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 discovery as well as a fast-evolving therapy within the area of Energy Psychology which is capturing the interest of healers, researchers, spiritualists and lay individuals.
Frequently referred to as "Psychological acupressure", the technique functions by releasing obstructions within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and also discomfort. These blockages in our power system, in addition to testing us psychologically, frequently bring about limiting ideas and also behaviours as well as a lack of ability to live life sympathetically. Resulting symptoms are either emotional and also/ or physical and also include lack of confidence and also self-confidence, feeling stuck anxious or depressed, or the appearance of uncontrollable and habit forming practices. It is also now ultimately widely approved that emotional disharmony is a vital factor in physical symptoms as well as dis-ease and therefore these techniques are being thoroughly made use of on physical concerns, consisting of chronic disease with often astonishing outcomes. As such these techniques are being accepted an increasing number of in medical and also psychological circles in addition to in the range of psychotherapies and also healing disciplines.
An EFT treatment includes making use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the end factors of power meridians that are positioned just below the surface of the skin. The therapy is non-invasive and also works with the values of making change as easy and also as pain cost-free as possible.
EFT is a good sense approach that draws its power from Eastern explorations that have been around for over 5,000 years. Actually Albert Einstein additionally informed us back in the 1920's that every little thing (including our bodies) is composed of energy. These concepts have actually been greatly overlooked by Western Healing Practices and as they are introduced in our existing times, human process is resuming itself to the failed to remember reality that everything is Energy and also the capacity that this offers us.
In the brief time considering that it's beginning by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has supplied countless individuals with remedy for all manner of problems as well as conditions, usually in startlingly quick time and after long as well as uncomfortable periods of searching for a remedy. The variety of successful treatments have actually varied from trauma as well as abuse, anxieties, self undermining behaviour patterns, to deep collection emotional problems of anxiousness and depression, dependencies, physical disease, to name but a few.
EFT is drawing attention from the broad range of healing experts; from the scientists to the spiritualists as well as every person in between. It is at the heart of the rejoining of the old and also brand-new standards.
EFT restores understanding and trust in the natural recovery capacities of our mind and body, giving ground-breaking possibilities to achieving physical as well as emotional well-being in a faster amount of time.
Because the techniques are so straightforward, they can be used efficiently as a self-help tool, which encourages people to actively add to their own recovery as well as growth procedure. This helps with a much faster relief procedure, formerly thought impossible by healthcare specialists who promoted lengthy (& frequently painful) hrs in psychotherapeutic or medical care, commonly with minimal outcomes. These techniques do not reject the medical and psychotherapeutic occupations, yet rather serve to add to an alternative recovery process.
EFT works to clear such disruptions and also eliminate the resulting emotional action or strength to restore emotional consistency and deal remedy for physical pain.
This is done by focusing on the specific problem whilst tapping with fingers on the end points of energy meridians. The mix of sending kinetic energy to our power system, whilst discovering and also concentrating on origin, assists in a "correcting" of the energy system thereby removing the "short circuit" to the body's discovered reaction or adverse emotion.
It began in 1980, with a psycho therapist by the name of Roger Callahan, and also a person with an extreme anxiety of water. Mary's anxiety of water regulated her life as well as maintained her from day-to-day activities.
Callahan and also Mary had been dealing with this trouble together for over a year. Finally, Mary developed the nerve to sit within sight of the pool at Dr. Callahan's home. Also doing this caused Mary severe distress, and though she located methods to deal with the intense concern and also emotional discomfort, she did not overcome her phobia. They discussed her trouble, and also ways to overcome it, however without success.
Dr. Callahan had actually recently been researching standard Chinese medications, and learning regarding meridians. Remembering that there was an acupuncture point for the stomach meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to touch there, believing it could treat her stomach pains.
Also more extremely, her fear of water disappeared, also! She ran down to the pool and also started splashing herself with water, expressing joy in her newly found freedom from anxiety.
Based upon this exploration, Dr. Callahan began a series of examinations to create and improve this technique, which he termed Idea Field Therapy. Gary Craig trained under Dr. Callahan's tutoring in the 1990's, learning the treatments for TFT. As time passed, Craig started to observe some issues with TFT, elements that he saw were unneeded problems.
TFT required experts to touch on a particular sequence of meridians (called a formula) for each different trouble. Detecting the problem needed a technique called muscular tissue testing, wherein the expert would gauge the family member strength of a muscular tissue, while the patient explored numerous thoughts or statements.
Craig observed duplicated situations in which the problem was improperly identified or the practitioner touched out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the individual was still helped. Based upon these observations, he ended that it did not matter where order the meridian points were touched.
Gary created EFT as a streamlined, boosted variation of the principles behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one standard, simple series of points to touch, whatever the circumstance.
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