What is EFT or Tapping

One of the primary ways Mind Muscle helps you beat your best is through EFT, also known as “tapping”. Find out what it is, how it works, who uses it and some of the benefits.


What is EFT or tapping?

EFT goes by many names: tapping, the tapping technique, the emotional freedom technique, emotional freedom techniques (with an ‘s’) and  even EFT tapping therapy. No matter what you call it (we prefer EFT or just plain tapping) the process is the same. Your fingers are used to stimulate various acupuncture points on the body whilst focusing on a specific physical symptom or negative feeling.

Tapping is one of the most effective and powerful ways for clearing out the emotional blocks that keep you from achieving what you want. Whether it is healing or improvement you seek, tapping can be universally applied to both kinds of situations and problems.

Tapping blends Western understanding of psychology, cognitive processing (thinking) and emotional states with Eastern understanding about the energy of the body and acupuncture points.

Tapping forms part of a broader base of modern tools and techniques known as energy psychology. Trained and qualified people who facilitate tapping sessions are referred to as energy psychologists, not to be confused with the traditional psychologist term.

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end:
then stop.
–Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Seeing is believing, EFT video

The founder of EFT, Gary Craig narrates this short video on  what EFT is, how it works and some of the beneficial “side effects” of using it.*

What is EFT / tapping?


These celebrities use or endorse tapping

Due to it’s universal application, tapping can be used on a variety of problems, issues and situations. The following celebrities are known to have used EFT:

  • Jessica Howard (athlete) to overcome the pressure and stress of being a professional athlete;
  • Lily Allen (singer) to overcome chocolate addiction and lose weight;
  • Michael Ball (actor) to overcome stage fears;
  • Naomie Harris (actress) to overcome acting nerves;
  • Whoopi Goldberg (actress) to overcome anxiety around and fear of flying;

Tapping has been endorsed by amongst others: Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra and Louise Hay.

Is it safe*

Tapping is safe for everyone to use, including the elderly and children. Here at Mind Muscle we have, on the one end of the scale, used tapping with babies, toddlers and children. On the other end of the scale, the oldest person we’ve worked with is an 82 year old octogenarian!

*Please note Mind Muscle’s disclaimer on EFT and tapping.

Experience EFT and tapping first hand

If you’d like to experience EFT and tapping first hand or want to learn more about it, you’re welcome to book a consultation or enquire about our workshops.



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