On my quest to seeking salubrity, I have tried many alternative modalities, EFT is one of them…
What is it?
EFT, Emotional Freedome Technique, is an alternative healing modality. It works by first rating the extent of emotional distress for every topic (1-10) then tapping known area’s where energy is usually trapped while thinking about that incident. One of the dedicated websites describes it as follows:
“EFT stands for the Emotional Freedom Techniques. It has also come to be commonly referred to as “tapping” as the techniques involve a gentle tapping or percussion of the fingertips on the skin. EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over 5,000 years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem — whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. — and voice positive affirmations. This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the “short-circuit” — the emotional block — from your body’s bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body’s balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease.”
There has also been modified versions of the sequence, some making it shorter and some omitting some things, but in essence it works on the same concept.
Where did I do it?
I have done it in person in Kuwait and online, sometimes someone did it for me remotely by surrogating.
How was the experience?
The hardest part for me was getting the incidents or emotions to come up and rate them on a scale, I’m not the kind of person that can bring up emotions, I will remember things very well but the emotion isn’t there. So in the beginning I had to work on why I couldn’t bring it up in the first place, then try again.
My initial session was the most profound, and I worked on general thinks like feeling worthy, self-confidence, and negative self-talk. Then in consequent sessions I went to specific incidents and tried to work on them even without feelings.
Was it worth it?
To me, yes. EFT did have some effect on me, and I learned how to do it myself so that when I am in an incident (angry at someone, helpless, anxious, etc.) I can go back to it and bring the feelings down. I don’t always remember to do it, and sometimes it’s not easy to do it (think in public or in the middle of a meeting), but I have gone back to it every once in a while.
As for the distance sessions, not worth it, save your money, I never felt a difference after surrogating for EFT.
This varies, I recommend if you are starting out to try a session before you commit, and if you decide you like it, go for a package in the beginning, and once you’ve dealt with most of your “issues”, go for maintenance sessions. How will you know when to move on to maintenance? For me it was always based on my gut feeling, I just knew I didn’t need another session, just like I know now when I need to go get on.
One session 40 KD
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