about EFT

what is EFT?

EFT stands for 'emotional freedom techniques' or 'emotionally focused therapy'.

it is a type of somatic therapy and stress management tool also known as 'tapping.’ it can also be described as 'psychological acupuncture.’

it includes elements of acupressure, like reflexology, and can include the use of eye movements and audio tones as with EMDR. It can share some technique similarities with other traditional therapies; for example, there is also a talking element as you would find in counselling.

" EFT is a technique that combines modern psychology with the traditions of acupuncture, using fingertip pressure on points on the face and body. "  
- Paul Lynch: EFT Founding Master, Advanced Practitioner and Research Team volunteer 

" EFT - an integrative individual therapy that focuses on emotion as the key determinant of personality development and of psychotherapeutic change. In sessions, the therapist helps the client to become aware of, accept, make sense of, and regulate emotions as a way of resolving problems and promoting growth. Techniques are drawn from client-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, and cognitive behaviour therapy. " 
- APA definition

what happens in an EFT session?

during an EFT session we will spend some time talking - just like counselling - and some time tapping on various acupressure points on the face and the upper body. 

you choose what we talk about and decide what to work on. I lead you through all of the points so you can follow along and learn to tap for yourself.

so as well as talking through whatever you need to, by tapping you can also regulate your nervous system, release stored stress from your body, even restructure (and often completely banish!) negative thoughts. 

sessions are always at your pace and it is up to you what we discuss and work on each time - I am guided by whatever your bring to the session. group sessions work in a similar way however all in attendance contribute something to work on.


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