Welcome to the Emotional Freedom and
Healing Technique (EF&H)
EF&H is rooted in the ancient and long recognized science
of acupressure, a form of acupuncture, discovered in China approximately
5000 years ago. At around the same time, acupressure is known
to have been used by peoples in India, Africa, South America,
and other very separate and distinct places around the world.
What was discovered is that the body has energy pathways, energy
rivers, or meridians which the energy flows within. This energy
flow is referred to as Chi, or Qi, or Prana, depending on the
culture. In the viewpoint of Richard Ross, originator of EF&H,
the energy referred to as Chi, Qi, or Prana, is actually another
way of saying Spirit.
The meridians form an energy network that supplies energy to
our vital organs and throughout our entire body. The meridians
also reflect any disturbances (disease) in those organs. When
there is an imbalance in the flow, it is understood in acupuncture
or acupressure that illness is present. Thus wellness is a balanced
and healthy flow of energy.
Although there are hundreds of acupressure points all over the
body, in EF&H we tap, touch, or rub from 7 to 14 points focusing
primarily on the major meridians. In addition to the acupressure
component, we incorporate visualization, language, and affirmation.
The goal is release energy blockage and to stimulate a balanced,
natural, and healthy flow of energy.
One of the beliefs as to why this process works so well is that
it bypasses the conscious mind and accesses issues on the body
level and the energetic level. Doing this also causes us to bypass
our typical patterns of resistance. Understanding why is not important
in this process. Even believing in it is not important. Results
will occur despite your beliefs.
In 1980, Roger Callahan, a psychotherapist from California who
had over 20 years of experience with traditional talk therapy
discovered the value of energy work in emotional healing. Interested
in alternative methods, he had been studying acupressure and other
energy work. His experimentation with tapping instantly cured
a patient he had worked with for 18 months without success for
her severe water phobia. It was the beginning of the system of
energy work known as "Thought Field Therapy" (TFT) used
very successfully with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other
emotional issues. More information is available on TFT and Roger
Callahan at www.tftrx.com/index.html . (Note: Although there are
good articles and materials at this site, it is sales oriented
and promotes Roger's training. If you contact them you will receive
lots of promotional mailings, which you may not want.)
Gary Craig found the complicated algorithms of TFT too cumbersome
and through extensive experimentation, developed a simpler, yet
highly effective process call the Emotional Freedom Technique
(EFT). More information on EFT is available at Gary Craig's website
at www.emofree.com .
From EFT, TFT and other energy therapies that are now well known,
Richard Ross developed EF&H. Richard expanded the spiritual
component, brought new language, and created a process that has
had remarkable results.
It is with great joy that I share this work with you. Thank you
for the opportunity.