What is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Technique does not mean it helps you to get rid of your emotions, to be free and null and void of all feeling. Instead, it is a simple tool that everyone can use to help allow themselves to not be so overwhelmed by intense emotions that can sometimes take over our minds and bodies and not let us function as healthily as we would like. A little niggle can sometimes turn into worry that can start to churn over and over in our heads until it becomes this constant dis-ease, preventing us from enjoying what is real and present. Thoughts can then affect our behaviours which, in turn, can also affect the people around us. One single event (or several incidents of similar content), or something we were told, can lead to an anxiety we feel we have no control over or a belief about ourselves that can limit our potential. Things can really 'get to us'; each of us are affected by different things and in different ways. We are of course only human; we have a multitude of emotions and life has its ups and downs, but sometimes our bodies (without being aware of it) can not deal efficiently with what it is presented with.

If we didn't release the emotion at the time or soon after the event (an event which may not even appear to be traumatic), it can remain blocked in our body's energy system.  If there is a blockage or disruption in the flow of that energy, due to the event (injury, stress, or a variety of other factors), the body is out of balance, and prone to illness, pain and mental and emotional disturbance, for example, phobias.  EFT can help release these blockages by tapping gently with your fingertips on some of the energy meridian (acupuncture) points on the face and upper body whilst focussing on the intense feeling, sensation or memory. Tapping on these points send signals to the brain allowing the emotional part of the brain to calm down and allow the rational part of the brain to make more sense of the feeling, thus making it more manageable and acceptable. Shifting energy changes the way the brain processes information about a particular issue, so tapping, whilst tuned into the issue, is like rewiring or re-routing the brainís conditioned negative response. The energy system becomes more balanced and our bodies more able to cope.

EFT was developed in the 1990's, founded by Gary Craig who had previously trained with psychologist Dr Roger Callahan in the early years of Thought Field Therapy. There is a lot of information on Gary Craig's official website www.emofree.com

When I first heard about 'tapping', I was rather sceptical but willing to experience it with a very experienced Master Trainer of EFT. I was so impressed by the effect it had on me that I became hooked and wanted to do more and more, and wanted to train so that I could pass this wonderful tool onto others. EFT is such a simple process that anyone can do it and the great thing is, you donít have to 'believe' in it for it to work, and you don't have to know why you are feeling low or anxious ..... eft just does its work! I still find the whole thing a bit bizarre and I don't like hearing the extravagant claims and hype on the internet, but it has worked well for my own issues and I see a wonderful, positive impact on many others. (Please see Testimonial page.)  

How I work?
Well, I donít just dive in there and get to the most horrific incident that happened to you, and it doesn't take weeks of 'digging' into the past. You don't need to know the cause of the problem, and you don't need to re-live distressing events to work on reducing the effects they have had. It's important to me that you feel you can trust me and feel safe. We talk, but mainly we tap whilst saying words that focus on your feelings or physical sensations, and it includes stating affirmations towards accepting the way that you feel. A number of sessions with me may be required to deal with your issue, or it may well be resolved in just one session.  I can teach you the technique and you can practice it yourself at home. Sessions are confidential and in the first instance I will ask you to fill in an intake form so that I can see if your issue is something I can help you with and if you want to talk more about it, feel free to