EFT - Emotional Freedom Therapy or Tapping as it is sometimes referred to is is a relatively new treatment within the field of Energy Psychology.
Gary Craig developed this therapy in the 1990's, since then EFT has provided thousands of people with relief from all manner of problems and conditions. Eft has been used for a wide variety of treatments ranging from trauma, PTSD, phobias, self-sabotaging behaviour patterns, to deep set emotional conditions of anxiety and depression, physical illness, pain and many more.
EFT has often been thought of as "Psychological acupressure", the tapping technique works by releasing blockages within the bodies energy system which are the source of our emotions and discomfort. When blockages occur in our energy system, in addition to creating emotional challenging it can often lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours and an inability to live life harmoniously. These can then result in symptoms being emotional and/ or physical and include lack of confidence and self-esteem, feeling stuck anxious or depressed, or can trigger compulsive and addictive behaviours.
The belief that emotional imbalance is a key factor in physical symptoms and disease has been widely researched and proven. and for this reason, these techniques are being extensively used on physical issues, including chronic illness with often wonderful results. Due to this these techniques are being accepted more and more in medical and psychiatric circles as well as in the range of psychotherapies and healing disciplines.
EFT is a common sense approach that draws its power from Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years. In fact, Albert Einstein also told us back in the 1920's that everything (including our bodies) is composed of energy. These ideas have been largely ignored by the medical model however, the forgotten truth that everything around us and in us is energy is being pushed to the forefront as people start to find ways of healing themselves without medications.
EFT restores awareness and trust in the natural healing abilities of our mind and body. As these techniques are so simple, they can be used effectively as a self-help tool, which can empower people to be active in their own healing and development process.
At the beginning of the session, we will chat and identify your most pressing issue. EFT tapping can address a variety of physical and emotional issues. Whatever is the most pressing issue for you is where we will start.
Next is asking you to tune into your body while thinking about your issue; I will ask you to give the emotion you are feeling a rating from 0 to 10, this is your SUD (Subjective Units of Distress) score. At 10, the emotion you are feeling is at its worst; at 0, it is completely gone. We will use this score throughout the session as it helps both of us measure the effectiveness of the techniques we are using during the session.
I will demonstrate the points to tap, then we will tap together, each of us tapping on ourselves. We tap on the end points of the meridians on the face and torso, as in the pictures. EFT sessions are relatively painless. You won’t have to dwell on painful memories for tapping to work. After a few rounds of tapping, I will ask you to tune in and see where your SUD number is now. We track when the number goes up, down, or disappears. The goal is to get the SUD number down to 0.
In this or other sessions, the I will help you identify a specific event or a combination of events from the past that have contributed to the challenges you are experiencing now. Often there are many aspects to an event or an unresolved emotion. Think of the aspects as different parts of a story: the sights, smells, tastes, what you heard, and what you felt. We keep clearing each aspect until it is down to 0 before we move on to the next. I will always use the techniques that will help the you clear the issue as quickly as possible.
During tapping sessions, we uncover core issues that play a role in how you view the world. If you are working on a belief such as “I want to lose weight,” “I want to make more money,” or “I want to meet a mate,” the practitioner will ask you to assign a number between 0 and 10 to determine how true the statement feels for you. This rating is called a VOC (Validity of Cognition) score. The scale is the opposite of the SUD scale: at 0, the statement does not feel true; and at 10, it feels totally true.
If we find that you are incongruent with a belief (the number you assigned the statement is not at a 10), we will use the tapping techniques to reprogram your subconscious. The tapping removes beliefs from the subconscious mind that are not serving you and are blocking you from achieving the results you want. The tapping is a tool to turn those beliefs and behaviours that are no longer serving you into positive ones that do.
People often ask me if they will need more than one session. Some issues can be dealt with in one or two sessions. Issues that are deep-rooted, persistent, or complex could take longer. I have found that when clients commit to at least four sessions, they typically experience a real breakthrough. The multiple sessions give them enough time to feel a shift.
Clients love how they feel at the end of a session. What was once upsetting to them no longer triggers an emotional response. My clients tell me they feel calmer, happier, and less stressed than they did at the beginning of the session.
Can EFT tapping create a one-minute miracle? Probably not, however, it could be the step you take to improve your life dramatically.
Tuesday - 9am - 6pm
Wednesday - 5.30 - 9pm.
Thursday - 12.30 - 5.30pm.
Friday - 9am - 6pm.
Saturday- 9am - 3pm.
Sunday. 9am - 7pm.
Stockton, Thornaby, Yarm, Billingham, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington, Stokesley, Hemlington, Thirsk, Sunderland, Saltburn and all the Teesside area.
Your intial session will be on average 1.5 hours, subsequent sessions will be 1 hour, I do not charge and extra for an initial session.
You can book below once a date and tme has been agreed with me.
EFT Initail session £40
Combined Hypnotherapy and EFT session £60.