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Additional EFT Techniques

The following techniques are frequently used in addition to the basic EFT techniques:

Usually an EFT practitioner decides on the spot whether to use one of these or not. Το find more details about some of these, go to the Learn EFT page.

Collarbone Breathing

It's a special technique that is used infrequently and especially when the distress level does not seem to go down any further.

This techniques involves the simultaneous use of both hands sequentially, having one in contact with the Collarbone Point (CB) and the other tapping the Gamut Point, while the person exercises some special breathing. The application is duplicated at both left and right body sections.

Floor to ceiling eye roll

This involves slowly moving the person's eyes from looking down to the floor to looking up to the ceiling in a few seconds. If the person can not do it by itself, the EFT practitioner can guide using his/her hand as a focus aid.

The floor to ceiling eye roll is used in cases were a complete zeroing of a very low level of distress is desired (SUDS level not more than 2).

The Tearless Trauma technique

This is very useful when the subject cannot or should not tune in a very emotionally intense memory, because it could cause intolerable distress in the form of extreme emotional or even physical pain.

The Tearless Trauma technique is also well fitted to group EFT sessions, were a person does not want to reveal his/her intense emotions in front of other people.

The technique requires that the subject tries to guess the SUDS level without recalling the incident or person associated with the distress.

The subject applies EFT to the issue, until the guessed SUDS level drops down to zero or a very low degree. Then, the subject could try to safely recall the details of the issue, which will hopefully be much more tolerable in emotional terms. The real SUDS level will probably be much more than zero, but also less  than if the Tearless Trauma Technique had not been used.

The techniques is usually applied by the subject under the guidance of an experienced EFT practitioner, as it cannot be easily applied for self-help.

The Tell The Story technique

Copying from Gary Craig's site:

The idea is very simple. Just have the client narrate a SPECIFIC EVENT (about a trauma, grief, anger, etc.) and stop to tap whenever they get to emotionally intense parts of it. Each of the stopping points represents another aspect of the issue that, on occasion, will take you to even deeper issues.

Each time a distress point is reached while telling his/her story, the person applies EFT to bring the SUDS level down to zero and then can continue with the rest of the story telling. At the end, after applying the Tell The Story technique, the subject has achieved relief from all the negative emotional aspects of the incident.

The Movie technique

The Movie techniques involves having the EFT subject mentally run a movie of a bothersome specific event and deal with every negative aspect that comes up.

The person stops each time a scene with a high SUDS level is reached and tries to bring it down to zero with EFT. He/she replays the movie, confirms that the disturbing scene is no longer emotionally charged and continues with the next distressing scenes in the same way, until all of them have been successfully discharged.

The person can give a title to the movie and only refer to the title while working with the EFT professional, without describing any details, if he/she does not want to. In that way, someone can overcome serious traumatic memories than can be kept secret even from the therapist (e.g. sexual abuse from a relative).

Muscle Testing

It includes techniques taken from Applied Kinesiology of Dr. Goodheart and can be used for diagnosis, for verification and for making decisions about the next steps in a therapeutic session.

Muscle Testing involves asking the person proper questions (using voice or even silently) and getting answers through testing the resistance of specific body muscles.

The techniques is widely used in many alternative therapies and is supposed to bring out answers directly from a person's subconscious, sneaking through the person's conscious thinking.

In reality, there are many case were Muscle Testing can trully help and dramatically speed up therapy, but there are also many cases were it produces erroneous results, even when used by experienced practitioners.

Successful use of Muscle Testing follows many years of practice (including many failures and disappointment), until the practitioner can reach a point were the results are trustworthy.

Please note that this technique only refers to "energy diagnosis", not medical diagnosis and that it may be illegal to claim otherwise.

Constricted Breathing technique

This technique involves executing a deep breath and focusing on any signs or feelings of distress, bringing up associated hidden emotions and discharging them with EFT.

The Constricted Breathing technique is especially useful when a person does not want to or cannot describe a specific issue (e.g. due to intense emotional confusion), when the person cannot focus on specific issues and when a confirmation is needed that no hidden emotional charge exists.

Borrowing Benefits

This procedure involves the simultaneous application of EFT's Basic Recipe by a group of people. An EFT practitioner acts as the group leader and guides a participant thourgh the application of EFT, while the other participants follow by applying it to themselves, each for his/her own problem.

The Borrowing Benefits procedure is useful for demonstrating EFT to groups, as well as for saving time by practitioners and therapists.

The Personal Peace procedure

This is really a long-term process, unlike most of the techniques of EFT which are very quick.

It's a very effective way to overcome a series of issues or even dramatically change our lives! It helps to easily achieve things that other forms of self-help or therapy could take years and lots of money to achieve.

The procedure is very simple: You create a written list of all the specific events in your life that:

  • bother you emotionally or have troubled you some time in the past and you have not completely overcome, or

  • do not bother you any more, but you think that if they happen again, they would make you feel distressed again.

Next, you treat each and every of this list entries with EFT, until the associated SUDS level drops to zero.

After a couple of months, by treating one to three entries per day, you could have totally restored your emotional health. At the same time, you would probably be freed from numerous physical ailments, since (as the creator of EFT writes):


Chasing the Pain

Often, when using EFT for physical ailments or when physical stress is experienced during an EFT application, one can notice that applying EFT to a specific body part or area can cause a pain or feeling of distress to change its nature or move to another part or area.

You should go after this moving and changing body feeling until it gets down to zero intensity. This chase can take some time, until every distress has been overcome or hidden issues have surfaced.


Fast and permanent relief, riddance, freedom from:
Claustrophobia - Height phobia - Agoraphobia - Flight phobia - Sickness phobia - Animals phobia - Insects phobia
Fear of water - Fear of darkness - Social phobia - Night phobia - Fear of plants - Any simple or complex Phobia
Stress - Anxiety - Tenseness - Insecurity - Nervousness - Anger - Hate - Grief - Depression - Guilt - Feeling incompetent
Fear of abandonment - Fear of the future - Fear of persons - Fear of the unknown - Fear of death
Traumatic memory: Rejection, Failure, Duress, Abandonment, Accident, Abuse, Rape, Love pain
Headache - Nervous stomach-ache - Back pain - Pain in the neck - Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pre-menstrual syndrome - Physical pain with no organic cause - Constipation - Irritable bowel - Jaw tightness
Asthma - Constricted breath - Dyspnoea - Chronic diseases - Hypertension - Hypotension - tachycardia - Arrhythmia
Sexual problems (non organic) - Myopia - Vision problems - Allergies of any kind
Dyslexia - Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) - Learning problems - Low school grades
Panic attacks - Bulimia  - Cravings - Anorexia nervosa - Overeating - Specific food dislike
(In general, almost anything being acquired and not born with, resulting from or enhanced by psychological causes)

Immediate withdrawal and full deliverance from:
Drugs - Alcohol - Smoking - Addictive food - Nervous habits

Personal improvement for success and happiness, for a new, better life:
Procrastination - Self-confidence - Self-image - Better relationships - Forgiveness - Acquisition of wealth
Goal achievement - Work performance - Sport performance - Personal peace

The above cases are indicative! EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is appropriate for numerous different personal issues regarding mind, emotional and physical dysfunction.  Look at our pages for your own issue ...



This Web site contains information and techniques that you can apply on yourself and onto other people. If and how you use these is absolutely your personal responsibility! EFT is not a medical or psychotherapeutic method and is still under research and development. Please consult experienced medical doctors and psychotherapists to deal (especially) with serious and chronic mental and physical issues and use EFT as an additional aid,  or according to their advice and instructions. These pages are for informative and educational purposes only and should not turn you away from the help of professional mental or physical therapist. In addition, it is not assured that each and every specific case will benefit from the use of what you read in this Web site or EFT in general.

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