Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) — Anyone Try It Yet? Can We Do a Group Try?

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by calin, Mar 5, 2013.

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    1. calin
      Inspired

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      I feel so bad for those that are in a panic state due to the tinnitus. This is worth a try if you feel disempowered, out of control or just plain want to feel better. You have nothing to lose and it is free. You can do it in the car or anywhere when you wish.

      This original "tapping" technique - EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) has been around for 15+ years. I occasionally will "tap" to calm myself down when I get that irritation or feel trapped panic regarding the tinnitus.

      You may look on You Tube for the EFT standard versions or try this version. I particularly like the "letting go" aspect of this technique. Also, this one is shorter than the standard.

      The technique or "meat" of this starts around the 5 - 6 minute mark on the video.

      167 Why Tapping works & How to tap to GET...
       
    2. adam2525
      Balanced

      adam2525 Member

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Nice. I like EFT.

      Its made no difference to the volume of my tinnitus, but it has made a huge difference to my tinnitus related stress.

      The"Let it go" part is very cool. I like it a lot.
       
    3. calin
      Inspired

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      Great!

      You are right. The EFT process can help with the stress part - that's why I titled the thread for that.

      We are learning to cope and whatever tool we can use is a huge step forward to regaining some normalcy in our lives.

      Agree - the "let it go" resonates with me more that the standard EFT phrases in this situation.

      Thanks for you comment Adam!
       
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    4. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      ok everyone.....has anyone tried these EFT (emotional freedom therapy) methods?
      Can anyone post who has tried them and what results?
      Perhaps we can have a small group on here who can try them to see what the results are?
      Below link is how to do it without having to read all the other stuff on the site plus on you tube there are countless videos which show how to do it.
      Basically it is tapping on acupuncture points (acupuncture is known to work cos it is currently used and has been used for ages in the NHS in UK) and mentally or out loud verbally repeating certain statements (so self CBT perhaps)....

      http://emofree.com/eft-tutorial/tapping-basics/how-to-do-eft.html
      or try you tube videos.

      Anyone up for trying this out and posting results instead of taking pills and chemicals into the body?
       
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    5. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      @preslys

      thanks for thinking that the post is creative.
      Well please will you participate in this group testing of this method?
      It is only creative if people take part.
       
    6. preslys

      preslys Member

      Location:
      Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      @amandine
      yes why not
      but I didn't understand how it works ?
      who can do this to me ?
       
    7. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      @preslys

      Please read the link that I sent you or look on you tube for how to do this.
      It clearly shows the points on the body that need to be tapped whilst saying phrases to yourself. It also gives suggestions as to how to formulate these phrases.
      Please have a look and let me know if and why or what you dont understand from it.
      Thanks....
      can we get more people on board with this and give it a good go?
      At least we can give it a group try?
      If Retigabene can be tried out why not this?
      anyone up for it? please.......

      also found this on TT forum although the link is a bit old now:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...ue-for-panic-and-irritation-of-tinnitus.1151/

      Oh i can see that this has now been transferred to this thread.........which is the one above......

      use this video as an example to do this
       
    8. preslys

      preslys Member

      Location:
      Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      @amandine

      I understand it now
      I will try it and I'll put you posted on any new.
       
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    9. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      What would be the relevant sayings for tinnitus
       
    10. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      @valeri

      I suggest ask @Dr. Charlie as he is very involved with this type of thing and would be able to make solid suggestions OR look at the link and adapt the sayings that they suggest with tinnitus.....I dont know....maybe like I have tinnitus which bothers me but I know and love myself and it will not frighten or upset me anymore.....maybe....please ask Dr. Charlie........
       
    11. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      @Dr. Charlie

      Would you be kind to please explain how to use eft for tinnitus?
      What exactly to say while tapping?
      Also what is your personal experience or working with others in terms of success?
      Thanks!
       
    12. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      @valeri

      I have just posted my question re what to say on his thread where all his questions are concentrated.
      Somehow I think more likely to get an answer there.
      I expect though that he will be notified of your question through the @ dr charlie thing....
       
    13. Drecul
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      Drecul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2012
      I used EFT well before I got T. Although it will not cure your T it will do wonders for your mental state. I got ride of my depression, stress anxiety and fears which I guess makes me 'cope' with my T much better.
      They say use it on everything so I did.
       
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