EFT New Jersey
Emotional Freedom Technique
Do You Struggle To Manage Your Emotions Or Thoughts?
Are you looking to reduce stress, release trauma from the body, or rewire your brain to encompass ways of thinking that serve you?
How EFT Helps Manage Emotions and Thoughts
EFT, a self-induced tool that can regulate and calm the nervous system in just 3-5 minutes, involves gently tapping on acupressure points on the face and body while using cognitive statements and focusing on thoughts, emotions, or sensations.
A quick way to shift the fight-or-flight response, EFT sessions support a reduction in stress around triggering events, people, or things.
Research also suggests that an hour of EFT lowers cortisol, our stress hormone, by 43%! Additionally, the practice helps us to process highly traumatic events in an incredibly gentle way, as well as integrate trauma so that it no longer runs the show.
EFT frees us from phobias, rewires the brain, and reduces the impact of memories and incidents that generate emotional distress.
Through the incorporation of cognitive statements, the brain’s natural neuroplasticity is activated, allowing for the rewiring of the brain, the creation of cognitive shifts and new ways of thinking and seeing, and the release of limiting beliefs and blocks.
Meet Your EFT Practitioner, Sarah Louise Lilley
Our EFT practitioner Sarah creates a container to tune into emotions and shift thought patterns. This technique helps you to let go of what the body and mind may have been holding onto consciously or subconsciously.
Sarah is a certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or “Tapping”) practitioner. She loves helping people move from feeling stuck and overwhelmed to a place of ease and confidence.
Sarah has supported clients through devastating grief and loss as well as traumatic events and childhood traumas. A former actor, she also specializes in performance anxiety and freeing clients from the nerves and stress which gets in their way.
Additionally, in her work with phobias Sarah has empowered clients to overcome paralyzing fear of driving, spiders and even has helped horse riders get back in the saddle after traumatic falls.
Known for her holistic and heart-centered approach, Sarah will equip you with tools that cultivate peace, trust, and clarity by releasing the root causes of anxious thinking and limiting beliefs.
Sarah is also a mom and an avid equestrian, always counting down the days until she can get back on a horse!
The Benefits of EFT with Body Positive Works
EFT works hand-in-hand with conventional medicine, and its benefits are many:
◓ Moving through grief and loss, as EFT is a gentle way to process grief, release any judgment around moving on after a loss, and create peace after an unexpected loss
◐ Overcoming performance problems or phobias and releasing procrastination and increasing productivity
◑ Reducing stress or anxiety by releasing limiting and inherited beliefs and the root causes of anxious thinking, calming the nervous system, changing the way that you relate to and view your anxiety, letting go of the shame and judgment that surrounds your anxiety, gaining confidence, and lessening overwhelm
◐ Helping to release trauma from the body and regain power after a traumatic event, clearing blocks from childhood trauma, and reducing the impact of memories or incidents that trigger emotional distress
◓ Shifting away from negative body image by releasing feelings of shame, growing the capacity for acceptance, learning to see the body in a new way, and letting go of societal pressures
◐ Supporting addictions, eating disorders, and disordered eating by increasing compassion for self, mapping the anxiety underneath the craving, understanding triggers and the emotional associations with cravings, and releasing momentary cravings
◑ Lessening depression by letting go of the shame and judgment around depression, releasing the stress and charge from past events, creating a space to believe in the possibility of change, and gaining positivity
Our EFT Creates Lasting Change. Reconnect to your body, mind and spirit!
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Learn to live in the present moment!
An experience that combines the best of western traditional therapy (exposure and cognitive) with eastern practice (acupressure or acupuncture without the needles), EFT creates lasting change by learning from both the wisdom of the mind and the body.
At Body Positive Works, we create treatments around the individual, listening to your needs and developing sessions that empower and celebrate you. EFT treatments are no exception; your EFT Practitioner will create an individualized treatment based entirely on your needs.
An EFT Session can be used individually or in conjunction with other modalities, such as our meditation and breathwork.
Each modality supports a reconnection of body, mind, and spirit. This, in turn, encourages a positive change in perspective about your body and your life, empowering you to not only recognize your strengths and purpose but to live fully in the present moment as well.
Used in conjunction with BoPo psychotherapy, EFT can help to reduce stress and anxiety and further benefit the therapeutic process.
You will receive instruction on how to take these practices home with you and use them in your everyday life.
Emotional Freedom Technique FAQ
Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT or “tapping,” is a stress-reduction technique that combines elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy from modern psychology with the ancient eastern practice of acupressure. Sometimes called “Acupuncture without the needles” or “Emotional acupuncture,” Tapping involves gently tapping on acupressure points on the face and body while using cognitive statements and focusing on thoughts, emotions, or sensations.
Tapping sends calming signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. It moves you from the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight/freeze) into the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). It also rewires the brain and reduces the impact of memories or incidents that trigger emotional distress through the use of cognitive statements, which activate the brain’s neuroplasticity.
EFT Sessions are appropriate for everyone – from kids and teens to the middle-aged and the elderly. Some of the ways we can help involve prenatal and postnatal women, ADD, addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss, athletes, menopause, negative body image, and addiction.
Some of the following can be experienced – all of which are common and not harmful: tingling or tightness in the body, a shift in body temperature, tiredness, a sense of inner calm, and the surfacing of emotions.