EFT practitioners believe negative emotions and illness are interlinked. Physical problems create emotional responses and emotional problems often manifest physical symptoms. For this reason, it is important to approach healing in a holistic manner, looking at both emotional and physical energy.
Emotional Freedom Technique aims to tackle both the negative emotions and unbalanced or blocked energy. This is done by tapping meridian points on the body while focusing on the issue and repeating positive affirmations.
This combination of stimulating meridian points whilst thinking about root causes enables the energy system to ‘straighten out’. This is believed to eradicate the ‘short circuit’ to the body’s learnt response or negative emotion.
The basic technique involves repeating a positive affirmation then focusing on the concern (for example anxiety) while tapping on each meridian point. This is a very basic method and your EFT practitioner may advise you on variants of this depending on what you are addressing.