Saturday, March 31, 2007

Emotional Freedom Technique: "It often works where nothing else will."

Since I've been working with the Law of Attraction, I've been doing a lot of reading and learning. I mentioned earlier, I've also done other reading and work in Personal Development and spiritual studies. But of all the techniques and processes I've come across, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has got to be the easiest and most practical technique available.

Emotional Freedom Technique was developed by Gary Craig. It utilizes the same concept of the accupuncture energy system of meridians within the body, but without the needles.

And it works on a lot of issues.

To quote from the EFT website:

Based on impressive new discoveries regarding the body's subtle energies, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has been proven successful in thousands of clinical cases. It applies to just about every emotional, health and performance issue you can name and it often works where nothing else will.

In Chinese medicine there are energy lines or "meridians" throughout the body. The meridians are lines or channels of energy that flow throughout the body. There are both major and minor lines. The energy that flows through these meridians is our CHI or Lifeforce. The more and freer the energy flows, the more vitality of our life, the more in tune with our spirit side.

One way to think of these lines of energy is like a river. When unobstructed, the water flows swiftly through the banks of the river. Add dirt, rocks, trash and other debris then the river is blocked and the flow encounters resistance to free flowing. Likewise, when our meridians or energy lines get blocked with negative thoughts then the energy flow is restricted in our lives. Hence our disharmonious aspect of our life.

There are two components to using EFT. One is verbal to get us in tune with our emotional release and the other is physical to facilliate the process. The verbal component is a set-up phrase, to get your mind in tune with the emotional blockage within our system and a shorter reminder phrase as you go through the process. The physical component is tapping you finger on certian points of the face and body that help loosen or dislodge the blockage within the meridian.

Since I started using EFT, I've had an overall calm feeling about my life. I've used it to get rid of headaches, worry, relieve stress. EFT is being used by therapists and healers to accomplish many other reliefs as well such as back pain, anxiety, phobias and fears, it also helps some people to stop smoking and many more. It can even be used to implant or anchor in positive emotions.

Best of all, the EFT has a free website. There is a free introductory training manual to download and learn the basics, a free newsletter (sometimes I think the newsletter is too frequent) and for those who want to develop more of the skills with this wonderful technique I highly recommend getting the DVD packages: # 1 "The EFT Course" and # 6 "Borrowing Benefits". Additional DVD sets help therapists and other health practioners learn additional techniques for more specific issues.

At least check out the Emotional Freedom Technique website. You can get the free manual and subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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These popular teachers are claiming that EFT has personally helped them use the law of attraction and to live a more peaceful life.

What makes this film stand out is that we use REAL people, with REAL emotional and physical problems. 10 people were chosen and we follow their journey as they put EFT to the test. Since this film includes real people (no actors) and doctors, therapist and top authors it really is turning heads.

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x Jessica Ortner