Dr. Sarah Larsen and EFT
Have you tried Tapping? I truly believe that it is a wonderful and life-changing tool.”
“If you’re not familiar with [the technique], it is a wonderful tool that works on a variety of issues, from pain relief, physical issues, and weight loss to attracting abundance, clearing limiting beliefs and healing the past.”
Louise Hay, author “You Can Heal Your Life”
What is Emotional Freedom Techniques?
EFT is a gentle natural healing aid that can be used for almost anything. It often works where nothing else will. While tapping is a relatively new and revolutionary treatment in the field of energy psychology, and physical and emotional health; the concepts it is based on, are not. EFT focuses on the energy system and meridians, much like acupressure or acupuncture which has been used by Eastern medicine for over 5000 years.
EFT is a technique similar to an emotional version of acupuncture – but without the discomfort of needles. It is based on new discoveries that stress affects the bodies nervous system, manifesting in emotional and physical difficulties. It has been successful in thousands of cases covering emotional and physical health and wellness. We all know intuitively that carrying around stress and unresolved emotional issues shows up physically in our bodies. We apply EFT to the unresolved emotion, and the physical problem fades.
How does it work?
EFT is a self help treatment that can be either administered by the therapist to the patient, or it can be self applied. With remarkable consistency EFT relieves symptoms by a routine of tapping with the fingertips on points on the head and torso that correspond to acupressure points on the energy meridians. Physical or emotional traumas, thoughts and memories can cause obstructions and imbalances in the energy flow, which create negative emotions and physical pain. The tapping clears the energy blockages and, once released, the energy flow is restored and the physical pain or emotional disturbance is resolved.
Scientific evidence is now showing us that by tapping on these key points we are firstly affecting the amygdala, and turning down the negative stress response where it is innapropriate, and we are also balancing the bodies energies and nervous system which promotes healing at an increased level.