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EFT Aims at Providing a Vital Source of 'Emotional Detoxification'
Maneeya Dhammataree

Shalini“Your mind is like a home. If you don’t clean it regularly, it'll become
overloaded and cluttered with unnecessary, negative thoughts.” says Shalini J. Yamdagni, an advanced EFT practitioner based in Bangkok.

Developed by Gary Craig during the early 1990’s, EFT, which stands for 'Emotional Freedom Techniques', is a form of healing that aims to clear out all the negative emotions residing inside our minds.

EFT is based on the ancient Chinese principles of acupuncture. EFT is like an emotional acupuncture. EFT experts believe that thoughts can constantly create patterns of electrical energy, which is responsible for the release of neurotransmitters, hormones, and other chemicals within our bodies.

Our negative thoughts can cause a disturbance to the smooth flow of energy. If the disturbance in the flow of energy continues for a significant period of time, it can lead to a long 'blockages', resulting in our energy system which can lead to physical and emotional ailments.

Instead of using needles like in acupuncture, EFT concentrates on 'finger tapping' the easy to access acupuncture points major meridian points, which are mainly found on the face and upper part of the body. It's important that the tapping is done along with a verbal affirmation like “Even though I have this problem, I accept myself anyway”

The Main Meridian Channels“Addressing the issue that is upsetting you helps you
to tune into the incident that is causing energy disturbance,”

Shalini says. The tapping tends to send an electrical current through the body that clears out or straightens out the disturbance, thus restoring a smooth flow of energy.

The result is that as you now think about the same issue, the “emotional charge” either will not have any
signs of negative emotion or the negative emotion would have significantly reduced in intensity. This may further result in easing of any physical discomforts as well.

It can be said that EFT is a form of 'self healing'. Anyone can learn and apply the technique of 'emotional acupuncture' if he or she has the learned the basics of EFT .

Some emotional issues are more complex and so deeply embedded that it is best to work with a practitioner as they can help identify the core issues that are bothering you and that are posing emotional challenges.

“The effectiveness of the technique can be tested by the patient's feelings”. Before beginning to use EFT to work on an issue, the practitioner asks clients to rate how much the issue is bothering them on a scale of 0-10; 10 meaning it is bothering them a whole lot and 0 not bothering them at all. A successful session means a decrease in the intensity, for example from eight to just two. “But a state of total indifference toward the issue is our ultimate target,” according to Shalini.

EFT is also useful for boosting other personalissues such as your performance in sports, or studies, at work etc, such as confidence and self-esteem. The past experiences play a big role in our life. Our past experiences develop our belief system and often our negative experiences create limiting beliefs that impact our performance and self confidence and self esteem.

“Whatever is going on in your life, it's recorded in your energy system. You have to detoxify the food you eat - similarly, you have to detoxify the negative thoughts you feed your mind, too.”

Shalini offers private sessions for individuals, as well as specialized workshops for groups. Contact her for more information.