Author of The Unmistakable Touch of Grace.
"EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century."
|Candace Pert, PhD
Author of Molecules of Emotion.
"EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement."
|Norm Shealy, MD
Author of Soul Medicine.
"By removing emotional trauma, EFT helps heal physical symptoms too."
|Bruce Lipton, PhD
Author of The Biology of Belief.
"EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behavior."
"If you're looking for ways to change your life, check out Energy Psychology, it's pretty extraordinary."
|Eric Robins, MD
Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal you.
"I frequently use EFT for my patients with great results."
"This really works... I've had great results with tapping in my own life."
|Deepak Chopra, MD
"EFT offers great healing benefits."
|Nathaniel Brandon, PhD
author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
"The techniques of EP have provided me with invaluable tools for working with trauma. No therapist can afford to remain ignorant of this new and exciting field."
Co-Author of The Promise of Energy Psychology.
"EFT is easy, effective, and produces amazing results. I think it should be taught in elementary school."
|Bessel Van der Kolk
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
"EP techniques and procedures can bring about remarkably rapid changes in the way people feel."
"The most powerful new transformational technology to come along in years."
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The Constricted Breathing Technique
The following are the benefits of EFT's Constricted Breathing technique (CB):
• CB can aid in identifying emotional issues. Stored emotional issues often prevent deep or full breathing, so paying attention to breathing can lead the way to the stored issue.
• CB can provide evidence of EFT's effectiveness and thus contribute to its recognition as a valid therapeutic method. Constricted breathing exists in most people, and experiencing breathing improvement with EFT is a revelation to many, including cynics and skeptics.
How to do the Constricted Breathing technique:
1. Take two or three breaths, inhaling as deeply as you can (or if you are guiding a client, ask the client to do so). Breathe slowly and avoid hyperventilating. You are doing this to expand your lungs so that any subsequent breathing improvement after the EFT rounds cannot be dismissed as normal expansion of your lungs.
2. After expanding your lungs to your capacity, inhale deeply again. This time rate your breath's deepness on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 is the farthest you think your lungs are capable of expanding. People generally rate their breathing depth from 3 to 9. A few people give themselves a rating of 10 (they are usually wrong); after EFT, they rate their breathing at 12 to 15.
3. Next, tap a few rounds of EFT, using Setup phrases like "Even though I have constricted breathing..." or "Even though I can only fill my lungs to a 7…" While tapping, ask yourself questions like "What does my constricted breathing remind me of?", "When in my past did I feel constricted or smothered?", "If I have an emotional reason for my constricted breathing, what might it be?" Frequently, people's answers to such questions provide big clues about emotional issues of which they may not have been aware before EFT. Between each tapping round, inhale deeply and rate your 0-10 depth again. Nearly all people who do this experience improvement in the depth of their breathing.