| EFT stands
for Emotional Freedom Technique. It is a system of Mind/Body healing
work created by Gary Craig.
EFT is derived from the work of Dr Roger Callahan, a very progressive
therapist in California who, over 30 years ago, stumbled upon the
discovery that by working with the meridian system used in Chinese
Medicine, a person could get very quick relief from distressing
Gary Craig graduated with a degree in engineering from Stanford
University. He had an extremely intense interest in personal development
techniques. Eventually, he found out about the work of Dr. Roger
Callahan's system, TFT (Thought Field Therapy).
TFT was a very intricate system of healing emotional and physical
issues by tapping on the energy meridians in specific sequences.
Gary Craig took an interest in wanting to learn TFT from Dr.Callahan
and signed on to be trained in TFT. After some time of working with
Dr. Callahan, Gary Craig scrutinized TFT closely and, through experimentation,
discovered that it could be greatly simplified and still produce
outstanding results. Gary Craig's simplified version of this meridian
tapping became EFT.
The Chinese have been working with the science of managing the
energy flow of meridians for over 5000 years with great success.
The science of guiding the body's energy system is a tried and true
method---to say the least.
EFT is essentially an emotional/psychological form of acupuncture
that stimulates these meridians by simply tapping on them instead
of using needles. By tapping on specific points on the body, people
are relieved of all kinds of anxieties, traumatic memories, fears,
phobias, self-rejection issues, and countless physical maladies
often fade away also.
When EFT is skillfully applied, issues that often take months or
years can take hours or minutes to be resolved in many cases.
For those that are skeptical, not only is there EFT to look to
for evidence of amazing results. With this wave of evidence showing
that working with the body's energy system gets great results, the
term Energy Psychology has been created. A person could see that
the systems TFT, TAT, NAEM, EDxTM, THM and MTT are also systems
that are cousins to EFT, and are getting positive results as well.
There is no shortage of evidence out there proving the validity
of Energy therapy methods.
Dr Bruce Lipton, author of "Biology of Belief", one of
the foremost scholars in the field of Mind/Body healing has said
that "EFT is a simple, profoundly powerful process that can
influence gene activity, health and behavior". This is not
a "New Age-y" speaker, but a brilliant scholar/scientist
with outstanding credentials and research studies on the validity
of Body/Mind healing
There are many other quotes from very respected scientists, healers,
teachers, doctors, therapists and authors from all over the world
that could have been included on here. I saved more of those for
the "EFT research" section, but at least you got a taste
of the kind of respect EFT gets.
EFT is a wonderful gift to the world that has the ability the transform
lives in a very quick and profound way. I hope you can take advantage
of this amazing tool.