What are the benefits of Emotional Freedom Technique – Does it work?

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

What are the benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques, known as EFT –  so what can it do for you, does it work, why use it?  All very good questions you might ask.

I have been using EFT on myself, my family and clients for around 18 years, the results always amaze me.  When I first heard of EFT I was sceptical at how it worked so quickly and would it have a lasting affect.  Was it really that good?

Since I started using and sharing EFT I have written books about it, given talks about and am a great fan of this Meridian Energy Process.  So what is it and how do you use it to benefit you and your family?

The process has been around since 5000bc an ancient Chinese Art so this is not New Age, it has been around for thousands of years.Tried and tested and proven to be very very effective.  This premise is based on all unresolved emotional issues get trapped in your meridian system. This in turn causes pain and dis-ease in our organs and body.  EFT is also described as Acupuncture without the needles.  Scientific studies have been done on the use of Meridian Therapies with great results.


meridians 1
What are the benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques,

you can use EFT on anybody any age from new-born to hospice.   You can even use it on your pets.  When my daughter was giving birth I used EFT and Hypnosis through the labor pains and she delivered her 9lb baby with no pain killers at all.  EFT is so easy to teach and so easy to get results.There is not a negative emotion you cannot use this on.  There are however aspects to emotions and although you may have anger issues or grief or depression, there are many emotional memories that are attached to them.  Therefore you can clear your anger towards your mother for mis-treating you but you may still harbor anger against the job you got fired from.  You would tap on each of them separately so as to clear your anger for both memories.  Do not worry you will not clear your memories you will just eliminate the negative emotion attached to that memory.  Remember you can only have an emotion today, this very moment.

 So how do you use EFT?

It is also called Tapping and you use your finger tips to tap on the meridian points around your face, collarbone and top of head.   You focus on the negative emotion while you tap on the points.   An affirmation is said while tapping on the Karate Point to help release the negative emotion. As seen in this diagram.eft points


I personally have helped people overcome phobias, panic attacks, fears, emotional eating and a lot more using  EFT and I still get amazed at the results and how quickly it all happens.  I love teaching kids to use it to help them with their test anxiety and social skills.   You can read some feedback from my clients here


When do you use EFT?


Every day and as often as needed.  There are no side effects to this protocol and you can only benefit from it.   Tap on any and all emotions.  One thing I get my clients to do is to write down 10 things that cause them to have a high negative response,

for example  Think of a time when someone made you really angry, the event was a long time ago or it may have been yesterday and you still get angry today thinking about it.  EFT for anger

Therefore there is an unresolved emotional charge there, you tap on it while you are feeling angry – then recall the memory back – are you still angry?  Has the anger lessened, has the emotion changed?

Keep tapping until you can recall the memory and feel no negative emotional response to it.

Remember You cannot change the situation you can only change your emotional response to it.

Once you right down your list, you can pick one memory per day you will soon resolve many issues that cause you negative emotions on a daily basis.

We all have emotional responses to events every single day and they build up over time and then we get to a point where we explode over something simple, this is because we are adding all the other baggage to this event. Tap often, tap every day and tap on everything.

Over the years I have helped many of my clients manage their lifestyle with a health and wellness in mind.  Private, group and skype sessions are available all over the world.

It would be my pleasure to have you as one of my clients.

If you have benefited from this please share with others so they may benfit also.

button (2)

Books you can download free and they all have the process for tapping


Video of Olympian Bralon Taplin appearing to use the EFT tapping technique as part of his race preparations for the Mens 400m Sprint event. EFT  can be used very successfully for releasing sports performance nerves.



EFT and how to tap to overcome your fears.

When you have questions please feel free to comment or contact me.




  1. Hailey


    You know I’ve seen “tapping” around for a bit but I’ve never taken a minute to explore what it was until reading your article. It does sound very interesting and I think I will start to try it very soon. I do meditate when I come into contact with negative emotions but I wonder how tapping will play into everything. I am always willing to try something new.

    Are there specific areas you have to tap for specific emotions or memories? Or do you just keep tapping the all the places mentioned until the emotion is gone? Also is there any scientific research done on this kind of therapy?

    • Helen


      Yes tapping on specific memories that come up with negative emotions attached to them is the best way to clear those blockages and be free from the emotion. When you recall the memory you should be able to do so without the negative emotions. There has been loads of research done on Meridian Energy Therapies as it has been around since 5000bc and there are several books written with the results.

  2. Reply

    A very interesting wellness technique explained in this article but I really wonder how well it works? Is it the tapping of those acupuncture points that produces the results or the regular affirmations over a period of time similar to self hypnosis that does the trick? I have visited an acupuncturist in the past and good outcomes are achieved by having needles inserted in the acupuncture points and relaxing during each session.

  3. Carolyn


    It’s the first time I hear about EFT and I’m curious about how it’s done. I tried self-hypnosis and Yoga, Qi Gong which really help me keep a relaxed mind through the day. It reminds me a bit of the last one I mentioned only it’s more like rubbing than tapping. I would love to see how it’s done. Do you have any video suggestions?

  4. Ian


    I have come across articles on EFT before and it seems to be a mix of psychology with acupressure. I have heard that it can be applied to virtually anything. Seems to good to be true. Is this something that you can do yourself?
    Thanks for sharing this, it was very interesting.

    • Helen


      Yes that is the idea to be empowered to do it yourself. If you look at my book tab you will see they teach you how. Thanks for your comments.

  5. Johnny


    Thanks for the great information on the Emotional Freedom Technique. I have recently become familiar with EMT and think it can be helpful to everyone. My wife has started tapping and she is seeing results in her life. I am excited to start this practice in my life as well. It makes so much sense on why a lot of us get stuck and how we can become unstuck. All the best!

  6. Reply

    I have heard about EFT a lot. I don’t know why despite of being such a big fan of personal development I have tried and used a plethora of techniques, but never touched EFT. I take your blog as a signal for me and I think your knowledge can definitely help me with it. I am really very much impressed by knowing how you helped your daughter to give birth to a baby weighing 9lbs without painkillers, that’s miraculous.

  7. Reply

    Very interesting. Thanks for the information. I’ve been looking for ways to overcome stress and anxiety. I’m looking forward to trying your tips.

  8. Reply

    Hi. Thanks. I’d heard of this before but never looked into it Along with a lot of other alternative treatment people think it’s a load of Mumbo Jumbo. Sorry, I didn’t like the video you posted to look at, although it covered the basics. But you’ve done that here on your site. I much preferred your own video that came up second. You are doing something very similar to hypnotherapy with the affirmations, but in a fully “awake” state (I use that term “awake” in a tongue in cheek way)as in hypnosis, and you seem to know about this as well, you do a similar thing in a relaxed, subconscious state – without the tapping.

  9. Reply

    My grandmother really believed in this. Whenever I had the sniffles or a headache she would often rub the bottom of my feet and would ask me if it helped. I’m not sure if it helped honestly but it did feel good so I just told her it was working. I will say I may have felt a little better but that might be because of the massage and not the actual technique it self – I’m not sure.

  10. Reply

    That’s a wonderful post. I am myself suffering from anxiety, depression and fear of being a loser.
    Your post gave me a tip to get relieved of them. Hope it works 🙂

  11. Reply

    I’ve heard of EFT before but really didn’t read into it. Now I know that it’s tapping on meridian point. But meridian point is hard to pin point for the untrained person. Are we able to practice the method by our own? How do we know if we are tapping on the right meridian point? Does it need to be very accurate for the method to work?

  12. Helen


    Thank you Rachel, I love to hear that kids do it too. Keep tapping 🙂


  13. Reply

    What a great article. I have been tapping for a few years and it absolutely works to calm my anxiety. It’s so funny because my children (9 and 6 years old) have seen me do this on a daily basis and I have caught them doing it on them themselves as well….I think it’s so helpful!

  14. Reply

    Oh very interesting, very powerful. Can you also help with procrastination and problems to finnish and stay focused on long term project? Any time I get too excited about one idea but week later I have a new one and stop focusing on previous one. Can EFT help with it?

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *