Our discomfort can come from past situations that we’re still dwelling on or from events that we’ve pushed down inside. EFT is a great tool that I use when coaching, to help my clients express their emotions and find balance and harmony in their lives again.
What’s EFT ? EFT means Emotional Freedom Technique; it’s a technique created at the beginning of the 90s by Gary Craig, an American engineer and graduate of Stanford University. EFT can be summed up as acupuncture without the needles, and is also called tapping.
How does it work? By tapping on several different points located on our meridians, especially on our hands, face and chest, blocked emotions are released (this is why it’s compared to acupuncture). While tapping on these points, we say sentences in relation to our problem, out loud.
Why does it work? When we’re emotionally disturbed, our amygdala creates a response to stress. When we stimulate some acupuncture points, this response is lowered because our brain generates chemical reactions to counter the emotional disturbance, and therefore cancel it out.
What are some of the benefits of EFT?
Less stress, anxiety and depression
Less achy joints and headaches
Preparation for a good night’s sleep
No more fear
Here are the results that some of my clients got after an EFT session:
Anxiety due to lockdown => fear of lack => feeling calm and at peace
Anxiety/stress caused by his stepfather’s traumatizing behavior => great sadness, solitude, fear of dying => feeling protected, calm and pity for his stepfather
Suffering at work, fear of being face-to-face with her boss => a lot of anger and feeling of injustice => feeling soothed, relaxed and accepting of what happened
Guilt/sadness after an abortion => need to forgive herself => feeling soothed and accepting of what happened
A lot of anger => need to be heard => feeling calm, warm inside and well
Worry/sadness after an argument => need to reconnect to self => feeling soothed, re-aligned and grounded