Wellness

with Nina Beal, LMT

fantastic video about EFT!

The Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple but highly-effective process that works by tapping on acupressure points on the body to eliminate blockages in the energy system. These blockages, which can be caused by various kinds of trauma, are the underlying cause of all illness. When you eliminate these blockages the body naturally heals. This includes mental, emotional, physical, and even spiritual healing.
 
Why EFT?
EFT is easy to use, highly effective, and painless. It works anywhere, anytime for anyone and has no negative side effects. You can use it to help others or to help yourself. It works for "almost everything" and is among the most effective and versatile healing techniques on the planet.  
 
Benefits of EFT
Use EFT to: 
Improve your health through inner balance and harmony
Effectively eliminate subliminal roadblocks to success in all areas of your life, including relationships, career, and abundance
Help others both personally and professionally
 
 
History of EFT
In 1991 Stanford-trained engineer and personal performance coach Gary Craig took a class that changed the world. The class, "Thought Field Therapy" was taught by Dr. Roger Callahan and was an offshoot of a training he had taken in "Touch for Health" which was devised by John Thie and George Goodheart. Each man learned from the other and built one upon the other. As Gary himself said, "I'm standing on the shoulders of giants." Together they created the backbone of what would later be considered "Energy Healing or Energy Psychology."
The story goes like this:  Dr. Roger Callahan, a clinical psychologist having practiced for over 40 years, devoted his life to finding ways to heal people from unreasonable fears, phobias, trauma, stress disorders, etc. He probably had a strong motive to do this as he had been suffering himself from problems like these since his childhood. Legend goes that Dr. Callahan had a patient named Mary, who suffered from a severe water phobia, a water phobia so severe she couldn't even bathe or go out in rainy conditions without experiencing distress. Like many practitioners before him, Callahan was having very little success in helping Mary even though he had used every trick in the proverbial book. After all of that, she continued having nightmares and being afraid that the water might kill her.
Upon returning from a training in Touch for Health, Dr Callahan decided to try something new. Because Mary indicated that her distress was in her stomach, he guided her to tap on a meridian point under her eye which was related to the stomach meridian. Almost instantly, Mary experienced relief.  Within minutes she was able to get into his swimming pool without any symptoms whatsoever. And thus Thought Field Therapy was born. Over the course of the next decade, Callahan developed a set of "algorithms" for tapping on specific acupuncture points, with each specific algorithm being appropriate for specific ailments and dysfunctions. Even the same points could be used in a different order, thus creating many different algorithms which became the heart of TFT.
After completing the training himself in 1991, Gary did as so many others have done before and since, he began to examine, deconstruct, and reconstruct the process until he came up with a streamlined version which was soon to be called The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Through his research he found that the essence of Callahan's work, the algorithms, was simply more complicated than it needed to be. Instead, Gary streamlined the process into a single algorithm that was used on every ailment. Ultimately results turned out to be essentially equal.
So in 1995, Gary assembled and released his first training. Over the course of the next 30 years, EFT spread across the planet like wildfire, largely due to its amazing efficacy. The obvious results in areas generally considered to be "incurable" was noted by many; especially considering the low cost, the lack of negative side effects, and the sheer speed and simplicity of the technique.
In March of 2010, Gary shocked the world by announcing his retirement. The stress of managing this fast-growing technique had taken its toll and his doctor announced that he had, quite surprisingly even to him, experienced a "small heart attack." That in combination with his growing frustrations over events going on in the community that he could no longer manage or contain, and his desire to experiment with new ideas, led to his retirement. In an act as classy as the man himself, he "gifted EFT to the world." It was a courageous act that trusted that somehow his precious EFT would be in the hands of a community who cared for it and would nurture it as much as he did. He will always be the heart and soul of EFT and we are infinitely grateful.
 
Partial List of Symptoms EFT Can Help
It's almost impossible to make a comprehensive list of everything EFT can help because it would be a list of all things. However, this is a list of the more common uses.
Anxiety
Addictions
Cravings
Fear
Worry
Money Issues
Stress
PTSD
Hoarding
Phobias
Weight
Getting over the death of a loved one
Guilt
Removing blocks to success
Removing blocks to abundance
Physical pain
Headaches
Autoimmune disease
Divorce or love trauma
Abandonment issues
Adoption issues
Grief
All emotional disorders
Lack of forgiveness
Anger including chronic or hair trigger anger
Sexual abuse
Rape or other sexual trauma
Self-esteem issues
Dyslexia
Poor grades in school
Erroneous Beliefs