What exactly is EFT?
EFT is short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, (aka Meridian Tapping), which is a gentle, quick and effective Energy Psychology practice.
EFT is closely related to Chinese Medicine’s Meridian Systems (but without the needles!) and the revolutionary sciences of Epigenetics and Brain Plasticity, giving a fresh understanding of how people incorporate new empowering beliefs by utilizing modern therapeutic methods.
As your EFT Coach, I will guide you to gently release physical and emotional restrictions and long held self-defeating beliefs. Tapping, holding or massaging specific energetic meridian points on your body effectively reduces or eliminates those feelings of shame, guilt, stress, anger, frustration, etc., that have led to you feeling disempowered.
Next, you will create new and effective affirmations and positive choices, (also while tapping). This supports you in anchoring new preferences into both your subconscious and conscious minds, replacing those long held, and restrictive beliefs that have led to difficult emotions and dysfunctional relationships.
What can an experienced EFT coach do for you?
As modern science reminds us, our bodies and minds are intertwined.
Tapping with me will address a broad variety of physical symptoms connected to emotions of resentment, betrayal, disappointment, abandonment, rejection, etc. Many clients are astonished to find that their physical discomfort is associated with their emotional discomfort.
In my own first hand experience of the power of EFT, I avoided a recommended operation by tapping on old resentments, frustrations and grief, (along with some dietary changes). 6 months later all symptoms that had lead to a surgical recommendation had disappeared.
Other EFT recipients have also reported outstanding results from tapping, including a reduction or elimination of long standing, embarrassing fetishes and phobias, (fear of flying, crowds, exams etc.).
The lack of emotional response or connection can also be unhealthy. EFT with me can gently help you to reconnect to your feelings in a safe environment.
EFT is fast and effective because it is NOT necessary to recall or tap on every painful episode of your life in order for you to feel phenomenal relief. EFT has a cumulative effect. Once you have worked on an issue, numerous similar problems often miraculously lose their charge, power and hold on you. Many clients report feeling lighter, happier and more optimistic about their future.
A large body of clinical studies are now available that indicate manual stimulation of acupressure points using EFT Tapping, will produce opioids, serotonin, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and regulates cortisol, (the stress hormone).
These neurochemical changes reduce pain, slow the heart rate, decrease anxiety, shut off the Fight, Flight or Freeze response, by regulating the autonomic nervous system and creating a sense of calm. This relaxation response inhibits anxiety and creates a rapid desensitization to traumatic stimuli.
Will I always need a coach to guide my EFT sessions?
One of the many exciting aspects of EFT is that it is client led and you will quickly acquire enough skill to use this highly effective strategy in many situations.
Having an experienced person to help guide your EFT session is preferable. While many EFT practitioners, including me find working with an experienced colleague to be very helpful for personal growth, both professionally and personally, you will ALWAYS leave your sessions with new skills, knowledge and insights. These will help you during difficult moments or to move forward as your life changes in positive and beneficial ways.
Often there is a deeper issue, belief or emotional attachment at the core of whatever it is you want to work on that needs to be addressed. It is very hard to be practitioner and client at the same time. Working with me can help you get to the real roots of your problems while providing a safe space for releasing their effect on you.
Please know that your sessions and the content of your sessions are confidential. I take seriously the importance of your feeling safe and secure in order to explore and heal the painful effect of your past experiences. (Disclosure of child endangerment is the only exception, which is the moral and legal duty of all citizens).
Sometimes I write articles about particularly interesting and encouraging sessions. These are only published with the permission of the person involved, and never uses their name or even a pseudonym with out their permission.
EFT is not intended to be, or serve as a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. I encourage clients to always seek the advice of your physician, or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychological condition. Clients understand that I am not acting the in the capacity of a medical Doctor or any other licensed or registered professional. My clients have chosen to work with me and understand that any and all information received should not be seen as medical advice and is certainly not meant to take the place of your seeing licensed health professionals. All clients acknowledge and they take full responsibility for their own lives and all decisions they make during and after EFT sessions. EFT recipients are always encouraged to be in a place of personal choice and responsibility and will be asked to sign a document indicating their understanding of this concept prior to engaging in sessions.