What is EFT and how does it work?
EFT, also known as “tapping,” is a form of psychological intervention that aims to alleviate negative emotions. By tapping on specific points on the body while focusing on a specific issue or problem, we are able to target specific areas of the brain associated with emotional regulation. This can help reduce or even eliminate negative emotions, leaving you feeling better and more in control.
What conditions can EFT help with?
EFT has been found to be helpful for a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, depression, chronic pain and addiction. And, as a bonus, it can also be used as an adjunct treatment alongside other evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy for even better outcomes.
How is EFT used in a therapeutic setting?
EFT is typically administered by a trained therapist or practitioner. Together, you and the therapist will identify specific issues or problems, develop a treatment plan and the therapist will guide you through the tapping process. It’s a collaborative process that helps you focus on the issue at hand and use appropriate language and cognitions.
Is EFT scientifically proven to be effective?
Research on EFT is ongoing, and studies have found that EFT can lead to significant reductions in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. However, it’s important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the optimal use of EFT in a clinical setting and to establish the long-term effectiveness of the technique.
Are there any risks associated with EFT?
EFT is considered to be a safe and non-invasive therapy.
What is the difference between “tapping” and clinical, evidence based EFT?
The term “tapping” is often used interchangeably with the term “Emotional Freedom Techniques” (EFT), but there is a distinction to be made between the two.
Tapping is a general term that refers to the act of tapping on specific points on the body while focusing on a specific issue or problem. This is the core component of EFT.
On the other hand, Clinical, evidence-based EFT refers to the application of EFT as an evidence-based psychological intervention, as opposed to a self-help technique. In a clinical setting, EFT is typically administered by a trained therapist or practitioner who follows a specific treatment protocol and uses assessment tools to measure the client’s progress. The therapist will work with the client to identify specific issues or problems, develop a treatment plan that incorporates EFT, and guide the client through the tapping process, helping them to focus on the issue at hand and to use appropriate language and cognitions.