Explaining EFT to clients is the first step to using it. Because finding and developing a “specific” event, emotion or physical feeling is so important when using EFT I stress that aspect of EFT from the very beginning. Here’s the essence of what I say:
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. That’s a great name as it really does free us emotionally. EFT is relatively new but has been found to be very effective. It’s been called “acupuncture for the emotions, without any needles.” Using EFT involves tapping on certain points our bodies as we focus on an emotion or specific event that still upset us.
A very important part of using EFT is identifying specific events behind our particular problem. If you think about it, all of our problems trace back to specific events in our life. Events that happened that formed our view of ourselves, our view of the world and how we respond to people and situations.
As we work together, we will identify specific events that relate to your current problem. We will deal with those specific events that we believe are behind a particular problem. And, as we focus on an event and we tap, we neutralize our emotional response to that event. And, too, resolving specific events can modify those negative views of ourselves and the world and make it easier to respond calmly to new triggers or situations in our life. We are more clear about what we really want.