EFT is a powerful healing modality discovered by Gary Craig and based on the modification and reintegration of energy fields. EFT seeks to address imbalances within an individual’s energy system, as well as the energetic influence of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions on the body. The prevailing premise of EFT is that the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies are important for physical, spiritual, and emotional health, and for fostering well-being. EFT uses the ancient Chinese meridian system with a gentle tapping procedure which stimulates designated meridian end points on the face and body while focusing on issues of emotional intensity in order to release the intensity and reframe the issues.
Not only is EFT a highly effective therapeutic modality, where positive and profound shifts can often be experienced very quickly, it’s also an accessible self-help tool that can be learned with relative ease by almost anyone, including children. At minimum, EFT may be used as a go-to stress-relief tool to calm overwhelming emotions. In my experience and as indicated by randomized controlled trials, EFT can facilitate the healing of serious emotional and physical conditions, including PTSD.
To this date, there are hundreds of clinical trials that have studied the efficacy of EFT with significant and positive outcomes for treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, fears and phobias, pain, and addictions. One of the findings is that EFT has a calming effect on the amgydala, the “smoke detector” of the brain, which results in a rapid reduction in maladaptive fear responses. And one hour of EFT has been shown to reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, by 50%.
For more information on some of this research, please see http://stressproject.org/scientific-research/randomized-control-trials/ and/or Thetappingsolution.com “science.”
Matrix Reimprinting (MR) is a technique created by Karl Dawson which utilizes EFT to access, transform and integrate parts of the Self disconnected and fragmented by trauma. With elements of soul retrieval and inner child therapy, MR is profound in its ability to tap into traumas stored at the unconscious level and transform them into internal resources, restoring coherence, aliveness, and connection.