The Emotional Freedom Technique with Dawson Church PhD


Aired Sunday, 27 March 2016, 9:00 PM ET

The Emotional Freedom Technique (“EFT”) was first introduced to the world in the early 90’s by Gary Craig. Since then this powerfully effective energy psychology modality has circled the globe and has even morphed into an assortment of sub-modalities.

What started as a grass roots movement of people spreading the benefits of EFT via word of mouth has lead to millions of people using EFT in their own personal lives.

Today it is not uncommon to find professional clinicians both in the medical and psychology fields using EFT with their patients.

The healing potential of EFT inspired Dr. Dawson Church to create the definitive clinical guide to EFT called, The EFT Manual, which is now in it’s third revised edition.

If you’ve ever wondered if EFT could benefit your health, life, and wellbeing, then I invite you to listen as Dr. Church discusses the latest research on EFT and how this simple technique continues to significantly improve the lives of millions.

About the Guest Dawson Church PhD

Dawson Church, Ph.D., is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. Dr. Church founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals.

Dr. Church is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal, a blogger for the Huffington Post, and a reviewer for the APA’s Mental Health Mobile Phone Application Review Database.

Dr. Church shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe at, which is one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.

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EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - is a relatively brand-new exploration and a fast-evolving therapy within the area of Power Psychology which is catching the attention of therapists, scientists, fortune-tellers as well as lay individuals.

Frequently referred to as "Psychological acupressure", the technique functions by launching clogs within the power system which are the source of emotional strength as well as pain. These clogs in our energy system, in addition to testing us psychologically, typically result in restricting ideas and also practices and also a lack of ability to live life harmoniously. Resulting signs are either emotional as well as/ or physical and consist of lack of confidence as well as self esteem, sensation stuck nervous or clinically depressed, or the introduction of compulsive and also habit forming behaviors. It is likewise currently lastly extensively accepted that emotional disharmony is a key factor in physical signs and symptoms and also dis-ease and consequently these techniques are being extensively made use of on physical issues, consisting of persistent disease with usually astounding outcomes. These techniques are being approved more and also extra in clinical and also psychological circles as well as in the array of psychiatric therapies and also recovery techniques.

An EFT treatment entails the use of fingertips instead of needles to tap on the end factors of energy meridians that are positioned just below the surface area of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive as well as works with the values of making change as straightforward and as pain complimentary as possible.

EFT is a good sense method that draws 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 energy. These concepts have been greatly overlooked by Western Healing Practices and also as they are introduced in our present times, human procedure is reopening itself to the forgotten reality that everything is Power and the potential that this uses us.

In the brief time because it's creation by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has actually provided thousands of people with relief from all manner of problems as well as problems, usually in startlingly quick time and also after long and also unpleasant durations of searching for a treatment. The variety of successful treatments have actually ranged from trauma and abuse, anxieties, self sabotaging behavior patterns, to deep set emotional conditions of anxiousness and anxiety, dependencies, physical disease, to call but a couple of.

EFT is upstaging the broad range of recovery specialists; from the researchers to the spiritualists and also everyone between. It is at the heart of the rejoining of the old as well as new standards.

EFT recovers understanding and also rely on the natural recovery abilities of our body and mind, giving ground-breaking opportunities to attaining physical as well as emotional health in a faster amount of time.

Because the techniques are so straightforward, they could be made use of efficiently as a self-help device, which encourages individuals to actively contribute to their very own healing as well as development process. This facilitates a much faster alleviation procedure, formerly believed impossible by healthcare experts that supported prolonged (& often agonizing) hours in psychotherapeutic or treatment, usually with restricted results. These techniques do not discredit the medical as well as psychotherapeutic occupations, yet instead serve to contribute to an alternative healing procedure.

EFT functions to clear such disruptions and also eliminate the resulting emotional response or intensity to recover emotional harmony as well as deal remedy for physical discomfort.

This is done by concentrating on the specific trouble whilst touching with fingers on completion factors of power meridians. The mix of sending kinetic energy to our energy system, whilst discovering as well as focusing on origin, facilitates a "correcting" of the power system consequently getting rid of the "short circuit" to the body's found out action or negative emotion.

It began in 1980, with a psychologist by the name of Roger Callahan, and a patient with a severe fear of water. Mary's concern of water regulated her life as well as maintained her from daily activities. She was not able to take her children to the beach and was unable to drive near the ocean; she grew afraid when it drizzled, and can not even hold up against the view of water on television. She had dazzling problems including water.

Callahan and Mary had actually been working on this problem together for over a year. Ultimately, Mary developed the courage to rest within sight of the pool at Dr. Callahan's house. Even doing this triggered Mary extreme distress, and though she found ways to deal with the extreme worry and also emotional discomfort, she did not conquer her phobia. They discussed her trouble, and how you can conquer it, but without success.

Her fear of being near the water created Mary belly discomforts - a typical "gut reaction." Dr. Callahan had actually recently been researching conventional Chinese medicines, as well as finding out about meridians. Unexpectedly he had an ideas. Keeping in mind that there was an acupuncture point for the belly meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to tap there, believing it might cure her belly pains.

Also much more astonishingly, her phobia of water disappeared, also! She ran down to the swimming pool as well as started sprinkling herself with water, rejoicing in her newfound freedom from concern.

Based on this discovery, Dr. Callahan began a collection of examinations to develop and refine this technique, which he termed Idea Area Treatment. Gary Craig educated under Dr. Callahan's tutoring in the 1990's, finding out the treatments for TFT. As time passed, Craig started to observe some troubles with TFT, facets that he saw were unnecessary problems.

TFT required experts to tap on a specific series of meridians (called a formula) for each and every various trouble. Detecting the issue called for a technique called muscle testing, wherein the practitioner would certainly gauge the loved one strength of a muscular tissue, while the patient checked out different ideas or declarations.

Gary observed repeated circumstances in which the issue was inaccurately identified or the practitioner tapped out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the client was still helped. Based on these monitorings, he concluded that it did not matter in which order the meridian factors were tapped.

Gary Craig created EFT as a simplified, enhanced version of the principles behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one fundamental, basic sequence of points to touch, whatever the situation.

Due to the fact that of this, thousands of individuals have actually made use of Tapping for diseases as well as to resolve emotional troubles. Touching professionals have actually researched the techniques and also educated to take on a lot more complex and also hard situations, as well as these committed professionals report more successful applications everyday.