EFT is a form of “psychological acupressure” – an emotional clearing technique that may help release any ‘stuck’ emotions which are preventing a person from moving forward in their lives.
EFT could help you by tapping on the energy meridians which are also used in acupuncture. The tapping is done using fingers and no needles are used. It is simple and easy to apply and can be done by the therapist on the client, or by the client on themselves, following the therapist’s instructions. EFT may be used alone or alongside both Cognitive Hypnotherapy and / or NLP.
EFT is based on the belief that the cause of negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. A thought or memory could trigger this disruption, leading to physical or psychological pain.
EFT is believed to balance the disrupted energy and may relieve the client of all sorts of long standing issues. Once the energy disruption is released, the memories might lose their emotional intensity and help reduce negative feelings. Some psychologists consider EFT to be an important breakthrough, often working where nothing else will.
Our thoughts constantly create patterns of energy, which in turn release hormones, chemicals and neurotransmitters. EFT could interrupt this chain of events, preventing the previously expected emotional reaction.
EFT might be successfully applied to an enormous range of issues from small, niggling difficulties through to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Many people find this process works just as well for their deep-rooted issues as it does for minor irritations, and once all aspects of the problem have been addressed, the results could be permanent.
Problems that have caused intense distress in the past, sometimes for many years, might well disappear. Potential future events which have been causing anxiety might become easier to face. EFT could therefore be applied to many emotional issues,whether from the past, in the present or in the future.
The Clerkenwell Group was founded by Darren Stamford and Gordon Matthews. We use cognitive HYPNOTHERAPY and NLP with the aim of helping our clients with a range of issues, from self-confidence and stopping smoking to weight control, phobias and relationship problems.