What is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also called ‘tapping‘ is a modern therapy that helps people deal with emotional issues. Many have learnt to repress their negative emotions, swallowing them and smiling, pretending everything is okay. Yet emotions are ‘energy in motion’ and not expressing them can lead to blocks in our energy system which can then cause additional challenges. EFT is a safe way to deal with and release negative emotions. By clearing these, we feel empowered, relaxed and positive. As a result we can think more clearly, make positive changes and live a more fulfilling life.
EFT uses the meridian system of the Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves tapping on various meridian (or acupuncture) points on the body while focusing on and expressing a particular feeling in order to reduce its intensity. It is a powerful technique and can provide relief for most emotional issues and even physical pain that’s based on emotional blocks. Often, locked or unexpressed emotions create physical symptoms. EFT helps reduce and release those blocks. By cutting those emotional ties, clients are able to move on and create more positive experiences.
What can be treated with EFT?
I help people with a wide variety of challenges, such as weight and confidence issues, financial worries or health challenges to realise what their hidden barriers and/or emotional blocks are that are holding them back. We then work on overcoming and releasing those ties, which usually reveal some powerful life lessons and cognitive shifts. This leads us to moving on from the past, focusing on the future and making lasting and profound changes.
The combination of tapping specific meridian points (see diagram below) while exploring the underlying emotions and ties of a problem and repeating a variety of associated statements has proven to be very effective for a variety of issues such as:
releasing stress, anxiety or chronic pain, overcoming depression and cravings, letting go of addictions, fears and phobias, increasing self-esteem, dealing with grief and anger, improve public speaking performances, etc.
What happens in a session?
Client and practitioner sit opposite each other (fully clothed). After establishing a mutually agree goal for the session, the practitioner leads the client through the tapping here or here to see my practitioner profile at the official Matrix Reimprinting website.therapist asks a series of questions to identify the root of the problem and helps the client connect with their emotions. Clients normally taps on themselves mirroring the practitioner and repeating the statements suggested. The language used comes from the client and is therefore specific and relevant. Each session is goal-orientated and emotions and progress are measured several times throughout the tapping procedure to ensure maximum benefit. Releasing emotions through tapping has a very calming effect on the body. Clients usually feel lighter, more relaxed and uplifted afterwards. Some people experience a burst of energy and inspiration. To visit my EFT profile at the Brighton clinic where I work click
When body and mind work together, powerful results can be gained.
EFT tapping points
EFT on the BBC
I’ve been a qualified EFT practitioner since 2007. I started practising right away and saw some impressive improvements both in myself and the people that I treated.
For example, one person came to me with a bad migraine. Initially the intensity was at an 8 (out of 10) yet we managed to get the pain level down to a 2 in just one session. In a follow-up treatment we discovered some of roots that caused the migraine and worked on these. Two months later the client contacted me and reported to not have had any more migraine attacks since the treatment.
Another person came to see me with a food addiction, chocolate in particular. During the first couple of sessions we found the core issue which triggered the cravings and we worked on those. After a series of three treatments, we had cleared the emotional reasons behind the comfort eating habit which helped the client to overcome her addiction and to lose weight.
In early 2013 I retrained in EFT with the aim to learn about latest developments since 2007 and to become a professional therapist. At the same time I qualified as a Matrix Reimprinting (MR) practitioner. The latter deals with negative beliefs or programs that were acquired in early childhood and that still run in our subconscious mind. These ‘imprints’ are often misconceptions, traumas or negative images we encountered while growing up; most of them were formed by the age of 6. As long as we have negative beliefs active, they influence us on a subconscious level, as they act as a form of ‘filter’. MR can help discover these beliefs and release the blockages related to them. A positive image, thought or event can be used to substitute the negative image or belief from the past and help create a more positive outlook of life.
MR is especially beneficial for trauma resolution, bothersome memories, addictions and compulsive behaviours, the feeling of ‘being stuck’ in a particular situation or for negative repetitive patterns, such as relationship issues or self-sabotage.
A combination of EFT and MR can be used in a session, depending on the client and the issue they’d like to work on. During a treatment the client is conscious at all times and in control of everything that happens.
In early 2014 I completed EFT Level 3 and am now a qualified Advanced EFT Practitioner.
If you’re unsure whether EFT and/or MR can help you or you’d like any further information, please contact me by filling in the form below or email: Sandyinbrighton@
To see testimonials of some of my clients, click here.
EFT / MR session (face to face): initial session: £80 (90 minutes), follow-up £60 (1 hour)
(I’ve got a treatment room in Brighton/Hove, East Sussex).
EFT session via skype: £60 (to be paid in advance via paypal or bank transfer)
Please note that Matrix Reimprinting (MR) can only be done in person and not via Skype.
Discounts are available if a series of 3 or more sessions are booked and payed in advance:
EFT/MR: 3 sessions: £180 (1st 90mins + 2 one hour sessions)
5 sessions: £280 (1st 90 mins + 4 one hour sessions)