Research has shown that using EFT lowers levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the body so calming stress, anxiety, anger, tension, pain and a whole lot more. Further studies have shown success in some physical and psychological problems including a reduction in levels of PTSD in a study with Veterans in the US.
Often simply known as ‘tapping’, the basic EFT technique is a practical self-help method that anyone can learn, including young children.
EFT Practitioners learn more advanced EFT techniques that find the underlying cause of a physical, behavioural or emotional problem and help resolve even very traumatic memories without re-traumatisation.
A form of psychological acupressure, specific acupressure points on the face, upper body and fingers are gently tapped on while verbalising an identified problem and affirmation phrase. You remain seated and will usually tap on yourself.
EFT can often bring about surprising results in a gentle way.
Watch the video below for an explanation of EFT (from 1:38). At 5:54 you will hear people talk about their own experiences using EFT, beginning with a firefighter who had to leave his work because of PTSD – he is now an EFT Trainer in the US.
Link to my paper on the Pilot Study using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting om PTSD in civilian survivors of war in Bosnia & Herzegovina
You can access full text and abstracts of research papers in a list rganised by specific categories/conditions here