Poospah Riley EFT Practitioner and Counsellor in Reading & Wokingham

A History of EFT

EFT was founded by the psychologist Dr Roger Callahan in 1979. Dr Callahan was a trained traditional psychologist who used many traditional techniques to work with his clients.

In 1979 a young woman in her forties, Mary, came to him with a severe phobia of water. Dr Callahan worked with Mary for a year using all of his techniques but to his frustration she made very little progress. Then one day Mary told him that when she thought of water she had a terrible feeling in the pit of her stomach. As Dr Callahan had studied the ancient Chinese medical system of acupuncture, in a flash of insight it occurred to him that tapping on the stomach meridian endpoint just below the eye might alleviate this pit-of-stomach sensation. He asked Mary to tap on that spot and to their astonishment she said that the feeling had gone. He took her to the edge of his swimming pool to test the fear and there was none, nor anxiety, at being close to the water. Mary's phobia of water had disappeared completely and has not reappeared until this day.

That was a breakthrough and as a result of this experience Dr Callahan deepened his study into meridian endpoints with tapping on different parts of the body.

After learning and successfully using Dr Callahan's methods, one of his students, Gary Craig created a single and easy sequence of the tapping method which he named Emotional Freedom Technique. Since then EFT has been used by many practitioners to help people to enjoy a stress free life and many self-help authors such as Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer use EFT themselves.



If you want to learn more about the history of EFT read The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner (www.thetappingsolution.com). Also of interest are:

Attracting Abundance With EFT by Carol Look, EFT master (www.attractingabundance.com).

Discover The Power Of Meridian Tapping by Dr Patricia Carrington (www.masteringeft.com).



The content of this web site is not designed to diagnose, treat or replace medical advice. Poospah Riley cannot be held responsible for any claims relating to illness or ailments that are deemed to have arisen as a result of reading any material on this web site. The information provided is for general use and I do not claim that it is suitable for, or applicable to, all persons.


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