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Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)

Emotional Freedom Technique For Anxiety, Pain , Depression & PTSD
EFT is the fastest and most effective technique for Anxiety, compulsive behaviours, flash backs and overwhelming emotions I have experienced in over 25 years as a both a client and a therapist and produces lasting results.

Left untreated, Anxiety symptoms generally escalate with time. The brain learns to interpret many day to day stressful events as ‘life or death’ moments, releasing stress hormones including Adrenalin and Cortisol. Each time these reactions are activated, the more anxiety triggers we acquire. These become learned patterns. Painful memories, current fears and fears for the future all trigger the same physical responses in the body, whether the threat is real or imagined, including physical pain.

The good news.. It is  possible to let go of this learned behaviour with gentle and deeply relaxing  Hypnotherapy and Acupressure Techniques (EFT), that have been shown in clinical trials to reduce our body's stress response and maintain it over time. Hypnotherapy and EFT reduce the production of stress hormones and help us to maintain a sense of calm in potentially stressful situations. EFT is  easy to learn and you can use this technique  at home, work or in school. EFT can be used  whenever you feel the symptoms of stress coming on. (see 3 videos )

Post Traumatic Stress

If you have been experiencing anxiety as a result of trauma and are also experiencing flashbacks, you may be experiencing post traumatic stress. When working with PTSD I use gentle techniques to relieve the body's stress response to past events.  It is not necessary to talk about the trauma in any detail  should you prefer not to. 

Scroll down to read "What is EFT?" & "The Science of EFT"

What is Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) ?

EFT combines traditional Chinese acupressure with cognitive behaviour therapy and exposure therapy and has been clinically shown to reduce the body’s hormonal stress response quickly and effectively. Acupressure techniques have been used in China to treat medical conditions for over 5,000 years. The latest research has shown that the stimulation of certain acupressure points sends calming signals to a part of the brain, the Amygdala, responsible for initiating the fight/flight response as well as regulating over 70 genes involved in immune function, tumour supression, insulin regulation and inflammation.   Strong emotions, memories and pain can trigger the stress response in the body. EFT calms the stress response quickly. In my clinic I have found EFT is effective for treating anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, intrusive memories, OCD, pain, addictions, fibromyalgia, ADD and ADHD, exam stress, low self esteem and many other physical and emotional problems. I recommend EFT  in combination with Hypnotherapy to empower positive change.

The Science of EFT 
In this TEDX talk, Dr Peta Stapleton of Queensland's Bond University talks about the Science behind EFT's remarkable results with eliminating Food Cravings, Chronic Pain and Emotional Pain.