EFT and Me…
Here’s how Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping) has improved many aspects of my own life.
I was first introduced to EFT therapy by a pioneering NHS employed Behavioural Psychotherapist in 2002 after I was involved in a 60 miles per hour head on road traffic collisions (RTC), yes ouch!! Firstly, my GP referred me to a counsellor for a programme of around 6 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions as I was having dreadful flashbacks and nightmares and was unable to get into any car in the months that followed the RTC. Sadly the CBT sessions didn’t work, and everything still persisted in the same way as before. Thankfully there was another option available to me where I was referred to a behavioural psychotherapist who was introducing EFT into her practice. She showed me how to do this strange tapping sequence, then we went to work on clearing out the troubling aspects of the RTC that were preventing me from getting in a car, getting to and staying asleep as well as all of the other upsetting thoughts that go alongside such a horrendous event. Within about 3 sessions I was sleeping better, was able to get back in the car and drive without any anxiety, my pain symptoms improved, my medications reduced, my outlook started to become more positive; more like the old me…..
Since then EFT/Tapping has been a supportive, self-help tool I’ve used to address the upsets of childhood that continued to affect me as an adult. I’ve used it to keep me calm when under extreme pressure studying at university; to calm my nerves in stressful situations; when something or someone is irritating me; when I’m in pain.
I used EFT to beat my comfort/emotional eating, especially chocolate, which I used as a soother/tranquiliser when I felt anxiety/upset/distress etc.; thankfully taht’s no longer the case… Yes, I, Jennifer Young, am a reformed, and in remission, chocoholic!!
Although I’ve used EFT personally for over 15 years it’s only in recent times I’ve considered offering it to clients. This is because I wanted to wait for a rigorous training programme that expects the same professional code of conduct and ethics as the protected in law title of Registered Dietitian/Dietician. I thankfully achieved my goal in January 2016 when I became an Certified Advanced Practitioner in Gold Standard EFT under the rigerous supervision and guidance of Tina Craig, the daughter of EFT’s founder Gary Craig.