With EFT tapping, you can change the patterns keeping you stuck with issues that affect your health & well-being.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping)

Are you feeling stuck with:

  • symptoms from an illness or injury that haven’t resolved the way you expected, and no one can really explain why?
  • difficult memories that are affecting the way you function in your life?
  • an unwanted behavior that keeps recurring despite your efforts to change?

Maybe you’ve tried all the things – specialists, counseling, groups, yoga, nutrition, deep breathing, gratitude, positive thinking, etc. – and maybe what you’ve done has worked to some extent.

But if you’re still reading this, my guess is you’re not where you thought you’d be by now.

It’s okay. It’s not you. Really.

Here’s the thing: there’s a part of being stuck that’s essentially a nervous system issue.

Changing a pattern in your mind or body requires changing connections in the pathways in your brain. Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as EFT tapping) is an effective way of doing just that.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping) is an evidence-based, mind-body method that reduces the emotional intensity on sensations, memories, or thoughts that you find distressing.

EFT tapping involves focusing on specific aspects of an issue while stimulating acupuncture points (by lightly tapping on them).

This combination helps regulate the nervous system so the information you’re focused on can be processed differently in your brain.

As a result, your brain’s conditioned response to the issue – and the way you experience that issue – can change in a positive and lasting way.

It is possible to get back to living life on your terms instead of letting old patterns run the show. You can move forward if you’re ready, and you don’t have to do it alone.

Working Together

During our EFT tapping sessions, you will:

  • find and shift underlying issues affecting the area(s) where you feel stuck
  • be guided through processes to neutralize the emotional charge on triggers or painful memories
  • learn tools that help “rewire” your brain and regulate your nervous system so it’s easier to make choices in your life with greater clarity.

Working with a certified Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping) practitioner can help you

  • Address underlying factors contributing to pain or other physical symptoms
  • Reduce any unwanted emotional charge you may have when thinking about:
    • negative encounters with specific people
    • upsetting incidents or experiences
    • changes in your physical or cognitive abilities
    • changes to your appearance
    • decisions that you made or need to make
    • difficult conversations
  • Release feelings of shock (e.g., about a diagnosis, loss, or incident)
  • Decrease anxiety about an upcoming event
  • Manage distracting mind chatter and improve your focus
  • Change unhealthy or unwanted habits
  • Reframe concerns about the future so you can take consistent steps to move forward in your life.

Research shows that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping) can have both emotional and physiological benefits.

There are over 100 clinical studies that support EFT’s effectiveness with a variety of issues. Outcomes of these studies include:

  • Reduced pain levels
  • Reduced feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Lower levels of cortisol (a primary stress hormone)
  • Increased levels of salivary immunoglobulin A (a biomarker of immune function)
  • Improved cognitive function in people with cancer-related brain fog
  • Decreased food cravings
  • Increased feelings of happiness and satisfaction

Important note: An internet search will turn up many variations of “tapping”, including tap-along scripted videos and apps. However, Clinical EFT is the only form of tapping that has been validated by research studies.

The practitioner at Farfalla Integrative Health is certified in Clinical EFT and has advanced training in using it with various types of trauma.

EFT is not psychotherapy, counseling, or medical care and is not a replacement for those services. EFT tapping is, however, an excellent addition to any care you may be receiving, especially if conventional methods alone aren’t working as well as you’d hoped.

What to expect during a typical EFT tapping session

A session with a certified Clinical EFT practitioner is interactive. You’ll choose an issue you’d like to work on. We’ll identify a good starting point for the session related to that issue. Then, we’ll go through a process where you will lightly tap on specific points on your face and body with your fingertips while holding in mind a specific thought, body sensation, or feeling. The practitioner will guide you through and tap along with you.

Typically, you’ll be repeating various phrases while you tap (although this isn’t always the case). The phrases will be tailored to the specific issue at hand and will use your own words. We continually change the phrases throughout the session based on what occurs as the session progresses. We always make sure to keep the emotional intensity at a manageable level – no matter what might show up for you – so you don’t feel overwhelmed. At the end of each session, we’ll discuss ways for you to continue work on the issue on your own as appropriate.

For more information, see answers to frequently asked questions about EFT tapping sessions.

Questions? Let’s talk.

If you’re curious about EFT tapping but still have questions, you can schedule a free phone call or video chat to find out if working together might be right for you. No pressure, obligations, or strings attached.