"The Emotional Freedom Technique" or Thought-Field Training
Thought Field Therapy (also called EFT or the Emotional Freedom Technique) is essentially psychological acupuncture. It's used for phobias, depression, fear, panic, negativity, stress, tension, anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, social anxiety and even bereavement.
Video Introduction to Thought Field Therapy/Emotional Freedom Technique from Craig Brockie.Com:
A WONDERFUL video from UnAsleep on how to tap away negative emotions:
Written instructions from EFT4Everyone.Com:
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) uses the acupuncture meridians in an easy-to-learn tapping process.
First choose an issue that you want to work on.
The second part is the Setup. While tapping on the Karate Chop (KC) point on the side of the hand in the soft area between the wrist and the knuckle by the baby finger say the “Setup Statement” a minimum of three times.
The Setup Statements consist of saying something like:
Even though I have this fear of water, I completely love and accept myself.
Even though I had a bad day at work, I completely love, accept and forgive myself.
After completing the setup, just tap down the body using the tapping points listed below to guide you. As you tap, use a reminder phrase such as, “This fear of water”. The EFT process works best when you stay focused on what you are tapping on. Also, pick a short, specific event rather than general trauma or events that spanned many years.
(SEE DIAGRAM AT TOP OF PAGE FOR POINTS)
EB: inside of eyebrow on either side
SE: outside corner of eye
UE: under the eye in the center right on the bone
UN: under the nose
CH: just above the chin in the indentation
CB: collarbone, tap gently with your fist to the left of the heart and upward about one inch. Sometimes called "the sore spot" because it will be tender.
UA: under the arm level with the nipple or for a woman, under the armpit about four inches
TOP OF HEAD: tap gently on the crown on the head using several fingers.
Take a deep breath. Notice how intense you are feeling now. Rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. If you get anything higher than a zero (0), do another round using a slightly modified reminder phrase:
Repeat until you are at least at a one (1).
Now say the reminder phrase using “remaining” and tap down the body. Repeat if necessary. Some issues are very deep seated and take a bit longer to clear.
Interesting information, right? If you want to really explore this work, I suggest Kathy Atkinson's site (she's really into this stuff...much more than I am...and has a TON of applications for EFT). Click on the pretty link below and have fun!
An amazing demonstration on young children (subtitled).
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