frequently asked question we get from our Coaching
Practice and Workshops is….
"What problems can I use EFT for?"
is a list problems and conflicts where EFT has been very
effectively used, followed by our other most common Frequently asked
successfully alleviate acute anxiety attacks, generalized anxiety, call
the fear of public speaking. The duration of the problem does not seem
to matter when it comes to EFT's effectiveness. However, some anxiety
disorders are more complicated than others and have several layers that
addition, EFT has an impressive record when it comes to neutralizing
specific phobias such as claustrophobia, fear of needles, elevators,
etc. By tapping the endpoints of the meridians while tuning in to the
problem, the "congested energy" is "metabolized" and the anxiety
works wonders in removing old limiting beliefs about money, allowing
our clients to Accept the Abundance that is their birthright.
Guilt, Shame and Low
EFT relieves guilt and shame by
targeting specific events and beliefs underlying these feelings.
Clients are empowered to mature emotionally by integrating what they
have learned from past actions. The negative limiting beliefs we hold
about ourselves (such as I'm not worthy, I don't deserve
success, I'm not lovable) that support poor self-esteem can
be transformed with EFT.
of the medically documented structural damage shown in x-rays, MRI's or
blood tests, EFT has been successful in alleviating pain and
re-balancing disease in the body. It can accelerate healing, improve
circulation of energy, reduce muscle tension and address the emotional
states that may have contributed to the onset of any physiological
condition. EFT success stories include treatment for migraines, chronic
back pain, post-surgical pain/bleeding/swelling, fibromyalgia, asthma,
rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, allergies, hypoglycemia, sinus problems,
hemorrhoids, lactose intolerance and more. Again, the duration of the
problem is irrelevant when it comes to EFT's effectiveness.
Smokers use cigarettes as
a substance to tranquilize and quiet inner turmoil or anxiety. EFT can
effectively eliminate the urge to smoke, alleviate physiological and
psychological withdrawal symptoms, and neutralize environmental relapse
triggers. All chemical dependency issues can be treated with EFT,
including alcoholism, cocaine addiction, and dependency on prescription
Athletes are successfully using EFT to
reduce muscle tension, conquer performance anxiety, and neutralize all
other psychological blocks that may impede peak performance. When you
watch professional athletes, you can see how their minds can trick them
into reducing their effectiveness on the field, course or court. These
athletes are trained beautifully and have all the skill necessary to compete
at high levels. It is usually the stress, tension, fear of failure or
success, and the pressure that interferes with their performance. EFT
can help any professional or recreational athlete to improve their
performance, especially under pressure.
Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder is characterized by intrusive and recurring thoughts, feelings
and images associated with the original traumatizing event. EFT
addresses the variety of aspects of the traumatic event by diluting the
intensity of the recurring memory and neutralizing the trauma itself.
The client can then emotionally reorganize and develop more adaptive
attitudes and constructive behaviors to suit his or her current life.
EFT also accelerates healing by initiating the forgiveness process.
Food is often used as a
tranquilizer to anesthetize deep anxiety and emotional pain. EFT can
target and relieve feelings that drive urgent food cravings, compulsive
overeating, and sabotaging behavior. In addition, EFT can relieve
distorted body images and effectively prevent relapse weight gain after
weight goals have been reached.
(Q) How can a single treatment method address such a variety of issues?
(A) The discovery statement of EFT states that "the
cause of all negative emotion is an imbalance in the energy system."
All reactions, feelings, responses or physical symptoms can be
addressed by balancing the human energy system with EFT. Once the
energy system has been balanced, the depression lifts, the anxiety is
neutralized or the physical pain is alleviated.
(Q) Are there any contraindications to using EFT?
No. EFT is safe, easy to apply, and non-invasive. To date, minimal
side effects have been reported other than occasional temporary
fatigue. However, this does not mean that you will not experience
adverse side effects. If you intend to use these techniques, you must
agree to take full responsibility for the results and for your physical
and emotional well-being. You may wish to consult a trained EFT
practitioner for professional application of these techniques.
(Q) What prevents EFT from working? (A)
If you are a living breathing human or animal, EFT should work on you.
Occasionally, the targeted issue is approached too globally which
results in ineffective relief. In rare cases, energy toxins such as
perfumes or certain foods produce an allergic reaction in an
individual's energy system and retard, or temporarily reverse
treatment. Skilled EFT practitioners will spot this block and be able
to treat the client effectively. While not perfect, EFT has an
extraordinarily high success rate of 85%, even when used by beginners.
(Q) Can I treat myself? (A)
Absolutely, and with a likelihood of a high success rate. If you are
motivated, emotionally stable and use good judgment in the problems you
address with EFT, you should have good success. It is important
however, to know your limits. Sometimes it is difficult to be both
patient and doctor. Many people consult EFT practitioners for the
objectivity and experience necessary for successful treatment.
(Q) Suppose my illness has lasted decades or is an inherited condition? (A)
EFT alleviates symptoms regardless of duration, etiology, or family
history. The duration of the condition does not seem to effect the
outcome or length of treatment needed.
(Q) How long will the treatment last? (A)
It is difficult to predict this outcome in each individual case,
however, long-lasting results are routine when using EFT properly and
aiming it at the right targets. If the practitioner successfully treats
the core of the problem, permanent relief is the norm.
(Q) Can EFT be used for children? (A)
Yes, usually with superb results. Since children are less critical than
adults, they have less of a need to understand the inner working of the
energy system, and can therefore allow the treatment process to unfold
more naturally. It is very safe and effective with children.
(Q) Why does EFT focus on the negative so much? Can
this hurt me? (A) In order for EFT to work, you must be tuned in to
your problem, for example, actually feeling some of the anxiety. This
allows the treatment to be "aimed" at the problem, and be neutralized
within minutes as a result of using the tapping.
(Q) How do I find out more about EFT and related treatments? (A)
Consult Gary Craig's web site,
In addition to finding a complete tutorial for EFT, you will find
hundreds of case histories, philosophical studies, a support e-mail
list, and a series of superb training tapes for sale. In addition, the
web site provides numerous links to related Energy Psychology
be sure to keep your body well hydrated. Emotional Freedom Techniques
and other energy therapies work with the electricity of your body, and
water conducts electricity.
- "EFT has been amazing for
backaches! I had nagging backache for many many months and nothing
would help. I would do certain exercises, run hot and cold water on it
and nothing changed. It didn't get better or worse until I tried EFT.
One round and it was gone!"
- "I see the results of EFT on a
daily basis, and continue to be amazed....I've yet to find a problem it
can't help with." Rachel Gaubert
- "I tried your technique 2 days ago
and in minutes an eye condition that has been driving me nuts for a
year just left. This information is a beautiful gift to all of us." Sally Shallenberg
- "I am not a professional
practitioner of EFT. I am a housewife, mother, and portrait
photographer who stumbled on to EFT two years ago, and fell in love
with the gentle healing that EFT allows." Lisa Gunnoe
- "We are very excited about this EFT
program. My wife got rid of her back pain and too frequent headaches
she has had for years. I no longer have acid reflux and no longer have
to take a prescription drug for it." Bill Edens
- "Two years ago, 1 1/2 hours of EFT
work lifted an eight year long depression for which I had been using
meds - I KNOW personally how amazing EFT is." Janice Smylie
- "I have tried your technique, with
a lot of skepticism at first, as it defies all logic....Gary, it
worked....not only the first time on my headache, but the second time
on my stiff neck and tension headache, the third time on my inability
to sleep, and so on."
- "I've never found a more
user-friendly, dependable and precise technique that could produce such
profound change in such a short time." Kim English
- "I tried it on myself and shot a
game of golf 12 strokes under my previous best game ever." Jack Konrath
- "I have used EFT on myself and
family members for variety of quick therapies from shoulder pain to
headaches, nausea, and so on. This method is absolutely invaluable." El March, PhD
- "My clients have experienced
profound & lasting results for weight issues, stress, anxiety,
pain, phobias, sports performance, relationship issues, &
more." Lindsay Kenny
- "EFT has helped my clients deal
successfully with addictions, grief, fears, phobias, sexual abuse,
performance issues, self-image and stress. Dr. Catherine Saltzman
- "EFT is a remarkable gift to the
world." Al Viguerie, PhD
"I have gotten great results with
EFT personally, and the results that my patients get are often nothing
short of miraculous." Ray Mazon, D.O.M.
- "EFT is "The Miracle Drug WITHOUT
THE DRUG!" Pat Farrell
- "EFT is spectacular! I came across
EFT on an internet search...best happy accident of my life!" Anita Barber
- "Words escape me. EFT is truly
astounding. It could change the human race." Michael Killingback
- "I have applied EFT 70 or 80 times
and I have yet to come across a client who is not happy with the
results EFT has given." John Birtwistle
- "Wow! People can't believe the
results we are getting. Neither can I. This is the best healing method
I have ever come across." Jim Eaton
- "I'm getting spectacular results
with my patients and myself. Thank you!" Joanne M. Hillary, ND