EFT FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Is EFT only an energy based technique?

It is a combination of acupressure, talk therapy and modern psycho-therapeutic tools like NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). The affirmations used in EFT are derived from NLP, and the 9 gamut procedure is similar to the process used in EMDR.
EFT also includes statements on self-acceptance – in therapy, the way we talk to ourselves is one of the most important tools in changing thought and behaviour patterns.

 Is EFT safe?

It is completely safe and there are no known negative side effects.

Is EFT a distraction technique?

Distraction is “a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else”. EFT requires a complete focus on the problem or issue throughout the session. The actual words of the client’s presenting problem are used during the process and reminder phrases are also used to keep a focus on the specific issue.

Why do we affirm the negatives in EFT?

Sometimes people are resistant to focusing on the negative while tapping. Either for fear of feeling the feeling, or fearing this will attract more negativity or some other similar reason.
But one is already feeling these feelings. Acknowledging our felt sense is the first step to healing and change. By identifying then vocalising where one is at, one is bringing up that energy in the body and clearing the negative, instead of suppressing and having negative thoughts and beliefs subconsciously run one’s life. Once we clear the negative blocks, that’s when change happens.

How do I get certified in EFT?

If your question is “How do I become a certified EFT practitioner?” or How do I get certified in EFT, or How do I become an EFT Practitioner, or anything to do with EFT Trainings, EFT Certificate or EFT Certification, click here for details of the EFT Practitioner Certification Training in Hong Kong. Falguni is an Accredited Certified EFT Trainer and Mentor with EFT International and teaches the three-day EFT Training in Hong Kong. There is a structured path to certification, complete details of which can be found here:

– Accredited EFT Level 1 & 2 Practitioner Training (3 days)
– Requirements for achieving Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner status.
– Mentoring for Certification

Read more about EFT here.

Specific questions about the EFT technique

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