EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques is a form of psychological acupressure. With EFT you are tapping on various acupuncture meridian points while you focus on a negative issue you would like to change.
About 5,000 years ago, the Chinese discovered a complex system of energy circuits that run throughout the body. These energy circuits, or meridians, are the centerpiece of
Eastern health practices and form the basis for modern day acupuncture, acupressure and a wide variety of other techniques.
With EFT, we are using a tapping technique instead of needles to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points. While tapping various points on the face and body we are also verbalizing the issue followed by a general affirmation phrase.
EFT works on the physical and emotional level. You don’t have to believe it will work in order to get results. Many people have been skeptical when they first tried it.
Here’s a quote from Gary Craig’s EFT Manual:
“The cause of ALL negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. This includes fears, phobias, anger, grief, traumatic memories, PTSD, worry, guilt and all limiting emotions in sports, business and the performing arts. That’s a comprehensive list and covers just about every restrictive emotion we can experience.”
“Differently stated, this means that all these negative emotions have the same cause…. an electrical “zzzzzt” in the body. It also means…they can all be relieved in a
Everything we experience in our past from childhood on up affects our programming. Some of those experiences were very stressful, maybe even traumatic. The negative experiences around those events become an electrical “zzzzzt” in the body which can become blocks that affect our business and other things we want to do in life.
Here is an example from my life:
When I was 9 years old I was abducted by a stranger. I was able to escape but the event was terrifying. It affected me from that point on. I was afraid to go anywhere alone and I didn’t trust strangers. I have had subconscious protection programming going on that contributed to my not feeling comfortable in visible leadership roles. Actually it was quite a bit more than an uncomfortable feeling.
When I started my my network marketing career, it was in spite of an intense fear of being a leader. At first I didn’t understand why I was so afraid. All I knew is that I knew I had to be a leader if I wanted success in network marketing. I pressed on in spite of the fear.
I didn’t know EFT in the beginning but I was bull headed and would not give up. I knew my WHY and I was determined to be successful. You know how they say your WHY should make you cry? Mine did and STILL DOES!
That childhood memory caused me to be afraid to go anywhere alone, afraid to be visible and afraid to trust strangers. You can imagine how that would cause a lot of limiting beliefs in a business where I have to be a visible leader and talk to strangers.
When I learned EFT things really started shifting. I was able to remove the negative emotions around the abduction attempt and start clearing the layers of protection I have put up. I have even traveled alone, on a plane. Fear of flying is another fear I was able to remove with EFT.
I admit, I am still working on some things but I know I have power in tapping.
The reason I tell you this is because, if I can get through my issues and become a successful network marketing leader, then surely you can too. I have changed so much over the years thanks to personal development and EFT. It’s why I love to help people learn EFT and what Esteem Power Newsletter is all about.
EFT also works nicely removing limiting beliefs and negative emotions around the Law Of Attraction.
Just thought it might help you understand how useful EFT can be for you to release your own emotional blocks and limitations.
Melodie is the author of EFT For Network Marketers, publisher of Grade A Notes Newsletter, Network Marketing Success for Ordinary People and Esteem Power Newsletter. She has been in the network marketing industry with Young Living Essential Oils over 20 years. Melodie has been teaching EFT to network marketers for over 15 years.