What is EFT?
EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, is the energetic version of acupuncture where no needles are used. Instead, the energy channels (meridians) are stimulated by tapping on them with our fingertips while "tuning in" to the problem - may it be physical, emotional, psychological or behavioral.
EFT allows us to resolve issues faster and more thoroughly by re-balancing the energy flow in our body. This balance affects our mind, which affects our emotions, which ultimately affects our body.
The Theory behind EFT
The causes of 85% of dis-eases, human or animals, including physical, psychological and genetics-based dis-eases, are unresolved negative emotions and negative self-talk. The rest are mostly due to energy toxins and nutritional imbalances.
The causes of most behaviour and performance issues are the need to relieve or hide the anxiety and stress, however unhealthy the way is, created by unresolved negative emotions and self-limiting beliefs.
For animals, energy imbalances can result from trauma, abuse, conditioning (intentional or unintentional), attack, scary and painful experiences (perhaps undetected by us), inadequate or no human pack leadership, human family distress, pack disharmony, rejection at birth, rejection by owners, energy toxins from food, drugs, chemicals, vaccinations, cleaning products, home and lawn products as well as other physical and psychological threats to survival.
The key to EFT is the ‘onion peeling’ process - freeing and healing the layers of emotions and fears that block the energy flow. The theory is that:
- When we have a distressing experience, our body's energy system react and we feel it through a negative emotion (fear, anger, sadness, frustration, etc.). When we allow that e-motion (or energy in motion) to flow, by feeling and expressing it 100%, our energy system returns itself to normal.
If we do not allow that feeling (negative or positive) to flow and express itself (due to fear, threat or habit), we stop and trap the energy in motion (e-motion) and keep it stuck, thus creating an energetic block within ourselves. The more energetic blocks we have, the more we will feel discomfort and experience ill health.
- This energetic block, with the trapped negative emotions and hidden memory, is triggered whenever a current event re-minds one of the past negative experience, even with very subtle similarity.
- This triggering process keeps repeating until the trapped emotions are released. This will allow energy to flow once again and the balance is restored in our body's energy system.
EFT is one way we can achieve balance. Fortunately, EFT can help with emotional and mental issues as well as physical issues and reaction to toxins. The trick is to find the real causes of dis-eases in one’s life (quite a detective job) and be persistent to clear all aspects of each issue.
What does EFT do for Human?
EFT has been clinically effective in thousands of cases for trauma & abuse, panic & anxiety, fears & phobias, depression, addictive cravings and hundreds of physical symptoms including pain relief, headaches and breathing difficulties.
Properly applied, over 80% achieve either noticeable improvement or complete cessation of the problem.
Usually rapid, long lasting and gentle.
No drugs or equipment involved.
Easily learned by anyone.
Can be self applied
Even though EFT violates just about every conventional belief out there, the results remain remarkable. EFT isn't perfect, of course. It is not 100%. But it usually works well and the results are sometimes spectacular. It often works where nothing else will.
What does EFT do for Animals?
EFT is used worldwide for helping people with physical symptoms, emotional issues and mental blocks. We have only started to use EFT for animals for similar issues and it is at an experimental stage.
However, the gentleness and speed of EFT holds great promise for a breakthrough healing approach for many physical ailments and emotional issues in animals.
How does an EFT session work for Pets?
EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, for animals is usually done with a surrogate and sometimes directly on the animal. The surrogate can be the animal guardian or the healer 1,000 miles away.
Surrogate means someone else will ‘tune into’ the particular animal and tap on the energy points on behalf of the pet. Since it is about energy, the animal will receive the healing as if the tapping is done directly on his/her body.
Our pet psychic medium knows EFT well and does the EFT session either on the phone with the pet guardian or in silence (meditation) with the animal. Animal communication is used to ask questions and telepathically receive feedback from the animal.
Our animal communicator also uses EFT, along with other tools, with human clients in pet loss healing sessions and group workshops. It is very effective.
Gary Craig is the founder of EFT and the host of the extensive EFT web site emofree.com. Gary is neither a psychologist nor a licensed therapist. Rather, he is a Stanford engineering graduate, performance coach and an ordained minister and come at this procedure from a decidedly spiritual perspective.
The technique itself does not resemble any conventional therapeutic tools but it works beautifully. After all, that’s what counts.
Can anyone learn EFT?
You bet! It is easy to learn and simple to apply. A little intuition will definitely help you find causes for yourself or your pets. Sign up for our free e-newsletter and we'll let you know when an EFT course is ready and when more EFT is available for our clients online!