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How does EFT Work?


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How does EFT work, Research on EFT, Published in APA, Feinstein research

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How does EFT Work?

  1. 1. Based on the research paper submitted by David Feinstein to APA (American Psychological Association) Journal. Presentation by Puja Kanth Alfred, M.A (Psy), EFT-INT1, EFT-Cert 1
  2. 2. What is Amygdala? It’s a part of the limbic system linked to both fear responses and pleasure. AMYGDALAThinking about an emotional trigger/ problemactivates the AMYGDALA (There is limbic arousal). ©2012.
  3. 3. What are Acupoints?Simultaneously stimulating These are acupuncture,Acupoints on the face and acupressure points that lie on the meridians. In EFT webody sends deactivating stimulate the points (bysignals to Amygdala. tapping )that are closest to the surface.Reducing limbic arousal whilethe trigger is still active. ©2012.
  4. 4. The memory /trigger is now safely presentwithout the associated stress response. What is Hippocampus? It is a part of the brain involved in memoryEarlier Memory Stress. formation, organization and storage.Now Memory StressHIPPOCAMPUS records this NEW data**(Memory minus stress) HIPPOCAMPUS ©2012.
  5. 5. Neural pathways that initiatethe associated stressresponse are permanentlyaltered. Now the memory or trigger does not have the same limbic arousal. ©2012.
  6. 6. Reference: Feinstein, D. (2012). Acupoint stimulation in treatingpsychological disorders: Evidence of efficacy. Review of GeneralPsychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0028602Disclaimer: This is a graphic representation of a significant portion of theresearch on EFT/TFT. It may not accurately depict or provide all theinformation given in the paper.Please read the full paper at (This is not a copy of the original paper)To Buy the original version go to: Presentation by Puja Kanth Alfred ©2012.