ABOUT EFT / TAPPING

 

 “..a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body.”

-GARY CRAIG founder of EFT

 

EFT

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHHNIQUE / TAPPING

The Emotional Freedom Technique was developed in the 1990’s by an engineer Gary Craig, with its origins stemming from the ‘Thought Field Therapy’ of Dr Roger Callahan in the 1980’s. EFT is an easy to use self-help tool that involves both the body and the mind to assist in transforming the way we feel, as well as addressing how our emotions affect us physically.

By using a series of acupressure points on the head, face, hands and body we ‘tap’ on them to assist in activating our body’s natural energy field and meridian system. We can use EFT to look at past events, to help identify thoughts that can be affecting our experiences in our daily lives and once highlighted we can work to empower ourselves to make changes for the better.

EFT is designed to calm down the emotional part of our brain ( the limbic brain) in times of stress by releasing calming chemicals into the body to combat the “Fight or Flight” response. Our “Fight or Flight” response is kicked into gear by our survival brain (the brain stem) when we are exposed to threats or situations that we perceive as alarming. Often the pressures of our modern day living are causing us to be in this state on an almost permanent basis. EFT can teach us how to calm ourselves down in any situation.

Research has shown that EFT works to form new neural pathways in the brain, re-wiring old thought patterns and beliefs. EFT is great for dealing with anxiety, trauma, fear, grief, and stress while promoting relaxation, creativity, motivation, confidence and peace within yourself.

Links and Resources

Recommended Reading

“Nick Ortner encourages readers to first take a look at their own stressors and worry as parents, reminding readers that self-care is vital to helping others. “

Dr Peta Stapleton has been at the forefront of Clinical EFT Research and Clinical Trial sin Australia for the last eleven years or more. Her new book “The science behind tapping” highlights the findings from these studies

“.. easy-to-use practices, diagrams, and worksheets that will teach readers, step-by-step, how to tap on a variety of issues. With chapters covering everything from the alleviation of pain to the encouragement of weight loss to fostering better relationships”

"We all have the power to change our experience, we just need to learn how to take that first step"

- Lynska Ramsteijn

group workshops

Connect, Restore & Thrive

A community conversation for parents, caregivers and teachers addressing stress, trauma and anxiety in children. An introduction to how EFT can be used to build the connection between the carer and child, how to restore their nervous system responses and how to encourage children to thrive despite circumstances