About EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique

By Gary Craig

Note: This article may be useful for those wishing to explain the “strangeness” of EFT to others. It is a good bridge for reaching resistant belief systems.

EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique should have been discovered 50 years ago and should be as common today as aspirin. Yet, despite its unmistakable clinical results, it still meets with resistance from certain scientists and from others who cling to conventional methods.

I don’t know about you but I learned in my high school chemistry class in 1958 that the building blocks of ALL matter (including human bodies) are ATOMS. This was hardly new….even at the time. No one disputes this fact. Nor does anyone dispute that atoms are made of ENERGY.

Einstein further emphasized this point with his Theory of Relativity wherein he developed the famous formula, energy = mass times the speed of light squared

In simple terms this means that physical matter (including the human body) is MADE OF ENERGY. Thus, even though the human body may appear to be solid, its foundation is made of energy. This simple fact is one of the most universally agreed upon findings in the scientific world. To my knowledge, not one scientist anywhere disagrees with it. It’s acceptability ranks right up there with the laws of gravity.

However, for reasons known only to the cosmos, the Western healing sciences have…. ignored it.

How short-sighted! Instead, they continue to regard the human body as a physical entity and thus walk right by its energy roots. They treat the body as a…. bag filled with body parts and chemicals. Thus their methods involve the repair and replacement of body parts (surgery) and the “correction” of body chemistry by other chemicals (drugs).

Many useful things have come from this conventional approach so I’m not knocking it. In fact, I’m very glad it is around and I respect those diligent scientists and healing practitioners that have used this approach. If I had a burst appendix, for example, I would enthusiastically volunteer myself for the surgeon’s table.

However, for the Western healing sciences to ignore the well established fact that the body, at its core, is made of energy is like wearing glasses that only permit vision up to 10 feet. EFT’ers are offering these conventional folks a pair of longer range glasses and, gradually, the skeptics are trying them on. Those among them that have “seen” cannot unsee and thus are adding to the snowball of education that is bringing these procedures to the public.

Anyone who has been around the competent use of EFT for even a few weeks has surely seen many instances where dramatic progress has been made on both the physical and emotional levels without any conventional methods being used. Many of these results completely violate the beliefs inherent in the Western healing sciences. For example, how is it possible, under conventional Western definitions….

  • For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to fade completely without psychiatric drugs?
  • For many lifelong phobias to vanish in what we call “one minute wonders?
  • For addictive cravings to be quenched in moments?
  • For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to disappear without the normally prescribed surgery?
  • For Lactose Intolerance to vanish even if the patient doesn’t have the enzymes necessary to digest milk products?
  • For migraine headaches to fade (often permanently and often in moments) without any form of drugs whatsoever?

Yet EFT’ers perform these “miracles” daily….as well as hundreds more. Our web site is full of such evidence. Western healing practitioners are hard pressed to explain these results except to use a “placebo” or a “spontaneous remission” or a “mind over matter” explanation. They cannot be explained through the current paradigm. Accordingly, what is needed is another way to look at the human body…another paradigm. The conventional explanations obviously need help.

And what more logical choice is there than to follow Albert Einstein and the most fundamental scientific findings of the last century. Why don’t scientists view the body as an energy configuration and see where that leads? EFT’ers have been doing this for years and the clinical evidence is mountainous. It is pointing to the obvious and the results are often jaw dropping….even when performed by lay citizens.

I do not mean by this article to forsake the many conventional findings that have brought us unmistakable healing benefits. Rather, I’m suggesting that we unlock the doors to the obvious and blend EFT with the best of our other healing achievements. The results should take healing to an entirely new (and affordable) level.

So I ask the scientific community and the conventional doubters out there to investigate the obvious. We are not perfect here in EFT Land and I’m sure someday our theories will be revised. That is how science progresses. But, for now, we are performing daily miracles that are destroying the conventional lists of “can’s” and “cannot’s.”

EFT is obvious and someday, with your help in spreading the word, it will be so commonplace that what we are now calling miracles will simply be routine results.

Hugs, Gary

Source: Gary Craig

Timothy Long, Advanced EFT Certification, has been helping hundreds of people transform their lives for over 30 years. He presently lives and works in Boulder, CO. and also works with people around the world by phone, Skype and FaceTime. Visit his Contact page for further information

Increasing Self Confidence

From Dr. Mercola’s Site

Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence.

1. Dress Sharp

When you don’t look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and interact with other people. Use this to your advantage by taking care of your personal appearance. This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot on clothes. One great rule to follow is “spend twice as much, buy half as much”. Rather than buying a bunch of cheap clothes, buy half as many select, high quality items.

2. Walk Faster

People with confidence walk quickly. They have places to go, people to see, and important work to do. Even if you aren’t in a hurry, you can increase your self confidence by putting some pep in your step. (There are times and certain situations where walking slow and deliberate increases self-confidence. – TL)

3. Good Posture

People with slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. They aren’t enthusiastic about what they’re doing and they don’t consider themselves important. By practicing good posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident.

4. Personal Commercial

One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. Unfortunately, opportunities to listen to a great speaker are few and far between. You can fill this need by creating a personal commercial. Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals, then recite it in front of the mirror aloud whenever you need a confidence boost. (This is a great idea! – TL)

5. Personal Gratitude

Set aside time each day to mentally list everything you have to be grateful for. Recall your past successes, unique skills, loving relationships, and positive momentum. (I practice this a number of times a day, especially when going to sleep and upon waking. It is very powerful and will bring very positive change into your life. Say everything and anything you are grateful for! – TL)

6. Compliment other people

When we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling onto others. Get in the habit of praising other people. Refuse to engage in backstabbing gossip and make an effort to compliment those around you.

7. Sit in the front row

In schools, offices, and public assemblies around the world, people constantly strive to sit at the back of the room. By deciding to sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build your self confidence. You’ll also be more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.

8. Speak up

By making an effort to speak up at least once in every group discussion, you’ll become a better public speaker, more confident in your own thoughts, and recognized as a leader by your peers.

9. Work out

Physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you’re out of shape, you’ll feel insecure, unattractive, and less energetic. By working out, you improve your physical appearance, energize yourself, and accomplish something positive.

10. Focus on contribution

If you stop thinking about yourself and concentrate on the contribution you’re making to the rest of the world, you won’t worry as much about your own flaws. The more you contribute to the world, the more you’ll be rewarded with personal success and recognition.

Timothy Long has been helping hundreds of people transform their lives for over 30 years. He presently lives and works in Boulder, CO. and also works with people around the world by phone, Skype and FaceTime. Visit his Contact page for further information