EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques
Breaking through negative emotions, resolving traumas and creating health and well-being.
“ The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy field”
- Gary Craig
EFT is a highly effective and evidenced-based epigenetic technique developed by Stanford engineer and performance coach Gary Craig. Gary studied TFT (Thought Field Therapy) with Dr. Roger Callahan, a psychologist, who had researched ways to help his phobia patients. Dr. Callahan borrowed upon the ancient 6,000-year-old energy meridian points therapy from Chinese Medicine, as well as using his knowledge of applied and behavioral kinesiology. In developing TFT Dr. Callahan was successful in treating the phobias in his patients that he was unable to do with just talk therapy.
Gary observed that one could gain the same benefits when the complicated algorithms of TFT were simplified. He called the method Emotional Freedom Techniques or simply EFT. EFT has proven effective in enhancing the body’s ability to change behavior patterns, overcome negative beliefs, and eliminate stress.
EFT is also referred to as energy tapping, psychological acupuncture, or emotional acupressure because you are using fingers, not needles, to tap on various meridian points while thinking of your problem, pain, or challenge, physical or emotional. Nowadays many people unaware of its origin only know it as Tapping. It is said that 1 hour of EFT is equivalent to 100 hours of talk therapy.
With EFT one is able to release stuck energy and remove traumas that have been frozen in time in your subconscious or energy field. Unless this stuck energy is released and the trauma healed, one can experience chronic illness, pain, addictions, anxiety, and depression.
All over the world thousands of doctors, psychologists, personal development coaches, and therapists use or recommend EFT. It is being used in children’s cancer wards in Mexico, for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the military as well as professional sports teams for peak performance training. I have also experienced great success with clients overcoming blocks to moving forward in life whether that be career, relationships, finances, or quality of life issues.
Gary Craig said, “You can tap on anything!” and in my experience, I have found this to be true.
Gary Groesbeck a BCIAC Fellow and his wife Donna Bach ND have done numerous studies over the years using biofeedback to track the positive effects on the brain while Tapping. If you would like to know more you can read more here: Brain Waves and EFT.
After one session with a client with overwhelming performance nerves which affected the quality of her voice and her being present in her performances:
The gig was AWESOME!!! I had a truly wonderful time. There were nerves but they were so mild by comparison and I started having fun from the very first song. So grateful to you.
- Lynda Collins
I started working with Gail Mae because I was stuck.
I was procrastinating creative projects to breaking point and I was starting to miss out on opportunities. Within a few weeks of the workshop, I was feeling calmer, more motivated, and more confident than I had in years. Weeks earlier I had delayed writing a sentence because I couldn’t find the right pen, now I was writing, painting, openly brainstorming ideas and asking for help where I needed it. I feel as if my stuck-self is behind me and I see potential I never have before. Gail Mae, you are magnificent. Thank you for all the support and love that you’ve invested in me. I trust you so completely and I know that’s the effect you have on people.”
Emma Gordon – Actor, Writer, Voice Over and Multi Media Artist