How Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.) Quickly Overcame a Fear of Dogs.
She had avoided dogs for so long that it was difficult to recall a time when she had been able to cross an open space like a park or playground without fear. A dread lurked as she might come face to face with a dog! Yet after a few minutes therapy work with a sparkling new technique, called “E.F.T.” or “Emotional Freedom Techniques, she felt this fear of hers gently melt away. Instead of pictures of wolf like fangs and grasping jaws being projected onto the cinema screen of her mind; she had a cartoon image of impotent dentures snapping harmlessly at thin air! Her rising anxiety was replaced with a wry smile.
It is true to say that E.F.T. had not completely removed her “dog phobia”, but it had reduced it considerably. Now it rested at an appropriately reasonable level. After all it is wise to be wary of dogs that you don’t know, particularly if they are big because given the right provocation they can hurt you!
She had been taking part in a week-end-training workshop facilitated by Emotional Health Therapist and AAMET member, Gwyneth Moss. Gwyneth uses this new branch of complementary psychology to help her clients overcome anxieties and unwanted behaviours and to put traumatic experience safely behind them. She also uses the technique to improve their sporting, artistic and professional performances by clearing blocks to confidence. What’s even more interesting is the fact that EFT is able to grant a result quickly. It’s no longer necessary to return to the therapist week after expensive week. Now a mere couple of sessions can give lasting relief.
EFT has its origins in traditional Chinese acupuncture, developed over 5,000 years ago. With the passage of time, Eastern Medical teachings have evolved and fused with Western notions on Alternative Health Care to produce a variety of related practices loosely termed Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology.
From this field emerged “Thought Field Therapy”, the brainchild of American Clinical psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan. TFT relies on a series of algorithms that involve tapping on the end points of certain acupuncture meridians whilst focusing thought on the problem to be resolved. This can be a complex process and a student of Dr. Callahan’s, Gary Craig set out to develop a simpler method. Thus E.F.T. was born.
Gwyneth was so impressed with the techniques she flew off to the U.S.A. to study with Gary Craig. As a result she has gained the distinction of being granted the qualification “E.F.T. Master”. Now she holds training workshops in Yorkshire, U.K. for complementary therapists, doctors, counselors, health workers and “people helpers” who want to learn this effective tool.
That’s not to say that attending a week-end workshop is sufficient training to make any Tom, Dick or Harry an instant expert. As Oscar Wilde so succinctly stated “practice makes perfect”! However, the basics of this remarkable treatment are so simple that they can be grasped over a two day training. Even with an elementary grasp like this it is perfectly possible to help somebody overcome let’s say a fear of dogs as we have just seen. It’s worth checking out isn’t it?
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