What is EFT good for?
EFT online resources
Have you ever felt you were stuck in unhealthy patterns (either your own, your family’s, or society’s) which you could not change no matter how hard you tried? If so, EFT might be the right modality for you.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an integrative mind-body healing technique that combines elements of classic psychotherapy, tapping on meridian points, and universal concepts of love and acceptance to heal physical and emotional imbalances.
Gary Craig, a Stanford engineer, developed EFT in the early 1990s. The technique has its origins in Roger Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy, who – as an acupuncturist and psychologist – developed the basic model.
At the root of it, however, is the discovery made by the Chinese thousands of years ago of meridian pathways through which the energy in the body flows. Trauma (physical or psychological), emotions, negative thoughts, illness and/or injury can all impact the energy flow by disrupting it or creating blockages. Activating these points and pathways can help release these.
In an EFT session, after initial questions about the issue the client is working on, the practitioner will lead the client in repeating a series of phrases, while both are tapping on meridian points on their own body. The aim is to accept the current situation/emotions, trace it back to its root, see and accept coping strategies developed at the time, and start replacing these with other strategies.
What is EFT good for?
The beauty of EFT is its simplicity. Anybody can do it, and it can help relieve a broad range of issues such as stress, post traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, addictions, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, weight concerns/eating disorders etc. In fact, most practitioners say you can tap on anything. It is not, however, intended to replace medical advice/treatments.
Ultimately, the goal of EFT is as a self-help tool. Sometimes, however, guidance and support can be useful, and each practitioner brings his or her style to the work.
I was trained and certified in basic and advanced EFT by Sonya Sophia Illig. I bring to the work an intrinsic knowledge of human behavior through my Bachelor in Psychology, Master in social work, and eighteen years of working on social as well as humanitarian and human rights issues in the United States and overseas. In addition, my acupressure and bodywork training have facilitated a deeper understanding of the points and the language of the body.
In most of my sessions, I incorporate simple movement to activate the energy flow, guided imagery to access the subconscious mind more easily, and inner child work (especially if dealing with a childhood trauma). My main goal is to support those I’m working with in their healing, and for them to learn to use the technique as a self-healing tool.
If you are interested in EFT and are in the Bay Area, I am holding monthly EFT circles on a donation basis. If you would like more information or to join, you can check it out on meetup.
I also offer private 75 minute sessions either in person or by video chat.
EFT Online Resources
If you would like to know more about EFT, there are many resources you can access. Following are a few of those available.
To find out more about EFT:
- http://www.eftuniverse.com (for comprehensive information regarding EFT)
- Founder Gary Craig’s introductory video
How to do a session:
- Tapping points
- How to start a session
- How to do a deep session
- EFT mini manual
- Video on the Personal Peace Procedure
“Jenny is amazing in her ability to provide insightful feedback. Her intuition is spot on. I worked with her doing EFT and found her safe, compassionate, knowledgeable, and healing. She seems to have many different modalities, from EFT to visualization, and uses them with great skill. I recommend her highly if you are trying to work through issues, find resolution, or know yourself better.” – Leigh G, Richmond, CA
“I came to Jenny in a place of high emotional tension for an EFT session last September. That provided so much clarity, and so much movement in my energy and heart, that I signed up for her three-session package. That was a wise decision! I feel like going through that deep healing voyage with such a caring, abundantly trustworthy and competent healer really rooted me in the reality of my worth, and the truth of what I long to create in the world. You get much more than EFT here. Jenny’s experience as a shamanic practitioner dances right along on the journey, holding the container for incredibly deep work. THANK YOU Jenny.” – Kasia K, San Francisco, CA
“Jenny is awesome. I first met her thru her EFT meetup group, which is a low-cost way to introduce yourself to the wonders of EFT. If you haven’t experienced EFT, Jenny is the ideal practitioner to work with to transform whatever blocks, physical, or emotional, need healing/release. I saw Jenny for a private EFT session and it was an incredible release of much blocked energy/emotions. I felt immediate relief and hope and found that the positive effects increased as the week went on. Jenny has a spot-on intuition. She touched on so many emotions that made me think, YES! Most important, she was able to get me past the wallowing in negativity and turn things around to a positive perspective. I believe you get a bit more from her than a typical EFT practitioner, because she incorporates shamanic practices where appropriate. This was powerful for me. She is gentle, professional and compassionate–someone who you can tell sincerely cares & wants to help. I recommend her without hesitation.” – Nancy C, Berkeley, CA
“I did a one-on-one session with Jenny, planning to work on issues I have with productivity when working at home – what I thought was a fairly simple, uncomplicated issue. Through her incredibly intuitive guidance, we were able to uncover underlying issues from my childhood I’ve been holding onto my whole life that I did not even realize existed before our session! I was dumbfounded by this discovery and the realization that this childhood trauma has been affecting so many aspects of my life for decades. What an insight! Identifying and clearing this block has helped me take a huge step forward on my path of personal growth. Thank you, Jenny!!” – John W, Mill Valley, CA
” Jenny is one of the most talented therapists I’ve ever come across. I tried EFT for the first time several weeks ago and as a fairly logical person, I was somewhat skeptical about the practice. So I was really surprised when a lot of emotional material came up during the first session and by how much better and freer I felt afterwards. I’ve been working with Jenny ever since to heal some of the things I’ve been holding on to from the past and to install the beliefs I want to have, the beliefs which are most beneficial for me. Since starting EFT with Jenny, I’ve come along way in my personal growth and healing. Thank you Jenny!” – Minda M, San Francisco, CA
“EFT with Jenny Brav has been a new and positive experience for me. I have struggled so much over the past several years and have done conventional psychiatry, therapy, self help groups, meetings and so on. With Jenny and EFT I felt like for the first time that there was hope even for me and my state of mind and conditions could be healed. Jenny is a wonderful practitioner: she is kind, caring and receptive. Always going above and beyond what the sessions and rounds call for. Working with Jenny I had several intense break throughs, some a bit overwhelming and emotional and at such a deep level. It amazed me how quick and to the point EFT works. I could have never reached these levels with a conventional therapist. Words can not truly express and put forth the ability Jenny has as a therapist but it is my small way of saying thank you Jenny. If you have gone through struggles trauma or some other hell ….I am positive that Jenny could help and find a way to work with you to ease your journey. Thank you so much Jenny for your kindness, your humanness and love that you bring to the planet.” – Michael S, San Francisco, CA
“Jenny was very grounded and present all through out our eft session together. she is also very thorough and goes to the depth of an issue with confidence. I certainly felt lighter and better understood what had been blocking me all these years when we were done. I would highly recommend her!” – Nicole S, Berkeley, CA
“My experience tapping with Jenny is a loving time where challenges are dissolved in an uplifting manner. It’s been about a ½ year since I’ve worked directly with Jenny and my life is soaring – partially attributed to her work. I’d also like to acknowledge she is a wonderful facilitator and healer in group circles. Many blessings Jenny, and gratitude for your love & support” – Dr. Nick, San Fransisco, CA