By Steve B. Reed, L.P.C., L.M.F.T
What is EFT and What Issues Does it Help?
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a brilliant yet simple method for easing emotional pain. It is both eloquent and effective for a wide range of emotional distress. The Emotional Freedom Techniques method is clinically effective in treating trauma, abuse, panic, anxiety, fears, phobias, mild depression, some addictions, child related issues, and physical symptoms coming from emotional sources like some physical pain, allergies, headaches, breathing difficulties, and more.
Emotional Freedom Techniques works with fourteen of the acupressure points from traditional Chinese medicine. For years, people have been recognizing acupuncture and acupressure as a viable means for reducing physical pain. Now Emotional Freedom Techniques provides a potent and convenient way for self-administered acupressure to ease emotional pain. The results are frequently astonishing in that the distress can melt away so quickly.
Negative emotion and stress both comfortably and in far less time than you might imagine. Those who work diligently with these new methods can compress a year’s worth of therapy into just a few months. Those who have large backlogs of emotional wounding and who are willing to participate in longer-term treatment are finding it is possible to reprocess and resolve a lifetime of hurt and trauma.
Rapidly reducing emotional pain is one of the key benefits that the psychological acupressure methods can provide. No one likes to linger in an unpleasant emotional state. Our natural mechanism for coping with painful feelings is avoidance. Some people will even avoid getting treatment because they have difficulty tolerating upsetting emotions. Older forms of therapy move at such a slow pace that one is frequently deep in distress at the end of a therapy session. This is rarely the case with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Because it helps to ease the pain so fast, you can see the results and know that your distress will soon ease. This can help you face even traumatic events with the confidence that you will not be left in a state of overwhelm and that you will find emotional freedom from the issues that bother you.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and related work is so important because it is so effective in easing human suffering. It is capable of extracting the negative emotional residue of painful experiences out of the mind-body system. When the emotional charge is gone, the old experiences will cease to hurt you or to have power over you. Recent research shows Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) highly effective as a treatment in curing phobias, easing anxiety symptoms, panic attack symptoms, stress symptoms and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. I also use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as a treatment for emotional abuse, overcoming fear, overcoming fear of flying, overcoming depression, relationship help, reducing a wide range of anxiety symptoms, and many other issues.
Can EFT Be Even More Effective in Therapy?
I frequently employ (EFT) Emotional Freedom Techniques in therapy sessions. In treatment, I can guide people through the many nuances of applying Emotional Freedom Techniques most effectively. It also blends beautifully with many other treatment approaches and it serves as a springboard to working with the REMAP process, which works more comprehensively with the entire acupressure system. However, even if (EFT) Emotional Freedom Techniques is being utilized in its most simple and basic form, it provides a powerful means to intervene upon painful experiences, traumatic events and everyday stress. It can truly enable you to find a level of emotional freedom that you never dreamed possible.
If you wish to find out more, I have listed several books on this web site under the Books & Healing Music section about (EFT) Emotional Freedom Techniques and similar methods. If you simply click on the image of the book cover, you will go directly to the location of that book on Amazon.com. Gary Craig also has a web site, http://www.emofree.com. His site has many articles and a free manual that you can download.
I always recommend that people read articles, books and view videos about (EFT) Emotional Freedom Techniques, but there is no substitute for attending a live seminar. It is well worth the time and money to have some hands-on training. There is no replacement for the interaction and ability to have your questions answered. The opportunity to see and experience (EFT) Emotional Freedom Techniques in action in a live training is the quickest way to learn. After attending an all day seminar, any reading or videos that you may study will make a lot more sense.
For details about upcoming (EFT) Emotional Freedom Techniques seminars that I offer, please visit the Introductory Seminar or Professional Training sections of this web site. Finally, you can always call me at my office at (972) 997-9955. I can tell you about the latest training information or help you to schedule an individual appointment.