What is the Emotional Freedom Technique?
The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is the psychological acupressure technique I routinely use in my practice and most highly recommend to optimize your emotional health. Although it is still often overlooked, emotional health is absolutely essential to your physical health and healing – no matter how devoted you are to the proper diet and lifestyle, you will not achieve your body’s ideal healing and preventative powers if emotional barriers stand in your way.
EFT is very easy to learn, and will help you:
- Remove Negative Emotions
- Reduce Food Cravings
- Reduce or Eliminate Pain
- Implement Positive Goals
EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. — and voice positive affirmations.
This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the “short-circuit” – the emotional block — from your body’s bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body’s balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease.
Some people are initially wary of these principles that EFT is based on – the electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates our health is only recently becoming recognized in the West. Others are initially taken aback by (and sometimes amused by) the EFT tapping and affirmation methodology, whose basics you will learn here.
But keep in mind that, more than any traditional or alternative method I have used or researched, EFT works. I have witnessed the results in my patients since deciding to use EFT exclusively in June of 2001. Indeed, because of its very high rate of success, the use of EFT has spread rapidly, and medical practitioners employing EFT can now be found in every corner of the country and world.
This manual will provide an overview on how and where to tap, and the proper affirmation techniques, so that you can begin using EFT immediately to help yourself and others. It will also provide an introduction to some advanced EFT techniques and principles you can employ. READ MORE
How to Tap with Nick Ortner
From: Free with EFT | by Nathan Martin
A brief introduction to EFT with Nick Ortner of the Tapping Solution, this is worth taking a look at even if you are a seasoned tapping veteran, as we can always refine how we introduce EFT in a brief and intriguing way to those around us.
The School of Unlearning
From: Divine Pollination Hive | by Nathan Martin
I used EFT (meridian tapping) to remove many of my belief patterns, and then I found Osho, and when I read some of his teachings, the things I was conveying in classes and to clients was pretty much the same. It is when functioning without beliefs that we tend to understand and operate in alignment with many core truths of the universe!
It is from this “unlearned” place that all of the Hive’s Tantric, Gnostic, and other philosophical alignments came from, and not from reading or studying; we unlearned societal conditioning with EFT. Here is my all time favorite quote from Osho, and the foundation of our experiences together:
“It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of UNLEARNING much.”
Every belief pattern we tapped out has changed our worldview drastically, and our sexual experiences also changed as a result. We recently listened to a presentation on the seven hermetic principles of the mystery schools, and Aline and I have been unknowingly working and living them all for the past 6 years or so. It is as if Tantric sexuality, Gnosticism, and the seven principles were always alive within us under all of the societal conditioning. It was up to us to dive into ourselves and unlock them from their prison, as they were hidden behind belief patterns, societal conditioning, and social engineering.
Our style of learning and teaching others can be drastically different than what many have come to expect from leaders, especially around Tantra, but it has served us well. We’ve had quite a few profound experiences, and our clients/students have as well, from our way of processing and experiencing life.
Besides Osho, the only other people that we would mention that have profoundly affected our work, and that we have aligned with, are Carl Jung with his shadow work, anima/animus work, and individuation process, as well as Wilhelm Reich and his Orgone research. Carl Jung’s processes have been central to ours, however, we also didn’t read much from him, but instead, we aligned with him and started our shadow exploration, masculine and feminine balancing, and the task of individuating from the collective, on our own. Once in a while we’d bump into a quote or internet article on Jung’s work, but like Osho, it was from unlearning and aligning that we discovered him, and not through study.
Reading and studying in this way is the tail and not the head, it allows the process to teach the individual, while study is what connects the dots and filters what is needed through them; the techniques, studying, terminology, and learnings are refined after the true work has already been done; whereas in a traditional school, the individual will study, then practice, and lastly take a test to see if they have mastered the studying process. Self-discovery is an inside-out pattern of relating, where an epiphany that promotes internal change acts as the passing grade, but in a traditional school, a person is required to learn other people’s materials and discoveries, and then pass or fail based on their ability to digest these external sources; this is outside-in learning, and requires the student to submit to the dominant external materials to pass. We feel that the school of unlearning is by far the more efficient of the two systems, allowing for an individual to reach a higher level of self-mastery in much less time than it would take if they simply studied and regurgitated other people’s knowledge and wisdom.
This is why students receive 7-15 EFT sessions in our courses, depending on their course selection, while also taking a few classes that connect the dots of what we’re working together to achieve. We install the pattern of Self-Gnosis (Self-knowledge), where they then become more capable of repeating the process indefinitely without us–a self-sustaining and replicating pattern of perpetual growth and exploration, which perpetuates Self-awareness, change, growth, and mastery.
Interested in learning more? Discover the Divine Pollination Hive’s ‘School of Unlearning’…