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Emotional Freedom Technique – A Procedural Guide to Improved Physical and Emotional Health

by Oasis Wellness Partners on May 11, 2023      

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as tapping, is offered here in Scarborough's Oasis Wellness Partners. It is a therapeutic approach that combines elements of traditional Chinese medicine, psychology, and acupressure. It has gained popularity for its effectiveness in addressing various emotional and psychological issues, including anxiety, stress, phobias, and trauma. If you're considering EFT treatment or curious about what to expect, this blog post will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the EFT process which can put you on a direct path to great gains in physical and emotional health.

Initial Assessment: Before beginning EFT treatment, you'll typically have an initial assessment session with an EFT practitioner. During this session, the practitioner will ask you questions to understand your concerns, emotional triggers, and specific issues you'd like to address. This assessment helps the practitioner tailor the treatment to your unique needs.

Establishing Emotional Baseline: To gauge your progress throughout the treatment, the practitioner may ask you to rate the intensity of your emotional distress on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being no distress and 10 being the highest level. This baseline measurement provides a reference point to track the effectiveness of EFT over time.

Understanding the Tapping Points: EFT involves tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on the issue at hand. The practitioner will guide you through the process, explaining the purpose and location of each tapping point. The primary tapping points include the top of the head, eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, chin, collarbone, and under the arm.

Verbal Expression of Emotions: During an EFT session, you'll be encouraged to openly express your emotions, thoughts, and memories related to the issue you're working on. Articulating your feelings helps in identifying the underlying causes and triggers, facilitating the healing process.

Tapping Technique: The practitioner will guide you through the tapping technique, which involves a gentle tapping motion using your fingertips on the designated acupressure points. While tapping, you'll be instructed to repeat specific affirmations or statements that target the emotional issue you're addressing. The combination of tapping and focused statements is designed to reduce the emotional intensity associated with the problem.

Addressing Emotional Aspects: EFT treatment often involves identifying and addressing various emotional aspects related to the core issue. These aspects may include specific memories, negative beliefs, fears, or traumas that contribute to the emotional distress. The practitioner will help you navigate through these aspects and apply EFT techniques to release their emotional charge.

Subsequent Sessions: EFT treatment is typically conducted over a series of sessions. The number of sessions required varies depending on the complexity of the issue and individual progress. Each session builds upon the previous ones, allowing for deeper healing and resolution. The practitioner may assign homework exercises or techniques for you to practice between sessions to reinforce the progress made.

Monitoring Progress: Throughout the EFT treatment, the practitioner will regularly assess your progress by revisiting the initial baseline measurement. As emotional distress diminishes, the practitioner may modify the tapping statements or target different aspects to address the evolving needs.

Empowerment and Self-Help: One of the significant benefits of EFT is that it empowers individuals to take control of their emotional well-being. As you learn the tapping technique, you can apply it independently to manage future emotional challenges or everyday stress. The practitioner may provide resources or guidance on how to use EFT for self-help purposes.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) offers a unique and powerful approach to addressing emotional and psychological issues. By combining acupressure tapping and focused statements, EFT helps release emotional blockages, reduce distress, and promote healing.

If you would like to try EFT here in Scarborough, contact Oasis Wellness Partners.

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