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What The Heck Is EFT & How Can It Help Me?

By Slherrmann
What The Heck Is EFT & How Can It Help Me? Good Afternoon everyone! I have been away for a bit and now I am eager to jump back into the swing of things. If you have been following for some time, you know I love to share info that will help and inspire you to look at things a new and/or different way. To open your mind to try things differently and for some, the first time.
I am not sure if you have heard of EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, I am sure some of you have but are not sure what it is and how it can help you to take control of your life and the situations in it.
So read on and be sure to let me know what you think of this technique and if/how it has transformed your life.......
...Peace...
What The Heck Is EFT & How Can It Help Me?
EFT stands for "Emotional Freedom Techniques" and is one of a developing suite of "Meridian Based Therapies" now available. They are simple, powerful methods of healing many physical and emotional issues. They can help release Phobias, anxieties, addictions, anger, trauma and limiting beliefs.
What The Heck Is EFT & How Can It Help Me?EFT has been described as "acupuncture without needles" and uses the same energy meridians that have been used in traditional Chinese acupuncture for 5,000 years. Instead of needles, gentle tapping on specific meridian points is used to move healing vibrational energy through your meridians while you think about your specific problem. The basic tapping points are pictured on the drawing above.  
What The Heck Is EFT & How Can It Help Me?For many emotional issues, the negative feeling you are having is caused by a conditioned disruption in one or more of your meridians. Any stimulus which reminds you of a past trauma recreates the disruption in the present and leads to the negative feeling. The combination of tapping the meridian points while holding the negative thought in mind neutralizes the disruption in your merdians and subtle energy system, dissipating the negative feeling. You will still have the memory of the event but will no longer feel the negative emotion when you think of it.
  More complex issues are handled by tapping on each aspect of the original trauma one at a time, systematically, until the negative "charge" of the whole experience melts away. The energies that had been wrapped up in these memories (or repressing them) are then freed up to be channeled into more positive pursuits.
 EFT in a Nutshell
 First, rate the intensity of your problem (your "SUDS" level - Subjective Units of Distress) on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being worst. Then tap the Karate Chop point or rub the Sore Spot while saying a "Setup Phrase" to address possible Psychological Reversal (unconscious, self-sabotaging beliefs.) See chart in the upper-left corner for all tapping points.
 The Setup Phrase should state the problem to be addressed along with an affirmation, for example: "Even though I have this chocolate craving, I deeply and completely accept myself." Repeat this Setup phrase 3 times, then move to the tapping points and tap about 6 times at each spot while stating a reminder phrase of the problem (i.e. "This chocolate craving.") Tap all of the points while repeating this reminder phrase - this is to keep you "tuned in" to the thought-field of the problem. Rate your SUDS level again. If not a 0, repeat the EFT process, addressing all other specific aspects of the problem as needed until your SUDS level is down to a 0.
Based on impressive new discoveries regarding the body's subtle energies, EFT has been proven successful in thousands of clinical cases. It applies to just about every problem you can name and it often works where nothing else will

A Scientific/Quantum Physics Explanation of Why EFT Works
Based on the work of
Alex Lees and Gloria Arenson

A thought/emotion is a collection of photons held in an electromagnetic field in our meridian system. It is a "potentiality" in our energy field and meridians, but there's no molecular movement yet or physical occupation of space in the body. The brain, which is connected with the meridians, picks up on this potentiality and converts it to a language the body can understand: the neuropeptide. Dr. Candace Pert has 15 years of research behind the following statement: "The biochemical equivalent of the emotions are the neuropeptides." The neuropeptide then causes a release of relevant chemicals into the body - i.e. stressful, negative thoughts release cortisol, adrenaline, etc. causing a negative, unpleasant feeling in the body.

While the meridians carry energy throughout the body, there are seven energy centers in the body called chakras. The concept of chakras was first developed in ancient India. Chakras act like transformers and convert subtle energies into chemical, hormonal, and cellular changes in the body. Candace Pert's research revealed that there are clusters of emotional receptor cells in the chakra areas.
EFT addresses the negative thought/emotion you are focusing on AT ITS SOURCE - in its photon/potentiality phase in the meridians. Tapping resets the subtle energy in the body's meridians and neutralizes the negativity within that particular thought field. It is no longer processed by the brain, and outside stimuli no longer triggers the thought-field. The cascade of neuropeptides and chemicals that had caused the bad feeling in our body is also no longer triggered.


 Here is a tapping script you may find useful....
This first tapping script addresses having negative thoughts.... refer to the chart above for tapping points
Fear of Negative Thoughts  (You might want to try and substitute “I’m afraid of my negative thoughts” if that feels right)
Karate chop point: Even though I’m deeply afraid of what might happen, I accept who I am and how I feel…Even though I live with these fears every day, I am willing to consider relieving them now…Even though I’m afraid not to feel fear, I accept who I am and how I feel.
EYEBROW: I’m always afraid of what might happen
SIDE OF EYE: What if something bad happens to me?
UNDER EYE: I feel the fear in my vibration every day
NOSE: I can feel the fear no matter what I do
CHIN: I don’t feel safe unless I’m feeling worried
COLLARBONE: I’m afraid to let go of my fear
UNDER ARM: I don’t know how to feel any other way
HEAD: What if I can’t let go of my fear?
EYEBROW: I will consider letting go if my fear
SIDE OF EYE: I’m afraid to let go of my fear
UNDER EYE: I intend to be freer and lighter
NOSE: I love feeling peaceful more often
CHIN: I’m ready to let go of my fear
COLLARBONE: I love feeling grateful about my life
UNDER ARM: There is so much to feel grateful for
HEAD: I appreciate who I am and how I am living

I am also going to include a tapping script for showing gratitude; when you feel/show gratitude for what you have or are, you attract more of the same, ie...good health, abundance...love.
Karate chop point: Even though I feel a little down right now, I choose to focus on positive emotions…Even though I don’t feel very positive right now, I accept who I am and how I feel…Even though I’m wallowing in self-pity right now, I accept all of me and how I feel.
EYEBROW: I’m always afraid of what might happen
SIDE OF EYE: What if something bad happens to me?
UNDER EYE: I feel the fear in my vibration every day
NOSE: I can feel the fear no matter what I do
CHIN: I don’t feel safe unless I’m feeling worried
COLLARBONE: I’m afraid to let go of my fear
UNDER ARM: I don’t know how to feel any other way
HEAD: What if I can’t let go of my fear?
EYEBROW: I’m always afraid of what might happen
SIDE OF EYE: What if something bad happens to me?
UNDER EYE: I feel the fear in my vibration every day
NOSE: I can feel the fear no matter what I do
CHIN: I don’t feel safe unless I’m feeling worried
COLLARBONE: I’m afraid to let go of my fear
UNDER ARM: I don’t know how to feel any other way
HEAD: What if I can’t let go of my fear?
Well I hope this has given some food for thought...have a most peaceful evening......
What The Heck Is EFT & How Can It Help Me?


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