ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY: EFT – EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE

The fundamental principle of EFT is that negative emotions are a disruption in the body’s energy system. Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to this energy as “ch’i”. Restore balance to the body’s energy by stimulating meridian acupuncture points and you will mend the negative emotions and physical symptoms that stem from the energy disruption. These points have been used for thousands of years to heal the body in Traditional Chinese medicine. With EFT the points are stimulated by tapping them with your fingertips. This method was first “discovered” by Roger Callahan, Clinical Psychologist in 1980. Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy was subsequently simplified by one of his students, Gary Craig. Craig named this streamlined version EFT –Emotional Freedom Technique. It is an easy, yet effective way of clearing emotions that can be utilized in therapy sessions but also has the advantage of being able to be practiced at home.