WHAT IS EFT TAPPING?
Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as EFT, Meridian Tapping or simply Tapping, is a powerful tool that has a wide range of applications. For example, EFT Tapping can be used to significantly decrease stress and anxiety, overcome limiting beliefs and mental blocks to success, help with business and sports performance, public speaking and more!
I first came across EFT Tapping in 2012 with Jack Canfield and Pamela Bruner’s bestseller, Tapping Into Ultimate Success: How To Overcome Any Obstacle and Skyrocket Your Results. In their book, Jack and Pamela reveal how to use both EFT Tapping and The Success Principles (from Janet Switzer’s and Jack’s NY Times bestseller, The Success Principles™) to help you break through mental and emotional blocks plus achieve your goals.
EFT is extremely versatile in that anyone can learn how to use it as a self-care tool. However, you can also work with a Certified EFT Practitioner, like me, to dive deeper to clear out the roots of issues that may be preventing you from achieving the health, happiness and success you want in your life.
EFT is an Energy Psychology Technique that combines Ancient Chinese Medicine with Modern Psychology. What does this mean? It means that EFT combines energy work in the form of tapping over a specific set of acupuncture/acupressure points while stating out loud the particular issue (mental, emotional and/or physical) that is bothering you. (Although I am a Certified EFT Practitioner, please note that I am not a psychologist or psychotherapist.)
EFT, which actually includes a variety of techniques, was developed in the 1990’s by Gary Craig. After studying Thought Field Therapy, a technique created by psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan in 1980, Gary decided to simplify Dr. Callahan’s approach so that it would be more accessible and easy to use. He called this Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT.
To date there have been over 100 scientific studies on EFT published in peer-reviewed journals showing its effectiveness in treating stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, sports performance, food cravings, pain and even PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). There are also thousands of case studies showing how EFT can help with other things such as relationship issues, school and business performance.
My focus with EFT is to help people address blocks and limiting beliefs that are holding them back from achieving their health, happiness and success goals. In addition to the tutorial video below, I’ve also created a number of other tapping meditation videos covering a variety of topics.
“A shout out to Dr. Jen Harrison. My 8 year old has been frequenting the dentist the last few months and her anxiety with the appointments has been less than ideal. This past visit we decided to use as many resources as we could think of and in conjunction with a couple other tricks we had, we tried some Tapping i.e. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) heading into the appointment. The results were like night and day! She was relaxed yet confident walking in and when she started to get a little worked up, we did another round of the taps and she settled back down and left the office all smiles. We highly recommend EFT! Also loved that we could access the EFT Tapping video [from drjenniferharrison.com] while sitting in our vehicle in the parking lot of the dental office before the appointment. Thanks for the video!”
Jen and Miya
In addition to teaching EFT as part of my live and online courses, I also work one on one with clients world wide.
“Dr. Harrison’s warm, direct, intuitive approach has been exactly what I needed in stepping into my Best Self and I am incredibly grateful to have had Dr. Harrison supporting me through many exams and significant life events over many years. I am constantly amazed at the profound shifts that have occurred despite the apparent simplicity of the [EFT] tapping techniques. Dr. Jen is a creative problem-solver, who is committed to her own growth and supportive of others in theirs. Thanks for the many years of sessions, Jen. Your work is priceless!”
Dr. Sandy Braiuka BHMS(Ed) BHlthSc(ComplMed) MA MBBS
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HOW TO DO EFT TAPPING:
In the following video, I show you how to do EFT Tapping. Please read the DISCLAIMER below prior to watching the video and trying EFT Tapping.
DISCLAIMER: Although to date there are over 100 published scientific studies showing the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques, aka EFT or Tapping, for addressing a wide variety of issues, EFT Tapping is still considered to be in the experimental stages. The information provided regarding EFT Tapping is meant to be educational in nature only and is not to be used to replace advice or treatment from any health care professional.
If you are currently receiving treatment for a mental, emotional, spiritual and/or physical health condition, you should consult your licensed health care practitioner before using this technique.
Due to the experimental nature of EFT Tapping and because it is a relatively new healing approach and the extent of its effectiveness, as well as its risks and benefits are not fully known, you agree to assume and accept full responsibility for any and all risks associated with viewing this website, listening to any recordings or watching any videos, and acting on any information contained on this website and/or in any such recordings or videos.
Please note, if you choose to voluntarily use EFT Tapping, previously vivid or traumatic memories may fade, which could adversely impact your ability to provide detailed legal testimony regarding a traumatic incident. Although people report having positive experiences with EFT Tapping, please be advised it’s possible to experience emotional distress or physical discomfort which could be perceived as negative side effects. If you inadvertently experience any emotional distress or physical discomfort while Tapping, especially if you are pregnant, you are advised to stop and to seek professional care, if appropriate.
1. Current EFT Research: https://www.energypsych.org/?Research_Landing
2. TEDx talk by EFT Expert and Researcher Dr. Peta Stapleton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vu0Tibt1bQ
3. More EFT Research Info via EFT Expert and Researcher Dr. Dawson Church https://www.eftuniverse.com/research-studies/eft-research