The History of EFT:
EFT is based on TFT
(Thought Field Therapy) created by Dr. Roger
Callahan, a psychologist from California.
Dr. Callahan discovered ‘psychological reversal’ – that
negative energy polarity (polarity reversal) within the
body could be eliminated by tapping on the body's
meridian lines. Dr. Callahan’s work and research found
that serious physical and emotional issues could be very
consistently resolved with Tapping and “9 Gamut”.
When Basic Tapping algorithms worked less than
efficiently, Dr. Callahan found that a simple Tapping
routine called “9 Gamut” would get things working well
again. “9 Gamut” uses 9 steps, combining Tapping with
eye movements, humming and numbers (a little like Brain
Gym or EMDR) to very rapidly (in less than a minute)
bring the two hemispheres of the brain back into
balance. This simple “9 Gamut” routine is the key which
enabled the Basic Tapping algorithms to continue in
effectively reducing emotional or symptom intensities,
when thought loops or inner resistance to resolution
However, the application
of Tapping remained in the hands of trained
practitioners because diagnostic work needed to be
addressed to decide which acupressure points needed to
be stimulated to gain the results desired. Gary Craig, a
student of Dr. Callahan's, worked out a general Tapping
routine including the major meridian lines.
Gary H. Craig created EFT
(Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Based on the work of Dr. Roger Callahan, more than
twenty years ago Gary H. Craig created Emotional Freedom
Techniques. This general Tapping routine, which he named
Emotional Freedom Techniques, was easy to learn and
could be used by anyone.
The Clinical Studies and Media exposure of EFT/Meridian
Tapping is well documented on the EFT Universe home page
found in the drop down menu under the title Resources.
The Tapping Solution where I am listed as an EFT
Practitioner, is responsible for presenting the World
Tapping Summit. This year the 7th Annual World Tapping
Summit had 610,000 attendees, and there are presently 10
million or more Tappers world-wide.