EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and can be thought of as acupuncture without the needles. Some people also refer to it as tapping, given the technique utilises a gentle finger-tapping on specific points of the head and body. EFT was developed as a form of healing that activates the body’s energy meridians, and releases blocks or imbalances that exist in the flow of energy. It can also be used as a mindfulness practise where the tapping supports the individual in placing focused attention on their body and breathing.
Who is it for?
When working with clients, EFT can be used in isolation or part of a wider approach. It is particularly valuable for clients who have a tendency to become distracted during sessions, get caught up in their thinking, or experience strong emotions, which can take them away from focusing on their challenge at hand and moving forward. EFT can be valuable for individuals who experience:
- High emotions
- Unprocessed grief
- Chronic pain
- Stress and burnout
It’s rare for me to work with a client using only EFT. Instead I have found its greatest value is realised when the client is experiencing significant resistance or high levels of emotion during our sessions. EFT supports us in working with the client’s energy patterns to release hidden blocks, allowing them to work at deeper levels than were previously accessible.