What is EFT?
EFT/Matrix Reimprinting is a holistic technique based on the Eastern practise of Acupuncture. The technique involves tapping lightly on the meridian points that can help to rebalance and clear the body’s energy system and to release trauma. Tapping works on a subconscious level, so as you focus on physical symptoms or feelings it often brings up memories that can be cleared. By tapping on these meridian points you are sending a message to the amygdala (which governs the fight or flight part of your brain) to relax.
The wonderful thing is that once you have learnt how to tap you can easily work on yourself. Even 2 minutes of tapping can bring a feeling of calm or perspective if you’re feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed.
How does it work?
First of all, it’s important to focus on your feelings/physical symptoms and where/how they manifest in your body and state exactly how you’re feeling. Getting all your feelings out in the open and accepting that this is how you feel is an important first step, as often we keep our feelings bottled-up and this is counter-productive. Next, tap gently on the meridian points on your face and hands. This releases the energy, clears any blocks and works particularly well when concentrating on specific memories.
Tapping alone is very effective but Matrix Reimprinting, a revolutionary technique developed by Karl Dawson, takes EFT one stage further and deeper. Usually a memory surfaces after a couple of rounds of tapping. Going back to that memory and transforming it positively can have a profound effect on your outlook on life. Changing the belief that was formed at a young age can change current negative patterns. When we were scolded as children we may have formed an opinion, e.g. that we are a bad or not good enough, so when we transform these thoughts we start to change these patterns and send out a positive signals to the world.
Roger Callahan was the original founder of tapping techniques in the 1980’s, who discovered that tapping on a specific meridian point on his client cleared her 30 year water phobia. Gary Craig became a student of Callahan and developed this technique using all of the meridian points and created EFT in the 1995. Karl Dawson became a student of Craig and then created Matrix Reimprinting in the 2006.
Karl Dawson and Kate Marillat have released their best-selling book, ‘Transform Your Beliefs, Transform Your Life’ in 2014. If you buy their book you can get 50% of your first EFT session!