EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was developed by Gary Craig around the early 90’s, although continues to be refined by many people to this day.
EFT originated from TFT (Thought Field Therapy) which was discovered by acupuncturist and psychologist Dr Roger Callahan.While Callahan developed the basic concept and structure, Craig had the vision to refine it and make it accessible to everyone.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an advanced form of psychological acupressure. There are no needles involved. It is one of the new Energy Psychology Techniques. These techniques are at the very cutting edge of the psychotherapy field. Although forms of Energy Therapy have been around for a long time these techniques are very new, most having been developed in the 1990’s.
What can EFT be used for?
This is a frequently asked question. EFT is commonly used on both emotional and physical problems.
How long will it take?
It is difficult to give an accurate duration for the length of time required to work on any issue as they vary in complexity from person to person.
How will I know if it is working?
EFT Therapy is done in a very methodical way, in that at the initial session I set up a way to evaluate progress. For example, with the issue of panic attacks, a way to check on progress would be to identify the frequency of them occurring, and under what circumstances they occur etc. This can then be used to monitor the progress occurring as a result of the session.
In a therapy session it is important to know when the work that is being done is gaining a result, thus a feedback mechanism is also set up in the session itself, so that the EFT can be targeted more effectively.
When asked to think about giving a presentation the person feels a tight feeling in their chest, the intensity of this feeling is 8 on a scale from 0-10 (ten being the worst they have ever felt that feeling)
After using EFT, the intensity of the feeling in the person’s chest would be reassessed.This provides a method of assessing progress throughout the session.