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What is EFT

Commonly known as Tapping, a key aspect of EFT, involves stimulating known acupressure points to reduce emotional and physical stress. This evidence-based technique, guided by a certified practitioner or self-applied once learned, effectively addresses negative thoughts and sensations. By tapping on these points, calming signals are sent to the brain, helping rewire unproductive patterns and beliefs. Tapping proves to be a safe and gentle method for managing various levels of emotional and physical stress.

Also a safe and gentle technique to process trauma when working with a trauma-informed certified practitioner.

How Does EFT Really Work and For What?

The mechanisms behind EFT include deactivation of the amygdala (stress centre in the brain) and hippocampus (memory centre), as well as recent research into vagal nerve improvement. EFT has also been shown to significantly lower cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone. Research on gene expression indicates EFT has the ability to down-regulate genes associated with the stress response and up-regulate or improve immune functioning. Tapping has shown to be helpful for a range of issues by simply focusing on the issue you would like to address with an acceptance statement while tapping. Effectiveness has been established for:

  • Anxiety,

  • Depression,

  • Physical pain 

  • Fear and Phobias

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

  • Weight Loss & Cravings

  • Limiting Beliefs

  • Addictions

The research

The 300 + published journal articles show Tapping is consistently successful in positively affecting a range of biochemistry in the body. Examples include: improved cortisol, brain activity, and even DNA expression. 

The following videos document some of the latest research into the practice of EFT from world-leading researcher Dr. Peta Stapleton.

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