Does EFT work?

Does EFT work?

I've been delving further into the law of attraction, the subjective universe, my true purpose in life, and the true nature of reality. In my explorations I've heard several mentions of EFT, or emotional freedom techniques. Below is a video explaining the practice:

I want to try this practice out to address things in my life like emotional overeating, self-sabotage and negative thinking. My question to you–does it work? Have you tried it? Want to try it with me? I will record my attempts promptly!

Jessica Mullen

Living the magick life.

11 COMMENTS
  • Jess

    One of my very favorite bloggers, Gala Darling, is really into EFT; she says it’s helped her IMMENSELY with everything from basic stress to conquering her eating disorder. Here are some links:

    http://galadarling.com/article/eft
    http://galadarling.com/article/eft-tips-tricks
    http://galadarling.com/article/more-eft-information

    I don’t know how I feel about EFT for me personally– I don’t think I could ever get into it and believe in it and all– but I can’t help smiling when I see what a positive effect it can have on some people’s lives. It doesn’t hurt anyone, and it’s clearly making a difference for some people. As long as people don’t go too crazy with it, I think it’s kind of neat. =)

  • jessica mullen

    hey jess!
    i actually first heard of EFT from gala. i hadn’t seen those articles though! thank you for sharing them, they are just what i was looking for.

    ok i’m going to try it… hopefully tonight! i’m really excited!

  • Tee

    I learned about EFT from Gala too, and have been dabbling in it/recommending it people ever since! The interesting thing about EFT is that because it requires talking something out, the more specific and truthful you get, the more it works. I’ve been doing it on and off for a few months, but it wasn’t until last week that I really got to the heart of something that was bothering me, sat down, and had an insanely emotional tapping session. And you know what? It was pretty spectacular. I don’t think I’ve been the same since.

    So I’d say, try it on anything you can think of, but it might take a while to get to the real stuff! Don’t give up!

    P.s. your blog is rad.

  • jessica mullen

    Hi Tee!
    I’m so excited to hear of your success! Every day I’ve been like “I’m going to try it today…” and today is finally the day :]

    I really appreciate your comment – it’s giving me that little bit of extra motivation today!

  • Tee

    Sweet! Glad I could help! Let me know how it goes :)

  • Hector

    Have you read Loving What Is by Byron Katie? The Work, her method, helped me relief family stress and other personal issues. Give it a try.

  • jessica mullen

    I have not read that, Hector. I just checked out her site and it seems definitely helpful! I’m reading through her “Little Book” now. Thanks!

  • Annie

    Hey. I first heard about EFT…yeah through reading Gala’s blog. It’s great that it works for you and for so many other people. I just wish I could get it to work for me! I can do all the tapping of the points in my sleep. But here’s where I fall down. I’ve tapped sometimes till I’ve fallen asleep and nothing changes. I drink plenty of water…I’ve heard that when you know it’s worked, it feels like what you’re trying eradicate sort of ‘drops’ away from you. I’ve never had that.

    I’ve also heard that you’re supposed to get yourself into the feeling of what it is you want to tap out before starting. Never managed before and it’s not for want of trying. Then I worry about whether or not I’m saying that right thing…

    I do believe in this as a valuable technique; I’ve tried tapping along with God knows how many other vids on Youtube. But grrrr, nowt. Nada. Zip. D’you think it either works for you, or not? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you mind me asking how long you tapped for? It’s an extremely powerful video. I love the site, btw. I’m newbie who’s just pootling around at the moment. :)

  • jessica mullen

    Hi Annie!
    Well let me begin by saying I haven’t done EFT since I did that video. I feel like in order for it to work ‘for good’ for me, I would have to do it a lot more regularly. And I do think it works, but if it seems like you have to “try” really hard to get it to work, then maybe it’s time to step away from it for a minute.

    That being said, I think it is very important to find the right thing to say. Sometimes we might be asking for things we don’t actually want…

    I haven’t done EFT again because I have found things that work better for me. Specifically, meditating and controlling my thoughts. Meditating in the morning (sitting quietly, staring at a candle flame, and focusing on breathing or emptying my mind) really helps get me in a better mood to -feel- like controlling my thoughts. Thinking positive thoughts instead of negative ones has been the most life-changing thing I’ve done for myself lately. It makes a huge difference, especially when it comes to food.

    So what I do is think about what I’m about to eat. Do I feel good about it, or do I know I’ll feel bad after I eat it? That usually answers the question if I -should- eat it. But if I’ve eaten something that makes me feel bad or guilty anyway, then I just have to have positive thoughts about it anyway. I think “well just because I’m not doing something to change my behavior right now doesn’t mean I can’t, or won’t in the future. I don’t have to change right now, but in the future I might do something about this.” That thought brings relief about what I’ve done.

    So basically right now I am trying really hard to think about things that make me feel good. And anything that bothers me, I ignore it. Whenever I find myself observing something I don’t like, I say to myself “focus on it, get more of it” because that’s what happens…

    Perhaps that could be a problem you’re having with EFT-that you’re focusing too much on what you DON’T want.

    One thing that thinking positively about has really helped is my allergies to dogs. I decided one day that I simply won’t think thoughts like “I’m allergic to dogs” anymore, and I’m not anymore! Now any time I’m around dogs I just think “I’m so glad my allergies are gone! I love petting and being around dogs!”

    Hope that helps :] Thanks for the comment!

  • rukmini

    well …. i m very intrested in trying out EFT tapping ..but since i am a strict follower of LOA (law of attraction ),which suggests us not to utter or think any negative things :-(…. i am in a dilemma…. !! so can u people pls help or suggest me … and help me get out of it .

  • jessica mullen

    Hi Rukmini,
    Sometimes it really helps to bring our negative thoughts to light. Writing them down, talking about them, or doing EFT can all help make them seem less serious.

    When you acknowledge that you have contrast (a negative thought), then you’re ready to ask for what you want instead. You can’t avoid contrast, because it’s what helps you ask for what you want.

    Anytime you have a negative thought, you can acknowledge it and think about what you’d prefer instead.

    EFT helps because it acknowledges the negative thought, then gives you what you want even though you have contrast – what you want being the feeling of self-acceptance.

    So, even though I’m having a contrasting experience, I still love myself. That’s a vibration of unconditional love, and it feels good no matter what the negative thought is.

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