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How Does EFT Work? Exploring the Mechanisms of Emotional Freedom Techniques

Every practitioner employing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) inevitably faces two fundamental questions: What is EFT, and how does it work? Over time, various explanations have emerged, ranging from it being a therapeutic and self help stress reduction technique to theories involving neurobiological mechanisms and even subtle energy systems of the body. In this article, we’ll…

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How to Reduce Cortisol Levels with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Cortisol has often been referred to as the primary stress hormone and it plays a crucial role in our body’s response to ongoing stress. While absolutely essential for our survival, chronically elevated levels of cortisol can lead to a wide variety of health issues, including anxiety, depression, weight gain, and sleep disturbances. Fortunately, there are…

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Understanding Money Trauma

Money trauma is a complex issue that can deeply affect your relationship to your finances which often stems from various sources such as childhood experiences, financial hardship, negative beliefs, and inherited patterns. Childhood experiences, such as growing up in a financially unstable environment or witnessing money-related conflicts between parents, can leave lasting emotional and psychological…

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7 Reasons to Join EFT International as a Practitioner

If you are an EFT practitioner or perhaps you are interested in becoming one, joining EFT International (EFTi) could be a very helpful step for your professional growth. EFTi  is the largest international charity organization dedicated solely to EFT and run by volunteers. In this article, we’ll explore five compelling reasons why you should consider…

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What’s Energy Got To Do With It? – The State of Energy Psychology Research

This article has been reposted with permission from the American Holistic Nurses Association in the journal Connections in Hositic Nursing Research, Copyright 2023 www.ahna.org  By John Freedom, CEHP John Freedom, CEHP, is a counselor, educator and trainer in private practice in Santa Rosa, California. The author of Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique, he serves…

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Parrot Phrasing vs Paraphrasing; Using Clean Language in Your EFT Sessions

Clean language is a concept that originated in the field of psychotherapy. It has been integrated and adopted in various fields including coaching, education, and business. At its core, clean language is a communication technique that involves asking questions and using language in a way that is neutral, non-judgmental, and free of assumptions. The idea…

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EFT; A Cutting Edge Fourth Wave Somatic Trauma Release Tool

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a set of somatic trauma release modalities that focuses on the connection between the body and the mind. These techniques involves tapping on specific points on the body while focusing on a traumatic event or negative emotion. One might also make the case that EFT uses counterconditioning, gentle exposure (Exposure…

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Dissociation, Trauma Capsules and the Parasympathetic Nervous System

The experience of childhood adversity, trauma and or abuse can have a profound impact on a person’s mental and physical health. One of the ways this can manifest is through something called dissociation, which is a defense mechanism in which an individual disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, and experiences to cope with overwhelming stress. Dissociation…

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How EFT Tapping Can Complement Traditional Therapy: A Case Study

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a powerful and effective tool for addressing a wide range of emotional and physical issues. Also referred to as “tapping” or as “meridian tapping,” EFT involves the stimulation of repetitive finger point tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on a specific situation and/or emotion in one’s…

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Why Creating a Niche Specialty for your EFT Business can be so Powerful

Specializing or niching your EFT practice supports you in being recognized as an expert in that particular field. What field you might ask. This can be as varied as your interest or passions allow. Your niche can also be broader or more specific. A small sampling could be broader, for example women struggling with emotional…

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The Importance of EFT Practitioners Clearing Their Own Problems

The following is an article written by Israeli EFT Practitioner Jenny Eshed. Even though this was originally submitted to Gary Craig’s old website in 2009 we’ve asked the author for permission to repost it here as we still come across these issues especially amongst those who aren’t formally trained, certified or accredited. By Jenny Eshed…

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Taking Appropriate Steps After a Client Complaint

What do you do if a client lodges a complaint against you as an EFT Practitioner? Most of us don’t want to think of this possibility. Unfortunately, anyone can lodge a complaint, at any time, whether it is founded or not. My intent for sharing this information is not to instill fear but to provide…

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