Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a psychotherapeutic tool, based on a theory that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body’s energy field. The theory is that when a negative experience occurs it leads to a negative emotions, which is felt in response to this negative experience, leading to inappropriate programming inside the body. Then the body’s energy system gets disrupted due to these negative emotions. It is believed in EFT, that in order to remove the negative responses, to tackle the negative experience is not enough, because doing so cannot correct the energy imbalance. The energy imbalance must be restored along with curing the negative emotions.
By tapping on a series of 12 specific points on the meridians while thinking and holding a negative emotion or memory, alters the body’s energy field, restoring it to “balance.” It is claimed to relieve many psychological and physical conditions, from the common cold to cancer. It is a safe and effective technique, which can be used by the young to the very old.