What exactly is this "EFT";
EFT = Emotional Freedom Techniques
A set of simple, fast and breakthrough techniques
for quickly and dramatically resolve
emotional and mental problems,
but also physical distress and dysfunctions
caused by emotional or mental factors.
EFT offers fast relief from:
stress of any kind, complexion and cause (anger, grief, fear, complex emotional issues, etc.).
Acquired physical disturbances and dysfunctions originated or amplified by emotional or mental causes (headaches, stomach aches, muscle tension or chronic pains, heart rhythm problems, asthma, etc.).
Negative beliefs that constrict one's personal development and well being.
Automatic negative reactions to faces, places, incidents, memories, thoughts.
EFT is effective even when someone resists improvement by any means! It has a way of by-passing all internal barriers, but without depending on the power of will!
One can apply EFT by him/herself or under guidance, however in any case the person's active involvement is absolutely required.
Who can use EFT?
EFT can be used by:
Anyone in need for relief from a problem that originates from the person's life incidents and emotional charges.
Professional psychotherapists, for quicker restoration of their client's mental health.
Other mental health professionals (such as social workers), for supporting anybody, especially those under emotionally traumatic situations or rehabilitation difficulties.
Sport coaches, trainers and physicians, for improving an athlete's performance or for restoring an athlete's degraded performance.
Personal performance coaches (career, life, fitness, etc.) for removing their clients' internal barriers to achieving their goals and for increasing their performance on the job and other activities.
Parents, governesses and teachers, for a quick handling of a child's emotional bursts and troublesome behavior.
Child psychologists and speech therapists, for easily removing children's mental problems and learning difficulties.
What are the key features of EFT?
The following features have been major contributors to EFT's extraordinary international spread, during the last few years:
It is extremely effective and its results can be achieved very fast. It is not rare for a beginner to achieve between 30% and 50% success ratio, while a specialist having deep knowledge and experience can usually be successful in more than 80% of the cases.
Its basic principles and techniques are very simple, thus making possible for literally anyone to learn and apply it, even a child.
It is "royalty free", meaning that anyone can use, talk and write about it, show it to clients or even teach it, without having to pay any kind of royalties to anyone.
EFT founder, Gary Craig, offered to the public, for free, tons of information regarding the possible and demonstrated applications of EFT, through his wonderful
web site. Unfortunately Gary
retired from EFT in 2010.
How can I learn EFT?
The absolutely best way to learn EFT
was from the EFT founder
himself, Gary Craig. However, since he has retired
from the EFT scene and is no longer
delivering workshops or selling his trainind DVDs,
you can check the Learn EFT page for
good alternative learning resources.
Where did EFT come from?
EFT was created by Gary Craig, at the early 90's and continuously evolves. You can find more on EFT's history, origin and evolution by reading our "EFT origin and history" page.
EFT belongs to the large family of energy psychology, a new and quickly evolving non-traditional approach to psychology and psychotherapy, who does not yet enjoy academic recognition. It is still in the stage of refinement and scientific research and documentation, however it is in full use since the 90's and has many times demonstrated excellent results, all over the world.
EFT is based on the therapeutic use of language and a few simple body movements and can be applied by anyone to him/herself, or to other people (under their consent).
Although we frequently talk about EFT like it being one technique, please always remember it is a set of techniques that can be applied in isolation or in combinations, by following a few basic principles and within a specific specific framework.