EMOTIONAL FREEDOM
TECHNIQUE

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM
TECHNIQUE

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE

Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is a talking/energy therapy that involves tapping on certain meridian points on the face and body, while focussing on a specific feeling, thought or image. It has been described as ‘psychological acupuncture’, and enables clients to access, and release unconscious beliefs, and past events behind their presenting issues, and ultimately to restore the energy balance in their body.

The specific points to tap are the end-points of the major meridians (meridians are believed to be channels of subtle energy which flow through our body).

This technique has been found to be helpful with a variety of unpleasant, uncomfortable or distressing feelings. Many people have found that it has helped them to relieve strong emotions, such as anxiety, anger, sadness or guilt. It can be helpful both with feelings that would be expected to ease naturally over time and also with long established feelings (such as phobias or post-traumatic stress). In addition, some people have found it helpful with troublesome physical sensations, such as pain, dizziness or cravings.

With some instruction, it is possible for anybody to make use of this technique, but usually an EFT therapist would guide you. Although most people choose to tap on themselves, it is also possible to allow someone else to tap on you. Similarly, you might choose to tap on someone else (with their permission!) in order to help them. One example of this is to tap on young children who are upset.

For many strong feelings, with persistence it can be possible to clear out the feeling completely. Certainly, it is worthwhile to persevere (by using several rounds of EFT) in order to ensure you achieve the maximum effect. Most of the time, you’ll find that things proceed smoothly, but occasionally your feelings become even stronger, or other distressing feelings may temporarily surface. The important thing here is to keep tapping rather than to give up. Continue to focus on whatever the strongest feeling is at that moment, while using further rounds of EFT.

The first step in EFT is to connect to the problem, by focussing and ‘tuning in’, followed by putting the problem into words. This is followed by rating the strength of the problem on a scale of 0 to 10 (SUDS scale). This can be useful in evaluating whether you have achieved any change in the strength of the feeling by the end of the procedure. Having done this, then proceed to the set-up i.e. ‘making a strong positive statement’ about what you want to change while tapping on a certain area of the body. After this you can then proceed to the main part of EFT, the sequence itself, and on completing one round, re-rate on the scale of 0 to 10.

It has been said that being well hydrated can make EFT more effective, along with correcting for ‘neurological disorganisation’ prior to tapping i.e. undertaking counselling or hypnotherapy for emotional clear-out or sorting out mind clutter.

Continue to do rounds of EFT until all aspects of the problem feel clear or are at a comfortable level.

We also offer the following:

CLINICAL
HYPNOTHERAPY
NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING
TIME LINE
THERAPY
CLINICAL
HYPNOTHERAPY
NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING
TIME LINE
THERAPY

Eye Movement Therapy is recognised internationally as an excellent tool for emotional change. It explores undesirable emotions and ways of being, and by teaching resources while inside the problem state, it brings a person more into the present enabling them to stay out of past negative experiences. Essentially, this method involves holding the issue in mind whilst the eyes are moved in different directions. The result is often that the imagery loses its emotional impact and becomes less upsetting.

Touch Therapy is a healing method and when applied it generates slow brain wave activity i.e. Delta waves, along with soothing brain chemicals. When something traumatic happens, it can be recorded in the brain permanently in order to keep us safe, but the consequences of this are not always helpful or wanted. When Touch Therapy is applied to the upper arm, palms and face within certain processes, it delinks the traumatic memory from the distress, so you can remember what happened but it doesn’t bother you anymore.’

Grief Support uses a set of tools to address loss no matter what the cause. Counselling is useful to help people discover why they feel a certain way, but the human heart is not rational and doesn’t respond to intellect. Therefore, in order to heal hearts, we need to take actions that address the heart, rather than the head, to allow the release of the pain, the end to all those “I wish I’d said/not said, I wish I’d done/not done” that tend to keep grievers trapped on the mental hamster wheel of pain.

Life Coaching is aimed at helping people meet goals in their personal/working lives by guiding them in the right direction i.e. as a sports coach might do for a sportsperson, although the methods used by individual life coaches will vary greatly, with NLP being the most popular. Coaching is a beneficial process, allowing people to break their negative belief patterns, act more decisively, and set clear goals towards achieving what they want from life. Anyone visiting a coach needs to be open to new ideas and ways of doing things, and needs to commit to the process.

Stuart House, Union Lane, Ramsey,
Isle of Man, IM8 1BD
Contact Cristina Vasiliu on:
07624 260278 (IOM)
07483 260352 (UK)
info.wellmindexcel@gmail.com
WellMind Excel is located near Ramsey harbour,
behind the Royal Hotel and off Mona Street. We are
on the first floor, in discreet and well-appointed premises.
There is good public parking in the nearby Market Square
and St Pauls Square.
Stuart House, Union Lane, Ramsey,
Isle of Man, IM8 1BD
Contact Cristina Vasiliu on:
07624 260278 (IOM)
07483 260352 (UK)
info.wellmindexcel@gmail.com
WellMind Excel is located near Ramsey harbour, behind the Royal Hotel and off Mona Street.
We are on the first floor, in discreet and
well-appointed premises.
There is good public parking in the nearby Market Square and St Pauls Square.
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