EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE OR EFT
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2014, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
A popular method for handling some kinds of traumas, fears, phobias and other mental and even physical conditions is called emotional freedom technique. The appeal of this method is that it is quite simple, and yet it can have symptomatic effects. It involves tapping on certain areas of the face and the body while holding certain thoughts or saying various affirmations.
IS EFT RECOMMENDED?
EFT is a form of energy therapy. EFT is helpful for certain symptoms. However, it is superficial in nature, and a yin healing method. Yin methods can remove symptoms. However, they do not develop a person, and they may stop development. For this reason, I do not recommend EFT.
IS EFT LIKE THE PUSHING DOWN EXERCISE OF NUTRIITONAL BALANCING?
EFT is completely different from the Pushing Down Exercise that is recommended as part of all nutritional balancing programs. The pushing down exercise is a type of de-programming that, when done properly for a few months to a few years, is far more powerful than EFT.
The pushing down exercise will slowly bring up all traumas, especially ones that a person is not aware of. EFT will not do this.
Also, the pushing down exercise brings a new energy into the body called etheric energy. This energy will heal the entire body and brain, if one does it enough. EFT does not offer this benefit.
The pushing down exercise is also very grounding and centering. EFT does not have this effect.
For these reasons, I do not recommend EFT. It may help with some symptoms, but its effects are not nearly powerful enough to completely alter the mind and body or to be part of a nutritional balancing program.