EFT-Emotional Freedom Techniques.
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Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT began its origins over 5000 years ago in the the Ancient Chinese Shoalin and Taoist monasteries. It was here that the subtle energies and meridians that travel throughout the body were very first mapped.
The Eastern healing arts of Acupuncture, Acupressure, Shiatsu Massage, Reflexology and many others were developed from these energy maps.
Eft itself was much more recently developed and this awe inspiring therapy owes much to the work of Dr George Goodheart - the founder of Applied Kinesiology and also Dr. Roger Callahan the founder of TFT - Thought Field Therapy.
In the early 90's, Gary Craig, a former student of Dr. Roger Callahan simplified the complicated TFT (Thought Field Therapy) sequences and made the process universally applicable for all mental, emotional and physical issues.
EFT was born!
Gary Craig is a Stanford graduate engineer who started to research self-improvement and personal development methods very early in his life. He eventually turned his professional activities in this direction and began presenting seminars and offering "Personal Performance Coaching".
During his education and search for more effective personal development techniques Gary Craig undertook training in Dr. Roger Callahan's Thought Field Therapy or TFT.
TFT has become the father of EFT and many other techniques in the field of Energy Psychology.
Dr. Roger Callahan, a clinical psychologist for over 40 years devoted his life in finding ways to heal people from unreal fears, phobias, trauma, stress disorders, etc. and had a strong motive to do this as he had been suffering himself from similar problems since childhood.
There is a lovely story about the birth of TFT:
Dr. Callahan had a patient named Mary who suffered from a severe water phobia and had been working with her for some time. He had tried many different therapeutic approaches but her phobia remained.
During one of their sessions, Dr Callahan, in his desperation asked Mary to tap with her fingers on the point where the stomach meridian begins, under the eye. Mary complained of discomfort in her stomach and amazingly felt instant relief from the phobia. In order to be sure, Callahan took her to his swimming pool, where Mary failed to show any sign of phobia.
This event drove Callahan to develop TFT in the early 80's. Tft is a set of "algorithms" for tapping on specific acupuncture points. With TFT each specific algorithm is appropriate for a specific ailment or dysfunction.
Callahan devloped TFT trainign and diagnostic techniques training. Gary Craig took his TFT training in 1991 and used the technique on his clients. He subsequently spent the next five years trying to simplify the technique and he finally found that:
The Sequence of Tapping is Really of Very Low Importance!
In 1995 Gary Craig released his first video training series entitled The EFT Course and the infamous guide for the general public The EFT Manual.
Ιn 1998 Gary Craig released his fundamental video training series entitled Steps Towards Becoming the Ultimate Therapist. This series shows techniques and refinements of EFT principles in action.