To correct energy imbalances, difficult emotions or barriers to success in any aspect of life, we integrate western psychology and eastern medicine.
A set of techniques developed in the mid 90s by Stanford engineer, Gary Craig, involves identifying a specific problem. As we tune into the problem we tap on a set of acupressure points with the fingertips and make statements that reflect the problem.
Depending on the nature and severity of the problem, a practitioner will utilize different techniques to bring peace to the client in the gentlest way possible. You don’t have to relive the experience to relieve it.
It should be noted that EFT does not replace doctors, therapists, medications, or any other treatment protocols.
The EFT process often leads to a greater sense of wellbeing because when energies flow through the body, the body takes care of itself. Studies show that cortisol, our body’s primary stress hormone, is reduced, when doing EFT. The result is that we see things differently. We can operate from a clean slate, from choice, versus reacting to old wounds buried in our subconscious.
In physical terms, EFT impacts the autonomic nervous system. A negative thought, experience or memory will trigger a conditioned stress response, i.e. fight-or-flight, that starts in your brain, invoking the sympathetic nervous system. With EFT, you’re re-conditioning the brain to produce a relaxation response, invoking the parasympathetic nervous system. The tapping actually sends a calming signal to the amygdala in the limbic part of your brain. The conditioned association of the stressor is broken, and when EFT is done thoroughly, stays broken. The problem evaporates. Balance and harmony are restored. And you are no longer triggered by the negative emotion or event.