Those of you that have looked at my SunWALK model will know that it is a ‘flow-of-energy’ model – or meta-framework – for understanding, and working with many, sub-models. SunWALK might well be a more Western way of re-presenting Taoism. Acupuncture, Tai-chi, Martial Arts are just a few of the sub-models that exist within the overall embrace or framework of Taoism – as I intended in the meta-model framework of SunWALK. I am always interested to discover new energy models, techniques, therapies etc. Yesterday I heard of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques for the first time (Thanks Curly Martin of Achievement Specialists).
What is EFT? Below is a description from Judy Byrne’s website but first have a look at Judy’s elegant description on this video;
Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is an energy therapy that is bringing together ancient wisdom and 21st Century advances in our understanding of consciousness to rewrite the conventional wisdom in the therapy textbooks.
Until now, psychologists and psychotherapists have believed that we needed changes in the way we think or behave, or on a chemical level or in our neurology to be able to change the way we feel and how we relate to ourselves and others. That, however, is changing rapidly.
New understandings of consciousness and of the nature of emotional healing, and growing evidence of rapid and amazing change, are building towards a tipping point. We are on the edge of a paradigm shift. The 21st century will be the century when mind and body are no longer seen as connected but as a single system, and of a new understanding of how that system works.
Nowhere is this already more easily evident than in EFT. It works on the understanding that our thoughts about ourselves and our experiences and circumstances can disrupt the energy system in our bodies and that this disruption can cause negative feelings. Rebalance the energy system and the feelings change, often dramatically. Frequently when the feelings are different we spontaneously think about things differently as well.
EFT looks to promise much and I look forward the getting to know the process better.
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