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EFT / TFT & Acupressure
Emotional Freedom Technique / Thought Field Therapy

Held in Hersham on Fridays 11-3pm


What Is EFT Tapping?

EFT tapping is a self-help treament that has roots in the 1970s when several doctors began stimulating acupressure points to help their patients deal with stress, fear, and phobias. One of them, patented by Dr. Roger Callahan, is called Thought Field Therapy. Later Gary Craig simplified the process and made it available to the public under the EFT name. There are simalarities between the two in that they both use tapping but in slightly different ways. Using the tapping with positive / negative statements or phrases help change emotional responses to a problem. 

The Philosophy Behind Tapping

Disciplines such as yoga, massage and acupuncture rely on a body-mind connection, and evidence shows that these interventions can relieve stress, depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders. 

Tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique is a combination of Traditional Chinese Acupressure (acupuncture without the needles) and Modern Psychology. It involves the use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the meridian points situated just beneath the surface of the skin. It is non-invasive, simple and pain free.


It appears to affect the amygdala (stress centre in the brain) and hippocampus (memory centre), and both play a role in the decision process when you decide if something is a threat. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress

It can also works in a similar way to mindfulness, as it can draw a person’s attention to their body and breathing. It may serve as a mental distraction from the issues that are causing anxiety or stress.

How Is EFT Tapping Performed?

If you want to use EFT tapping, you can learn to perform your own tapping sequences or you can work with a practitioner to show you in depth techniques for specific issues. EFT tapping is easy to use as a self-help technique because you can do it any time you feel the need once you've learnt how.

EFT tapping sessions follow a set sequence:

  • Begin by rating your distress on a scale

  • Workout your "set-up statement," which identifies the issue

  • Begin the tapping sequence, using your fingers to tap on the specified areas of the body, face or hand

  • At the end of the sequence, re rate your distress

  • Continue the process until your distress rating is very low

  • Go through the end process of brain stimulation  / balancing exercises

Tapping procedures can differ slightly from each pracitioner and who they've trained with as well as what the issue may be.

Does EFT Tapping Work?

This powerful technique has been used by an estimated 10 million people worldwide and it has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, and published in more than 21 different peer-reviewed journals.

Studies show that EFT tapping can improve psychological disorders. Further research is needed to compare EFT techniques with standard treatments such as talk therapy. 

Most EFT studies rely on feedback from participants, but at least one study found that EFT tapping had measurable results on the body. Participants had lower heart rates and blood pressure after tapping. They also had lower levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress.

Some say that improvement in symptoms could be because of a placebo effect. When subjects want to believe that a certain treatment will work, their feedback may not be reliable. Another possibility is that EFT tapping works because of other techniques embedded in the process, such the fact you breathing slows down when performing it.

Some researchers have tested the effectiveness of tapping by setting up "fake" studies in which subjects performed tasks similar to but not identical to EFT tapping. One analysis of these studies supported the effectiveness of EFT by showing that fake actions were not as effective as EFT tapping.

A useful resource is the National Library of Medcine (NLM / Pub Med) website as it gives lots of articles on studies for all therapies offered on this site. this link is specifically for EFT

Using EFT Tapping to Treat Mental Health & Pain

Tapping has been used to treat a variety of psychological conditions, including:

Depression. One survey of 20 studies found that EFT techniques reduced symptoms of depression just as well as conventional treatments. The improvement in symptoms lasted over time.‌

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): An analysis of seven studies showed that a series of EFT sessions is effective for a variety of populations with PTSD. No adverse effects occurred, and EFT techniques were effective both as a primary treatment and as a self-help technique.

Phobias. Fewer studies address the use of EFT tapping to treat phobias. One study used EFT techniques on subjects who had phobias. Phobias improved after a single session. For others regular self help treatments of EFT between professional sessions were more helpful.

Anxiety, fear, panic: Although no specific studies to site here, It is often used with success for these issues to the same as above.

Pain: I personally used this alot after a foot operation and although it didnt take the pain away for long, it took it away for between 45 minutes to an hour, which lessened the need for strong painkillers. I also used it before bed to ensure I wouldn't move the foot in my sleep as I had done on the first night home from the op and certainly wanted a way to train my brain out of that unpleasant experience again! it worked. I also used to it to stop habits and sleep.

Why EFT Tapping?

As a self-help strategy, EFT tapping has advantages over more conventional treatment. It is:

  • Painless

  • Easy to do

  • Less time-consuming than other types of therapy

  • Control over your own treatment

  • Non addictive


Acupressure as mentioned above, is a traditional healing technique that originated in ancient China. 

The fundamental concept behind acupressure is the idea of vital energy, or "qi" (pronounced "chee"), flowing through meridians or energy channels in the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, disruptions or imbalances in the flow of qi can lead to various health problems. By applying pressure to specific points along the meridians, acupressure aims to promote the smooth flow of energy and restore balance to the body.

Practitioners of acupressure use their fingers, palms, or other tools to apply firm pressure to specific points on the body as opposed to tapping the point sin EFT. These points are often located along meridians and are believed to correspond to different organs and systems in the body. Acupressure is used for a variety of purposes, including pain relief, stress reduction, relaxation, and promoting overall well-being.



EFT Treatment & Teaching 1hr  £55 in person £35 online via zoom


Therapies are booked and deposit £20 paid in advance. Sessions must be cancelled within 48 hours, otherwise payment is non refundable as someone else could've had the slot. Once you have enquired for availability you can pay your deposit here


You are expected to provide all correct details about your health.

Other Private Sessions Offered 

Yoga therapy 1hr £60 in person - £35 online via zoom, 95 minutes £75 in person -  £60 online via zoom (all paid full in advance)

Relaxation Tuition (meditation, stress management, mindfulness, yoga nidra, visualisation) 1hr  £55 in person - £35 live via zoom

Breath Therapy Tuition (yoga pranayama and other breath technique practices) 1hr £55 in person - £35 live via Zoom

Reiki £55 in person £35 via zoom/distant healing

Yoga Facial Workout Tuition 1hr    £55 in person - £35 live via Zoom

Nutrition support / Life Coaching 1hr    £55 in person - £35 live via Zoom


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