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Does anyone use the Emotional Freedom Technique?

Asked by nebule (16457points) November 10th, 2009

What do you use it for?
How long have you done it?
Does it work?
Can you explain to me the science behind it?

I mean exactly how are the emotions connected to tapping and memories and all that… ‘cause I’m interested in it but it seems a little far-fetched and a lot of hard work to me???

DO you disagree with the claims of EFT and if so why?

Thanks guys and girlies xx

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

I’ll check it it. Sounds interesting! Possibly and probably unrelated but this is wonderful, if it’s actually done, and not just read

Beta_Orionis's avatar

Hmm. I’m always wary of such fantastic claims. Especially anything that claims to be based on (new) science. You might consider investigating Reiki, which is a better established practice. I tend to ignore quantum healing and other emotional freedom nonsense.

Generally, Reiki (or techniques that offer similar or more broad advantages) by any other name is a money-making scheme. You’re right to consider it far-fetched. In the most extreme cases, it can heal something very serious, but for the most part, it just promotes general well-being. It is no substitute for medical attention regarding something live-threatening, but it can be provide pain-relief and emotional balance.

That being said, I suppose this EFT could work. Sometimes it’s more about the mindset of the individual than the actual activity. I consider it related to the Placebo effect. After all, there are still cases of seemingly-impossible medical treatment that continue to astound us.

<edit> I completely agree with @RealEyesRealizeRealLies.

As I said in another question:

[The Artist’s Way] has a fantastic work-book sort of layout. Although it was published in 1992, it remains so popular that I see copies in every major bookseller I visit.

The course Implements a lot of common-sense techniques, such as daily journaling/brain-dumping, but also has some really valuable insights and addresses individual aspects of one’s self over an appropriate time period.

Although on the surface it seems geared towards unleashing artistic ability, that really expresses itself in everyone, just differently. That doesn’t mean you’ll instantly become a fantastic painter, but that you will be better balanced and approach your area of expertise with renewed creativity and energy.

drClaw's avatar

Since I have no idea what the Emotional Freedom Technique is, I will have to venture a guess and say no.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Meditation has been around forever. It’s free, can be done anywhere, and will help solve most emotional problems if done regularly.

(EFT sounds like a gimmick, IMHO)

nebule's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies That sounds wonderful…I’ve ordered a copy already as this is exactly what I’ve been looking for… actually directly unrelated to my initial question but very appropriate to my situation nonetheless!!n Thank you xx

YARNLADY's avatar

I have found many of the ideas and techniques are useful. I don’t accept the whole concept, kit and kaboodle, but I have found it useful in the same way that wearing a rubberband is used to stop smokers or nail biters. A good way to remind yourself that you are no longer engaging in (whatever) behavior.

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