EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE
“The emotional trauma of stress is known to affect the expression of over one thousand genes, including many that influence aging and cell regeneration.” Dawson Church
When you experience a negative emotion anger, worry or fear, your brain prepares your body to enter a full-blown fight or flight response. Your adrenaline pumps, your muscles tense, and your blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar all rise to give you extra energy to be ready to fight or flee. Unfortunately, in today’s world, the brain interprets the stress of being late for work, arguing with a spouse, or worrying about finances as a full blown fight-or-flight occurrences. Daily life is filled with these small fight-or-flight experiences and an ongoing stress response leaves us worn down, sick, upset, overweight, stressed out, and generally unhappy with our life situations.
EFT is an amazingly efficient technique that allows you to halt the fight-or-flight response and reprogram the brain and body to act, and react differently. EFT is so effective at calming the nervous system that MRI’s and PET scans can actually record the “red alert” being called off in the brain during the EFT process. By retraining your brain with this technique, you are able to permanently alter conditioned fear pathways. You can develop new ways of thinking and perceiving the world and release debilitating fears, thoughts and memories.
If altering the limiting pathways in your brain or changing your biology isn’t enough of a motivation to get you to try EFT, consider the negative effects of frequent stress responses on your health. If not cleared through EFT or another technique, the emotions connected to disturbing events, experiences, or thoughts will continue to trigger the stress response in your brain, perhaps many times a day, potentially leading to serious physical issues.