Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a therapy based on energy psychology. It works on the same principles as acupuncture and acupressure, but instead of applying pressure or needles on pressure points, tapping is used.

Traditional Chinese medicine has been centred on energy psychology for 5,000 years. Based on the idea that everything is made up of energy, the Chinese believe the body has around 14 main energy channels, called meridians. All these channels are interconnected. And along this energy network are acupuncture points or acupoints. There are around 360 in the body and they are located at or near the ends of meridians or where they cross over bony areas near the surface of the skin.

In Eastern medicine it is thought that physical and emotional problems are the result of an imbalance, disruption or blockage in the energy flow through the meridians. It is believed by adding energy to the meridians with pressure, needles or tapping via acupuncture points, the imbalance or blockage can be cleared.

In addition, it is thought that stimulating certain acupuncture points can have an impact on the secretion of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. Reduced serotonin levels have been found in people suffering from depression, anxiety and addictions.

EFT is an unconventional but highly effective therapy for treating phobias, addictions, trauma, emotional issues, anxiety, lack of confidence and many other issues.

"EFT is an unconventional but highly effective therapy..."

Denise Pheasant BA (Hons), Dip.Hyp (Adv), Dip.Couns, MBACP (Accred).