I think that every practitioner who uses EFT as a tool for helping another person heal, finds themselves being asked two important questions; what is EFT and how does EFT work? We each find our own way to build a bridge to describe EFT, either as a stress reduction technique, that it’s a form of emotional acupuncture without needles, or that it’s an energy healing technique or perhaps spoke of as a form of imaginal exposure that is paired with midbrain hyper-arousal and subsequent counter-conditioning through percussive acupoint stimulation. Well, maybe not too many use the latter explanation, though it certainly can be found described that way accurately.
A study found that women that believed that they had a greater chance of having heart disease actually had a 3 times greater incidence of heart disease, after all other risk factors were ruled out. Another study found that close to 100% of those people that went for surgery with a “death wish” or wanting to reconnect with a loved one who had passed, would die in surgery or immediately afterwards. More evidence of nocebo validation was found