The Physical and Emotional Benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)


EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also called Tapping, is a healing technique that is capable of providing excellent results in curing physical, emotional, and performance problems. It is based on the fact that emotional stress can diminish the natural healing ability of our human body. Like acupuncture, the techniques utilize the Chinese meridian system, which consists of a complicated system of energy circuits that run throughout our bodies. But unlike acupuncture which addresses solely physical issues, EFT is directed at curing the negative emotions caused by a disruption in our body’s energy circuits. These negative emotions can also result in physical and performance difficulties. EFT does not use needles or any bodily invasive implements like acupuncture does.



The technique utilizes two simultaneous processes: while we concentrate on the specific emotional, physical, or performance issue to be fixed, we tap certain meridian points on our body with our fingertips. When correctly performed, EFT combines the benefits of conventional cognitive therapy with the physical benefits of the meridian stimulation. This often results in amazingly quicker cures to problems than would otherwise remain present.

I have taught EFT in my psychic workshops since early 2000. People who have employed it in their lives have reported success that is staggering. Tapping is very easy to learn and can be utilized anytime and anywhere. It is a true “do it yourself” process; it is certainly the only one of which I am aware that can truly cure a whole realm of human ailments and problems. Modern medicine clearly recognizes that negative emotions can seriously damage our body chemistry, leading to many emotional, physical, and performance impairments. Now we can learn how to address these issues confidently and safely, totally on our own.
Learning to use EFT to clear a disruption in our body’s energy distribution system is a simple process. EFT blends focused wording with a nine-point Tapping sequence. The focused wording concentrates our mind on the issue we want to address and this, in turn, points our mind to the energy disruptions that we need to clear. Once we are concentrating on the emotional, physical, or performance matter we wish to improve, the Tapping is used to stimulate the energy pathways, thereby clearing the resulting energy disruptions causing our problem. Unlike the hundreds of points used in acupuncture, EFT uses only nine points (some on both sides of our body) which are located at or near the end points of the energy pathways (meridians) or at points along meridians that are close to our skin.

The process is simple to learn and works quickly:

Step 1: Decide what particular emotional, physical, or performance issue you want to address. Examples are a fear of flying, a sore neck, or, if you golf, an inconsistent putting stroke. Because EFT is so simple and can be done anywhere and anytime, it is most effective if the issue to be addressed can be felt or performed as soon as the process is finished.

Step 2: Establish the current seriousness of that problem on some simple scale. Many use a 0-10 scale, where a problem rated at 0 is a nonissue and at 10 is the most severe.

Step 3: Come up with the phrase you will repeat. This phrase serves two purposes: it identifies the issue at hand and reinforces the fact you deeply like yourself despite it. For example: “Despite my bad temper, I believe I am truly a good person.” Be sure you aim your statement at the negative issue because this is what you seek to change.

Step 4: Begin the physical Tapping of each of the nine points (listed below) while stating the issue to be solved: “I’m afraid to fly,” or “my sore neck,” or “my putting stroke is awful.” Tap each point with two fingers five times. Start with the top of your head and work your way down, finishing with the side of your hand. You can use points on either side of your body. Also feel free to mix the points and tap one on the left while tapping a different one on the right.

Step 5: When finished, reassess the seriousness of the problem using the scale in Step 2. This is most accurate only when the seriousness of the issue can be immediately measured. If the problem still exists or is not reduced to an acceptable level, you can repeat the process right away or day after day.


The Nine Tapping Points:

1. The top of the head at the intersection of a line ear to ear, and another line from your nose to the back of your neck.

2. The beginning of the eyebrow, just above and to one side of the nose.

3. The bone bordering the outside corner of the eye.

4. The bone under an eye about 1 inch below your pupil.

5. The small area between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip.

6. Midway between the point of your chin and the bottom of your lower lip.

7. The junction where the sternum (breastbone), collarbone, and the first rib meet. To locate it, first place your forefinger on the U-shaped notch at the top of the breastbone (roughly where a man would knot his tie). From the bottom of the U, move your forefinger down toward the navel 1 inch and then go to the left (or right) 1 inch.

8. The side of the body about 4 inches below the armpit.

9. The center of the fleshy part of the outside of your hand (either hand) between the top of the wrist and the base of the baby finger. This is called the Karate Chop point.

As I stated previously, I have taught basic EFT Tapping for over a decade. I have seen this very simple methodology provide people with a very effective and safe way to solve emotional, physical, and performance problems totally on their own. There are resources available to you, particularly on the internet, to learn more about it. I would welcome you contacting me for more information and advice through the comments on this post.

About the Author

is a trusted spiritual advisor at Psychic Source who is a medium that specializes in expressive readings. She enjoys awakening others and strives to teach others about free will and co-creating a life path. She’s an energy healer and ordained minister working for over 30 years using her spiritual gifts to teach and inspire world wide.


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