Ongoing trauma, stress, and negative emotional experiences can disrupt the natural energy of the body contributing to disease. If we are in a negative emotional environment and do not see the light at the end of the tunnel, we are heading for possibly serious health issues down the road. We may be able to change our circumstances and escape the onslaught of constant negative traumatic events. That would be ideal. However, if you’re in a situation where that may not be possible, the next best thing would be to neutralize this negative toxic energy, so that you are not so adversely affected by it. That’s where E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique or often called “tapping” can help you.
Most people with a chronic illness like cancer have experienced some traumatic things in their lives, such as bankruptcy, divorce, betrayal, guilt, and failure that is left some deep emotional scars.
What is EFT?
“EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture only we don’t use needles. We tune into the emotional issue by simply making some statement about it, then we balance the energy system by stimulating the meridian points (acupuncture points) by tapping gently with our fingers on these points” – Gary Craig founder of EFT
“Some day the medical profession will wake up and realize that unresolved emotional issues are the main cause of 85% of all illnesses. When they do, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) will be one of their primary healing tools …. as it is for me.” Eric Robins, MD –
EFT Meridian Therapy is a self-healing approach based on the view that the body and mind are inextricably intertwined, and healing happens in both areas. We must trust that the body/mind we call our “self” has an innate wisdom and will provide whatever each of us needs in order to restore health. Healing occurs when we tune in to the problem while gently tapping acupuncture points on the face, hands, and upper body to balance the energy” says Gloria Arenson in her book Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing.
Gary Graig goes on to explain “It might help if you compare the energy flow in your body to that of a TV set. As long as the electricity flows through your TV normally, the sound and picture are both clear. But what would happen if you took off the back of the TV set and poked a screwdriver amongst all that “electronic spaghetti?” You would, quite obviously, disrupt or reroute the flow of electricity and an electric “zzzzzt” would occur inside. The picture and sound would become erratic. The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. In the same manner, when our energy systems become imbalanced, we have an electrical “zzzzzt” effect going on inside. Straighten out this “zzzzzt” by tapping and the negative emotion goes away. It’s that simple. Subtle energies course throughout the body. These subtle energies are also the centerpiece of acupuncture and, as a result, EFT and acupuncture are cousins. “
EFT helps you handle the daily challenges such as food addictions, anger, sadness, loneliness, pain, fear, rejection, guilt, relationship problems and emotional traumas.
The founder of EFT, Gary Craig explains the power of EFT
Gary Craig goes on to relate, “We spent 6 days there using EFT to help our Vietnam vets get beyond the horrible memories of war. They had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is among the most severe forms of emotional disorders known. Every day these men relive catastrophes of war….like being forced to shoot innocent civilians (including young children)….burying people in open trenches….and watching their own dear friends die or become dismembered. The sounds of gunfire, bombs, and screams ricochet in their heads day and night. Sometimes only drugs ease the ever-present aches of war. They sweat. They cry. They have headaches and anxiety attacks. They are depressed and in pain. They have fears and phobias and are afraid to go to sleep at night because of their nightmares. Many have been in therapy for 20 years….with very little relief. I still remember how thrilled I was when the VA invited Adrienne and me to bring EFT to our soldiers. They gave us free rein to counsel with these men in any way we wanted. This would be the ultimate test regarding the power of EFT. If all it did was make a modest, but noticeable, difference in the lives of these severely disabled men, most people would have considered it successful. In fact, it did much more. The VA didn’t pay us. They didn’t have a budget for outside help like this. In fact, we had to pay for our own airfares, hotel bills, meals and car rentals. But we didn’t care. We would have paid much more just for the opportunity. One of the Vietnam vets was Rich, who had been in therapy for 17 years for his PTSD. He had over 100 haunting war memories, many of which he relived daily. A major height phobia….aggravated by having made over 50 parachute jumps. Insomnia….it took him 3 or 4 hours to get to sleep every night — even under quite strong medication. After using EFT with him, every trace of those problems vanished. Like most people, Rich had a hard time believing that these rather strange appearing procedures would work. But he was willing to give them a try. We started with his height phobia and after about 15 minutes with EFT, it was gone. He tested it by going several stories up in a building and looking down over a fire escape. To his amazement, he had no phobic reaction whatsoever. We then applied EFT to several of his most intense war memories and neutralized all of them within an hour. He still remembers them, of course, but they no longer have any emotional charge. We taught the techniques to Rich (just as you can be taught through our course) so he could, by himself, work on the rest of his war memories. Within a few days, they were all neutralized. They no longer bothered him. As a result, the insomnia went away and so did the insomnia medication (with the supervision of his physician). Two months later I spoke with Rich on the phone. He was still free of the problems. That’s real emotional freedom. It’s the end of years of torment. It’s like walking out of a prison. And….I had the privilege of handing him the keys!!! Man….what a feeling. This is the promise of EFT. Master it and you can do for yourself, and others, what happened for Rich.
Anthony was so frightened by his war experiences that he was afraid to go into a public place….like a restaurant….for fear a Vietnamese soldier would come in firing an AK47. He would freeze up at the mere thought of it. He knew, of course, it wasn’t logical but that didn’t make the fear any better. That’s what PTSD is like. After using EFT, Anthony went with us to a crowded restaurant and, in his words, he “didn’t have a nickel’s worth of anxiety.”