EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
An original event (such as a trauma or shock) produced a physical disruption to the energy system. The event becomes associated with the negative feeling that accompanied it (e.g shame or guilt).
This programs the system as the disruption gets burnt into the physiology. Then whenever anything happens that reminds the body and mind of the trauma (a thought, a look, a smell or a person), the old program runs re-creating the energy disruption and the negative feeling at the same time.
When you deliberately ‘run’ the program by stating the problem and you tap at the same time the tapping acts to interrupt and corrupt the program.
What is EFT
Once the tapping has interfered with the running of the old program it can not longer run in the same way. It cannot run once the association has been corrupted and replaced with another way of feeling and acting when faced with the same or similar trigger.
To interrupt the program it has to be running and that’s why you have to tune into the problem. Once it’s running and the tapping begins the system begins to straighten out. The closer you can get to the way you felt during the initial event the better (without unduly upsetting yourself in the process, which isn’t necessary).