Have You Heard of EFT Tapping?

By Karen St. Clair

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Commonly referred to as ’Tapping,’ it is a simple and easily learned way to release emotional overwhelm, limiting beliefs and even pain. It’s the modern, drug-free method of working with the Mind-Body connection everyone’s talking about. It can be used for self-help, peer-to-peer care and therapeutic care with a practitioner.

A unique combination of ancient Eastern and Western medicine, EFT brings together an efficient mix of mindfulness, brief exposure, neural re-consolidation. It simultaneously uses the somatic to down-regulate the nervous system by using the body's meridian energy (Qi) system. Its ease of use is legendary by simply using your own fingertips to Tap upon just a few of the body’s acupressure points, while focused upon an issue you’d like to change for the better.

Professionally applied EFT has been found to be so effective that we say Tapping can achieve in minutes what therapy has taken months to accomplish.

What Can EFT Be Used For?
Gary Craig, EFT’s founder, always said, “Try it on Everything!” He knew that it worked surprisingly well on a great number of troubles, ailments and conditions. His vast archive of case studies documented EFT’s use on things from emotional turmoil and upset all the way to serious health conditions and troubling memories from childhood events. Now that we understand how intertwined the mind and body really are, EFT is the perfect tool for using that information to great advantage and restoring well-being to issues such as these:

In the Moment:
  • Pain, such as headaches, injuries, emotional overwhelm
  • Fear, such as performance anxiety or worries
  • Negative moods and emotional states
  • Confusion around what blocks you from what you want
  • Stress reduction

In Deeper Use:
  • To resolve old memories, hurts and wounds
  • To lessen Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • To release traumatic events, including PTSD
  • To find and release old limiting beliefs
  • To create more rapid healing of health conditions
  • Self-sabotaging behaviors
  • For phobias and bothersome behaviors
  • Old habits or coping behaviors such as smoking and cravings

As a self-help tool, ‘Tapping’ uses your own fingertips to gently stimulate 8 acupressure points along the head, hand and torso, while focused on something you’d like to change for the better.

As a therapeutic tool, EFT is directed by a certified practitioner on a deeper and more skillful level. They will show you how to use Tapping to bring relief to all parts of the Mind-Body system and the brain’s neural connections that words alone ?cannot reach.

EFT is a rapid re-balancing tool for our entire system. When we apply Tapping, we directly affect the intricate network of body, mind and emotional well-being. Very quickly we experience a shift in our thoughts, our feelings and body, as EFT releases tension, stress and troubling thoughts. Tapping re-sets our Mind-Body system to a more peaceful, relaxed state and returns us to our resourcefulness.

EFT’s effective mechanisms are proven to:
  • Down-regulate our body’s limbic system (our Threat-Response Cycle)
  • Decrease stress hormones cascading in the body (Cortisol, Adrenaline)
  • Clarify and allow revision of limiting beliefs lodged in the unconscious and neural pathways (Memory Reconsolidation)
  • Remove energy system blocks in the Meridian system pathways (Fingertip Acupressure Stimulation)
  • Address meanings & beliefs adopted from childhood/cultural environment, family, etc. (Epigenetics)
  • Return a sense of power to the individual (Empowering vs. Enabling)
  • As a stress reducer, EFT is unmatched in its speed and effectiveness. The best hospitals in the country acknowledge that over 85% of the conditions they treat are stress-related or caused.
Who Can Use EFT?
The simplest answer is everyone of any age, ethnicity or gender.  EFT Tapping does not discriminate and is universally unconditional in nature.  Children, being the most open-minded group, accept Tapping very easily with great results.  Studies show a marked difference in behaviors between school classrooms that do and do not begin the school day with Tapping. Other age segments report a mixed familiarity with EFT including those who have experienced it reporting positive results. Animals may not be able to tap on themselves but EFT has a profound calming effect when applied manually or as a surrogate.  

Is There Scientific Evidence for EFT?
Yes! There are over 100 field studies to date, with more than 40 published in peer-reviewed journals. These include clinical field trials and results; as well as, randomized controlled studies that are the ‘blue ribbon’ standards of our present health & wellness care systems.  Learn more about the science behind EFT Tapping at this link: https://eftinternational.org/discover-eft-tapping/eft-science-research/

The Best Proof? Your Own Experience

Even though there are many videos you can find on the internet, we recommend you try these simple but powerful techniques with someone professionally trained and certified, for the best experience and quality results.

Experience for yourself EFT’s ability to rapidly change perception, body chemistry and stress response to present or past events. Find out what more than 10 million people across the globe have found: relief, clarity and well-being with Tapping. You can easily feel better, and fast.

Gentle Tapping on these specific meridian points works to release the stress from our bodies that causes most pain, illness and emotional blocks. Learn how EFT Tapping can change your life easily and safely at your own pace.

Karen St. Clair Is an energy psychology practitioner who finds true joy in her practice as she facilitates life-changing outcomes from clearing phobias to fertility and beyond with a mission to help Moms and Dads manage positive parenting. She is the founder of Reiki Tap Renewal®, EFT Tapping Practitioner, PSYCH-K® Facilitator, Matrix Re-Imprinting Practitioner, Usui Reiki Master of Masters and is a member of the Volunteer Reiki Team at Maine Medical Center in direct-patient care. ?KarenStClairEFT.com  207-878-8315