Updated: Sep 1, 2019
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is brief exposure therapy that combines cognitive and somatic elements. The somatic component of EFT involved tapping specific parts of the body while verbalising the cognitive pairing. Individuals state a negative cognition associated with a specific emotional event or thought, and then pair this with a self-acceptance statement. For example, if you have are scared of bugs, your EFT setup phrase can be as per below while you tap your karate chop point:
"Even though I am scared of bugs, I deeply and completely accept myself."
Below is a demonstration of basic EFT recipe by founder Gary Craig
EFT is also referred to as Tapping almost like a Psychological Acupuncture (without the needles).