What is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)?

What is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)?

The origin

EFT means "Emotional Freedom Techniques" and was introduced in the 1990s by Gary Craig, a Stanford Engineering graduate in a lifelong pursuit of personal well-being. You can check out his website www.emofree.com. EFT is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to distress or disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.


The components

EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points. Over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals, including dozens of clinical trials, have demonstrated that EFT is effective for the elimination of stress, weight loss, school/sport/test anxiety, anger management, phobias, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain, migraines and headaches, pain management, insomnia, and other problems.


The social media presence of EFT

According to a news report on Examiner.com, EFT is “one of the most successful psychology self-help techniques ever developed.” Over 5 million people a month search online for "EFT tapping" and related terms, and the 5 highest-traffic EFT websites have over 2 million page views a month. Stories/information about EFT Tapping have appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, WebMD, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine February 2014 edition, the Oprah Winfrey NetworkKaiser Permanente, Medical News TodayPsychology Today, and the NYCIM (New York Center for Innovative Medicine) to name a few.”


The invitation

​For new clients who want to experience EFT's powerful healing effects, book a complimentary consulting session now.

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