• Kerrie Saunders

If EFT is so easy to do myself, why use a therapist?

You don't know what you don't know. An EFT therapist can help you gain clarity and emotional peace, when you just can't find it yourself.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) have been developed as a practical self-help tool that anyone can use to help diffuse stress, anxiety, pain and all sort of other issues. It is a revolutionary strategy that puts simple self-healing literally into our own hands. Brilliant!

So, why use a therapist if this is the case?

Albert Einstein has a famous quote: No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

When we have an issue, we have our beliefs and perspective on it, but often can't see any alternative meanings, or find our own answers. When EFT doesn't seem to be getting the results you seek, it might be time to see an EFT specialist for a bit of extra help.

A therapist who has the training to help you dig deeper, or to find a whole new perspective on your problem, is an obvious answer to solving the issue. When EFT tapping is used in conjunction with a professional theraputic approach, you can get to the real and usually surprising root of the problem, which is almost always out of sight to you.

Imagine you are training for a really tough physical challenge. You could go for a jog, or to the gym. Sweet. But if you are serious about achieving better results than ever, you would seek the services of a personal trainer, someone who has the skills and knowledge that you don't have, to motivate you and help you reach your goals.

Same with sorting out issues that are holding you back in life. You can chat to a friend, do some EFT tapping, meditate, exercise, etc - all great helping strategies. However, seeking out the services of a professional EFT therapist, trained and ready to ask the tough questions that we usually steer clear of, can help you get the results to really move forward with life. And find your own real answers.

The action of EFT tapping has a distinct and measurable effect on the part of the brain that causes the fight or flight response. The beauty of using EFT as part of a therapy session, is that we can immediately lower the stress response - so your body feels safe - at the same time as dealing with the distressing issue that you are trying to solve. EFT is an unusually gentle and non-intrusive strategy so dealing with often tough emotional issues won't leave you feeling like you have been through an emotional-wringer.

Oh, and EFT is drug-free.

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