EFT is based on the discovery that imbalances in the body’s energy system have profound effects on one’s personal psychology. Correcting these imbalances is done by tapping on meridian points, whilst being tuned into the issue to be resolved.
EFT is an energy psychology healing intervention that works on stimulating the ‘end points of the body’s energy meridians’. It’s been found that the energy meridians of the body are like tiny streams or rivulets of highly polarized water, which are long strings of liquid crystals that react to light and transmit bioelectric signals along their pathways.
The stimulation of the meridian channels has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine – traditionally as acupuncture.
EFT as it stands today was developed by Gary Craig, an American Stanford Engineering graduate in 1995 and were originally theorised by his tutor, psychologist Roger Callahan.
Craig believed that distressing memories, traumatic or painful experiences and events cause a disruption or ‘short circuit’ in the body’s energy system (The Meridian System). If the ‘short circuit’ isn’t resolved or fixed, in turn, it causes a negative emotion to be formed.
All negative emotions are therefore felt through this disruption of the body’s energy. Physical pain and disease are also intricately connected to negative emotions.
Health problems create feedback – physical symptoms cause emotional distress, and these unresolved negative emotions manifest themselves through physical symptoms.
EFT can therefore be likened to a form of acupuncture that doesn’t use needles. Instead, you simply ‘tap’ with your fingers on certain meridian points while focusing on the physical or emotional problem by using carefully constructed setup phrases and statements. These phrases and statements are then repeated as you tap on the points.
By tapping on specific points while correctly focusing on the problem, blockages in the energy meridian system are removed, and proper energy flow to all the cells of your body is restored, thus healing countless different health issues.
The clearing of energy blockages is highly important because cells don’t just communicate with each other by means of chemical interactions. They also have tiny receptors on their membranes (outer layer) that vibrate like tuning forks for the purpose of communicating by means of energy (oscillating vibrational frequencies).
EFT is proving to one of the fastest and easiest ways to remove traumatic memories, stressful thoughts, and negative emotions.
By addressing unresolved emotional issues, EFT Therapy has proven effective with an extremely wide variety of serious diseases, everyday ailments, phobias, addictions, emotional traumas, and personal performance goals. It’s referred to as “a universal healing aid” because it can be used to help with virtually any issue, of the mind or body.
Because it actually dissolves and removes stress, which most traditional methods don’t do, EFT Therapy has dramatically reduced therapy time from months or years down to minutes or hours.