Emotional Freedom Technique
E F T
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as "tapping," is a powerful and holistic counseling intervention that combines elements of traditional psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acupressure.
Developed in the 1990s by Gary Craig, EFT is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and the concept of energy meridians that flow through the body.
The basic premise of EFT is that emotional and psychological issues arise from disruptions in the body's energy system. These disruptions, often caused by
past traumas, negative experiences, or unresolved emotions,
can lead to emotional distress and physical symptoms.
By stimulating specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on the distressing emotion or traumatic event, EFT aims to restore the balance in the body's energy system and promote emotional healing.
EFT is often used to address a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, including
anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, and various other emotional challenges.
It is considered a gentle and non-invasive therapy that can be self-administered or facilitated by a trained practitioner.
Numerous studies and evidence suggest that EFT can effectively reduce emotional distress and improve overall well-being.
In recent years, EFT has gained popularity and acceptance in the fields of psychology and mental health as a complementary or integrative approach to traditional psychotherapy.
It is often used in conjunction with other therapeutic methods to enhance emotional healing and personal growth.