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EFT: The Emotional Freedom Technique / Tapping
“Turns off your body’s Fight, Flight, Freeze stress response and sends a calming signal to your brain.”
What is EFT Tapping?
EFT the Emotional Freedom Technique is a combination of ancient Chinese medicine and modern psychology. It’s also called Tapping because you tap on your body’s acupressure points to balance the body’s energy called “qi”. It’s often referred to as acupuncture without needles. Balancing your body’s energy with EFT provides relief from anxiety. It is a natural approach with no known side effects.
Why is EFT so effective?
Anxiety triggers are stored in the part of the brain called the limbic system, sometimes called the “reptilian brain”.
The limbic system is responsible for our survival by alerting us to danger through the body’s fight, flight, freeze anxiety / stress response. The limbic system is so sensitive to danger that it can activate this stress response automatically. Sometimes without you being aware of the perceived danger. It is an involuntary response designed to keep you safe.
Tapping sends a calming signal to the part of the brain where anxiety triggers are stored. Thus calming the body’s fight, flight, freeze anxiety / stress response. Leaving you feeling more calm, relaxed and in control.
The Science Behind Tapping
Studies done at Harvard Medical School discovered that it is possible to reduce your body’s stress / anxiety response by stimulating the same acupoints used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These studies focused on acupuncture but follow up studies demonstrated a light pressure on acupoints, as in EFT tapping, could also produce similar results.
EFT is backed by research in the science of mind body healing. By tapping on acupoints a calming signal is sent to the limbic system where anxiety triggers are stored.
EFT researcher have identified that EFT lowers brain waves associated with fear and lowers stress hormones thus returning your body to a state of relaxation.
A study by Dr. Dawson Church, noted EFT expert, found that an hour-long EFT tapping session could reduce cortisol levels (a stress hormone) by 24% and in some participants up to almost 50%. This is important as stress hormones are known to create physical symptoms and stress related illnesses.
EFT is a relatively new approach. However, many men and women find EFT to be one of the easiest and most effective ways to decrease anxiety and reduce the effects of stress on the body.
How Can I Learn EFT?
EFT is simple to learn. Click here to download the EFT Beginner’s Guide.
Caution: When using EFT for anxiety, it is best to use it under the direction of a licensed psychotherapist / anxiety specialist as a component of anxiety treatment.
Call Margaret Ann Kellogg at 972-768-4795 — or use our contact form — if you would like to discuss how EFT can benefit you.