I'm an experienced EFT practitioner in Wolverhampton. Below I have assembled some information on EFT and its uses which I hope you find useful.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is one of the Meridian Therapies and can be learned by anyone – professionals or laypersons alike. I perform EFT in the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire area of the UK.
Basically, EFT originates from Ayurveda and acupuncture ideas and works with the meridians of the body. EFT is a simple, tapping routine that stimulates certain meridian energy points while the client is “tuned in” to the problem. It often works when nothing else will – no drugs or equipment are used and usually has rapid, long lasting results.
A Californian clinic psychologist, Dr R J Callahan developed a unique form of meridian therapy called Thought Field Therapy (TFT) whilst working with a patient who had a water phobia. Whilst developing this highly effective treatment, Dr Callahan found ways of dealing with strong negative emotions.
Gary Craig, one of Dr Callahan’s first students, experimented further with the principles and practices of TFT and decided to streamline the process, incorporating all the tapping points into one sequence that could be learned by anyone. This version was called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
The common belief that a negative emotion is the direct result of a traumatic or negative event or memory. However, meridian therapies offer a different viewpoint which is based on the “discovery statement” : “the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system”. This theory explains why people show different emotions and reactions and different degrees of stress in response to the same experience. In simplistic terms, the negative emotion is preventing energy flowing through certain meridians. Tapping on these meridians will release the negativity and stimulate meridian energy points. EFT doesn’t change the memory but rather the way you feel about it.
EFT can be used for a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms, too many to mention here. But a few examples are : pain, headaches, trauma, fears and phobias, anger, panic attacks, eating disorders, stress, performance… virtually anything where the client needs to feel in control..
There are no known side effects to EFT.
After an initial consultation to discuss the “problem”, the tapping routine is taught so that it can be used by the individual as and when they need it. One session can often be enough but sometimes if the problem is long-standing or deep-rooted, further sessions may be recommended so that the routine can be “tweaked” to iron out any difficulties and ensure that the client is addressing the core problem.
Costs can vary depending on time and location. Please contact me initially for a brief discussion and appropriate prices.
Here is a list of some typical questions I'm frequently asked. Hopefully anything you might want to know is covered somewhere on this page. If it isn't, don't hesitate to contact me.
How many EFT sessions will I need?
Usually one EFT session may be enough but if the problem is not being correctly addressed by the client, a further session may be required to ensure that they are “tapping” for the correct negative emotion.
Can EFT be used during Pregnancy?
EFT should not cause any problems, although there is a linkage of certain meridian points that should not be used during pregnancy. If in doubt, then there are other techniques that can be used.
How long does EFT last?
Usually once the problem has been overcome and the negative emotion removed, it should be permanent.