EFT Tapping and Acupressure

Stressed?  Overwhelmed?  Stuck?  EFT Tapping (“Emotional Freedom Techniques”) may be effective for you.  Research shows it can reduce anxiety by 47%; lower blood pressure by 8%; reduce cravings by 74%; reduce trauma symptoms by up to 86%; facilitate calming; reduce physical pain by 57%; rapidly process thoughts, feeling and physical sensations; improve performance (athletic, academic, testing, career and more); increase immunity by 113%; and increase our sense of ‘happiness’.

EFT Tapping or “Emotional Freedom Techniques

“Emotional Freedom Techniques,” or EFT Tapping, is a combination of 8 well-accepted approaches in psychology, plus the addition of Acupressure.  Combined together in a very simple process, Tapping creates a rapid reduction in emotional, mental, and physical distress.  This results in a calm emotional state, and can lead to resolving long-standing issues.

Tapping has been used by millions of people world-wide since the 1990s and is very well-researched.  98% of EFT Tapping research shows positive effects.  Tapping reduces or eliminates phobia, trauma, anxiety, cravings and addiction, physical pain and more.  Tapping is also used for performance enhancement by professional athletes and has been called:

“The most effective psychiatric intervention in my 25 years of practice.”

~ Harvard psychiatrist Eric (“Rick”) Leskowitz, MD

Stressed? | Overwhelmed? | Stuck? 

Research shows EFT Tapping can:

  • Reduce anxiety by up to 47%
  • Lower blood pressure by up to 8%
  • Reduce cravings by up to 74%
  • Reduce trauma symptoms by up to 86%
  • Increase immunity markers by up to 113%
  • Reduce physical pain by up to 57%
  • Create calm in just a few minutes
  • Process thoughts, feelings & pain quickly
  • Improve athletic, academic & career performance
  • Increase well-being and ‘happiness’

Adults and children can learn to Tap on their own or work with an EFT Tapping Professional for complex issues.  Once you learn how to Tap safely, you have the tools to take charge of your emotional, mental and physical pain. 

Get ‘unstuck,’ feel better and move forward!  It works.

EFT Tapping for Trauma 

Life is traumatic.  We all experience various forms of ‘trauma’ in our lives.  These can range from in-utero trauma to day-to-day interpersonal interactions to large disastrous events.  Regardless of its origin, the impact trauma has on our lives is considerable.  

By reprocessing thoughts, feelings and experiences with Tapping, we eliminate the distress associated with them once and for all.  We lessen the overall stress on our Nervous System, improve multiple physical symptoms, strengthen our immune system and clear the way for our bodies and minds to function with less activation, and less ‘clutter.’

How Does EFT Work? 

Research and clinical experience with EFT Tapping shows the following processes at work:

  • Imaginal Exposure: Imaging the troubling event for the purpose of working on it
  • Acupressure: Tapping on specific points in the body that move energy rapidly
  • Nervous System Activation: Feeling the distress for the purpose of resolving it
  • ‘Fight, Flight, Freeze’ Calming: Calming our Nervous System
  • Information Reprocessing: Re-experiencing old information in new ways
  • Cognitive Restructuring: Formation of new & different thoughts.  ‘Aha’ moments!
  • Memory Reconsolidation: Adapting memories to incorporate new awareness and clarity
  • Eye Movement and Reprocessing: Associated with brain activity & cognitive processing

EFT Tapping simply combines all of these effects into an easy-to-learn approach.  We may incorporate EFT Tapping into our work together to achieve relief and resolution quickly.  EFT Tapping Intensives are available as “individualized workshops” to achieve greater progress in less time.

If you have any questions about EFT Tapping, please feel free to ask!  I always encourage a healthy skepticism and encourage you to read the available research.

The Science of Tapping 

In a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of fifty veterans diagnosed with PTSD, 86% of them no longer met the criteria for PTSD after only 6 sessions with EFT.  These results were sustained at 3 and 6 month follow ups.  This study has been repeated with similar results.

Other studies reveal a dramatic reduction in participants’ cortisol levels (down 24-49%) after Tapping.  (Cortisol is a hormone that regulates stress levels and contributes to disease.)

Although EFT Tapping meets the definition of ‘evidence-based,’ the APA has not yet included it on their list of ‘evidence-based’ treatment approaches.  Therefore, I am ethically obligated to advise you that the APA currently considers EFT Tapping ‘an experimental modality.’

I encourage you to read the actual research and consider Tapping with a professional to experience the relief and progress that EFT Tapping can offer you.

EFT Tapping Trainer 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia and an EFT Tapping Master Trainer certified by EFT International

EFT Tapping has truly transformed my therapy practice and the lives of many clients I have served.  And for me, this is the bottom line on EFT Tapping.

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