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 relatively brand-new exploration and a fast-evolving treatment within the area of Energy Psychology which is capturing the focus of healers, researchers, spiritualists and lay people.
Commonly referred to as "Mental acupressure", the technique functions by releasing blockages within the power system which are the source of emotional intensity and pain. These blockages in our energy system, in addition to testing us psychologically, typically bring about restricting ideas and behaviours and an inability to live life harmoniously. Resulting symptoms are either emotional as well as/ or physical as well as include lack of confidence and self-confidence, feeling stuck anxious or clinically depressed, or the appearance of uncontrollable and also addictive behaviours. It is additionally now finally commonly approved that emotional disharmony is a crucial factor in physical signs and dis-ease as well as therefore these techniques are being extensively made use of on physical issues, consisting of chronic health problem with often remarkable results. These techniques are being approved even more and more in clinical as well as psychological circles as well as in the variety of psychotherapies and also recovery disciplines.
An EFT treatment involves the use of fingertips instead of needles to touch on the end factors of power meridians that are positioned simply underneath the surface of the skin. The therapy is non-invasive and services the ethos of making adjustment as simple and as discomfort free as possible.
EFT is a good sense method that attracts its power from Eastern explorations that have been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein also informed us back in the 1920's that every little thing (including our bodies) is made up of power. These suggestions have been mainly overlooked by Western Recovery Practices and as they are unveiled in our existing times, human process is reopening itself to the forgotten fact that everything is Energy and also the possibility that this offers us.
In the short time since it's beginning by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has provided thousands of individuals with relief from all type of problems and also conditions, often in startlingly double-quick time and after long and excruciating durations of searching for a treatment. The variety of effective treatments have ranged from trauma as well as misuse, anxieties, self messing up behaviour patterns, to deep collection emotional conditions of anxiety and also anxiety, addictions, physical health problem, to call but a few.
EFT is drawing attention from the wide range of healing specialists; from the researchers to the spiritualists and also everybody in between. It goes to the heart of the rejoining of the old as well as brand-new standards.
EFT recovers understanding as well as count on the natural recovery capacities of our mind and body, giving ground-breaking possibilities to achieving physical and also emotional well-being in a faster timespan.
Due to the fact that the techniques are so straightforward, they can be utilized efficiently as a self-help tool, which empowers people to actively contribute to their very own recovery and growth procedure. This helps with a much faster relief procedure, previously thought impossible by healthcare professionals who advocated lengthy (& typically unpleasant) hrs in psychotherapeutic or treatment, frequently with minimal outcomes. These techniques do not reject the medical and also psychotherapeutic occupations, yet instead serve to add to an alternative healing procedure.
EFT works to clear such disruptions and remove the resulting emotional action or strength to recover emotional harmony and also offer remedy for physical pain.
This is done by concentrating on the particular problem whilst touching with fingers on completion factors of energy meridians. The combination of sending kinetic energy to our power system, whilst revealing and also focusing on origin, facilitates a "correcting" of the power system therefore removing the "short circuit" to the body's learnt response or negative emotion.
It started in 1980, with a psychotherapist by the name of Roger Callahan, and also a client with a severe anxiety of water. Mary's concern of water managed her life as well as kept her from day-to-day activities. She was incapable to take her youngsters to the coastline as well as was unable to drive near the sea; she expanded frightened when it drizzled, and might not even endure the sight of water on TV. She had dazzling headaches including water.
Callahan as well as Mary had been servicing this issue with each other for over a year. Ultimately, Mary worked up the guts to rest within sight of the swimming pool at Dr. Callahan's residence. Also doing this created Mary extreme distress, as well as though she located ways to manage the extreme fear and emotional discomfort, she did not conquer her anxiety. They discussed her problem, as well as how you can conquer it, yet without success.
Her worry of being near the water created Mary stomach pains - an usual "gut reaction." Dr. Callahan had actually just recently been researching standard Chinese medications, and also learning about meridians. Unexpectedly he had an ideas. Keeping in mind that there was an acupuncture factor for the stomach meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to tap there, thinking it may cure her stomach pains.
Mary touched her cheekbone as directed, and this little activity transformed medical background! The reaction appeared miraculous, to both Mary as well as Dr. Callahan. Her tummy pains went away. But a lot more amazingly, her anxiety of water disappeared, also! She ran down to the pool and began spraying herself with water, rejoicing in her newly found freedom from fear.
Based on this discovery, Dr. Callahan started a collection of investigations to establish as well as fine-tune this technique, which he labelled Thought Field Treatment. Gary Craig educated under Dr. Callahan's tutoring in the 1990's, discovering the procedures for TFT. As time passed, Craig began to observe some issues with TFT, facets that he saw were unneeded complications.
TFT needed experts to touch on a details sequence of meridians (called an algorithm) for each and every various problem. Diagnosing the trouble called for a technique called muscular tissue screening, in which the professional would gauge the relative toughness of a muscular tissue, while the individual discovered different thoughts or declarations.
Gary observed duplicated circumstances where the issue was inaccurately diagnosed or the professional tapped out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the individual was still aided. Based upon these monitorings, he wrapped up that it did not matter in which order the meridian factors were touched.
Gary Craig created EFT as a simplified, improved version of the ideas behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one standard, basic series of indicate tap, whatever the scenario.
Due to the fact that of this, thousands of people have actually utilized Tapping for health problems as well as to resolve emotional troubles. Touching specialists have actually researched the techniques as well as educated to take on much more complex and tough instances, and these committed professionals report more effective applications day-to-day.