Eddie (Appoo) and I have been training students and practitioners in EFT since 2005. We have taught coaches, doctors, hypnotherapists, massage therapists, hair dressers, clinical psychologists, mothers, fathers, teachers, nurses, counsellors, gardeners, scientists, artists, company managers, and more. The one thing that stands out in our training is getting across how unique EFT is as a complementary therapy and as a personal development tool that has far reaching healing and harmonising possibilities. EFT is particularly unique because at its core is a set of concepts and processes that can be adapted for any field, regardless of the complexity of that field.
EFT paradoxically is founded in simplicity and ease of functionality all the while customisable to meet complex issues and challenging emotional, mental and physical projects. At its core is a basic recipe which contains four vital processes that can be adapted for almost all situations and challenges. These dynamic processes (principles) can bring about balance, cognitive shifts and healing with a degree of ease. The artistry of EFT lies in knowing how to combine the nuts and bolts of EFT for intuitive, effective and restorative sessions.
Below are the 4 processes (steps / core practices) that when combined demonstrate the exceptional nature of EFT and also why it can be so easily adapted. The EFT Artist and Instructor will know how to use each one of these steps individually, draw out the full potential of each process and combine them for maximum effect. Each one of these steps is taught in AAMET EFT Trainings. To learn more kindly contact an AAMET Trainer near you.
1. The EFT Inquiry Process
An important part of EFT Training at Level 1, 2 and 3 is about becoming a detective; being able to sniff out the core issue, to get to the bottom of one’s hang-up, to tune in with some accuracy to what keeps us stuck. This skill does take time to develop but can be used in many areas of life.
For many this simple process of tuning-in is a revelation. Becoming aware of a “pain”, noticing its texture, colour, related internal conversation, the pitch or smell of it, is enough to change the way one sees the world. Being able to break insurmountable challenges into bite-sized chunks makes everything possible. Being able to question the stories we hold onto means that we are no longer controlled by them. This process of Inquiry allows you to take back your power and authority.
2. The EFT Articulation Process
This is all about expressing your “truth” -- repeatedly. Finally, you have permission to say it like it is; to spell it out and to say it more than once. But best of all you get to hear it.
It is a wonderful moment when clients and students are sharing what is really going on for them, to see them articulate their thoughts so that they can be heard (to hear it echoed back to them by their therapist) and then they begin to create healing (sometimes humorous) reframes. This allows many a client and student to feel like they have stepped out of the shadows into the light. This process allows you to be seen and heard (and you see and hear yourself). Articulating the internal dialogue takes you one step closer to emotional freedom.
3. The EFT Engagement Process
The body is an incredibly complex and miraculous organism. It is affected by the genetic, environmental, mental and emotional choices and challenges that come our way. Its energetic make-up is intricate and vast. This energetic system impacts the mental, emotional and physical state of the individual. Acupuncturists, Kineaseologists and other Energy Medicine practitioners are aware that there are many pathways and possibilities of healing, that by engaging the body’s energy field through physical touch we can balance and heal.
EFT takes this very complex system and simplifies it so that the entire energy system is engaged thus bringing about transformative shifts in our entire being. There may be times when you are compelled to tap the EFT points silently, allowing the EFT engagement process to do the work. Once you understand the power of engaging the energy system of the body, you can at any time self-soothe, change your emotional state and take steps towards creating wellness in all senses of the word.
4. The EFT Testing Process
In EFT training everyone learns to test their results, acknowledge how far they have come in their healing journey and so pinpoint where they need to focus their attention next. This testing process provides clients and students with positive feedback, encouragement and the knowing that all their effort is taking them towards resolution.
There is an English saying, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. In EFT everyone is encouraged to gauge, test or taste the benefits of their results. It’s not done (or over) until you have tested the results, until you know exactly where you are right now. This gives you a powerful internal mapping system and supports the development of self-confidence.
Just learning any one of these EFT processes (steps) is rewarding learning how to use all four of these is transformative. EFT adapts beautifully to every situation because it teaches the value of investigation, communication, touch and resolution.
Ranjana Appoo is an AAMET Accredited Certified Master Trainer of Trainers based in East Sussex, UK. She is an intuitive artist and a curious health researcher who has devoted her life to experiencing and sharing peace, delight, beauty and truth. Visit Ranjana's AAMET profile