The Emotional Freedom Technique is a new alternative therapy that utilizes the tapping of the meridian lines in the body. The purpose is to re-route energy that is trapped in our body related to trauma. Through the process, one can work out negative energy and better equip oneself to deal with problems.
The article, “What is Emotional Freedom Technique? How ‘tapping’ can help with everything from anxiety to PTSD” by the Irish Examiner looks in detail at the science and techniques surrounding EFT. The article states,
“EFT has been around since the late-1970s, developed by American psychologist Dr Roger Callahan who originally observed how including acupressure principles while treating a patient with a phobia had profound results – seemingly diminishing their feelings of fear far more rapidly than other therapies might. In the early days though, empirical evidence lacking, the technique didn’t catch on as widely as other psychological therapies.”
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The EFT program offered at AIHCP educates professionals in the practice of EFT. The program is online and has videos and texts that can help the student learn the necessary skills to confidently offer EFT to individuals. Please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.