Intro to EFT

5LXBN8H2CQDuring the course of our lives, we accumulate a lot of hurts and disappointments. Comment that cut deep, rejections, failures. Little things and big things we carry with us that make us subconsciously afraid to try, to love, to dream big. EFT can help neutralize these old pains and fears, bringing relief and a better quality of life.

If you’ve never heard of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as tapping, it’s a really great tool to learn. It basically involves using your fingertips to tap on specific meridian points on the body to neutralize negative energy. I know, it sounds strange. I was skeptical too, at first. After watching a video of EFT founder Gary Craig helping someone completely get over their intense fear of water in about an hour and then videos of him helping Vietnam war vets with severe, long-standing PTSD, I was convinced to give it a try. Now I use it on everything: fear of change, stress, lack of motivation, procrastination, pain. The results are sometimes remarkable, sometimes subtle, but there is almost always some measure of relief according to the Subjective Units of Distress Scale or SUDS. Before tapping, you rate the emotion on a scale of 0 to 10 and then check in after a few rounds. Usually, this number will have come down significantly. The wonderful thing is that EFT is free, easy to use and can be applied to pretty much anything that is bothering you. And you can’t get it wrong.

This is just a short introduction. I will get into some of the finer details (setup statement, different aspects, ideas on what to tap on, how to write a tapping script) in later posts. Keep in mind that while anyone can use EFT on themselves, if you have major trauma, it is a good idea to work with a licensed practictioner.

To learn the actual technique, I will leave the floor to Brad Yates, a great tapping resource. He has a ton of free YouTube videos you can tap along to. You’ll be up and running in minutes!

Here is the Gary Craig video on the fear of water

And one on war veterans (more recent)

Also check out this book, one of many on the subject:

The Tapping Solution – A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living – Nick Ortner