EFT is an “Energy Psychology”, “Meridian Tapping Technique (MTT)” or “Tapping” method. It is used by many as a self-help method for any emotional or physical condition. EFT is also very popular with hypnotherapists and hypnotists, who are discovering just how easy this new method is to add to their repertoire.

You may be new to EFT, or it may be a familiar friend already. Either way, you can learn EFT very easily.

EFT works on the principle that what causes undesirable feelings and behavior is a disruption in the body's energy system.

This energy is the same energy that various therapies talk about, including acupuncture, Reiki, and Shiatsu.

In essence, when we do EFT, we:
Remove the “wrong” energy from our body by using the meridian lines as a kind of waste disposal system.
Access this "wrong" energy to be removed by calling it up.

So when we do EFT, we:
Tap on important points in the body's meridian system.
Call up the waste energy to be disposed of by saying a Reminder phrase. This is after setting up the process safely and gently using a Setup phrase.

This is like:
Your waste disposal people come to collect your household waste.
In order for them to do so, you pick it up and put it out for them to collect.

It is important to understand that in EFT we only briefly connect to the negative. We safely and gently dispose of it. And to dispose of it, we need to safely collect it and throw it away.

This is so effective that sometimes, people forget they ever had a problem with something in the first place. That's OK, I don't mind how you achieved freedom with EFT, just that you did!

One of the hardest things to get used to for beginners is that we say negative things in the Reminder phrase. After all, we have been told to “be positive” and “think positive” all our lives. Now here comes along someone who tells us to admit to the negative, even to say the negative! Surely this cannot be right! Or can it?

Well, remember the example of the rubbish or waste in your home? To get rid of it, you simply pick it up, put it out for the refuse collection service, and the refuse collection men take it away. Let us imagine for a moment what would happen if instead of picking up the rubbish and putting it out, you ignored it. Soon enough, you would have rubbish collecting in your home, and it would smell rather nasty. So logically, if you simply pick it up and put it out, you are doing the right thing.

Take another example. Say you have a pain in your stomach that persists. So you make an appointment with your doctor and go to see him or her. The doctor asks you why you are there. Do you say “I am in perfect health” or do you say “I have this pain in my stomach”?

We have been taught to deny our negative feelings. This is because for a long time, it was probably the best strategy we had. Some people are so used to being in denial that they say “I am not in denial”! Maybe you know someone like that yourself. Luckily, we now have safe new ways of owning and releasing negative emotions. It takes strength to admit to weaknesses.

Remember, it takes strength to relax. But relaxation makes you stronger.

Author's Bio: 

© Suzanne Zacharia 2010. My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is.

A virus caught along with 5 other students at university at the end of 1986, plus medical negligence, meant that I got smokers lung at a relatively young age. In desperation for help with my symptoms and quality of life, I turned to complementary therapy, and I have outlived one doctor's prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author and trainer specializing in energy healing. Want to use this article? You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE book "EFT How-To For You" at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com (which teaches you how to do EFT) and my popular FREE online course "5 Days to Change Your Life" at http://www.NewAgeInternationalTraining.com