What is EFT tapping?

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping) is an evidence-based system of stress techniques in which you fingertap on acupucture points to feel better fast.

It’s both self help and practitioner-assisted.

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Emotional Freedom Technqiues

EFT is performed by tapping on key acupuncture points on your head, upper body and hands, while briefly focusing on one stress problem at a time.

Science-backed and evidence-based, EFT ‘s apparently simple applications demonstrate physical improvement via such aids as biofeedback, brainscans, live blood monitoring, fMRI scans and magnetoencephelagraphic monitoring, among more than 100 scientific studies

Via tapping you can easily learn to take yourself:

  • from stress to peace
  • from confusion to clarity
  • from pain to calm
  • from distress to inspiration
  • from anxiety and depression to relief
  • and much else…

EFT tapping is used by millions of people around the world, both lay people and healthcare professionals.

While almost anyone can learn to dissolve some uncomfortable feelings and everyday discomforts themselves, deeper issues need the trauma-informed expertise, experience and longer-term services of a qualified EFT practitioner.

In psychotherapy EFT is regarded as one of the emerging ‘fourth-wave’ methods that are briefer than traditional methods, possibly because they include a somatic (body) component.


Thanks to its global spread via the Internet since the mid-1990s, EFT tapping is being put to work as an everyday help:

  • at home and at work in relationships
  • as a firstaid remedy
  • as a significant aid in illness and for symptoms, allergies, phobias, excess weight, addictions
  • a relief for bad memories
  • a help for chronic pain
  • an emotional healing aid towards peace and forgiveness
  • a startlingly gentle and effective dissolver of trauma as severe as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • and more…

Tappers also utilize the method as a springboard to mental and physical peak performance in sports, business, the arts, and education

EFT tapping is accepted by the conservative American Psychological Association as an innovative tool in healthcare. The UK government recommends that public money be spent on further EFT trauma research.  EFT is approved for use with millions of traumatised war veterans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and in the U.S. it is taught in some hospitals.

This surprising and effective healing aid is only at the start of its usefulness to the world.  Yet it has already dissolved countless sources of human suffering (and you can also use it to calm your pets).


Emotional Freedom Technique was developed in the late 1990s by Gary Craig from a previous system, Thought Field Therapy, developed by the late Dr Roger Callahan


For professionals

Psychologist Dr. Peta Stapleton describes EFT as ‘a brief novel intervention combining elements of an exposure and cognitive therapy and somatic stimulation.  It is often referred to as ‘psychological acupuncture’ and uses a two-finger tapping process with a cognitive statement.’


For the wider public

EFT is known as an acupressure-and-mindfulness practice that blends ancient Eastern wisdom and modern neurological research, in which focused tapping on the endpoints of body meridians releases stresses from the whole being.

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