review of EFT by Joe Holmes
EFT is an acronym for Emotional Freedom Technique reported
to cause a Psychological Reversal.
EFT is a variation of TFT developed by Dr Roger Callahan
twenty years ago. Dr. Callahan invented the phrase psychological
reversal. Dr. Callahan was a Psychiatrist and studied acupressure
“Touch for Health” by Dr John Thie. http://www.touch4health.com/
He then combined a therapy using psychiatry and acupressure
that he named TFT. TFT was only taught to professional therapist
and required a lot of technical knowledge.
A Minister named Gary Craig studied TFT under Dr. Callahan
and revised it to make it simple and easy for non professionals
and individuals to use. Mr. Craig has made it available to
laypersons and non professionals with workshops and a free
informative e-book and a complete video seminar with a certification.
If you have not been able to set goals and follow them, this
may be your most important step to success.
This process claims to have changed lives, cured addictions,
post traumatic syndrome, phobias, fears and emotional trauma
in minutes. Even for some who have had regular therapy for
years and have not been helped.
I tested this process in 1998 and found it somewhat effective.
In my case I could not cure diabetes or other health issues,
some claim it could do. I believe EFT is a powerful process
and it definitely has helped me in some emotional situations.
I now believe it could not work completely for me because
of two conditions:
I believe it has just enough violation of our innate sense
of freedom or control to compromise its full potential.
I believe my new LSFT process of love, sorry, forgive and
thank you can make the EFT process more effective. This is
because love is the most powerful energy in the universe and
love does not work against the body’s free will. Therefore
combining the two may make both more effective. free download,
Some describe EFT as reversing the polarity of the body’s
electrical system as if the batteries or electrical circuits
in the body are in reverse. Then assume that because the subconscious
mind’s electrical system is in reverse it takes a reverse
or negative affirmation to change it. It uses a reverse affirmation
followed by a positive statement along with acupressure points.
I have simplified the EFT process with pictures and short
explanations below. To better understand how the body’s
electrical system works including some scientific research
go to. http://herb-discovery.com/disease/electricity.htm
Don’t think of EFT as a supernatural power. It is simply
using the ancient meridians discovered by Chinese medicine
along with a specific goal statement to change the subconscious
How EFT works
Pick a problem: Pick one problem at a time. You may be able
to group problems if they are closely related. You may have
success on the first try or it may take many tries to reach
the right phrase to change a problem.
If you are setting a goal it must be done in the reverse.
This process uses a negative statement followed with a positive
statement. Somehow this reaches the sub-conscious mind and
effects an electric nerve change. If I wanted to lose weight
the statement must be negative such as I am overweight, or
I am 30 pounds overweight. If your statement does not produce
a change in several days try a different statement until you
find the one that your subconscious mind needs. For example,
I do not want to lose weight, I enjoy my weight, and my weight
is a padding to protect me.
The negative/positive statement phrase is: “Even though
I have this (state your problem) I deeply and completely accept
An example of the power of the right phrase is a person who
stated, “Even though I have this fear of spiders I deeply
and completely accept myself.” Later when they saw a
moving spider they had a panic attack. They reprocessed with
the statement, “Even though I have a fear of moving
spiders I deeply and completely accept myself.” The
second phrase worked. Every person will have different triggering
It is important to use prayer and heart energy to find what
works and what does not. It is a classic example of ask, seek,
and knock principal of prayer found in Matthew Chapter 7.
You will not know what does and does not work until you apply
The following descriptions are for the illustrations
EB = Beginning of the eyebrow adjacent to the nose.
SE = Side of the eye parallel to the pupil.
UE = Under the eye. Directly under the pupil just below the
edge of the bone under the eye.
UN = Under the nose.
CH = Between the chin and mouth in the “v” or
grove between the lip and chin.
CB = Beginning of the collar bone. Under the collar bone
as it connects to the breast bone or sternum. To find it place
a finger on top and below the collar bone next to the shoulder
and move the fingers toward the sternum until the finger under
the collar bone meets the flat part of the chest.
UA = Under the arm. About 3? below the arm pit. Feel for
a tender spot.
TH = Thumb. With the hand held vertical it is the spot at
the base of the thumbnail on the top of the thumb. Side away
from the hand.
IF = Index finger. At base of fingernail on side closest
MF = Middle finger. At base of fingernail on side closest
BF = Baby finger. Parallel to base of fingernail and half
way between fingernail and pad or front side of finger.
KC = Karate chop. Hold hand on chest then find point half
way between first knuckle of little finger and wrist on bottom
of the hand.
SORE SPOT = Three inches below “v” of throat
and three inches to either side. Feel in a circle of about
4? diameter for a tender spot.
STEP ONE: Determine the issue you want to work on and state
it in a negative or reverse format within the following statement,
“Even though I have this (state your problem) I deeply
and completely accept myself” At each point you will
be tapping seven times or you can shine a laser light on the
point for two seconds. A laser light stimulates the point
better than tapping and its light frequency is in harmony
with the body. It also penetrates deeper. Because of these
advantages a laser light can be more effective. You can obtain
a laser light form a bet, hardware, or general store for about
STEP TWO THE SETUP
Tap or rub either of these points to activate the electrical
impulses related to the actual EFT points, while stating
your issue three times.
STEP THREE “THE SEQUENCE”
Shine laser light for 2 seconds on each point or tap
seven times while saying the statement once at each
point. Use either hand tap or rub each point. You do
not need to tap both sides of the face or both hands,
only one side of the face and one hand needs tapped.
STEP FOUR “THE GAMUT”:
Shine laser light or continuously tap the gamut point
while performing each of these 9 actions.
STEP FIVE: Repeat STEP THREE “THE SEQUENCE” This
is the sandwich effect with “THE SEQUENCE” as
the first slice of bread, the “GAMUT” as the ham,
and “THE SEQUENCE” as the second slice of bread.
I do not know how this works or exactly what it does other
than it works. Nothing else I have ever tried works as well.
If I find something better I will start using it. Use it on
any and every thing. There is no limit to its possibilities.
What to do if it did not work: In some cases this process
will not work. It can be due to a number of reasons. Usually
it just needs a rephrasing of the statement until you find
the right one.
Any time it does not work the first time repeat the process
and include the words still and some.
For example, “Even though I still have some __________
I deeply and completely accept myself.”
This tells the subconscious that you recognize it is working
on the affirmation and you are reinforcing or increasing the
instruction to the subconscious.
Don’t give up. Rephrase the statement. I have found
that it may take numerous different affirmations to find the
one that completes the change. In a five-week period I have
done over sixty processes. Some changes took twenty processes
while others took only one. Some items I have not yet found
a way to change. The fact that I have changed many items gives
me hope to continue to try and find a way to change or improve
Here is a short process
that may do the same as EFT
BALANCE WITH THE FRONTAL EMINENSES
This process addresses the four parts
of the brain. Front brain: Conscious thinking such as
planning and goal setting. Back brain: Unconscious thinking
controls heart beat and fight or flight Left brain:
Logical, analyzes, objective, rational (needs proof
before acting) Right brain: Feeling, intuitive, emotional,
and creative (acts by emotions). Balance energy for
better success and health balance energy. Find the two
knobs or most prominent points on the forehead. One
over each eye about half way between the eye and the
hair line. These two points are called the frontal eminence
points. They are like an electrical switch to reset
the brain and release stress. Use a light touch and
try to feel your pulse in each point at the same time.
If the pulse does not have the same beat or rhythm on
both sides your right/left brain is out of balance.
Hold a finger on each point and do the following processes.
(Use either one hand or a finger from both hands)
Thank Your Body Process: While touching the frontal eminence
points silently or vocally say, “I appreciate my body
and express my love and thanks to it for all it does for me.”
I found this to be a powerful process. The first time I expressed
appreciation to my body with this process I felt as if my
body responded with an expression of deep balance and relaxation.
When I think how many times I have thought negative thoughts
about my body, I wonder what I was causing the water and matter
in my body to look like.
Goal Setting With the Frontal Eminence Process:
Focus on the negative aspects of an item: Think of something
you are having a problem with or that is bothering you. Think
of all the negative aspects of the item you have selected
to work on. Concentrate on your item for a few seconds or
until you feel yourself breath deeper and your pulse begins
to synchronize. Some will unconsciously take a deep breath
and sigh. (If you cannot feel your pulse hold your fingers
on the points until you feel different, usually less than
10 seconds.) (You may also place additional fingers around
the points and search for the pulse with the additional fingers
while keeping one finger on each point.)
Focus on the positive aspects of the item: Change your thinking
to the positive aspect of the item you have selected. Think
of the positive aspects of not having or changing the item.
Try to imagine it completely eliminated or cured. For example,
if you have a headache, focusing on it being gone may be impossible
so think of things you can do if the headache is gone. Hold
for approximately 10 seconds.
Focus on the happiest moment of your life: It can be your
happiest moment or it can be a positive affirmation such as,
I deeply love and completely accept myself. Or you may use
a thought of a peaceful setting. Hold for approximately 10
Think of this process similar to building a muscle. When
lifting weights you use the process of resistance and repetition
to retrain your muscle and brain to work with greater strength.
This process is the same. You are reprogramming your brain
to recognize what you want to change, then to see itself without
the problem, then recognize you are a good person.
This process does three things:
Brings blood to the front of the brain.
Allows the front of the brain to give instructions to the
back brain and the back brain to receive the instructions
and act on them.
Enhances the electrical currents between the right and left
brain so you become more balanced between emotions and logic.
If you do not get anything else out of this material and
you learn this technique you will have received tremendous
value. Many people eliminate stress or headaches in a minute
or less. You can do this anywhere or anytime.
Use this or EFT anytime you are feeling stressed, have a
crisis or want to reinforce your goals.
Keep in mind this is a review and you should study each on
your own to make and informed decision for yourself. Go to
Google or your favorite search engine and type EFT and you
will find hundreds of people who offer help with it.
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