Book Reviews: The EFT Manual, 2nd Edition, and EFT for PTSD

The “Emotional Freedom Technique,” or “EFT” as it is more commonly called, is an energy healing modality which uses intention and tapping or rubbing on acupuncture points. Mr. Gary Craig developed it based on earlier work by Mr. Roger Callahan.

EFT is mostly noted for treating phobias. It has a number of other uses, as well.

EFT is similar to several other modalities which also use such tapping or rubbing while focusing on the specific healing intent. It has one major advantage over most of the others, in that it s not necessary to accurate diagnose what the problem actually is. Most of the time, you’ll end up tapping or rubbing more points than are needed, but you only lose a bit of time that way, and the whole procedure only takes a minute or two. You’d spend more time on the differential diagnoses than on tapping the extra points.

The EFT Manual explains Mr. Craig’s ideas about how it works in a fairly simple and jargon-free model and it explains how to actual do EFT. It is quite simple, it requires very little energy, and it requires only a limited amount of focus.

The first edition is widely available on the Internet as a free ebook. The data is every bit as good, but beware of the corny clip-art.

Title: The EFT Manual, 2nd edition
Author: Gary Craig
Publisher: Energy Psychology Press (paperback)/Elite Books (ebook)
Date: March 15, 2011/February 1, 2011
City: Santa Rosa, California
ISBN-10: 1604150661
ISBN-13: 978-1604150667

“PTSD” is “post-traumatic stress disorder,” which is a severe anxiety disorder. EFT for PTSD is a more focused work specifically for working on PTSD with EFT…pretty much what the title implies. I’ve found it useful, personally.

Title: EFT for PTSD
Author: Gary Craig
Publisher: Energy Psychology Press (paperback)/Elite Books (ebook)
Date: February 1, 2009
City: Santa Rosa, California
ISBN-10: 1604150408
ISBN-13: 978-1604150407

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