The Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT: Tapping Your Way Into Wholeness

In our everyday lives, there are many factors that could affect our emotional and cognitive states, which might negatively affect our normal functioning. Each day, we strive to be better but there are still occurrences that could lead us into being in a constant state of distress. Taking medication isn’t a good long-term plan as many side effects could prove more detrimental to health. Have you ever wondered if there are better ways to relieve stress, anxiety, fear, and emotional trauma?

Many of us seek alternative answers, and fortunately, there is an easy and painless way to achieve that improved way of life that everyone strives for. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Tapping is the way to address our worries and distress. Many users say that this technique has been helping a lot in coping with their anxiety, fears, and emotional traumas. This is a simple procedure that aids them to feel positive and better quickly.

What is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Tapping?

Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is a technique that includes tapping the “energy meridians” which have endpoints scattered along the face and body. The tapping procedure is performed to relieve negative emotional tension as well as physical tension, in order to promote a deeper connection within the mind and body. The method is basically stimulating acupressure points to help people deal with these “energy blocks” that they would feel or experience.

The EFT tapping approach was first introduced in the late 1990s by Gary Craig. It is a type of therapy that is considered a safe and effective mind and body treatment, borrowing from the concept of acupuncture. It is often referred to as “needle-free” therapy where we use fingers to energize certain meridian points along the face and body. Since 1995, several variations of EFT modalities have been made accessible to more and more people. The focus of which, is to educate people further on how to use the techniques in order to overcome their psychological difficulties and common medical ailments.

At present, there are hundreds of clinical trials and scientific papers in which Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is shown. It is also backed by peer-reviewed psychological and medical journals, which have demonstrated positive and fruitful outcomes. These include several mixed outcome studies, researches, controlled trials, and article reviews by researchers and investigators from many outstanding institutions and schools such as Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, Purdue University, The University of Arizona and many more.

What’s EFT for?

EFT can be utilized to help in managing psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, stress, and traumas, this can also handle physical discomforts. Tapping certain points of the face and body can be effectively used for the following conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Short-term or chronic stress
  • Muscular tension and joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Sugar cravings
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Emotional eating (food cravings)
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping
  • Negative or limiting beliefs

Key Benefits of Emotional Freedom Technique

There are endless possibilities that we could gain from receiving EFT Tapping Therapy for the betterment of ourselves. Since EFT is an evidence-based practice, each one enumerated below is based on studies and trials.

  • EFT for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

In the progression of overcoming stress and other associated symptoms, EFT has been revealed to aid in the process. Restlessness, trouble sleeping, fatigue, and chronic pain. In scientific studies, EFT also has shown that it aids with the coping with depression.

In the study mentioned, the participants of the training for EFT Tapping have felt significant decline in levels of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, pain, and cravings. In that certain controlled population of participants, their heart rates, cortisol, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure were monitored and there were major improvements found in their mental and physical states. There were some pieces of evidence that EFT can work by aiding to lower cortisol levels as it is one of the primary stress hormones contributing to many emotional impediments, especially when high levels are sustained for long periods of time.

EFT aids stress, anxiety, and depression by lowering contributing factors to these psychological problems that many could possess. As these three ailments could coexist with each other, EFT tapping therapy helps in decreasing stress levels and supports the ability for people to cope more easily with their situations.

  • EFT for Psychological Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

EFT has demonstrated effectiveness in treating emotional traumas, post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, and other related indications of trauma since EFT uses positive affirmations to ourselves. Through the self-engagement and the acupuncture-based therapy, it has been found to be more effective as it involves both the mind and body.

Managing and understanding your emotional experiences with the help of a professional therapist could uplift not only your body but also improve your emotional condition. With the use of EFT, you can turn your difficult feelings into a more positive and adaptive state that promotes betterment and improvement of quality of life. Tapping’s main goal is to change your overall health and well-being. Its efficacy has been researched deeply by many different groups all over the world that are suffering from psychological trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder to get the treatment’s full potential for people in need of healing.

  • EFT for Chronic Joint or Muscle Pains and Headaches

Not only for our psychological needs but also for our physical necessities, that is what EFT tapping brings us. Numerous studies have been made to prove that EFT can aid in dealing with sufferers of tension headaches, those people with fibromyalgia which causes pain all over the body, those with chronic injuries and pain.

Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping therapy could help in reducing the pain of the said ailments above. The tapping could also improve the lifestyle limitations of the person who will be using the technique and it would be beneficial for their mentality as many trials have been made and found out that EFT has helped to reduce the severity of the pains of tension headaches, chronic muscle and joint pains across the body and as well as the frequency of it. EFT could boost your activity level and enhance your everyday living in order to always be at your best.

  • EFT for Trouble Sleeping and Insomnia

Having issues or trouble sleeping can be caused by daytime problems such as anxiety. Experts would say that you are supposed to sleep within just 20 minutes as you nestle yourself in bed at night. If you are one of those people who would lay in bed for hours before they sleep, Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping therapy is right for you!

Tapping certain points on the face and body helps you attain that early sleeping time that you are trying to achieve. Along with it are positive affirmations while tapping which can support your ability to focus on having a good night’s sleep. The stimulation of the tapping process would settle your mind in the process as if encouraging it to be calmer and to remain focused on one’s state rather than on the thoughts that keep creeping in. Tapping those acupressure points would help release and let go of tension in the mind and body, making it easier to fall asleep.

  • EFT for Athletic Performance and Healthier Diet and Lifestyle

A study published in Open Sports Sciences, has examined the effects of EFT tapping on people taking part in sports as a part of a psychophysiological intervention for athletes. There was a spike in performance levels among these athletes. It was found that they did better on the next set of free throws and vertical jump heights after a 15-minute treatment of EFT. The treatment process involves setting the mind to be more confident and gain more focus. It also promotes lessening of stress and anxiety levels of athletes.

The Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping therapy also supports a healthier diet and lifestyle in many ways. Since EFT tapping can decrease the production of stress hormones like cortisol. Employing this innovative way of biohacking, it can be very beneficial to many in managing appetite especially when you are in a stressful and emotional state. Emotional eating can be easily coped with the use of tapping and even little to larger food cravings can easily be suppressed. 

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Tapping with UNLTD

Learn, heal and prosper with us to get the most out of you. In UNLTD, we have practiced EFT tapping for 4 years now and we advocate the need to awaken the self-healer within everyone. We are here to help you unleash your full potential of healing yourself in many advanced but truly practical ways. The potential to harness within us is quite simply, unlimited.

Together with Eli Abela, the first and only Human Potential™ (Bulletproof™) Coach and the “Biohacking Pioneer” in the Philippines, UNLTD does not only offer services but also gives more access to alternative wellness modalities such as Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping. We are committed to providing relief to people who are suffering from pain and other unseen difficulties within themselves. With EFT Tapping, we want to deliver the balance for everyone’s optimum performance and boost your day-to-day productivity.

Get in touch with us today and start tapping your way to wholeness!

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