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Emotional Freedom Technique

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“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”

Over 100 studies demonstrate the efficacy of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as an evidence-based therapeutic method. EFT is a swift and efficient self-help intervention, that combines elements of both exposure and cognitive therapy, applying somatic stimulation to acupressure points on the face, top of the head, and body. (1)

Measured against the standards of the American Psychological Association’s Division 12 Task Force on Empirically Validated Treatments, EFT has been found to be an “evidence-based” practice for anxiety, depression, phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, randomized control trials established EFT treatment as effective for physiological issues such as pain, insomnia, and autoimmune conditions; professional and sports performance; and biological markers of stress. (2)

It is a unique version of acupuncture that does not utilize needles.  Instead, the body energy meridians are stimulated by tapping on specific points with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and could be done anywhere. 

EFT developed according to the tenets of Chinese medicine, that recognizes emotional imbalance as the root of Qi (energy) disruption and the true cause of dis-ease.

The two primary applications of EFT  are:

  1. Self-Care – This method of gentle tapping on specific meridian points while tuning into an issue, helps you relieve stress and produce an inner sense of relief and a feeling of being in the moment. Usually self-administered, it could also be guided by someone else, maybe in a group or in a video. Tapping this way can ease you rapidly into a soothing feeling of calmness. 
  2. Assisted EFT – A 1-to-1, client-centered care facilitated by your EFT practitioner. With a series of EFT sessions, we focus on your unique subjective experience, emotionally triggering events, or any presenting challenges for the purpose of gaining clarity and resolution. The process supports your progress when making changes (emotional and/or physical), by shifting limited thought processes, resolving past traumas, and allowing implementation of successful ways to open up to true sense of fulfillment and well-being.

Through practice, training, and mentoring, in time you will be able to self-administer EFT in sessions similarly to the Practitioner-Assisted ones and ultimately implement tapping as an effective tool for your personal growth.


1.Bach, D., Groesbeck, G., Stapleton, P., Sims, R., Blickheuser, K., & Church, D. (2019). Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Improves Multiple Physiological Markers of Health. Journal of evidence-based integrative medicine, 24, 2515690X18823691.

2.Church, D., Stapleton, P., Vasudevan, A., & O’Keefe, T. (2022). Clinical EFT as an evidence-based practice for the treatment of psychological and physiological conditions: A systematic review. Frontiers in psychology, 13, 951451.