Emotional Freedom Technique evolved from Thought Field Therapy, which was created by US clinical psychologist Roger Callahan. Callahan discovered that stimulating acupressure, or energy, points led to psychological relief for an anxious client, and through experimentation was able to discover a series of useful points.
Gary Craig, who studied with Callahan, identified a comprehensive set of ‘all purpose’ energy points that could be applied to treat any emotional problem. He called this Emotional Freedom Technique and achieved excellent results with this approach on a wide range of emotional as well as physical problems.
How can Emotional Freedom Technique help?
Emotional Freedom Technique has been successfully applied to treat a wide range of emotional issues, including:
It has also been applied to enhance performance and improve relationships. Emotional Freedom Technique can help us in relationships by reducing the emotional upsets towards our partner, many of which have their origins in our past. Using Emotional Freedom Technique, couples can overcome many of the barriers to friendship and closeness.