Even those just starting out with tapping know that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) works via the meridian system. I know that when I am explaining tapping to the uninitiated I will just say, “It is like acupuncture without needles.” When Roger Callahan first developed Thought Field Therapy (TFT), the precursor to EFT, he devised a system of tapping in which specific points were matched to particular issues. When Gary Craig developed EFT he decided that instead of determining which exact point would be best to tap on, it would be better just tap on all of them. For years I have wanted to learn more about the complexities of the meridian system. I have also wondered if that knowledge might improve my tapping. In this week’s podcast my conversation with Beth Kearn, an acupuncturist, helped me to figure that out.
Guest: Beth Kearn
Contact Beth: web @ louisvillewellcenter.com
About Beth: Beth is a fully licensed acupuncturist in the State of Colorado. She is a certified Diplomat (Dipl.Ac) by the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed the four-year program at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, CO. ITEA is a Classical Five-Element Acupuncture school. In addition to acupuncture, Beth is also an advanced Neuro-Structural Integration Technique (NST) practitioner. Beth is a teacher at ITEA and loves sharing this amazing form of acupuncture with students. She is available to bring acupuncture and NST to businesses and groups and give lectures on many topics including acupuncture, depression/anxiety, grief, women’s issues, and much more.
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - is a reasonably new exploration and also a fast-evolving therapy within the area of Power Psychology which is catching the interest of healers, scientists, fortune-tellers and also lay individuals.
Typically referred to as "Emotional acupressure", the technique works by launching blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and pain. These obstructions in our power system, in addition to testing us mentally, frequently cause limiting beliefs as well as behaviours and also a failure to live life harmoniously. Resulting symptoms are either emotional as well as/ or physical and include lack of confidence as well as self-confidence, sensation stuck anxious or clinically depressed, or the emergence of uncontrollable and addictive behaviours. It is also now finally widely accepted that emotional disharmony is a key factor in physical symptoms and dis-ease as well as therefore these techniques are being extensively utilized on physical concerns, consisting of chronic disease with usually impressive outcomes. Therefore these techniques are being approved more and more in clinical as well as psychiatric circles as well as in the range of psychotherapies and also healing disciplines.
An EFT treatment includes making use of fingertips as opposed to needles to touch on completion points of power meridians that are situated simply below the surface of the skin. The therapy is non-invasive and also works on the principles of making modification as simple and also as discomfort complimentary as feasible.
EFT is a good sense method that attracts its power from Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein also informed us back in the 1920's that everything (including our bodies) is made up of energy. These ideas have actually been mostly overlooked by Western Recovery Practices and also as they are introduced in our present times, human process is resuming itself to the neglected reality that whatever is Energy and the potential that this supplies us.
In the brief time given that it's inception by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has offered hundreds of people with remedy for all type of problems and problems, typically in startlingly quick time and after long as well as unpleasant durations of searching for a treatment. The diversity of successful treatments have actually ranged from trauma and also abuse, anxieties, self screwing up behaviour patterns, to deep set emotional problems of anxiety and also depression, addictions, physical ailment, to call yet a few.
EFT is drawing attention from the wide spectrum of healing professionals; from the scientists to the spiritualists as well as everybody between. It goes to the heart of the rejoining of the old and new paradigms.
EFT brings back understanding and also count on the all-natural recovery abilities of our mind and body, offering ground-breaking possibilities to accomplishing physical and emotional wellness in a faster amount of time.
Because the techniques are so easy, they can be utilized properly as a self-help device, which equips individuals to proactively contribute to their very own healing and also advancement procedure. This assists in a much faster alleviation process, formerly thought difficult by health care experts who advocated prolonged (& commonly painful) hrs in psychotherapeutic or treatment, typically with restricted outcomes. These techniques do not discredit the clinical and psychotherapeutic occupations, yet instead offer to add to an alternative recovery procedure.
EFT functions to clear such disruptions as well as remove the resulting emotional action or intensity to restore emotional harmony and also deal relief from physical pain.
This is done by concentrating on the details trouble whilst touching with fingers on the end points of energy meridians. The mix of sending kinetic energy to our power system, whilst uncovering and concentrating on root causes, facilitates a "straightening out" of the power system consequently eliminating the "short circuit" to the body's discovered response or unfavorable emotion.
It began in the 1980s, with a psychotherapist by the name of Roger Callahan, and an individual with an extreme anxiety of water. Mary's anxiety of water regulated her life as well as kept her from everyday tasks. She was not able to take her kids to the coastline and was incapable to drive near the sea; she grew scared when it drizzled, and also could not even endure the view of water on TV. She had vivid nightmares entailing water.
Callahan as well as Mary had been working with this trouble with each other for over a year. Lastly, Mary worked up the courage to sit within sight of the swimming pool at Dr. Callahan's house. Also doing this caused Mary severe distress, and also though she discovered ways to handle the intense fear as well as emotional discomfort, she did not overcome her fear. They reviewed her problem, and how to overcome it, yet without success.
Dr. Callahan had recently been researching typical Chinese medicines, and finding out concerning meridians. Bearing in mind that there was an acupuncture point for the tummy meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to tap there, thinking it may treat her belly discomforts.
Also much more amazingly, her fear of water disappeared, as well! She ran down to the swimming pool as well as began splashing herself with water, being glad in her newfound freedom from worry.
Based on this exploration, Dr. Callahan began a collection of investigations to create and also refine this technique, which he called Thought Field Treatment. Gary Craig trained under Dr. Callahan's tutoring in the 1990's, discovering the procedures for TFT. As time passed, Craig started to observe some problems with TFT, facets that he saw were unneeded difficulties.
TFT called for experts to tap on a certain series of meridians (called a formula) for each various problem. Detecting the problem called for a technique called muscular tissue testing, in which the expert would certainly measure the family member toughness of a muscle mass, while the person discovered different ideas or statements.
Craig observed repeated circumstances in which the problem was incorrectly diagnosed or the specialist tapped out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the client was still assisted. Based upon these monitorings, he wrapped up that it did not matter where order the meridian points were tapped.
Gary Craig established EFT as a streamlined, improved version of the principles behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one fundamental, straightforward series of points to touch, whatever the circumstance.
Due to the fact that of this, thousands of people have made use of Tapping for health problems as well as to resolve emotional issues. Tapping experts have studied the techniques and educated to take on extra complicated and also challenging instances, as well as these dedicated practitioners report even more effective applications daily.