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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): Tapping

EFT or “tapping” is psychology acupressure similar to acupuncture but without needles. Considered a powerful stress-relief method for healing emotional and physical trauma, EFT inputs kinetic energy (fingertip taps) along specific meridian points on the body.

Clients are guided to recall specific stressful memories while the practitioner gently “taps” areas of the chest and head causing a cessation of anxiety and inducing a deep state of relaxation. Whether working with an EFT practitioner or alone at home, clients regularly report an immediate decrease in uncomfortable feelings within minutes of a tapping session.

The American Psychological Association (APA) recognizes EFT as a proven holistic practice that accelerates emotional and physical healing and overall well-being. Tapping is particularly effective for clients wanting freedom from traumatic memories and PTSD (e.g., childhood abuse, grief, flashbacks, phobias, night terrors, insomnia) as well as common stress symptoms such as food cravings, headaches, lack of focus and low energy.