By Susan Bushell B.Sc., Energy Therapist and EFT Practitioner

EFT is short for Emotional Freedom Techniques. It was developed by Gary Craig, a Stanford trained engineer who in the early 1990’s, could see that Roger Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy could be simplified. Gary has proven and many have confirmed, that tapping with your fingertips on some of your acupressure points while feeling a negative emotion or remembering a traumatic event, can dissolve the pain of that event or negative emotion completely.

EFT involves speaking aloud the intention of clearing a particular negative feeling while tapping on various acupressure points, which correspond to the end points of our energy meridians. Energy meridians are most simply described as the “wiring of our body”. When experiencing a negative emotion, meridians become fried or zapped energetically. The unprocessed emotion becomes trapped in the meridian system of the body. These unprocessed emotions build up over time and when another event occurs that is similar, the body’s “wiring” is fried all over again making it once again more easily triggered.

Over time, the body carries a greater load of negatively charged emotion that surface all too easily in our daily lives. Left untended it becomes challenging to cope with the emotional load and this emotional baggage wreaks havoc in present and future life. Sometimes the load becomes so challenging that addictions begin to be developed as a coping strategy. The addiction, gambling, smoking, alcohol, overeating helps to reduce the discomfort momentarily.

A lifetime can be spent running from feelings but the individual who takes the time to learn EFT and/or tap along with an experienced EFT practitioner holds a jewel in their fingertips releasing emotion easily, safely and very effectively. EFT releases any negative emotion or trauma. (grief, car accident, humiliation, betrayal or abuse). Once dispelled this then allows lasting changes to occur in the present without the added burden of the past. The changes just happen because the pain of the past have been released. As well once the burden of limiting beliefs about self, the world and others has been lifted change in behaviour is much more successful.

If you would like to try EFT, I offer AAMET accredited EFT training and one-on-one hour-long EFT sessions. If you have further questions, please e-mail me or call 519-763-9858 (Canada) for further information or to book a session.


Article by
Susan Bushell B.Sc.
Energy Therapist
AAMET Certified Level 3 EFT Practitioner and Master Trainer