Emotional Freedom Techniques

What is EFT?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as Tapping:

  • A simple, yet powerful tool to help you release negative beliefs and emotions
  • An empowering DIY self-help technique
  • It originates from the Traditional Chinese Medicine system and is like acupuncture without the use of needles. It  involves tapping on the acupuncture points to release negative emotions
  • Can also be used with an EFT practitioner to support you in releasing the root causes of your challenges
  • It is like talk therapy with a physical component
  • Has been shown to reduce cortisol levels. Read here for details of EFT research


ways of using EFT

  • By yourself to release negative feelings in the moment eg anger, stress, anxiety
  • With a practitioner to release more complex problems such as trauma, limiting beliefs and core issues
  • With your children eg to help them get to sleep, support them if they don’t want to go to school
  • By your children eg to release upsetting feelings in the moment, release exam stress
  • To identify and release unconscious blocks to succeeding in your goals

The technique involves tapping areas of the body with our fingertips to stimulate certain acupuncture points while the client is “tuned in” to the problem. According to Gary Craig, the founder of Emotional Freedom Techniques, the “cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. The tapping stimulates the problem area and helps the body’s energy system to function properly.”

There are three main ways of using EFT;


  • Habit Tapping – tap every day for as little as five minutes to create a habit
  • First Aid Tapping – once EFT is your habit, use in the moment of a stressful situation
  • Therapeutic Tapping – tap with an EFT practitioner to get the the roots of any issue and create emotional freedom

Benefits of using EFT

  • Freedom from negative emotions
  • A side effect of tapping is that often physical symptoms improve too
  • Better sleep
  • Happier
  • More energy
  • Support your children release negative emotions eg sadness, jealousy, anger etc
  • Tool for your children so they can help themselves feel better
  • And so much more…

See PRAISE section to see what clients say.

Some of the conditions that my clients have seen improvements in after using EFT

  • Freedom from traumatic memories including abuse, rape, birth trauma and war
  • Fertility
  • Physical conditions that have decreased or disappeared after tapping: migraines, acne, aches and pains, breathing problems, vision problems, period problems, fatigue, insomnia and more
  • Negative emotions – anxiety, stress, worry, anger, sadness, grief to name a few…
  • Limiting beliefs including: “I’m not good enough”, “I am alone”, “I have no place”, “Life is a struggle”
  • Supporting clients towards their goals including fertility, peaceful birth, calmer life, more productive, confidence, better parenting

Who uses EFT?

I have personally trained:

Anaesthetist who uses it for needle phobic patients

Eye Surgeon


Pharmacists who want to be able to offer EFT alongside conventional treatments

Psychotherapists – people have more than once reported saying that 1 session of EFT was like a year's worth (or several sessions) of psychotherapy

Complimentary health practitioners

School counsellors

Parents and Children

People (ranging from 18 years to 80) and I have tapped with younger ones!

Police and Prison Officers

“Tamara used EFT to help me successfully diffuse and eradicate over 25 years of trauma”

~ Sharon Laurent ~


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