Emotional Freedom Technique

Psychonaut (@soulpilgrim) 9 years, 7 months ago

Anyone tried this? I’ve been playing around with it for 48 hours & the results have been quite astonishing.

I was very skeptical at first. But it certainly works. Even if I’m not convinced by the science.

I feel awesome.

June 1, 2012 at 4:45 am
vishnu (1,235) (@vizznou) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine and Thought Field Therapy. During an EFT session, the client will focus on a specific issue while tapping on so-called “end points of the body’s energy meridians”.

is that what you’re doing? how do work it? Explain!

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Psychonaut (88) (@soulpilgrim) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I’ve been tapping my head & chest. It releases all negative emotions. I’ve achieved more (as in letting go) in the past day than I have in 4 years of half hour a day meditation practice. Meditation quietens & centers me. But this has blown me away. And there’s not much to it.

It’s feel very odd doing it. But it works. That’s all I can say. I’m going to keep it up & report back.

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vishnu (1,235) (@vizznou) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

haha, so just tap your body and look like an idiot? okay, i’ll try it :)

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Psychonaut (88) (@soulpilgrim) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Get tapping brother. It’s cool. Tap tap tap tap tap not fap

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Cassidy (5) (@cassidyelaine) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I’ve never heard of this before.. I think I’m going to look into it and try it c:

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Psychonaut (88) (@soulpilgrim) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Today I watched the tapping solution movie & I checked out Magnus’s site. Tapping.com. I’ve been feeling good all day.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I’ve achieved more (as in letting go) in the past day than I have in 4 years of half hour a day meditation practice.

That’s quite the statement. How does it work? How does one ‘start’? How do you let go more?

(And maybe the 600 hours of meditation prepared you for this possibility! who knows)

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Psychonaut (88) (@soulpilgrim) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Hi Martin.

I literally got an email from one of the usual self development sites promising riches as usual but for some reason I was drawn to this email & gave it a go.

There were people tapping their heads & hands in the video & to be honest I was really skeptical because the theory behind it doesn’t seem convincing at all but I’m anything but close minded. So I gave it a go & was pleasantly surprised so this piqued my curiosity & I delved deeper.

I googled EFT & have been reading a lot on it & practicing for a few days & I had quite a big internal shift today. It feels right intuitively.

What I mean by let go more is I feel that when I meditate I allow thoughts to drift in & out without giving them any weight & I arrive at a stillness & clarity where I can remain for a long time which is very nice & soothing. And I love it.

EFT has actually taken me into my childhood & started to make me understand some of my behavior over the years. Understanding & processing I believe are the core benefits of EFT.

Meditation allows me to be the watcher on the hill. When I’ve gone very deep in meditation before I have had tremendous terror when I encountered nothingness & it scared me. So I stopped for a while & then came back to it very gently & started again.

EFT has allowed me to so far look at some of the fear deep rooted in me & actually release it as opposed to just witnessing it. As meditation does. The actual act of wanting to release anything impedes true meditation.

So I would conclude that EFT is a therapy to heal & Meditation is a deep look.

I am very excited about meditating again. I feel lighter. Calmer & more relaxed with EFT & now I am looking forward to perhaps more blissful meditative states?

I’ve really tried to explain my experiences over the past few days but as usual words can do no justice to experience. So I’ll leave you with ‘give it a go’ & I hope you enjoy it like I have.

Good luck.

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Anonymous (30) (@) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I learned EFT in a very very random situation. I had just broken up with a boyfriend in an airport over the phone (bad), and was a wreck. I was sitting next to an outlet, trying to charge my dying phone, when the stranger next to me also wanted to use the outlet. He struck up a conversation and quickly realized I was a MESS. He was a certified EFT teacher, and asked if I wanted to learn how to do it before my flight.

This is by no means the ONLY way to do it, but it is one.

Basic steps to EFT (I’m sure there are more than one ways to do this, but whatever)

Firstly, tap with your middle finger of whichever hand you use more often.

The points are:

1. right between your eyebrows
2. right under your eye
3. in the groove underneath your nose
4. in the groove of your chin.
5. on the sides of each finger (when you tap here, you have to use more fingers) and thumb

So the way you do it is you say what is truly bothering you, without any filtering, out loud. So for me, a couple months ago, one thing I said was “I just broke up with a man in a horrible way and am afraid I hurt him very badly-” then you add “but I love and accept myself”. You repeat your first phrase, while tapping at the first point, for quite some time. Don’t tap too quickly or too slowly. Tap with force, but don’t hurt anything.

Once you feel a little release on point 1, move to point 2. At this time you can either switch up and say another thing that is bogging you down, or you can stick to what you said before.

Keep moving through all the points slowly like this, and then move back up and repeat all of the points in reverse: 12345, 54321

If anyone has more detailed questions about my experience with this technique, feel free to ask or PM me.

There are other pressure points on the body that you can learn too, but these are the basic ones that I learned for emotional release. It can be very therapeutic if you have the courage to try it.

The man who taught me this in the airport says he does this technique frequently with Vietnam and other war veterans, who have major guilt and confusion about killing people in war. He told me that this technique has helped a lot of them let go of things they could not control and has helped them to move on.

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Alex (63) (@alexsabus) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

Very effective technique. Helped me out in a lot of bad times. But tapping when people are around feels kinda stupid.

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