Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) evolved from Thought Field Therapy, which was created by US clinical psychologist Roger Callahan. Callahan discovered that stimulating acupressure / energy points lead to psychological relief for an anxious client, and through experimentation was able to discover a series of useful points.
Gary Craig, who studied with Callahan, identified a comprehensive set of “all purpose” energy points that could be applied to treat any emotional problem. He called this Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and achieved excellent results with this approach on a wide range of emotional as well as physical problems.
EFT has been successfully applied to treat a wide range of emotional problems and issues, including anxiety, fears, phobias, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, anger, guilt, addictions and many more. It has also been applied to enhance performance and improve relationships. In relationships, EFT can help us by reducing the emotional upsets towards the other person, many of which have their origins in our past. Using EFT, these relationships can overcome many of the barriers to friendship and closeness.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about EFT is that anyone can learn this approach, and use it to help themselves at any time of the day. All that is needed is a quiet personal space and anybody can treat themselves, and apply it successfully to the general problems and stresses of living. It is great tool to have literally at the tips of your fingers, and diminishes any overpowering thought or emotions quickly, i found it personally very helpful if i was experiencing cravings.
Note: Whilst EFT has achieved excellent results with many conditions the technique should not be seen as a substitute for appropriate medical care and should always be used in conjunction with medical consultation and intervention for such conditions.
“When you have asked for help, then be open because help comes in unpredictable ways.”