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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

A woman tapping her forehead, giving herself some EFT

What is EFT?

EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, has been developed using the principles of acupuncture (but without the needles!)  By tapping on acupuncture points on your body while thinking about a issue/problem/goal, a calming signal is sent to the part of the brain that controls flight/fight - calming down the emotion and helping to take the charge out of the thought/fear.

What does EFT help with?

EFT works on;

  • Changing your emotional reactions to events /situations i.e. Anxiety,

  • Overwhelm guilt, stress, resentment, depression etc 

  • Physical feelings/reactions i.e. stress headaches, aches and pains etc. which may be impacting you

  • Changing habits which no longer serve you i.e. repeatedly thinking negative thoughts

  • Altering behaviour patterns which you wish to change i.e. eating food just because you are bored

  • Eliminating phobias and fears

  • Reducing/deleting Cravings and addictions

What happens in an EFT session?

EFT can take place in my private office in Adlington, close to Chorley and Horwich or over the phone/online.


In an EFT session firstly we will discuss your issue/problem/goal then break it down into smaller component issues, all the smaller bits that make up the whole problem/issue/goal.  You will be asked to rate the intensity of the issue between 0-10 and together we then come up with a short phrase that sums up each individual part.  We then repeat this phrase while tapping on various parts of the face and upper body.  At the end of each round of tapping you will be asked to re-rate the intensity.  We continue until you get a 0 reading.

What if I don't want to talk about it because it's too upsetting?

The great thing about EFT is that I don't need to know about the issue/problem at all for it to work.  As long as you can hold an image, word or feeling in your mind about the issue/problem the EFT works.  You can call the problem whatever you want to, for example the elephant, and I never need know what this is about.

More information about EFT can be found at


If you think EFT may help you or you have questions please contact me 

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