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.

Warmest regards,

Coaching Journeys LLC., Beth Meininger, PCC  
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