Tapping – EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as Tapping and Energy Psychology for Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias and Trauma

Tapping, also known as EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique is used to help alleviate emotional distress, trauma, pain, phobias and negative habits.

I am a certified and accredited EFT Practitioner in Petersfield and Liss and I can help you with stress, anxiety, depression, phobias and traumas using this easy to learn and use technique

Struggling with stress and anxiety? How these both manifest will be different for everyone, what is guaranteed is that they will be having a negative on your life and your health. Relationships and your work may suffer, you might be taking time off due to exhaustion

Emotional Freedom Technique incorporates theories from holistic therapies such as acupressure, energy medicine and neuro-linguistic programming.

Many eastern medicine models are founded on the belief that there are channels of energy within the body. It is thought that when these channels ( meridians) become blocked, energy becomes unbalanced. This then leads to physical and emotional symptoms.

As well as affecting our health, emotional blocks can lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours. This may result in phobias, anxiety, depression or even addictions.

EFT acknowledges this and combines energy medicine with psychological interventions for a truly holistic approach to health.

In a similar way to acupuncture, EFT looks to release blocked energy by stimulating the meridian points. Rather than using needles however, this therapy uses tapping techniques.

How does EFT work?

Negative emotions and illness are interlinked. Physical problems create emotional responses and emotional problems often manifest physical symptoms.

The basic technique involves repeating a positive affirmation then focusing on the concern (for example anxiety) while tapping on each meridian point. This is the basic method and there are many ways of assisting the client through more difficult problems.

What can it help with?

EFT works well for recurring problems as they aim to tackle the root cause, rather than simply treating symptoms.

EFT can be used for:

  • addiction
  • depression
  • fears and phobias
  • stress
  • pain management
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • trauma
  • anger management
  • weight loss

I am an accredited member of the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques

Some research on EFT and its effectiveness.

Staffordshire University pioneered research into the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping in the UK. Professor Tony Stewart led an evaluation at Sandwell PCT,

Dr Ian Walton, GP and mental health lead for Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said:   “The successful use of EFT demonstrated in this study has not only influenced counsellors and therapists in Sandwell to be trained to use this method of treatment, but also local mental health charities are seeing the value in being trained to use EFT in the work that they do.”

Can Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Results of a service evaluation in Sandwell.  Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care, 2, 71-84.

Objectives: A service evaluation was carried out to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in the NHS.

Results: Thirty-nine clients gave consent, and 31 completed therapy. A total of 77% were female, and 80% were White British. The mean age was 45 years (range 18-76),and mean number of sessions attended was 5 (median 4; range 2-17). The main presenting conditions were anxiety, depression and anger and clients revealed up to 4 additional issues.

Conclusion:  significant improvements were shown. The results support the potential of EFT as a cost-effective treatment to reduce the burden of a range of physical and psychological disorders.

Contact me to discuss your needs on 07503 461838

Cost:- First session 1 1/2 hr – £60.00 thereafter 1 hr – £50.00 

Sessions take place at my home in West Liss or via Skype. Cards accepted.