Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a gentle and effective tool for treating trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, and physical discomfort. EFT is based on the theory that disruptions in the body’s energy system cause disturbing emotions. This treatment involves gently tapping on certain points of the body while focusing on the problem causing the disturbing emotions.

EFT balances the body’s energies. This relieves upset emotions by leaving the memory of the problem behind while eliminating the emotional charge that comes with it. As the patient removes the emotional response to the memory, the result brings positive changes in thinking. This therapy is easy to learn and ideal for self-help, allowing patients to self-regulate and manage triggers in the future.

EFT is being taught to patients at The Meadows in combination with expressive arts therapy. During group processes, patients create a visual map of the body. They then label and rate the areas of discomfort while using EFT to focus on these areas. After several rounds of tapping, most patients report that the discomfort levels have significantly decreased.

To learn more about EFT and if it may be right for you, contact us at 800-244-4949.