This is the print version of the Official Manual for Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT. It is one of the most successful psychology self-help manuals ever published. EFT is a remarkable new technique which uses the body's natural stress-reduction points. When organized into the EFT "basic recipe," self-stimulation of these points by touching or tapping has been demonstrated to rapidly reduce anxiety, depression, phobias and other conditions. EFT originator Gary Graig takes the reader through the basic steps of identifying the emotional roots of their problems, and crafting a combination of words that will trigger a healing response. He then demonstrates the one-minute healing routine that is the basis of EFT. He discusses the ways in which EFT can be applied to a variety of common conditions, including pain, fears, addictions, cravings, weight issues, insomnia and guilt.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a terrible burden to bear. It not only affects people psychologically, robbing them of peace of mind and inner tranquility; it damages them physically. Traumatic stress can result from negative emotional experiences during childhood. It can also arise in adults as a result of war, assault, or similarly traumatic experiences. Some of the symptoms of PTSD are:
• Digestive disorders
• Flashbacks and nightmares
• Irritability, jumpiness, being easily triggered by events
• Rage, grief and guilt
• Anxiety, panic attacks, depression
• Feeling isolated and unsafe
If you or someone you know has these symptoms, EFT can help. In scientific studies of war veterans and other traumatized groups, EFT has been shown to reduce or eliminate PTSD, sometimes in just a few short sessions. Not only do PTSD sufferers experience immediate relief, but the positive results extend long after treatment. This manual is a lifeline for those suffering from PTSD and their families. It also contains special sections that gather together the experience of many physicians, psychotherapists, social workers and coaches who have used EFT.
Are you very sensitive to your own feelings and the feelings of those around you? Do you get overwhelmed by external stimuli, such as crowds, loud sounds and hectic environments? Are you deeply affected by the beauty of art, literature, music and nature? Do you get stressed easily? Do you suffer from feelings of inadequacy and sadness? Do you always seek deep and meaningful relationships?
If so, you may have a highly sensitive temperament (HST). HSTs are a recently-recognized personality type and face many challenges in a world that is full of overwhelming stimuli. Yet HSTs can learn to survive and be successful. The breakthrough techniques of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) are a powerful resource for HSTs. They teach you how to immediately and routinely reduce the intensity coming at you and how to set personal guidelines that work for you.
EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament is an invaluable survival guide for HSTs, their loved ones and their families. It shows how to turn sensitivity into a gift for yourself and the world.
Why use EFT for back pain?
Back pain afflicts over 80% of adults at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for doctor visits. Back pain costs the world economy over two hundred billion dollars per year. Thousands of people have reported immediate relief from back pain with EFT.
For more than a decade, back pain sufferers have been reporting quick shifts after using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). How is EFT able to accomplish the relief of back pain, even in people who've suffered from it continuously for years?
EFT provides a guide to identifying the emotional root causes of your pain. It then helps you to make small adjustments to your body's energy systems—small adjustments that often produce big results. This guide is filled with the stories of hundreds of people who've been amazed at the immediate benefits EFT brings to their back pain and associated emotional problems. It gives you the keys to pain-free living that they have discovered. It teaches you the basics of EFT, and how to apply these.