“It may look strange at first, but it works,” says Christine Moran, an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner from Little Chalfont, Bucks.
Emotional Freedom Technique, often called ‘tapping’, is a therapy that uses gentle finger taps on up to 14 points, mainly on the face and hands, to ‘unlock’ what the ancient Chinese called the ‘meridian’ or energy circuits of the body. Once blockages have been removed, past hurts are healed, relationships thrive and people reach their potential both personally and professionally.
Emotional Freedom Techniques can help people overcome a range of emotional problems –such as anxiety, trauma and phobias, as well as weight issues, addictions and painful childhood memories – in just a few sessions.
There are currently an estimated one thousand EFT practitioners in this country, whose work aims to ‘breathe fresh air into the healing process and work where nothing else will,’ and while there are inevitably sceptics in the scientific community, people who’ve been ‘tapped’ can’t speak highly enough of its benefits.
A former psychology tutor, Christine, 50, recalls stumbling across EFT online and feeling she had identified ‘the missing link’ that she had spent years seeking when she was trying to help her students ‘move on’ from whatever was holding them back. “In the course of all my career many people had insight into their emotional problems but they couldn’t shift them,” she says.
Now an advanced practitioner who trains others, Christine works with both adults and children. One of her clients, fifty-one-year-old Yvette Lynch from Hemel Hempstead, was tapped by Christine ten years ago when her night-time anxieties about dying were wrecking her sleep.
“I would leap out of bed for fear that I would die if I didn’t,” Yvette recalls. During tapping, it emerged that her fears were triggered by unresolved grief at the sudden death of her husband, who died at night at home, nine years earlier. After only three sessions, Yvette says her problems disappeared. “I haven’t had an anxiety attack since,” she says. Now, whenever she feels anxious, she taps herself, even in the car.
“Tapping allows you to accept that fears and pain are part of you and that it’s okay to acknowledge them, but by tapping you get rid of them. It is one of those tools that everyone should have in their toolkit,” Yvette says.
EFT practise has some really nice generalisation effects too. ” I had sustained bullying I suffered in my early twenties when I was working abroad. For a long time afterwards, whenever I encountered bullying at work, either passive (a colleague taking credit for my work) or overt (remarks about my appearance), I failed to stand up for myself. Tapping sessions inadvertently helped me to release much of the pent up anger and pain, which gave me the confidence to confront (successfully) a bully in my next job.”
16th October 2015 – Optima magazine
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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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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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