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Emotional Freedom technique (EFT) is a safe, evidence based technique that can be used to support anxiety, depression or PTSD. We would always advise you are also under the care of a qualified psychotherapist or psychiatrist if you are concerned about your mental health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are founded on the belief that there are channels of energy within the body called meridians. When these channels become blocked, energy becomes unbalanced and it leads to physical and emotional symptoms. Emotional blocks and traumas can lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours contributing to phobias, anxiety, depression and addictions.
It is thought that the physical action of tapping calms the nervous system by interrupting our fight-or-flight response, and increasing our endorphins. By saying positive affirmations as we do this, we can stimulate our energy channels and ‘neutralise’ emotional blocks.
Learn more about EFT and the wealth of scientific evidence behind it in the video below:
Why try EFT?
EFT practitioners can help you find the negative root cause beliefs that are stopping you moving forward and creating ‘blocks’ to healing. By tapping meridian points on the body while focusing on each issue and repeating positive affirmations you enable the body to replace the trauma associated with it. This is believed to eradicate the ‘short circuit’ to the body’s learnt response or negative emotion.
The basic technique involves repeating a positive affirmation then focusing on the concern (for example anxiety) while tapping on each meridian point. Your EFT practitioner will advise you on wording and variations depending on what you are addressing. They provide a safe, confidential space for you to work through your issues.
EFT fits beautifully alongside the other natural therapies in our practice and is an excellent complement to functional medicine and health coaching to help you achieve your goals. Learn more about Our Approach.
Katy is a fully trained and qualified EFT practitioner. Her training as a health coach also makes her adept at pinpointing the issues and blocks you are struggling with.
Gently tapping on acupressure points on the head and upper body and working through physical or emotional issues to move healing energy through the body can be repeated multiple times. The issues or feelings may change multiple times through sessions which is fine. EFT can quieten the stress response, leaving us feeling calmer, lighter and happier.
Katy can offer pure EFT sessions or in combination with health coaching to provide you with powerful results.
With practice she can teach you how to use this valuable technique at home and continue the work from your sessions. There are no known side effects and EFT can give you an effective method that helps you feel in control when you are struggling.
As an excellent book to understand the impact of Trauma compassionately and wonderfully written we would advise: ‘The Body Keeps Score’ by Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk.