Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
EFT or “Tapping” therapy is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridian endpoints of the body, while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations, helps to calm the nervous system, rewire the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the body’s balance of energy.
In recent years, there’s been a growing pool of research proving that EFT produces real, lasting breakthroughs. It significantly improves, and can sometimes eliminate, conditions that hospital treatments, medications, and other forms of treatment often fail to adequately resolve. The scientific basis for EFT revolves around the functions of a specific almond-shaped part of the brain called the amygdala. It is part of the body’s limbic system, the source of emotions and long-term memory. The amygdala is known as the brain’s fear center, from which the “flight or fight” response originates, alerting other parts of the brain that it senses danger. This, in turn, initiates the firing of other brain receptors and the release of specific hormones that allow the body to respond to the perceived danger.
This process is highly useful when faced with a real survival situation or an actual threat, but can be detrimental when developed into an “irrational fear”, such as public speaking, avoidance, or a fear of rejection.
Tapping has been shown to essentially “turn off” the amygdala, disrupting the stress response and allowing the brain synapses to be rewired for a more appropriate emotional response to a given situation. EFT is simple and painless, and it can be used to resolve a variety of issues.
Urban Balance EFT Master Practitioner, Dr. Kiya Immergluck, has more than 15 years of experience providing EFT to individuals and groups. EFT is an adjunct service and it can be done within a 45-60 minute session. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our intake department.