Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a highly effective self-help tool used in my coaching. It was first developed by Dr. Roger Callahan at Stanford University in the 1980s but it’s roots go back 3000 years to ancient Chinese medicine. It has been proven effective in enhancing the ability to change behavior patterns, overcome negative beliefs, and eliminate stress. Finger tapping on the face and upper body’s acupressure points in a consistent manner while thinking about a past painful events dissipates the related negative emotions. The resulting feelings of calm and release are in actuality altering brain function (as seen on digital brain scans during treatment). EFT is akin to acupressure for the emotions.
EFT is gaining mass acceptance as research becomes widely published. The EFT instructional manual has been translated in over 20 languages and has been downloaded by millions of people around the world. Although relatively unknown amongst traditional allopathic practitioners in the United States, EFT is being used routinely in children’s cancer hospital wards in Mexico as well as by the Israeli military for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Several Phoenix area professional sports teams contract EFT practitioners for peak performance training.
Alina Frank, EFT CERT-I has assisted over 6000 clients and has trained and mentored hundreds of practitioners in Miami, Chicago, Mexico, Santa Fe, Chicago, D.C. and Washington state. She has been rated the #1 practitioner for the last 22 months. Alina serves as a women’s issues specialist for the EFT Masters Forum and is currently documenting her work with veterans for the Soul Medicine Institute research project. Save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours over traditional techniques. For a free 15 min consultation email Alina.
I know of no profession that is better suited to treat and cure chronic pain than Physical and Occupational Therapy. But, it requires that we must delve into our patient’s emotions – something that we are often discouraged from venturing too close to….. even more exciting is this technique (EFT)works extremely well on chronic pain and research is underway to establish the same level of evidence based outcome.
Physical Therapist Tom Ockler