The Way to Here and Now

Ella Prejzner, EFT, MTT, and Professional Certified Life Coach

What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Techniques® (EFT) is a very flexible and forgiving self-healing tool that can be used for just about anything. The original version and complete training was created by Gary Craig (

EFT (Tapping) Intro by Gary Craig, EFT Founder.

Emotional Freedom Techniques® (EFT) is a healing tool that has its origins in ancient Chinese medicine. This tapping technique works on the body’s energy systems, and was developed by Gary Craig, following Dr. Roger Callahan’s discovery that energy imbalances can have profound effects on personal psychology.

EFT not only helps to release negative emotions, but it can also help you to see how unreal your thoughts are and how quickly they can change or disappear. This is a great technique to get you closer to being in the Here and Now, which means being fully present in the moment.

The speed and effectiveness of EFT is the result of treating the problem at its source. Stressful and traumatic experiences cause disruptions or imbalances in the body’s energy system, and those result in the experience of negative emotions. Once these imbalances are corrected, the negative emotions are released and shifted into positive emotions. EFT does this by having you “tune into” the negative emotion, tap on energy meridians, and perform other energy balancing exercises to help the mind/body heal itself. This powerful approach often quickly resolves emotional distress, as well as frequently removes many physical complaints.

EFT uses gentle tapping on the end points of the body meridian (the body’s energy pathways) points to change the way energy travels around the body. During that tapping, small shock waves are sent through the energy system, which stimulate smooth flow and clear blockages. In short, EFT works like acupuncture but without the needles.

Why is EFT so successful?

Because EFT focuses on the energy patterns within the body, it often works where standard and even alternative therapies don’t.

  • This simple tool gives gentle and long-lasting relief.
  • No drugs or special equipment are needed.
  • Anyone can quickly learn EFT, even over the telephone.
  • The tapping doesn’t have to be done “perfectly” to work.
  • There is no minimum or maximum amount of tapping. You can tap as little or as often as you want.
  • Emotional problems, as well as physical problems, can be alleviated.
  • You don’t even have to believe in this technique in order for it to work.

Is EFT right for me?

dreamstime_10291536The only way to determine if EFT is right for you is to try it out. It literally just takes minutes to tap on an issue. Relief may come quickly for you, even at the end of the first session. Or, you may require several sessions to see a benefit. EFT usually brings release for emotional issues. Deeper or more complex concerns, such as persistent physical problems, often take longer to heal.

The ease of using EFT means that you can take this method with you anywhere you go — at work, at the gym, while you walk, or when you watch TV. If you’re in a crowded place, you can simply visualize the tapping points and do it silently. Using this technique puts you in charge of your healing and your life.

Please remember that EFT should not be seen as a substitute for qualified medical advice from your doctor.

What is MTT?

Meridian Tapping Techniques (MTT) is a broader than EFT term, and it has been created to include all different tapping techniques that stimulate one’s energy meridians system. Consequently, MTT includes EFT® (Emotional Freedom Techniques), as well as its predecessor TFT (Thought Field Therapy or Callahan Techniques®), and others. Any method that involves tapping near the end points of the body’s energy meridians to stimulate body’s energy system is considered a Meridian Tapping Technique.