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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

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, top of the head 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.

Tapping EFT frees us from phobias, negative emotions, rewires the brain, and reduces the impact of memories and incidents that generate emotional distress. Tapping also helps with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd).

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.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques

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!

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

EFT Creates Lasting Change. Reconnect to your body, mind and spirit!

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.

EFT: Stepping into a Calmer, More Empowered You

In the whirlwind of modern life, our emotional well-being often takes a backseat. We’re bombarded with stress, anxiety, and negative self-talk, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from our true selves. But what if there was a simple, yet powerful technique that could help us navigate these challenges and embrace a more peaceful existence?

Enter Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a gentle yet effective method that utilizes tapping on specific acupressure points while simultaneously focusing on distressing emotions and beliefs. This unique blend of mind and bodywork has gained widespread recognition for its ability to release negative emotions, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being.

Tapping Therapy for Body Positivity

The body positivity movement celebrates self-love and acceptance, encouraging individuals to embrace their unique bodies and shed societal pressures. EFT aligns seamlessly with this philosophy, empowering individuals to address negative body image thoughts and emotions that hinder their self-acceptance journey.

By tapping into the underlying emotions associated with body shame, self-criticism, and unrealistic beauty standards, EFT can help individuals rewire their neural pathways and cultivate a more positive and compassionate relationship with their bodies. It’s about recognizing that our worth extends far beyond physical appearance, nurturing self-compassion, and embracing the beauty of diversity.

Tapping (EFT) in Action: Taming the Inner Critic

The inner critic, that incessant voice that whispers doubts and insecurities, can be a formidable foe in the pursuit of body positivity. But with EFT, we can silence this relentless voice and cultivate a more supportive inner dialogue.

Imagine feeling anxious about trying on a new outfit or engaging in physical activities. With EFT, you can tap on acupressure points while focusing on the negative thoughts and emotions associated with these situations. As you tap, repeat affirmations that challenge the inner critic’s narrative, replacing self-doubt with self-belief.

EFT for Empowered Living

EFT is not just about managing negative emotions; it’s about harnessing the power of our minds to create a life we truly desire. By tapping on our limiting beliefs and self-imposed barriers, we can open ourselves up to new possibilities and embrace a more empowered existence.

Whether it’s overcoming social anxiety, achieving fitness goals, or pursuing a career passion, EFT can be a valuable tool for unlocking our potential. By releasing the emotional baggage that holds us back, we can step into a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Embrace EFT’s Gentle Approach

The beauty of EFT lies in its simplicity and accessibility. It doesn’t require lengthy sessions or specialized equipment – just a willingness to engage with your emotions and a few gentle taps. With regular practice, you can cultivate inner peace, enhance your self-esteem, and embrace the fullness of body positivity.

So, take a deep breath, extend your hand towards your body, and embark on a journey of emotional liberation. Through EFT, you can transform your inner landscape, cultivate a more positive self-image, and step into a life filled with confidence, harmony, and self-acceptance.

Rady to Transform Your Life with Tapping?

Discover EFT at Body Positive Works

At Body Positive Works, we blend acupressure with modern psychology through Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Our approach helps manage stress, anxiety, phobias, trauma, and body image concerns.

Sarah Louise Lilley – Your Guide to Emotional Liberation

Our expert EFT practitioner, Sarah, combines warmth, wisdom, and a touch of humor in each session, ensuring comfort and support throughout.

An Example of an EFT Tapping Session

  1. Connect & Share: Begin with sharing your thoughts and goals.
  2. The Tapping Dance: Learn the EFT tapping points, each linked to meridian points in acupressure.
  3. Transformative Words: Repeat affirmations and confront emotions in a safe space.
  4. Relax & Reflect: Post-tapping, take a moment to relax and reflect on the session’s impact.

Emotional Freedom Techniques 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.

Emotional Freedom Techniques Near Me

Looking for an EFT Practitioner near me? We are based in a beautiful heritage house in the heart of Bergen County, NJ. We are across the street from Wandell Elementary School and next to the Municipal Building.
We have convenient access to Rt. 17 and the Garden State Parkway, and on the border of Rockland County.
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