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Emotional Freedom Technique

A gentle, effective treatment tool

Understanding EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a gentle and effective tool for treating everything from trauma and addiction to anxiety, depression, and physical discomfort. Taught to patients at The Meadows in combination with expressive arts therapy, EFT provides a way to balance the body’s energies. After using this method, most patients report that their discomfort levels have significantly decreased.

How Does It Work?

EFT is based on the theory that disruptions in the body’s energy system cause disturbing emotions. This easy-to-learn therapy involves gently tapping on certain points of the body while focusing on the problem causing those disturbing emotions. This relieves distress 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.

As part of group work, each patient at The Meadows creates a visual map of the body. They then label and rate the areas of discomfort while using EFT to focus on these areas. Useful far beyond the bounds of inpatient treatment, this therapy is ideal for self-help, allowing patients to self-regulate and manage triggers in the future.

Emotional Freedom Technique


Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and is experienced in assisting others with compassion, dignity, and respect — hallmark values of The Meadows for more than 45 years. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. When you call, they will lead you through a series of questions to determine if The Meadows is a good fit, and how soon your treatment can begin. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out an admissions form today!

If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one call or fill out an admissions form today!

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