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Hi, Harmony #148 - Does EFT Work?
July 10, 2015
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In this issue, EFT (emotional freedom technique) - find out below. Next month, we spotlight key aiki principles of the art of aikido - stay tuned!
Several years ago, as part of my research, I came across an excellent stress release method called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I was fascinated by how this simple system could help with long-term health issues, and decided to make an intense study of it.
Over the years, I have used it many times, and have had great results. I have helped friends and family, and also included it as part of the health treatments that I was offering my local community in West Sussex UK.
What is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Technique is based on various theories of alternative medicine including acupressure, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), energy medicine, and thought field therapy (TFT).
It is best known through Gary Craig's EFT Handbook, published in the late 1990s, and related books and workshops by a variety of teachers.
EFT is often called energy psychology.
Many healers and therapists claim that EFT may be used to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders, and can even be used yourself as a self-help method.
It is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not gathered significant support in clinical psychology.
But, many successful healers, therapists, motivational speakers, etc. use it themselves and teach it to help remove psychological barriers that can block your ability to believe that you can be free of underlying physical, emotional, and mental issues.
How Is It Performed?
During an EFT session the person will focus on a specific issue while tapping on ' acupressure points of the meridians'. Meridians are energy channels based on traditional chinese medicine.
The person first rates the emotional intensity of their stress reaction to a particular issue between 0-10. Then they repeat an affirmation based on the issue while tapping specific points on the body.
Science has yet to confirm or deny that EFT works.
In studies, it is unproven, but I wouldn't let that put you off. Unfortunately, in one way or another scientists work for the government, corporations, pharmaceutical industry and elite. It is not in their interest to perform independent research to find cures for anything.
Because, if you make yourself healthy, you wont need their very expensive drugs (with side-effects). It is in their interest to keep you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically sick.
Cynical viewpoint... maybe, but realistic!
I have successfully used EFT many times to reduce issues.
My most recent experience with it was to work with a common issue I had with the fear of public speaking. I had to make an important father-of-the-bride speech at my daughter Natasha's wedding in June 2015.
Research suggests that the fear of public speaking is even greater than the fear of death. Yes, it is understandable that we all fear death to some degree or another. After all, it isn't something we can avoid.
Public speaking, on the other hand, is something that many people go out of their way to avoid. The fears around this are many, including... what will people think of me, public failure, embarrassment, tongue-tied, sweating, panic attacks, letting people down, forgetting what to say, etc.
I used EFT in the weeks leading up to the event, to release my individual fears, and develop confidence in my ability to succeed.
When it came to my speech, I stood up, felt relaxed and confident, and delivered it as well as I had in my practise sessions. The audience were listening, laughing in all the right places, and it went very well.
In fact, better than I could have hoped for :)
I also had lots of positive feedback. EFT helped me immensely... it is easy to learn, and only takes a few minutesto perform.
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Tony Wilden is an Aikido Instructor and qualified in several Healing Arts. He has a deep interest in spiritual matters, optimum health, environmental issues, and the creation of harmony between people and nature. Tony is on a path to wisdom, freedom and power and shares his insights on aikido, health, universal principles, ancient knowledge and master strategies.
Tony Wilden - 98 Linden Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2BD UK
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