EFT: Chinese Acupressure Meets Modern Psychology
EFT is a powerful, body-based combination of Chinese acupressure and modern psychology in which specific meridial points are activated through gentle tapping in order to soothe the nervous system when in a state of emotional arousal. It can be used to address a wide range of emotional challenges, such as anxiety, stress, trauma, phobias, and limiting beliefs.
Emotional distress can often be traced back to the production of stress hormones in the body’s system. The goal is to neutralize the emotional intensity associated with stress-inducing situations, negative thoughts, emotions and beliefs and to instead promote a sense of calm and peace without the risk of re-traumatization.
When using this method, it is important to be mindful of the physical effects of these thoughts, feelings and emotions while training the brain to stay calm.
How Emotional Freedom Technique works
By tapping 9 meridial points, calming signals are sent to your brain. In turn, the amygdala reduces the production of stress hormones such as cortisol, and begins a parasympathetic response which provides you with a sense of security, safety and control. The nervous system becomes more regulated and stress and fears are reduced. This empowers you unlock your inner resilience, helps you process challenging emotions, and frees your mind in order to create positive changes in your life.
During our EFT sessions, we will work collaboratively to identify the underlying emotions and experiences that may be causing distress in your life. By acknowledging and addressing these emotional blockages, you can begin the process of releasing them and creating space for healing and growth.
Emotional Freedom Technique can be practiced anywhere
It’s important to note that EFT is a gentle and non-invasive technique. There is no need to relive or rehash painful experiences in great detail. Instead, you will focus on the emotions and sensations that arise, allowing them to be acknowledged and processed in a safe and supportive environment.
The beauty of this technique lies in its simplicity. Once successfully learned, it can be practiced at home or anytime you find yourself in stress-inducing situations.