How does EFT work in our brain?
So how exactly does EFT work on our minds and in our brains? It’s a surprisingly simple technique. By stimulating pressure points on the body with this two finger tapping technique, Emotional Freedom Techniques result in a calming effect on the amygdala (the stress centre of the brain) and the hippocampus (the brains memory centre), both of which play a role in the decision making process to determine if something is, or isn’t, a threat, and in the fight or flight response.
EFT also seems to have the same calming effect on cortisol – the stress hormone. High cortisol levels can be caused by a variety of things, including biological stressors, and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety and psychological stress.
Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. EFT has an immediate calming effect and can be used by children as young as 3-4 years old.
How can EFT help with weight management?
Dr Peta Stapleton’s Australian research has found EFT to be highly successful, and long lasting, when used for the treatment of obesity, food cravings, and weight management. Various forms of EFT has been used in the control of weight issues with good anecdotal results, however, Dr Peta Stapleton’s program ‘Tapping for Food Cravings and Weight Management’, designed in conjunction with Glenn Mackintosh, Australia’s leading weight management psychologist, is the only EFT for weight program that has been clinically researched, with scientifically proven results. While Peta’s groundbreaking research is mentioned in other weight management programs, this is the only program delivered by Dr Stapleton, the EFT master trainer and researcher. If you are interested in Tapping for Food Cravings and Weight Management, please follow the link here: http://www.weightmanagementpsychology.com.au/onlinecourses/tappingforweightmanagement/
For health practitioners and those already familiar with EFT methods, and how EFT works, you may like to join one of Dr Peta Stapleton’s Weight and Food Cravings Masterclass. This is an eight hour Masterclass 100% online. By completing it you have the opportunity to join Dr Peta in a dedicated online Facebook group for ongoing support.
In comparison to other weight management solutions, such as diets, Dr Stapleton’s research has shown that EFT, while showing superior and long lasting results, is a relatively quick and easy method for promoting weight loss, maintaining a healthy weight after weight loss, and the elimination of food cravings, all of which lead to greater well-being and a healthier you.
Please also find a one hour webinar on EFT for Adult Obesity, featuring Dr Peta Stapleton here: