EFT and Anxiety Reduction

Many individuals can turn to EFT to help lessen the effects of anxiety.  Anxiety can become unbearable for many. Individuals resort to medications and other remedies, but with the use of EFT, many who suffer from anxiety can better learn to lessen and even remove it.  EFT helps the individual move negative emotion and energy associated with anxiety from the body.  Through tapping points, negative energy associated with anxiety can be removed from the body and replaced with more positive experience.  EFT can help with so many emotional traumas.


EFT tapping can help reduce anxiety in many people. Please also review AIHCP’s EFT Certification Program and see if it meets your professional and academic needs


The article, “EFT Is An Effective Tool For Anxiety” by Monica Lozano takes a closer look at how EFT can help with anxiety.   The article discusses what anxiety is and its many sources, but it also shows how EFT can replace other models in reducing it.  EFT is an excellent alternative and non evasive treatment that anyone can utilize to overcome stress and anxiety.   She states, 

“Energy psychology techniques, such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), can be very effective for reducing anxiety by correcting the bioelectrical short-circuiting that causes your body’s reactions — without adverse effects. You can think of EFT as a tool for “reprogramming” your circuitry, and it works on both realand imagined stressors.”

She continues, “Research has shown that EFT significantly increases positive emotions such as hope and enjoyment, and decreases negative emotional states, including anxiety. EFT is particularly powerful for treating stress and anxiety because it specifically targets your amygdala and hippocampus, which are the parts of your brain that help you decide whether or not something is a threat.

EFT Is An Effective Tool For Anxiety”.  Monica Lozano. Verve Times. June 23rd, 2022

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Commentary on EFT

EFT is a psychological technique that involves tapping on specific points on the body in order to relieve stress and anxiety. It is based on the theory that our bodies are energy systems, and that by tapping on these points, we can release any blocked energy and restore balance. The theory behind EFT is that by tapping on these points, you are able to release any negative emotions that may be causing you distress.  EFT has been shown to be effective for treating a variety of issues, including phobias, PTSD, and chronic pain.

To use EFT, you will need to tap on a series of specific points on your body while focusing on a particular issue or problem. The tapping helps to release any trapped negative emotions and restore balance to your body’s energy system.  There are many meridian points located throughout the body. These points are used in acupuncture and other energy therapies. The eft points are located on the hands and feet. These points are also used in acupuncture and other energy therapies.  Since EFT emulates acupuncture, it looks to help the body move emotional energy, both good and bad.   This is is especially important in removing anxiety and stress.

EFT and Anxiety

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that EFT may be an effective intervention for anxiety. A number of studies have shown that EFT can reduce the symptoms of anxiety, and that the effects of eft are long-lasting. Eft has also been shown to be more effective than other interventions, such as CBT, in reducing the symptoms of anxiety.  EFT is an evidence-based approach that helps people cope with anxiety. It is based on the premise that the mind and body are interconnected, and that by tapping on specific points on the body, we can help to release emotional stress and improve our overall well-being. EFT has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety symptoms, and it is a safe and easy technique that can be used by anyone.

In processing negative energy, the individual focuses on the particular anxiety while tapping.  As the individual works his or her through the tapping points, he or she repeats the particular anxiety.  This may take a few cycles of tapping and repeating, which concludes with a new desired state.  The combination of a mantra with the tapping, helps move negative energy.  This is the detailed way EFT helps one deal and cope better with anxiety.  Fortunately, it is non evasive and can be taught easily to another person.  A certified EFT practitioner can train and individual on the way to properly utilize EFT so that one is able to use it alone or when anxiety arises.


In conclusion, EFT  is an interesting and potentially useful tool for managing stress and anxiety. More research is needed to determine its efficacy, but it may be worth trying for those who are struggling with these issues. If you are considering using eft, be sure to consult with a qualified practitioner.   In regards to anxiety,  EFT can be a helpful tool for managing anxiety. It is important to consult with a therapist or counselor to ensure that EFT is used correctly and effectively.  Once one is able to understand its application, many are able to use EFT alone or by themselves in the privacy of home or when an anxiety attack occurs.

Please also review AIHCP’s EFT Certification Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in EFT.  After completing the courses and practicum, one can then apply for the four year certification in EFT with AIHCP.
Additional Resources
“The Effects of EFT on Long-Term Psychological Symptoms”.  Rowe, Jack E.  Counseling & Clinical Psychology Journal . Sep2005, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p104-111. 8p.  To access, click here
What is EFT tapping?”. Kiara Anthony. Healthline. September 18th, 2018.  To access, please click here
“How the Emotional Freedom Technique Treats Anxiety: Alternative Treatment for Panic and Anxiety”. Katharina Star, PhD.  Verywellmind.  May 7th, 2021.  To access, please click here
“5 Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT Tapping Benefits for Stress, Pain & More”. Jillian Levy, CHHC. DR. Axe. October 13th, 2019.  To access, please click here