Emotional Freedom Techniques are evidence-based energy healing practices. These techniques aim to regulate the body’s energy, addressing stagnation and disruption. EFT are simple, short exercises that can be repeated without a coach. Sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes, and part of the first session includes instructions for how you can practice outside of our time together.
There are a number of techniques under the umbrella of EFT, and the most common one is called tapping. This practice involves acknowledging something that you don’t like or that you want to change, doing some exploring through talking, and then literally tapping your fingers on different points on your head and torso.
If you do a teeny bit of internet searching, you will find people declaring EFT effective in healing pains ranging from debilitating trauma, anxiety, and migraines. Ellice and Kellen both find EFT extremely effective on a personal level, and Ellice loves EFT as a professional practice for a number of reasons, including:
It is peer-to-peer.
We are our own most qualified healers. In many modalities, the dynamic between the trained practitioner and the help-seeker, though, skews the power so that we forget who’s really the expert. With EFT, Ellice can coach you through the process, but she can’t actually complete a single round of tapping without your input or consent. It is a fantastic constant reminder of who is really in charge.
It is a skill any human can develop.
EFT is often referred to as a self-help tool. Once you learn the basics, you can use it by yourself to regulate emotions and to reduce stress.
It is quick and direct.
We can tap in the course of a psychotherapy session (especially in a 75-minute session) and still have time leftover. In practicing alone, you can do a couple rounds in the time in takes a kettle to boil, which is generally enough to alleviate anxiety about an upcoming event or to begin to work through an uncomfortable emotion like jealousy or shame.
Practicing EFT activates your meridians and moves your qi.
We love acupuncture, and EFT is not acupuncture (not even close). It is, though, structured to activate your acupuncture channels. Please reach out if you have questions or want more information on channels or qi!