EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

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Feel the emotional release using the 'Emotional Freedom Technique'

The ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ (EFT) is a healing therapy that offers healing from physical and emotional pain and disease. It can be referred to as “Psychological Acupressure”, EFT works by releasing emotional blockages within the body’s energy system. This is done through tapping on key meridian points around the body whilst focusing on the emotional stresses the individual is experiencing. 

EFT is in effect an emotional version of acupuncture but without the needles. This treatment sprang from the idea that, “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”

'Emotional Freedom Technique' EFT Tapping on the side of the eyebrow

What are the benefits of using EFT?

There are many positive benefits to the EFT process and experience, which are as follows:

Releases pain very quickly

Clients often report a decrease in their pain intensity, whether emotional and physical, within minutes.

Relief from past trauma

Once a traumatic memory or negative memory has been cleared there is usually a rapid, long lasting relief from symptoms. 

Find hidden memories easily

Through EFT we are able to help you identify memories are linked to both emotional and physical symptoms in your body.

Gets to the root cause

It often works where nothing else seems to. This is because the issue is stemming from an emotional root and not a physical one.

EFT is a tool for life

Once you learn how to tune into your own energy, you’ll be able to use EFT by yourself to help clear any emotional or physical pain. 

No drugs or equipment needed 

EFT is a very safe and natural healing therapy that clears blockages in your energy body. 

Works in-person and online

We don’t have to be in-person for EFT to work. This energy work can be at distance with amazing results,

Frees energy for healing

EFT helps free emotional energy that was held within traumatic memories which can then be used to heal the body. 

What health areas does EFT focus on?

The ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ can effectively be used as part of any healing journey, as all illnesses will have an emotional root to them; we encourage all clients to explore this aspect in our sessions. As mentioned above, once the emotional stress has been cleared the body is able to relax, enter into a parasympathetic state and allow the healing process can begin.

The ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ can effectively be used as part of any healing journey, as all illnesses will have an emotional root to them; we encourage all clients to explore this aspect in our sessions. As mentioned above, once the emotional stress has been cleared the body is able to relax, enter into a parasympathetic state and allow the healing process can begin.

At Higher Healing, we use EFT in combination with Matrix Reimprinting for a powerful healing experience. Areas where EFT is known to be particularly beneficial are:

  • Pain Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Addictions
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Using EFT alongside Matrix Reimprinting for deeper healing

EFT is great at working on the subconscious mind and removing trauma from the body. We combine this technique with Matrix Reimprinting (which is built on the foundations of EFT) to not only clear the trauma but also rewrite a new positive memory and a new belief system, which will serve you for life. This allows for a much more powerful and memorable experience and a deeper level of healing.

Choosing this approach allows you to not only harness all the benefits of EFT but also start to rewrite any negative subconscious belief systems which determine how we view ourselves and the world around us. 


Emotional Freedom Technique Testimonials

"When Indy first mentioned a new kind of treatment called EFT which focuses on specific memories I was intrigued by it. I was keen to start on the Matrix Reprinting as like Indy, I too, believe that true healing is by incorporating the physical, emotional and spiritual as one. Before the first session, Indy had said to focus on a particular troubling memory, I was able to recall a memory from childhood with my dad. I intuitively felt that my colitis originated from this early memory, by recalling with vivid detail and experiencing how I felt as a 5 yr old. Indy then asked me to become the third person where I was able to view myself as a child from an adult perspective. This proved interesting as I was to observe and reassure my child self and thus make amends with my dad. Throughout the session, Indy tapped on my meridian points while I repeated EFT statements said by him. After the Matrix Reprinting, I remember feeling a huge weight had been lifted. Indy stated for the reprinting to work I would need to reinforce it daily for the next 30 days. I followed the protocol diligently every morning for 30 days, noticing quite subtly how my relationship with my parents was improving. I found myself being honest around them and for the first time in a long whilst enjoying their company."

Manjit, Colitis

“ I’d come across EFT prior to booking my first session with Higher Healing and I did not actually understand its importance and benefits, so, I was very skeptical when Indy recommended it as part of my holistic care plan. However, the results from my very first session were dramatic as I was able to release some of the heavy emotions and stress that I was holding on to without even realising how these impacted the chronic pain cycle I’d found myself in the past few years. Fast forward to today and I am tapping my way through every situation that arises in my life. “

Vera, Rheumatoid Arthritis

“ I had never heard of EFT before my session with Indy but was very open to give it a try to help reduce my anxiety. It’s a very simple process and after a few practices it’s easy to get grips with it. After my first session doing this process with Indy my anxiety already felt a lot calmer. Since this session I have tried incorporating this into my morning routines or at times when I feel anxious. I would recommend this for those people that are trying to control their anxiety. “

Georgia, Acne and Amenorrhoea

Understanding the impact of blockages in our Energy System

Our energy system consists of 12 meridians that travel all throughout our body. Our life energy (which has been called vital force, Qi, prana) is distributed through these meridian channels, when they are flowing freely we are said to be in good health.  

Blockages in our energy system are a source of emotional intensity often caused by small and large traumatic events in our life. As a result of these events, we form negative/limiting beliefs and behaviours in order to protect ourselves but in turn, they don’t allow us to live life peacefully.

These traumatic memories are trapped in our subconscious minds (they are always there but in the background) and when they are triggered (for a number of different reasons) they turn on the stress response in our bodies. As a result, both emotional and physical symptoms are experienced, and If experienced for a sustained period of time these can lead to illness within the body. 

From an emotional perspective, often self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, or addictive and compulsive behaviours are developed in order to cope with these feelings.

Emotional disharmony is a key factor in physical symptoms and dis-ease within the body. Often if there is underlying emotional disharmony within the body, nutrition and diets won’t work effectively until they are dealt with. This is the reason why, the ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ (EFT) is being widely used on physical issues, including chronic illness with very positive results. 

Our Energetic System - The 12 Meridians

How does the 'Emotional Freedom Technique' EFT work?

Similar to acupuncture, the ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ focuses on the meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion will have caused.

Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas of the body energy flow through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.

Acupuncture uses needles to apply pressure to these energy points. EFT uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure.

In EFT, through creating a ‘Set-up Statement’ the client is able to tune in to the emotional energy and then the meridian points are tapped in sequence whilst repeating this statement to clear the blocked energy from the energy system.

'Emotional Freedom Technique' EFT - Karate Chop Point

The EFT Tapping Points

The ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ tapping sequence is the deliberate tapping on the ends of nine meridian points. There are 12 major meridians that mirror each side of the body and correspond to an internal organ. EFT mainly focuses on these nine:

  • Karate chop (KC): Small intestine meridian
  • Top of the head (TH): Governing vessel
  • Eyebrow (EB): Bladder meridian
  • Side of the eye (SE): Gallbladder meridian
  • Under the eye (UE): Stomach meridian
  • Under the nose (UN): Governing vessel
  • Chin (Ch): Central vessel
  • Beginning of the collarbone (CB): Kidney meridian
  • Under the arm (UA): Spleen meridian
  • Wrists: Links to all finger points below
  • Thumb (Th): Lung meridian
  • Index Finger (IF): Large intestine meridian
  • Middle Finger (MF): Triple Warmer
  • Ring Finger (RF): Triple Warmer
  • Little Finger: Heart Meridian

The process begins by tapping the karate chop point while simultaneously reciting a setup phrase which is to do with the specific emotions an individual is experiencing. Then, tapping on each following points, moving down the body in this ascending order.  While tapping the ascending points, a reminder phrase is used to maintain focus on the problem area and to help release blockages.

'Emotional Freedom Technique' EFT Tapping Points

Find out how Higher Healing can help you achieve your health goals


Our holistic health framework has been carefully designed to help you get to the root cause of symptoms and provide you with the health tools that you can use for the rest of your life. It is also tailored specifically to your needs and requirements.

We have several routes available for our clients depending on what level of healing they require. Our emotional path utilises both EFT and Matrix Reimprinting together to allow you to tune in and clear any blocked emotional energy within the body.

We would love to hear from you and help support you on the road to wellbeing. Get in touch with the Higher Healing team and find out how we can help you with your health goals.

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