Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT sessions are available online or face to face

Emotional Freedom Technique (or tapping as it's often known as ) is a stress management tool that can be used for relaxation in a day to day setting or with a practitioner to work on some of the issues that sit behind negative responses we may be experiencing.

Emotional Freedom Techniques is a type of exposure therapy which includes a physical and talking component. Likened to a version of psychological acupuncture but without the use of fine needles, EFT uses a statement you say out loud while you tap on acupressure points on the face and upper body.

Sessions with Dancing in the Rain are very much client led, it's not about diagnosing or judging, it's about helping you reduce negative emotions, so that you can make objective decisions moving forward.

I was first introduced to the concept of 'tapping' by a GP on another course I was on. To be honest, I thought it sounded a bit weird and I was rather sceptical but as she described some of the successes she'd had, I became curious and started looking into it a bit more. The following year, I started my training in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and have never looked back. I have found EFT, also known tapping, to be such a useful tool to deal with everyday issues that bother me. I have also used it to clear some of those deeper emotional issues from my past, that used to come back to bite me, when I had too much time to think.

It is believed that every emotional upset you experience is stored in your subconscious mind. When similar things happen again, this can trigger some of the emotional responses you had in the past, often giving you a stronger emotional response than you might have expected. These emotional responses can leave us feeling confused and we start looking for reasons why we feel so bad. We often put two and two together and come up with 22 instead of 4.

Trying to understand the emotion, or talking about it, doesn't necessarily clear it; this is where EFT or tapping can come in. By tapping on the specific points while thinking about the event, we can reduce the emotional charge attached to it.

Scientific studies have demonstrated that EFT has real and significant effects. It has been shown to decrease levels of stress hormones in the body, change the functioning of the emotional processing centres of the brain and also affect physical function right down to the cellular and DNA levels.

It is simple and easy to learn, which means that you can continue using the technique as a self help tool after the session for relaxation and to help overcome day to day frustrations.

Clients have reported that EFT has helped them overcome negative emotions, including anxiety, sadness, fear, guilt and anger, helping them to move forward with their lives.

60 minutes EFT Sessions are £47.00 or £160.00 for a block of four sessions.

Please note EFT is never a replacement for necessary conventional medical care, but used sensibly, it can be a valuable resource that can help improve health care outcomes.

For more information on EFT you can visit the Emotional Freedom Technique International (EFTi)