Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Matrix Reimprinting (MR)
What is EFT?
EFT is a technique by which the body’s energy system is affected through tapping on various acupressure points.These points are the end points of the meridians and are well known in the 5000 year old Chinese acupuncture system.
While thinking about a problem, emotional or physical, and tapping at the same time, you can experience an immediate or almost immediate relief from the symptom. EFT has about an 80% clinically proven success rate.
EFT is based on the premise that, "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system." Although this is a relatively new discovery, more and more research is being done in this area supporting what EFT and other energy modalities are based on.
History of EFT
The development of EFT can be traced back to the early 1960’s when George Goodheart, D.C. developed Applied Kinesiology which involved tapping on meridian acupressure points to relieve pain. In the mid 1980’s psychologist Roger Callahan discovered that tapping on acupressure points helped eliminate unwanted emotions such as fears, phobias, anxiety, depression and traumatic memories. Dr. Callahan’s work was called Thought Field Therapy (TFT).
Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, was one of Callahan’s early students. EFT is based on the same procedures as TFT however, it has been simplified and made easier to use while still obtaining the same excellent results.
Benefits of EFT
The benefits from EFT can be immediate. Sometimes it only takes one session to get positive results. Often the problem is more complex requiring that different aspects need to be addressed. The client can also learn how to do the tapping themselves to use in different situations.
Some of the issues that can be worked on are: emotional issues, traumatic memories, fears, phobias, anxiety, low self esteem, stress, depression, addictions and cravings. It can also be used for physical issues such as pain, asthma, allergies, eyesight, etc. The more emotional components present in the physical issue, the better result.
For more information and a lot of free teaching material go to:
www.emofree.com (Gary Craig's official website)
What is Matrix Reimprinting?
Matrix Reimprinting (MR) was developed from using EFT. It is a new technique created by Karl Dawson, EFT Master. When using MR, we go back in time to when the negative feelings and/or traumas were created. When you're in touch with that memory we use EFT with your younger self to clear the negative emotions and learnings and we recreate and reimprint a new positive picture of that memory. This is very similar to certain hypnotherapy techniques and working with your inner child, but with the added benefit of EFT, you can get faster results.