The term EFT Tapping refers to the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). EFT is a tool that was developed by Gary Craig to help people overcome the unresolved emotions from the past that have a negative impact on our current lives.
It utilizes the acupuncture meridians that Chinese medicine has been using for over 2000 years, but instead of using needles in the meridians, we simply “tap” on them with our fingertips. Hence the common term “EFT tapping”.
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EFT is considered experimental, and although it’s use is evidence-supported, it is not yet an evidence-based method. In the twenty years since it’s inception it has evolved and been refined by Gary Craig. The Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology has successfully campaigned to have EFT accepted as continuing education for members of the American Psychological Association and other professional organizations. EFT is often used by licensed mental health professionals in dealing with severe trauma or other diagnosable mental health conditions.
EFT tapping is also a very effective self-help tool, for those of us that aren’t suffering from serious disorders of thought or diagnosable conditions. to quickly dissipate negative emotional reactions to events from our past. Gold Standard EFT is built on the premise that unresolved emotional issues from our past have a negative impact on our current life as well as our health. When we release old hurts, angers, losses or false beliefs about ourselves and others the quality of our life and our health, improves substantially.
There are a variety of ways to learn EFT. I highly suggest learning from the source, Gary Craig, as he makes it incredibly easy with his FREE EFT tutorial at EmoFree.com. If you’re interested in certification to become an Official, Gold Standard EFT Practitioner, then I recommend Tina Craig’s Gold Standard EFT Training.
My own EFT training began in 2003 with the training that was being offered on Gary’s site EmoFree.com. It has continued to evolve and I am currently the only Canadian certified by ACEP as an Advanced EFT Practitioner.