Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in Grief

[Reviewed and updated May 1, 2022]

When the Crying Won't Stop, Try Breathing - In this interesting article from Open to Hope, Gloria Arenson, MFT, DCEP, expert in using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), describes a simple technique for lessening the pain of negative emotions in grief -- one that can be used "one or more times a day to calm yourself any time you feel as if your despair is too much to bear."

Guided Imagery expert Belleruth Naparstek offers her opinion about EFT in her response to a reader's question, Does Emotional Freedom Technique Work for PTSD? See also EFT for Combat Veterans and Sue Hannibal's transcript of her EFT session, A One-Session Wonder: EFT Heals Combat Trauma in Sgt. Joshua. (Did you know that EFT is also effective in healing traumatized animals? See Healing Traumatized Animals with EFT.)

In this fascinating video, EFT Master Barbara Smith demonstrates how EFT can help, as she gently guides a bereaved mother in using the tapping technique to relieve the pain and suffering of her daughter's tragic death:

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  1. Thank you so much for these tips! I'll be sure to try them out. :-) I'm going to show it to my friends over at the EFT training I have with a bunch of friends (we meet 4x a week).

  2. Excellent, Jean ~ and thank you for the link to The Tapping Solution site!

  3. Dear Ones, I've just listened to an informative interview with Brad Yates, an expert in the practice of EFT. The person doing the interviewing is Brian Vaszily, author of "The 9 Intense Experiences." You'll find it here: http://bit.ly/iGRyOg

  4. I don't get headaches often but when I do get it, it's really bad. So I decided to give EFT a try. It worked! I can stop taking paracetamol :-).

  5. I love this post. Its really helps me to relieve my stress and others.

    1. I'm so pleased that you found this information helpful, Ann ~ and thank you so much for letting us know! ♥

  6. Thanks for writing this post. Really its tips are very helpful, liked this post.
    What is EFT


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