EFT (tapping Technique)

EFT uses the fingertips to stimulate energy points in the body. Gary Craig, the master brain behind EFT, reveals that the treatment sprung from the idea that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.

EFT works by tapping on the supposed paths through which “life energy” is believed to flow in the body (meridian points) to release blockages. These specific pathways of energy or meridians help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Imbalance of energy flow can result in disease or sickness. Tapping with the fingertips on these meridian points is believed to release the blockage, thus releasing the pain or distress. There is, however, an absence of scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of EFT.

The detailed procedure of EFT is stated below:

  • You must concentrate on the negative emotion—fear or anxiety, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that’s disturbing you.
  • Before tapping, you need to establish a setup phrase that describes the current issue you are facing. The two main goals you need to focus on are as follows:
  • Recognizing the issues
  • Accepting yourself despite the problems
  • The common setup phrase is “Although I have this (fear or problem), I deeply and completely accept myself.” You can alter it according to a way that suits you. However, refrain from addressing other’s issues as your own. For example, you can’t say, “Although my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.” Instead, you can alter the sentence by saying, “Although I’m sad that my mother’s sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
  • While maintaining your focus, use your fingertips to tap five to seven times each on nine of the body’s meridian points.
  • You tap on these meridian points while aiming at accepting and resolving the negative emotion. It will help repair any energy disruption.
  • Tapping sends signals directly to the stress centers of the mid-brain, thus reducing the stress or negative emotion you get from your issue.
  • EFT would ultimately restore balance to your disrupted energy.