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Introducing Emotional Freedom Techniques                                                                         Author – Christine Moran  Bsc MBPsS

I am impressed by a new EFT book, Introducing Emotional Freedom Techniques by Christine Moran. The book is more modestly titled than it needs to be. It does, as it says on the tin, introduce EFT. But it goes on to do much, much more. It has loads of case histories. It describes how to use it in many problem contexts. It not only explains what EFT is but sets it in a context of psychology, neurology, physiology, and quantum physics as well as therapy.

Christine has a background as a psychology teacher and an educational coach for children of primary school age. She has had years of experience creating resources and developing programmes. Her expertise shows in this book.

I found particularly interesting reading about Christine’s experience of using EFT with children with exceptional learning needs. Few people have had the broad first-hand experience Christine does in this working with children.

I also loved the case history actually written by a mother whose baby daughter was born with a duct in the heart. I won’t spoil the story but It ended: “.. and when I tell the doctors who have been looking after us, they all say that what has happened is like a miracle.”

Working with children is just one section of what is an extremely comprehensive manual. It is also very clear. It will be valuable not only to beginners but also to experienced EFTers. It is 279 pages of A4, so more like double that of “ordinary” book size pages, and content-rich enough to justify its size.

It is too large to read in bed or carry around in a handbag to dip into on journeys but it certainly deserves its space on any EFT therapists’ bookshelf both to use for additional study and for reference.

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Using the ZIP UP energy exercise

 

We can all feel the exposed or affected by other people’s negative energy from time to time. Energetically we can be  unprotected leaving us too open to other people’s thoughts and feelings, as well as your own. A meridian energy exercise which stimulates our Central Meridian enhances our body’s natural way to protect ourselves. The ‘Zipping Up” from the pubic bone to the lower lip strengthens this Meridian.  By tracing the energy flowing through the meridian allows you to feel more confident, more positive, more centred, to think more clearly, and protects your system from negative energies.

You can do the zip up as part of your daily routine (eg morning) and as often as you wish throughout the day. It’s a great technique to use when feeling sensitive to threat or in any social situation or other people’s energies.

  1. To begin, briskly tap (7 –10 times) on the end points of your collarbones (this is the K27 points on the kidney meridians) to ensure that energy in your meridians is moving in a forward direction. 
  2. Rub the palms of your hands together in a circular direction.  
  3. Place both hands, palms facing the body, at the start of the central meridian, which is at your pubic bone. Inhale deeply as you pull your hands slowly and firmly straight up the centre of your body to meet your lower lip, where the meridian ends. Imagine pulling up a zip to close it. 
  4. As you exhale firstly bring your hands past your lips and extend your arms up to the sky, connecting your central meridian with your aura and energy beyond you and then arc your arms and hands sideways and down returning your hands to the starting position.  
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 twice more.

Saying affirmations while doing this exercise is extremely powerful. While you zip up, it may be helpful to say “I am clear, centred, and confident” or something else that will help become more confident in your specific situation. Also imagine that you are locking the zipper in place after you are done and hiding the key to prolong the technique’s effect.

 

Adapted From: Energy Medicine by Donna Eden

 

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Journal of Holistic Nursing: Vol 20 Issue 10

EFT becomes an efficacious tool in the hands of nurses who are seeking whole person approaches for the healing of a wide variety of psychological and physical conditions.

The Emotional Freedom Technique Finally, a Unifying Theory for the Practice of Holistic Nursing, or Too Good to Be True?

Patrice Rancour, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Integrative Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is defined and described as a clinical procedure for the relief of psychological and physical distress that patients often bring to the attention of nurses. Frequently referred to as “tapping,” this technique combines the cognitive reprocessing benefits of exposure and acceptance therapy with the energetic disturbance releases associated with acupuncture and other energy therapies. More than 60 research articles in peer-reviewed journals report a staggering 98% efficacy rate with the use of this procedure from psychological distress (posttraumatic stress disorder, phobias, anxiety, depression, etc.) to physical conditions (asthma, fibromyalgia, pain, seizure disorders, etc.) to performance issues (athletic, academic). Perhaps because of this, this technique has encountered a fair degree of skepticism within the health care community. Easily taught as a self-help aid that patients can administer to themselves, EFT becomes an efficacious tool in the hands of nurses who are seeking whole person approaches for the healing of a wide variety of psychological and physical conditions. A conceptual framework, mechanisms of action, evidence of safety, literature review, and case studies are also included.

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Above the Moon Productions was launched this year by a group of budding young creatives, to produce drama that challenges attitudes towards anxiety, depression and mood swings.

Happy Yet? is a dark comedy set in Stockholm that offers a fresh take on depression and mood disorders. Showcased at Edinburgh’s 2016 Fringe, with 4 stars from The List, the play combines elements of Nordic drama and farce to tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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http://www.thecourtyard.org.uk/whatson/969/happy-yet

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Top recommendation- An outstanding tapping resource for all levels.

I had read about tapping in the news, I had seen a bit on TV, I’d even experienced a bit of tapping for stress in a health workshop last year but to be quite honest it all seemed a bit hocus pocus and new age to me. How can tapping on bits of your body while saying a statement out loud help you get rid of a phobia? help you with anger? help with pain? or help a child to be more patient? Well I have had to eat my words as I am very grateful to the work colleague who crowbarred this extensive, wonderful book under my nose several months ago.

Since reading the book (and know this going to sound a bit over the top but) my thoughts, outlook and behaviour have been overhauled completely. I am calmer, happier and in less pain. I like myself better and my family better. They have noticed big changes in me too. My children help each other tap for minor issues (friends, homework, worries – unbelievable) and shock horror my husband has been tapping too for work related issues.

Introducing Emotional Freedom Techniques is packed with material and illustrations that help you understand so clearly about the importance of the quality of our thoughts from an early age and how much our internal beliefs (that we are not usually aware of) drive our thoughts and patterns of behaviour. Incidentally I had read similar things many times before but never properly grasped until reading Christine’s work here. This is all outlined in the first two chapters along with a consise explanation of the background and development of the Emotional Freedom Techniques. Chapter 3 guides you slowly through how to tap (the shortcut and the full basic version) to rebalance the disruption of any negative emotion. Chapters 4-6 are very useful outlining adaptations to the basics of EFT that make it so powerful and effective. Chapter 7 outlines our current knowledge that we have about some of the processes that occur when we tap. The rest of the book (chapters 8-14) brilliantly focus on using EFT on specific issues (being in the driving seat, anger, fears, phobias, anxieties, habits, cravings, addictions, stress, trauma, abuse, health, healing, performance, and using EFT with young people and in schools.

The author Christine writes with skill and passion making the material easy to understand and accessible straight away. There is so much to absorb within the 280 pages but it is written so well directing guidelines for self-help and for professional application at all levels. I have used the book well so far as a self help guide and I revisit it constantly learning more each time I dip back in. I have begun to establish how EFT can be used with my pupils. I know that I will benefit from training and I am excited at the prospect of been able to use these techniques in my work once trained.

So I cannot recommend this book highly enough. The simple case studies dotted throughout the book allow you to appreciate how effective, easy to use and universal EFT or ‘tapping’ really is.

Buy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introducing-Emotional-Freedom-Techniques-Christine/dp/0863887791

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