Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT as it is more commonly known is an up and coming therapy with a wide range of applications. Based on the Meridian system as used by the Chinese for thousands of years it is capable of treating mental, emotional and physical issues. It is fast gaining popularity through shows like Richard & Judy, The Good Morning Show and Extreme, as well as receiving much positive press in magazines such as Zest, Hello, The Daily Mail and even in The Times and The Telegraph. It has been described as ‘psychological acupuncture, but without the needles’ and is quick and easy to learn.

EFT is a powerful toolbox of emotional healing techniques. It has been known to relieve the affects of trauma, PTSD, phobias, grief, anger, guilt, anxiety, etc. It is also been used to dramatically relieve many physical symptoms (pain, headaches, allergies, and more). It is based on the discovery that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. With remarkable consistency, EFT has been reported to relieve symptoms by a routine which employs tapping with the fingertips on various body locations while focusing on the issue/ problem. This tapping serves to balance energy meridians that become disrupted when the client thinks about or becomes involved in an emotionally disturbing circumstance. The actual memory stays the same, but the charge is gone. Typically, this result is lasting. Cognition often changes in a healthy direction as a natural consequence of the healing.

EFT actually has its genesis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The ancient Chinese, and many other ancient cultures, believed that we all have an “energy body” and that energy flows through this body along lines called “meridians”. They believed that “blockage” in the meridians caused illness. EFT is based on the discovery that when we combine emotional/mental awareness with stimulation of meridian points, the body and mind appear to work together to gently and quickly heal many psychological and physical problems.
You are invited to join one of our classes to Learn EFT.

More information about EFT is available at www.aamet.org and the Vitality Living College.
For evidence and clinical research check out www.energypsych.org/
For an excellent and comprehensive guide go to AAMET international


Gary Craig developed EFT around the early 90’s; it continues to be refined by many people to this day. It is one of the many forms of METs (Meridian Energy Techniques) now available, and perhaps one of the easiest to learn. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) originated from TFT (Thought Field Therapy) which was discovered by acupuncturist and psychologist Dr Roger Callahan in the 80’s. While Callahan developed the concept and structure of TFT, Craig had the vision to refine it and make it accessible to everyone. He also, along with many other therapists working in this field, began to realise the broader possibilities for EFT. As a therapeutic technique there is little else to equal its simplicity and effectiveness. Many experienced therapists now report typical success rates of 80-95% for many conditions. Recently a variety of scientific journals have published articles on effectiveness of EFT. For example` a controlled study is available in the September 2003 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology. For anecdotal evidence and clinical research check out www.eftuniverse.com. To Learn EFT, you are welcome to join one of our classes.

The Basics

For the basics of EFT Click here for A Free EFT Introductory Guide (pdf document).
Click here for The Basic (Short Form) EFT Sequence (pdf document).
While the technique is simple and effective, we recommend you receive a thorough training in its use by by attending classes offered by trained AAMET International EFT Trainers.

The Emotional Toothbrush audios and videos are a great place to start on your EFT journey. Many More Useful and Effective Touch/Tap Sequences are on the Resources Page.

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