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Emotional Freedom Technique

How does EFT work?

How Does it work? 

The mechanism behind EFT includes deactivation of the amygdala (the stress centre in the brain) and hippocampus (memory centre) and more recent research suggests there is vagal nerve involvement.


EFT significantly reduces cortisol levels (stress hormone). Research into gene expression also indicates EFT has been shown to down regulate genes associated with stress responses, as well as up regulate genes associated with immune function.


Presently, there are over 70 randomised controlled trials, 5 meta-analyses, 5 systematic reviews and hundreds of case studies published supporting the efficacy of EFT. It is currently being reviewed for its efficacy as an accepted evidence based psychological treatment for PTSD.


Lisa practises Evidence Based EFT as this technique has been used in research trials with positive outcomes.

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