Trauma and EFT

As a healer and counselor, I am not afraid of controversy. I welcome skeptics who asked me about the validity of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). People have doubted the credibility of EFT as a healing tool and some denounced it as a scam. I welcome those who ask because that would give me a chance to explain and help them be enlightened.

EFT works best with trauma therapy – although it also works also with other pains and illnesses, especially those with emotional content.

But trauma is an emotional illness that has physical manifestations. People will tremble when they see someone who abused them. There is a physical reaction – like stomachache, difficulty in breathing, excessive sweating, or migraine – when the cause or place of trauma is remembered or revisited.

Trauma can be caused by physical injuries; and such physical trauma takes time to heal. But there are other traumas that are more difficult to heal, such as the pain from losing a loved one, being abused as a child, having been abused or raped, being a victim of bullying, surviving a disaster that killed many people, etc.

Those are unforgettable experiences, but what healing means is that you are free from the debilitating effects of your tragedy and return to your full health. Healing means making sure that those emotions will not dictate your present reality.

This is the gift of EFT. In my experience, it is an effective healing for trauma. It is safe and painless and offers immediate results.

I have read some people saying that EFT is a scam because it has not been experimented and proven by scientists. Well, I am not a scientist either, but this is what I want to say:

a. Just because science cannot prove it doesn’t mean that it is not true. Science has not discovered the real cause why people love, but it doesn’t mean that love is not true.

b. If science has not proven the validity of EFT as a healing tool, then it is the weakness of science for not having invented the tools to identify and measure energy fields aside from the physical ones.

c. EFT maybe young, but its basis – the principles of acupuncture has been practiced and found effective for thousands of years.

So, the best way to test if it is true is to try it. It doesn’t hurt.


Wise Words

Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most
George R. Kirkpatrick

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

-Tad Williams

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around “When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.”


I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it’s something you have to choose to do. – TV show Scrubs

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