Tool #4 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
I first heard about EFT when I was having serious pains in my shoulder. I was told it was like “acupuncture without needles.” I tried it and found that it worked wonders to relieve my pain and allow greater movement in my shoulder. I was convinced it had helped me, but I didn’t understand how it worked. I got some answers in the book The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change written by EFT founder Gary Craig and Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine Experts David Feinstein and Donna Eden.
In the foreword to the book, neuroscientist Candace Pert says, “The Promise of Energy Psychology is a synthesis of practices designed to deliberately shift the molecules of emotion. These practices have three distinct advantages over psychiatric medications. They are noninvasive, highly specific, and have no side effects.” This is the kind of medicine that makes sense to me. [Read more…]