self-Sabotage” Nick Ortner
FASTER EFT is a development on EFT which is also very effective:
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Both of these practices – EFT and Faster EFT – can be very beneficial but it takes a little time to master using them. EFT is easier typically self-done, while Faster EFT is often better practiced by someone else in stubborn cases, however it seems simpler and faster in practice.
The main factor in using both, is actually remembering to use it whenever any issue comes up. Like praying, one often resists doing it when it would be most beneficial. To avoid this, make a practice of tapping for any issues in the morning while getting ready, while looking at yourself in the mirror; and in the evening before going to bed. It can even be done while in bed. Do take the time to go through the EFT manual, it is a fund of information.
Disclaimer: As always, none of these practices are implied to be used instead of medical and psychological treatment. They are merely offered as tools for your tool bag.