What is EFT Tapping?

EFT Tapping is often described as a universal healing aid, meaning that it can be used to address all kinds of physical, emotional, and performance issues.

It is also one of the most important tools for connecting with your DiamondFire!

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EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is highly effective in addressing problems like trauma, anxiety, phobias, and depression.

It's great for shifting uncomfortable emotions like anger, sadness, grief, shame, etc. 

It is also a very powerful system for getting rid of limiting beliefs and other blocks to success. 

EFT works on the principle that no matter what kind of problem we are up against, some, or all, of the solution involves dealing with unresolved emotional stuff.

This means that physical issues can also be relieved with EFT Tapping!

What happens in an EFT Tapping session?

EFT is a blend of modern cognitive therapies and ancient somatic techniques.

Perhaps the easiest way to sum it up is to say that EFT Tapping is like acupressure for the emotions.

One of the amazing things about EFT is that you can use it by yourself as a self help tool (for simple problems or general self care) or you can work with an experienced therapist (for complex issues).

An EFT Tapping session involves doing two things simultaneously:

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  • Applying Tapping - stimulating acupuncture points on the face and body by tapping, holding or massaging them
  • Using the Techniques - simply focusing on the problem (if you are working by yourself) OR using 5 core techniques and some additional tools (if you are working with a therapist)

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Does EFT Tapping actually work?

Yes, EFT does actually work!

I should point out that, initially, I was hugely sceptical about EFT and dismissed it as a load of baloney at first. 

I now know better! 😉

EFT Founder, Gary Craig, developed Emotional Freedom Techniques in the 1990s so it is actually a fairly new therapeutic tool.

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Although its roots can be traced back to the ancient practice of acupuncture, EFT itself is still in comparative infancy, and its mechanisms are not yet fully understood.

What we do know is that stimulating points on the so-called 'energy meridians' has a notable impact on the parts of the brain that control stress.

So, because tapping lowers stress, EFT has proved to be very useful in treating emotional problems.

However, although we often think of stress as an emotional response, it also has a profound effect on the physical body.

Muscle tension, high blood pressure, headaches, heartburn and a whole host of aches and pains are all either caused by stress, or exacerbated by it.

Because the stress response has an impact on both the mind and the body, EFT can be used to address both emotional and physical issues.

A growing number of RCTs (Randomised Controlled Trials) and systematic reviews/meta-analyses are all adding up to provide a significant body of evidence about the effectiveness of EFT.

And I think that's the key word - "effectiveness".

We may not yet fully understand why it works, or how it works, but we do know from RCTs that EFT Tapping offers significant relief from a whole range of emotional issues including anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

Indeed, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has concluded that there is sufficient quality data for EFT to be considered a potential treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

That's not a bad start for a treatment protocol that, let's be honest, looks and sounds a bit crazy!

So if you want to read up on some of the evidence for EFT thus far, here is a random selection of links that you should find informative.

EFT research papers are also available for a variety of issues such as exam stress, food cravings, raised cortisol levels, fear of childbirth and many more.

But that's not all.....

As well as scientific papers, there's also loads of anecdotal evidence about the benefits of tapping.

And many celebrities and sports stars have discovered just how useful it can be.

Here are just some of the successes that we know about:

  • Whoopi Goldberg - fear of flying
  • Lily Allen - chocolate addiction
  • Michael Ball - panic attacks
  • Duchess of Cornwall - anxiety about flying
  • Naomie Harris - nerves
  • Nick Heyward - stress management
  • Stephen Gately - performance anxiety

Madonna and Jasmine Harman are also said to be big fans of EFT.

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What do sports stars Jorge Reyes, Bralon Taplin, Paul Gallen and Fernando Alonso have in common?

All of them have been spotted on camera using tapping, prior to major sporting events.

So lots of people aready love EFT.

But no matter what other people might say, you won't know the benefits of EFT Tapping until you actually try it.

I was sceptical until I gave it a go.  Now, if I have a problem or a challenge in life, EFT is my first port of call.

It might make all the difference for you too! 😉


"Helen isn't just a superb EFT Practitioner, she is also a highly trained teacher. 

This makes her workshops doubly effective."

Gary Craig

EFT Founder - emofree.com

Co-Author - Official EFT Tutorial

"Helen’s level of skill with Gold Standard EFT is among the highest I have seen.

She was the first to earn an Advanced Certification in the ACEP program, and her command of our EFT philosophy was so solid that she passed all seven of her evaluation exercises the first time round."

Tina Craig

Co-Author - Official EFT Tutorial