When you try to lose weight…
Do diets work? Well, sometimes.
How about willpower? Not usually.
Vigorous exercise is the answer right? Not always.
So what is left? If diet, exercise and willpower aren’t the magic bullets to successfully lose and keep off weight what else can you do?
You need to think outside of the box. That will lead you into your head and your heart where your thoughts, emotions and beliefs reside, which control your every day actions and decisions around food choices. And if the thoughts, emotions and beliefs you have determine your food choices, then the tool to use to shift those choices is EFT.
Many thousands of people worldwide have benefited from Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to obtain long lasting relief from many health, weight, relationship, addiction and financial concerns – even food cravings!
Also known as ‘psychological acupuncture or tapping’, the technique stimulates pressure points on the body with your fingertips (no needles) while the person concentrates on particular thoughts. “Psychological acupuncture can help override our emotional and physiological responses to different stimuli, including food,” Psychologist Dr Stapleton has said.
Pioneering the world´s first clinical trial of EFT for food cravings, Dr Stapleton and Ms Sheldon found that 6 months after an 8 hour treatment program ended, participants´ cravings for the food they targeted remained significantly low and furthermore the power of food over them had decreased and their restraint increased. These benefits were maintained at 12 months with an added improvement in BMI (Body Mass Index). It was concluded that his technique may be beneficial for people whose food cravings contribute to their weight problems.
There’s also something very gentle and generous about the practice. Tapping works a little like acupressure, but you talk about life experiences while tapping a sequence of eight points on your face and torso that correspond to the endpoints of your body’s energy meridians.
It’s said to work by consciously disconnecting the uncomfortable feeling attached to an issue that’s become trapped in a meridian. So, if you’re scared of exams. You hold that fear in your stomach, which disrupts the meridian. By tapping the gut meridian you sort of neutralize the fear. If it sounds too easy or good to be true, most EFT literature states you don’t have to believe in it for it to work. It will still work.
It works particularly well with food addictions. Earlier this year Griffith University researchers found EFT reduced cravings in chronic bingers by 89 per cent, and that the effects of the treatment lasted 12 months.
Why does EFT work? Because you are tuning into how you are feeling which makes you aware of your habits and what they are about. It also gets you to accept those feelings. And when that happens the feelings just go away. They don’t exist for you anymore as they relate to that thought, feeling or belief.
Users of EFT say it is miraculous, transformational, like magic and once you try it you’ll come up with your own description of how it has worked for you.
So, if you haven’t been able to control your weight effectively;
If you can’t curb your cravings;
If you are tired of the diet/exercise routine;
If you are searching for the one thing that will be the answer to your weight and body image dreams;
What do you have to lose? A few (or a whole lot of) pounds.
To your health!
What do you think about EFT and how it might help you resolve your weight problems for good?
Please share your questions and comments below.
Christine Hunt is a Wellness Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner and has found that working with the whole person by combining mind/body work, dietary adjustments and movement provides her clients with the tools they need to lose weight (and keep it off), get relief from chronic illness and positively transform their lives. Contact her for a free, 15 minute consultation to learn why what she does works when other methods have failed.
Christine works with her clients in person, by Skype or phone. So, if you live away from the Annapolis, Maryland area, she can still work with you.