Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a highly effective self-help tool used in my coaching. It was first developed by Dr. Roger Callahan at Stanford University in the 1980s but it’s roots go back 3000 years to ancient Chinese medicine. It has been proven effective in enhancing the ability to change behavior patterns, overcome negative beliefs, and eliminate stress. Finger tapping on the face and upper body’s acupressure points in a consistent manner while thinking about a past painful events dissipates the related negative emotions. The resulting feelings of calm and release are in actuality altering brain function (as seen on digital brain scans during treatment). EFT is akin to acupressure for the emotions.
EFT is gaining mass acceptance as research becomes widely published. The EFT instructional manual has been translated in over 20 languages and has been downloaded by millions of people around the world. Although relatively unknown among traditional allopathic practitioners in the United States, EFT is being used routinely in children’s cancer hospital wards in Mexico as well as by the Israeli military for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Several Phoenix area professional sports teams contract EFT practitioners for peak performance training.