An Inside Appear At Emotional Freedom Technique
A Universal Healing Aid.
That is how Gary Craig describes Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a lecture in Boulder, Colorado the summer of 2009. An unassuming man with a quick smile, Craig, is the founder of EFT, and is happy to teach his method to any person. He spoke for ninety minutes about making use of EFT in different situations and circumstances and what the outcomes had been.
Lets start off with Craigs background.
I was born April 13, 1940 and have been intensely interested in individual improvement by way of psychology since age 13. That was when I recognized that the quality of my thoughts was mirrored in the quality of my life. Given that then I have been self taught in this field, seeking only those procedures that, in my opinion, made results. EFT is my newest finding, the core of which I learned from Dr. Roger Callahan. For the typical individual, Callaghans stuff was as well complex.
Because Craig was educated at Stanford University as an engineerand what engineers do is take issues apart, see how they work, and attempt to make them operate more efficientlythat is what he did with Callaghans operate, which is how EFT was born. Craig is also is an ordained minister and a certified Master Practitioner of NLP.
What precisely is EFT? According to Craig, EFT is based on a new discovery about the bodys subtle energies. Merely stated, it is an emotional version of acupuncture, except needles arent necessary. Instead, you stimulate nicely established power meridians on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. The process is straightforward to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. Folks who are persistent and tap regularly acquire dramatic results.
Craig went on to say, We are conditioned in the U.S. to take a pill or have surgery to take care of problems. If we had been raised in China, we would be a lot more conditioned to operating with the energy meridians and chakras. Its all in how we were conditioned. It doesnt have anything to do with the woo-woo factorits just how it is in comparison to one thing else.
Craig added, Humor is really crucial. It is therapeutic in and of itself. Humor assists you test how the operate is going so far. Craig utilizes humor because thats his style. However, you dont have to have a sense of humor to do EFT.
EFT can be applied to a lot of troubles. During his Boulder seminar, Craig spoke about some various conditions exactly where he utilized EFT. He talked about Becky, a lady deathly afraid of rats. Even the thought of a rat anyplace in the vicinity produced her hyperventilate. Craig sent a person out to uncover a rat and put it in a cage. Immediately after a short session of EFT, she was able to put her finger in the cage and pet the rat. Then there was David who had a strong fear of water. Following some tapping (yet another name for EFT), David was not afraid of water.
I didnt get the connection among the emotional self and the physical self till I worked on men and women with major physical troubles, Craig stated particularly mentioning MS. He showed a number of videos and one particular highlighted a lady who suffered from MS, walked on crutches and was severally disabled. Craig worked with her employing EFT. By the end of the session, the lady was in a position to walk without having the crutches, and she did a couple of jumping jacks, some thing she hadnt been in a position to do for years.
Most likely the most memorable videos were ones taken of military veterans who suffered Traumatic Strain Disorder (TSD). At his personal expense, Craig brought these vets together so he could work on them making use of EFT. Their signs and symptoms ran from depression, suicidal thoughts, hyper-vigilance to night terrors. In order to relieve the intense emotions he felt even though operating on these males, Craig did some tapping on himself. It was a very emotionally stirring encounter for everyone at the presentation. Each and every of the males Craig worked with showed impressive improvement.