Emotional Freedom Technique is a relatively new treatment that involves the release of energy blockages that can cause emotional anxiety and discomfort. EFT or Tapping is a type of therapy that is gaining popularity among medical and health professionals when combined with modern medicine.
Our energy system experiences blockages that result in distorting our beliefs and behaviors while also challenging us emotionally. In the long term, it can lead to a life out of balance, because emotional anxiety leads to lower self esteem, lack of confidence, and depression. These blockages also become a factor in chronic diseases and harmful physical symptoms.
EFT therapy can be used for treating anxiety. Instead of needles, it uses acupressure apply pressure on certain meridian points related to the body’s natural energy flow. This therapy has become widely accepted and practiced in psychotherapy and alternative healing disciplines.
Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, and mild anxiety is not considered a disorder. However, if unchecked, anxiety can lead to several medical problems such as heart conditions, irritation, anger, loss of concentration, and lack of sleep among others.
Tapping as a healing technique can be employed to help eliminate it. The psychotherapist employing EFT for anxiety usually taps on various points of one’s body in order to tap their energy system, and addressing the mental issues through setup statements.
Some of these parts include top of the head, eyebrows, side of the eye, under the nose, the chin, under the eye, and collarbone. The healer will employ several tapping methods on random body parts to help the patient eliminate anxiety. The healing process is usually measured on an intensity scale of 0 to 10, where 10 is the point of most pain while 0 is the point of relief or neutral feeling.
When an EFT therapist has tapped the patient for a few minutes and finds that the intensity on a scale is 0 then their job is done. If the intensity is higher than 5, they will repeat the therapy for anxiety until the patient feels well.