EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques
Edeltraud Grace might well be the most highly trained EFT Master Practitioner in Australia. She integrates EFT in Counselling and Coaching sessions but also offers EFT only sessions as well as Level 1 and Level 2 Training in EFT.
What is EFT?
This technique can be simply explained as being a form of acupuncture without needles. It is an emotional transformation/healing technique (for example for traumas, phobias, grief, anger, guilt, anxiety etc.) that is also capable of relieving many physical symptoms (aches, pain, migraines, asthma etc.). The theory is: "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system." This discovery opposes many deeply anchored beliefs in conventional psychology. This technique is so effective that one can almost always obtain immediate and lasting results and it often brings about relief where other techniques have failed.
Its success rate is 80% or better, and its side effects are always positive. The person gently taps on specific points along the meridians as they focus on their problem. (See tapping points also on this page). By tapping, they balance the meridians that are disrupted when they think about a negative emotion. Once they are balanced, the person is no longer disturbed by the event, even when they try! The memory is still there, but the emotional charge is gone. EFT is a very flexible and creative technique. Thousands of therapists and clients all over the world trust it and use it with great success, even with severe and complex cases.
Where did EFT come from?
EFT has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine and the modern science of applied Kinesiology. EFT as we know it today was developed by Gary Graig & Roger Callaghan in the mid 1990s.
How does EFT work?
The basic theory is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system. EFT restores the body's natural balance, removes the energy disruption and thereby removes the problem. With remarkable consistency, EFT relieves symptoms by an unusual (but scientific) routine of tapping with the fingertips on specific points on the energy meridians, which neutralizes disruptions in your body's electrical system. It is the subject of much speculation why pain and physical problems respond to EFT in the same way as emotional problems. One clue may come from the recent discovery that the same area of the brain is used to deal with both anxiety and pain.
Typical Problems Treated with EFT
Anxiety, Stress and Worries
Love pain; Rejection; Jealousy & Sex issues; Feeling down; Depression; Guilt; Anger; Fury; Outrage; Frustration; Despair; Uncertainty; Shock; Stunned; Numbness; Pride; Terror; Uneasiness; Shyness; Bashfulness; Sorrow; Sadness; Shame; Embarrassment; Fear; Distress; Lack of self-confidence; Lack of motivation; Self Image problems; Rage; Personality issues; Feeling shaky; Nervousness.
Phobias, Fears, Traumas
Fears of spiders, snakes etc.; Panic Attacks; Trauma due to: disasters, floods, fires, plane crashes, war experiences, car accidents, etc.; Post traumatic stress disorder etc.
Addictions & Compulsions
Coffee; Smoking; Alcohol; Cravings of chocolate, etc; Unwanted habits; Fingernail biting; Obsessions/Compulsions, etc.
Improve sport performance; Improve Study/School performance; Deal with School problems; Family problems; Work related problems; Relationship problems; Psychological sex issues; Any problems involving negative emotions. Eliminate what is blocking you from achieving performance excellence, or stopping your progress in any personal endeavors.
It is undeniable that negative emotions contribute to physical ailments.
To the extent that EFT neutralizes those negative emotions, the physical symptoms appear to subside. These are just some of the physical ailments that have been addressed by EFT with either partial or complete success:
Headaches; back pain; stiff neck and shoulders; joint pains; chronic fatigue syndrome; lupus; ulcerative colitis; psoriasis; asthma; allergies; itching eyes; body sores; rashes; insomnia; constipation; irritable bowel syndrome; muscle tightness; bee stings; urination problems; morning sickness; PMS; sexual dysfunction's; sweating; poor coordination; carpal tunnel syndrome; arthritis; numbness in the fingers; stomach aches; tooth aches; trembling; multiple sclerosis.
Eliminate what is blocking you from achieving performance excellence, or stopping your progress in any personal endeavors.
Are there any side effects?
The only side effects are good ones, where treating one problem it may cause another problem to heal spontaneously. EFT is gentle and is often combined with, or used instead of other procedures. People often report feeling energized after an EFT session.
How many sessions will I need?
Unfortunately there are no set rules which can be applied here, because every problem is different. With amazing regularity I have seen issues subside in minutes and the results are usually long lasting. Deeply rooted behaviors or beliefs may take longer to eliminate than some more simple problems. If there are a great number of energy disruptions to be treated, it can take weeks or months of regular EFT treatments to heal the problem. Usually I will give fun@homework to my clients, so they can use EFT between sessions. There are a minority of people who do not respond to an EFT treatment.
Does EFT also work over the phone?
Emotional Freedom Techniques is equally as effectively done by telephone. This makes it available to those who are isolated for various reasons. Please call me for more information. 0416 786 096 or use Contact form
Edeltraud currently specializes in following areas:
- All sorts of trauma/abuse/PTSD alleviation/bothering memories
- creativity/life goal awakening and success
- Anger/ relationship issues
- Spiritual issues-Self image
- General EFT Practitioner