Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique – What is This?
The emotional freedom technique (EFT), also called psychological acupressure or EFT tapping, is a natural way of eliminating stress and physical pain.
In this technique, you tap on certain points that are along the path of “life energy.” Light tapping opens the blocked pathway and helps you balance the energy flow. Restoring energy flow can remove negative emotions, make room for positive thoughts, and maintain your overall health.
What are the benefits of the Emotional Freedom Technique?
The emotional freedom technique can help people suffering from anxiety control their breathing rate, heart rate, nervousness, and sweating by gaining control of their mind and using energy in the right direction.
In a recent study, around 90% of the anxiety patients showed improved psychological health and anxiety symptoms due to EFT tapping.
In a 2016 study, several patients with depression had EFT tapping therapy for certain time duration. By the end of the research, their depression had reduced significantly, and they were able to maintain a healthy mental state over time.
It indicates the potential of the emotional freedom technique in helping people with depression improve their mental health.
Ease signs of PTSD
EFT may reduce the secretion of stress hormones and stimulate the production of anti-stress hormones in PTSD patients, helping them ease its symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.
Reduce unhealthy food cravings
Resisting the urge to eat your favorite pizza or any other unhealthy food is never easy. However, getting a few sessions of EFT may help you tackle your temptations and control your cravings, making it easier for you to reduce body weight and make your diet healthier.
What should I expect from an Emotional Freedom Technique session?
When you go for an EFT tapping session, your practitioner will ask you about your health concerns. This will help them to identify what issues need to be worked on. Practitioners also offer online sessions. This allows people to enjoy their services, no matter where they live! Whether you attend a physical or an online session, the practitioner will use almost the same EFT method.
Once the issue is diagnosed, you will sit with the practitioner in a comfortable and calming place. Your practitioner will ask you to give your emotion (that you are currently feeling and want to tackle through EFT) a rating from 0 to 10. 0 indicates the lowest value of emotion, while 10 indicates the highest.
Your practitioner will guide you on where to tap on your body by tapping on his body to show you how it is done. After tapping several times, you will be asked to rate your emotion again. In most cases, it is different from the original score, meaning, by the end of the therapy, it changes how you wanted it to change.
EFT is an effective treatment used to restore disrupted energy levels. It is an authorized treatment for PTSD military patients. Studies also show its positive effects on other health issues like anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia.
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