EFT for Better Golf: Part 1 – So What Is EFT

I’ve been reading a lot on the web recently about people getting success using Emotional Freedom Techniques – EFT to improve their golf and overcome and overcome their golf psychology problems. So, I decided that this week I’ll write a few posts about what EFT actually is, how you use it and how to use it for better golf.

So, why am I telling you about EFT when I’m a golf hypnotist? Well there are four main reasons:

To quote Gary Craig who invented EFT, “It often works where nothing else will”. It’s used a lot by hypnotherapists to supplement their trance work with clients. I learned about it from Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler on my NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training courses. And I’ve seen Paul use it in combination with hypnosis when working with clients. It’s easy to apply it to yourself and the basic technique is very easy to learn.

Put simply, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is an exciting breakthrough in therapy and personal development. It is a new treatment tool for anxieties, fears, trauma, procrastination, addictions, weight loss and much more. It uses an easily learnt process to transform any issues blocking emotional happiness or personal achievement.

It is one of the new Energy Psychologies people are developing primarily from the ancient Chinese meridian energy system. EFT uses a form of acupressure often referred to by its advocates as “acupuncture without needles” and is based by its creator on the premise that all negative emotions are the result of a disruption in the body’s energy system.

The practitioner clears blockages or disruptions in the body’s energy systems by directly tapping with the fingers on the client’s head and upper body at key end points of the body’s energy meridians while focussing the client’s thoughts on the specific psychological issue they wish to change. The tapping sends pulses of energy to rebalance the body’s energy system in relation to the client’s thoughts and specific issue. Shifting energy changes the way the brain processes information about a particular issue, and so tapping while tuned in to the issue is in effect rewiring or rerouting the brain’s conditioned negative response. This is generally very liberating for a client suffering conditions like a phobia or traumatic memory. EFT also works in the same way to release the limiting thoughts and beliefs that obstruct the client’s success, happiness, health and inner peace.

EFT is the work of Gary Craig, an engineer by training, resulting from his interest in the success of Thought Field Therapy, a complex set of processes that Dr Roger Callahan developed in California. He took the complexity of TFT and simplified it into a straightforward “one size fits all” process to create EFT.

So that’s broadly what EFT is and where it comes from. In Part 2, I’ll continue with the “Basic Recipe” for EFT and get you tapping.

Andrew Fogg, the Golf Hypnotist, is an enthusiastic golfer, hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner. He is a practicing golf psychologist and author of a soon to be published book “The Secrets of Hypnotic Golf” and a series of golf hypnosis MP3 programmes.

Visit his website for information on how to get the most success, pleasure and enjoyment from the wonderful game of golf. More specifically, it’s about how to improve your golf by working on the 90 percent of the game that’s played in the 6 inches between your ears.

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