So what is Emotional Freedom Technique?
EFT is what’s called psychological acupressure and it uses the same meridians traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture does, but we don’t use needles - TFFT!!
It's really gentle and works with your body's energy flow. The body, like everything in the universe is made up of energy. So, when the energy in your body gets blocked – by things that have happened to us in life, emotional, and physical issues are created.
That all sounds woo woo and a bit out there, but it’s back up by lots of serious medical studies that prove how effective it is.
EFT has been around for about 30 years now and is really successful at helping people overcome lots of issues, not only emotional but physical too!
When you tap on the EFT points, you’re activating
energy points just under your skin. This sends an electrical signal to your brain telling it to calm down – this happens in seconds!
As the door is open to your brain about this issue, you stay longer to delete the negative response - the one that slips out before you can stop it, especially when you’re upset, angry or stressed. It's then replaced with a positive one - the way you want to react instead.
You may’ve heard EFT being called "Tapping", that's because you tap with your fingertips on the ends of certain meridians all on your head and upper body. You tap as you think about and talk about your specific issue.
EFT is really easy to learn, super effective and you can do it ANYWHERE and ANYTIME.
EFT works really fast; it calms the brain’s fear centre and drastically lowers stress hormones. It clears negative emotional feelings your body’s been holding onto – sometimes for decades. I’ve cleared stuff of mine that was 40 years old!
These negative emotions can come from one big thing that happened or 100's of smaller ones stacked on top of each other - and they usually from something that happened in your younger years.
Your younger self created a coping mechanism to feel safe and secure when something unusual happened. In our case, it chose food to help calm itself and feel safe again.
So now this is just a natural reaction, you don’t need to think about it – much like breathing or blinking. This is why it is so hard for some people to lose weight, it's and automatic behaviour to eat - all controled by your subconscious.
You don't have to be overweight to be an emotional eater; it doesn't have favourites. Lots of us turn to food to make us feel better.
The only way to change this behaviour pattern is to get inside your head and tap out that pesky automatic behaviour and put in a new one. One you’ll like this time!
I love EFT because you get to identify the specific events that created the negative emotions and coping mechanisms. It shows you where they came from, with this super cool information you get this amazing deep
understanding and appreciation of yourself and what makes you the marvellous person you are.
Normal counselling therapies take months, even years to get to the core of emotional eating issues and who wants to wait that long!! You want to fix this shit now and get on with your life – right? You’ve been trying for years and you’re over it.
EFT can do just this, as it works with the body it doesn’t force it to go where it doesn't want to. Because of this you quickly calm the nervous system so it’s not fighting you and then sneak in and rewire the brain to respond to food in healthier ways whilst it’s not looking.
You’ll start to enjoy food and going out to restaurants with friends and not feel guilty or embarrassed about it.
You're thinking this tapping on your face sounds weird and too easy to work. I know, I refused to do it at first.
You get over it quickly – now I sit in outside tapping when I need to.
I shouldn't say it, but I really do think it's magic the results are amazoing. I've seen it over and over, not just with me but with many of my clients too.
What have you got to lose? Nothing else has worked so far has it?