103: Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique And Its Benefits

Emotional Freedom Technique includes acupressure in addition to elements of cognitive and exposure therapy. Seventy-two genes were significantly regulated.

Emotional Freedom Techniques Research 

I'm so excited to have award-winning author Dawson Church today to discuss the link between emotions and genetics. Emotional Freedom Techniques for posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD are two studies Church conducted. They demonstrated highly significant results despite a small sample size, indicating a robust treatment effect.

Scientific Research Regarding the Benefits of EFT, Epigenetics, Gene Expression and More

Church says that there is a new science breakthrough. There is gene shifting expressing in new ways when we meditate or release emotions. We can see the body healing after we do these practices.

“When we experience a bad thing and we're 25 years old, we have coping abilities. At 2 or 4 years old, traumas are laid out in the brain as ideas and experiences,” Church explains. “They're laid down neurologically as wiring in parts of the brain that has to do with memory and learning.”

What exactly is Emotional Freedom Techniques?

Church says Emotional Freedom Techniques is a combination of some very old and well-studied psychotherapy techniques. EFT is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease.

EFT tapping can reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.

“EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy. Combined with Acupressure, it taps on 12 acupuncture points,” explains Church. “Research has proved that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems.”

Proven Results

I'm so moved with the results of Church's treatment. I hear these stories and testimonials of healing and I can't help but cry tears of joy. It's so amazing.

“When we test people six months later or a year later, we find that all the psychological stress is gone. And Emotional Freedom Techniques breaks the associations,” says Church.

I love the fact that we can take our health into our own hands. And that we can heal wounds from the past. What I love about EFT is that it is being able to utilize the body to let it go. Because we store negative emotions in the body.

Bias About Emotional Freedom Techniques

Personally, I had a bias against EFT. Because I'm a health nut, I'm very into everything holistic. I started to believe it only when I had a friend who came back from EFT training.

My friend asked me if I was upset with anyone and I did admit I felt anger towards someone for two years. I received treatment from my friend and shortly after, I felt the entire thing shift. It felt like a Novocane had taken over. I felt a numbness where the anger used to be. Eventually, I stopped thinking about that person altogether.

Needless to say, my whole perception of EFT changed after my personal experience.

The Genie in Your Genes

Another intriguing fact is Church's claim that genes express differently.  There are so many components in gene expression and Church expounds on that in his book, The Genie in your Genes.

Church says, ” Your genes respond to your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. The way you use your mind shapes your brain, turning genes on and off in ways that can dramatically affect your health and well-being.”

The book also reveals the exciting applications of the new science of Epigenetics to healing. Citing hundreds of scientific studies, Church shows how you can apply these discoveries in your own life.

He explains how electromagnetic energy flows in your body and affects your cells. Church shows how your hormonal, neurological, connective tissue, and neurotransmitter systems all work in harmony to conduct a coordinated flow of information throughout your body.

Furthermore, he says as you take conscious control of the process, you produce a positive effect on your health, becoming an “epigenetic engineer” of your own wellbeing. 

EFT Manual

This is another book that Church wrote.  A chunk of the book is devoted to testimonials of people who have benefitted from EFT.

Church says this manual is based on Clinical EFT, the only version of EFT to be validated in dozens of scientific studies. Step by step, you will learn the “evidence-based” form of EFT used in those studies.

This book shows you how to use Clinical EFT fo a variety of common conditions, including pain, fears, addictions and cravings, weight issues, insomnia, and guilt. With the healing keys of EFT, you'll be surprised at how many problems that hold you back can be quickly and easily relieved, opening up new possibilities for your life.

EFT On Children with Emotional Issues 

Church has a cute story to share. This is about a mother from Brazil who has a 6-year-old autistic son. Apparently, she tried various treatments.  She learned about EFT and tried it on her son.

Eventually, all the symptoms seemingly went away.  When they moved to a new city, they went to a new doctor thinking her son was still autistic.

Lo and behold, she got a big surprise. That doctor shooed her away, apparently declaring that her son was not autistic. Hence, was baffled as to why they came to him in the first place. 

Veterans Stress Project 

Church is likewise involved in the Veterans Stress Project. Under the project, rehabilitation efforts are administered to veterans suffering from PTSD. They offer returning vets free or low-cost sessions using Energy Psychology.

What Church is doing is truly inspiring. I'm excited to see how far his journey will go and how many more people can benefit from his work.

Dawson Church, Ph.D.,  is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, (www.YourGeniusGene.com) has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (www.NIIH.org) to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal (www.EnergyPsychologyJournal.org), a blogger for theHuffington Post, and a reviewer for the APA’s Mental Health Mobile Phone Application Review Database. He shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe (www.EFTUniverse.com), one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.

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Ashley James

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Ashley James is a Holistic Health Coach, Podcaster, Rapid Anxiety Cessation Expert, and avid Whole Food Plant-Based Home Chef. Since 2005 Ashley has worked with clients to transform their lives as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming.

Her health struggles led her to study under the world’s top holistic doctors, where she reversed her type 2 diabetes, PCOS, infertility, chronic infections, and debilitating adrenal fatigue.

In 2016, Ashley launched her podcast Learn True Health with Ashley James to spread the TRUTH about health and healing. You no longer need to suffer; your body CAN and WILL heal itself when we give it what it needs and stop what is harming it!

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