Increasing your effectiveness with EFT, part 93.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to describe what EFT does, especially to someone who’s new to it. And here’s what I’ve been able to come up with, with some examples from my practice:
Imagine there’s a way to shift how you feel about certain things in your life. Whether it’s that sense of dread you feel before a presentation or the lingering sadness from an old memory. This is where EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) comes into play. It’s a simple yet effective tool that helps you change the way you feel.
EFT is like emotional acupuncture, but without the needles. You tap on specific points on your body, and this tapping helps soothe your mind and shift your emotional state.
Why does this matter? Well, our feelings influence everything – our thoughts, our actions, and the choices we make. When you change how you feel, you start to think and act differently. This shift can be empowering, leading you to make decisions that support your wellbeing and goals.
But EFT is more than just a quick emotional fix. It invites you to delve deeper into your emotions, to understand their messages. Sometimes, our emotions are signaling something crucial that we need to address or understand. EFT can be your guide in uncovering these hidden messages, turning feelings of fear or frustration into catalysts for personal growth and change.
In essence, EFT is for those moments when you wish your feelings were different. It’s a pathway to not only altering your emotional state but also transforming your thoughts and actions. Through this process, you might also gain valuable insights into what your emotions are really trying to communicate.
For example, with some of my clients, the process of doing EFT and tapping on their feelings of self-doubt about choosing the wrong career, helped them to actually reconnect to the reasons why they chose it in the first place, and to also release old limiting beliefs that prevented them from being able to enjoy it more.
With other clients, with whom we tapped on their patterns of procrastination and perfectionism, it helped them realize (emotionally, not just intellectually) that making progress on the tasks they were procrastinating on didn’t need to be an all or nothing endeavor, and that any improvement is better than no improvement at all. At the same time, as we tapped on the different emotions that came up, they were also able to spontaneously come up with more efficient strategies to achieve their goals.
And a third example that comes to mind is when some of my clients have tapped on their feeling of overwhelm at everything they had to do. Not only did the tapping help diminish that feeling of overwhelm, but they were also able to spontaneously gain some clarity as to what tasks needed to be prioritized, and what other tasks weren’t so important for the time being and could be taken off their plate, and who they could ask for help with some of those tasks.
And that’s it for today! I’m Bruno Sade, a compassionate, open-minded clinical psychologist, and certified EFT practitioner. My approach is tailored to your individual needs and preferences, always respecting your experiences, beliefs, and background.
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