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How does EFT Work?


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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. AMYGDALA Thinking about an emotional trigger/ problem activates 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 we body sends deactivating stimulate the points (by signals to Amygdala. tapping )that are closest to the surface. Reducing limbic arousal while the trigger is still active. ©2012.
  4. 4. The memory /trigger is now safely present without the associated stress response. What is Hippocampus? It is a part of the brain involved in memory Earlier Memory Stress. formation, organization and storage. Now Memory Stress HIPPOCAMPUS records this NEW data* *(Memory minus stress) HIPPOCAMPUS ©2012.
  5. 5. Neural pathways that initiate the associated stress response are permanently altered. Now the memory or trigger does not have the same limbic arousal. ©2012.
  6. 6. Reference: Feinstein, D. (2012). Acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders: Evidence of efficacy. Review of General Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0028602 Disclaimer: This is a graphic representation of a significant portion of the research on EFT/TFT. It may not accurately depict or provide all the information given in the paper. Please read the full paper at n_Research_Review.pdf (This is not a copy of the original paper) To Buy the original version go to: 001 Presentation by Puja Kanth Alfred ©2012.