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Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT tapping was developed in 1990 by founder Gary Craig and it’s a mind-body approach that combines Eastern medicine techniques with more traditional Western psychotherapies. In 1995, a uniform method was manualised and since then, over 200 studies have been conducted to ascertain the effectiveness of clinical EFT.

EFT is psychological acupressure that restores balance to your body’s energy system. Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas of the body that energy flows through. Any imbalance can influence ‘dis-ease’ or sickness.

In 2018 the Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases describes EFT as “combining elements of cognitive restructuring and exposure techniques with acupoint stimulation“.

The underlying principle of EFT is that all emotions and thoughts are forms of energy. This energy, whether positive or negative, has very real physical manifestations that affect all functions of the body.

EFT helps us tune in to the negative patterns that we form around our thoughts, feelings, or troubling memories. We tap on the pressure points while expressing our thoughts and emotions. When tapping and stimulating these points you are dispersing stuck energy throughout the body allowing it to shift, release and rebalance. This process reduces physical tension and promotes a deeper mind-body connection.

Scientific studies have proven that EFT enables the body to switch off the flight / flight / freeze response and settles the nervous system by reducing stress hormones such as cortisol. Studies have also shown that EFT supports helping with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, body inflammations and even athletic performance.

EFT techniques can help identify a persons distortions, perceptions and emotions from the past and disrupt them to rewire the brain to respond in healthier ways, restoring the body’s balance of energy. The therapeutic effects of this method are widely recognised around the world.

EFT and Cortisol

In 2020 with a randomised controlled trial conducted by Dr Peta Stapleton of Bond University, Australia, it found that one hour of EFT tapping reduced cortisol levels by up to 43%.

Reduction in Anxiety

A large study of 5000 patients seeking treatment for anxiety was conducted over the course of 5.5 years. One group received Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and medication if required. The other group received EFT Tapping and no medication. The results concluded that 90% of those who received EFT Tapping reported a reduction in anxiety symptoms, taking an average of three sessions to achieve this result. Only 63% of those in the CBT group experienced a reduction in anxiety.  When followed up one year later, 78% of the EFT group has sustained their improvements compared with 69% of the CBT group.

Matrix Reimprinting

1. A situation or surrounding substance within which something else originates, develops, or is contained.
2. The womb.

1. Rapid learning that occurs during a brief receptive period, typically soon after birth or hatching, and establishes a long-lasting behavioral response to a specific individual or object, as attachment to parent, offspring, or site.

Matrix Reimprinting is a healing modality that has been built upon the foundations of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), but it has been further developed by Karl Dawson allowing individuals to form new memories with new beliefs in the subconscious mind. It connects people with their core beliefs in a safe way that enables them to actively transform these memories into supportive ones for the rest of their lives.

The word ‘matrix‘ is in reference to the energy network that is all around us and which we are all connected to. It is based upon the principles of quantum physics, which tells us that everything in this material world is interconnected on an energetic level because everything is energy waves, including us! That’s why past negative events are seen as being held in our body-field, where the subconscious mind reproduces and operates from based on the beliefs and experiences from the past.

The word ‘reimprinting‘ comes from the psychological term ‘imprinting’, which is when a child imprints a situation or learning into their memory which then goes on to create a belief. Most of our core beliefs are formed in the first seven years of our life, we then carry these with us and continue to operate from the point of view of our beliefs in our every day lives. This then shapes the way we see the world around us, and our place within it.

All of our beliefs are stored in our subconscious mind, and science now proves that our subconscious mind is running the show 95% of the time and is much more powerful than the conscious mind. This is why willpower, positive thinking and affirmations don’t always work. However, Matrix Reimprinting is a bridge between the two minds and has helped thousands of people to find the root causes of old patterns and beliefs. If we change our negative subconscious beliefs into positive ones, the way we look at the world and ourselves changes. 

Common Negative Beliefs

Here is a list of negative core beliefs which are commonly found:

  • I am not good enough
  • I am not clever enough
  • I am worthless
  • I am useless
  • I must be perfect
  • People don’t respect me
  • I don’t understand
  • I am a disappointment
  • I can’t let things go
  • I am not in control
  • I can’t have what I want
  • I can’t accept things
  • The world is a dangerous place
  • I must sense danger
  • Bad things happen to me
  • It’s bad to say ‘no’ to people
  • People take advantage of me
  • I will always get hurt
  • I am not loveable

If you resonated with any of these beliefs, there will be a memory or memories in the past where you likely made this belief or decision because of an unpleasant experience.

That memory is in fact a younger version of you who is still reliving that event at that moment in time as if it were real, along with the belief system(s) that were formed because of that event.

Fortunately, both EFT and Matrix Reimprinting can help release these beliefs that are holding you back and they can assist to transform your life.

Working on these core negative beliefs is key to seeing the world around us and our place in the world very differently from how we do right now

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