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EFT was put together by Gary Craig and is a derivative of Thought Field Therapy that was developed by Roger Callahan in 1980. It is a type of energy psychology that is streamlined to balance one's energy meridians while saying positive affirmations about the addiction or problem in question. This very helpful and easy to learn procedure is detailed here. It is well worth taking the time to review and practice this procedure to find out for yourself how helpful it may be for you. Doctors who use it feel that "this technique is so amazing it is almost too good to be true. It has been a major benefit for nearly all of the patients we have trained in it."

You can review the points to tap and their sequence here.
 

 
 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can help with the following:
 
 
Addictions  Alcohol-related Problems
  Current Smoker
  Cocaine Addiction
  Trichotillomania

Diet

  Carbohydrate Craving

Immunity

  Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Mental

  Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder
  Depression
  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  Low Self-Esteem
  Anxiety
  Counseling Need
  Panic Attacks
  Poor Sense of Humor

Metabolic

  Headaches, Migraine/Tension
 Newcomers who use this simple process by themselves achieve relief 50% to 80% of the time and, in many cases, the relief is complete and permanent. More sophisticated uses by an EFT expert may be required for some migraine sufferers.

  Insomnia
 There are a number of ways EFT can be used to induce pleasant sleep. The most obvious way to counteract your inability to fall asleep is to “tap” either physically (actually) or mentally (just in your mind), while stating an appropriate affirmation while in bed.

If your mind is active while trying to get to sleep or if sleep has been interrupted, this is an important time for evaluating what you are thinking about. If you are mulling the same thought or situation endlessly over and over, you need to interrupt the cycle by introducing a new thought into this pattern. This new thought is one that you design, or a truth that you have not been applying to the situation.

Scripture verses make powerful cycle breakers. Other examples include:
  • "Even though I can't get to sleep, I deeply and completely accept myself."
  • "Even though I feel a great responsibility for (fill in the blank) … I choose to know that any thoughts I have about this will be even more useful after I sleep."
  • "Even though I'm anxious about (fill in the blank), I choose to be calm and confident." or "I choose to be calm and relaxed, etc."
  • "Even though I'm furious (enraged at, etc., fill in name of person or situation), I choose to be calm and confident."
  • "Even though I can't get to sleep, I choose to be pleasantly drowsy…."
  • "Even though my thoughts seem so important, I choose to know that they'll all be there tomorrow when I wake up."
Partially excerpted from an article by Patricia Carrington, Ph.D..

  Problem Caused By Being Overweight
 It is common for people to turn to food, especially carbohydrates, for satisfaction when they are emotionally unsatisfied. Addressing and overcoming underlying issues with EFT should reduce this tendency to overeat the wrong foods.

Musculo-Skeletal

  Muscle Pains (Myalgia)
  Neck Pain / Problems

Nervous System

  Nervous Breakdown Tendency
  Exhaustion Caused By Emotional Upsets

Pain

  Low Back Pain / Problems

Skin-Hair-Nails

  Hyperhidrosis
 Reducing stress triggers before they have a chance to stimulate your autonomic nervous system can help reduce sweating. EFT may help address the emotional issues that underlie these triggers.

Uro-Genital

  Menopausal Status / Issues
 The concept behind EFT is that many physical ailments, including excess menopausal symptoms, are often caused by (1) interruptions to the free flow of the subtle energies in our bodies and/or (2) unresolved anger, guilt, fear and trauma that manifest as physical symptoms.

It is claimed that EFT reduces or even even eliminates the intensity of menopausal symptoms. EFT will not make you younger, of course, but with it you can collapse your hot flashes and night sweats, counteract weight gain, mood swings, and loss of libido and enter the next stage of your life with health and vitality.
 
 


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