Holistic Hypnotherapy & supervision   

   by Jean Brady  

The Emotional Freedom Technique

Or EFT for short is often referred to as "psychological acupressure", the technique works by releasing blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort.


These blockages in our energy system, in addition to challenging us emotionally, often lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours and an inability to live life harmoniously.


It is also now finally widely accepted that emotional disharmony is a key factor in physical symptoms and dis-ease and for this reason these techniques are being extensively used on physical issues, including chronic illness; with often astounding results. As such these techniques are being accepted more and more in medical and psychiatric circles as well as in the range of psychotherapies and healing disciplines.


An EFT treatment involves the use of fingertips, rather than needles, to tap on the end points of energy meridians that are situated just beneath the surface of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive and works on the ethos of making change as simple and as pain free as possible.

How does EFT work?

Working on it's discovery statement that: "Our negative emotions are caused by a disruption in the body's energy system"


EFT works to clear such disruptions and eliminate the resulting emotional response or intensity to restore emotional harmony and offer relief from physical discomfort. This is done by focusing on the specific problem whilst tapping with fingers on the end points of energy meridians. The combination of sending kinetic energy to our energy system, whilst uncovering and focusing on root causes, facilitates a "straightening out" of the energy system thereby eliminating the "short circuit" to the body's learnt response or negative emotion.

Why choose this form of therapy?

  • It is a positive, proactive experience
  • It often works where nothing else seems to
  • it usually provides rapid, long lasting relief from symptoms
  • It can be self applied
  • No drugs or equipment is needed