What is EFT?
EFT is the abbreviated term used for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Many people tend to use Emotional Freedom Technique to refer to it.
Psychological Accupressure – No Needles
EFT is often described as a psychological form of acupressure in which there are no needles involved, instead gentle percussive tapping is used. Although it is referred to as being a psychological technique in this description, its use is not limited to emotional issues. It is also used on pain and physical problems. It is one of the new emerging Energy Therapies. Others include, TAT, BSFF, Inner RePatterning to name a few. Energy therapies can be traced back to the beginnings of the human race. Acupuncture and acupressure are energy therapy approaches which can be traced back thousands of years. Evidence also exists which supports the use of energy therapies by peoples are diverse as the Bantu tribe in Africa to the Eskimos.
From TFT to EFT
EFT was developed in the 1990s in America by the American Gary Craig. It developed from TFT, Thought field Therapy, which was developed by Dr Roger Callahan. Amongst other things at the time EFT differed from thought field therapy in that it did not require identifying specific tapping points related to the problem, instead it used a set tapping sequence.
EFT works via tuning into a problem usually by using the words and then tapping on energy points on the body to re-balance the energy. The energy points used are located near to the surface of the body. They are located on the meridians or energy channels and are commonly called acupoints. The points used are located mostly around the head and face area extending down to the collarbone and under the arm. Tapping is also done on the side of the hand, commonly called the Karate Chop Point. Older versions of EFT also tap on points located on the hand.