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EFT

What is EFT?

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and it is often referred to as ‘EFT Tapping’ or simply as ‘Tapping’.

 

EFT is a stress reduction technique which is comparable to a fusion of contemporary psychotherapy and acupuncture. It uses elements of cognitive therapy and the physical stimulation of acupuncture points.

 

Rather than using needles it involves using the fingers to gently tap on specific acupuncture points whilst focusing on uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or troubling memories. Generally the intensity of these thoughts and feelings diminishes and a greater sense of relief, wellbeing and relaxation is experienced.

 

The therapeutic effects of EFT are recognised around the world and there is an ever-growing body of evidence which validates the benefits of the technique.

 

There are currently more than 200+ peer reviewed clinical studies that have proven its effectiveness for anxiety, PTSD and a wide range of other issues.

how does eft work?

EFT has been shown to significantly lower cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone.

 

It does this by deactivating the amygdala (the stress centre in the brain) and the hippocampus (the memory centre). There is also recent research into vagal nerve improvement.

Research on gene expression indicates EFT has the ability to down regulate genes associated with the stress response, and up-regulate or improve the genes associated with immune functioning.

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