EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and is also known as “Tapping”. EFT is a form of counseling intervention, founded by Gary Craig in the 1990’s, that draws on various theories of complementary medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). During a typical EFT session, the person will focus on a specific issue while tapping on end points of the body’s energy meridians.
According to the EFT manual, the procedure consists of the participant rating the emotional intensity of their reaction on a Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) (a Likert scale for subjective measures of distress, calibrated 0-10) then repeating an orienting affirmation while rubbing or tapping specific points on the body. Some practitioners incorporate eye movements or other tasks. The emotional intensity is then rescored and repeated until no changes are noted in the emotional intensity. The technique works by releasing blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort.
For more information please visit The Tapping Solution Foundation at http://www.tappingsolutionfoundation.org