I have seen a lot of confusion in people about EFT and other modalities that use EFT. Many a times people use the advanced versions or newer modalities without even knowing the basic EFT. The following differentiation will help you if you are new to EFT or if you are lost in the growing number of EFT based techniques!
To make it simpler, I have divided the EFT based healing techniques into 3 types.
1. Classic EFT/Original EFT/Clinical EFT/Official EFT ( founded by Gary Craig) – This has basic and advanced procedures. My suggestion would be to begin with the very basic EFT as described in the manual and then start using the advanced procedures (reframing, table-leg concept, detective work and other ‘art of delivery’ concepts). For details on Clinical EFT visit Dawson Church’s website – www.eftuniverse.com. For details on Official EFT ( Classic EFT is now called Official EFT by Gary Craig) visit www.garythink.com
2. (a) Enhanced or Modified versions of EFT – These do not deviate much from the core. You can easily understand most of these techniques and start applying them on your own. However, some of these techniques do require expert practitioner/trainer guidance and you can contact the creators of these techniques to get direct training from them.
Examples: Choices method, SET & PET, Techniques used by Carol Look, Lindsay Kenny(Pro EFT), Gwyneth Moss, Jan Luther, Geo-Specific EFT (my own Approach) etc.
(b) Practitioner based combinations– Practitioners combine their own techniques with EFT. They may combine hypnotherapy, reiki, reflexology, shiastu, Qi Gong, LOA, energy meridian techniques and other effective alternative modalities with EFT. If you are getting EFT coaching/therapy/consultation, you can request your practitioner to provide you with the EFT basic tapping techniques as well.
3. Newer Techniques that Use EFT – These techniques differ from the core of Classic/Original EFT. They may differ in their basic premise and/or procedure. Example – Faster EFT (Combines EFT and NLP), Matrix Re-imprinting, Inner RePatterning, Energy EFT and Positive EFT etc.
Faster EFT – Robert Smith
Matrix Re-imprinting – Karl Dawson and Sasha Allenby
Inner RePatterning – Tania A Prince
SET & PET – Simple Energy Techniques & Provocative Energy Techniques by Steve Wells and Dr. David Lake.
Choices method – Patricia Carrington
Energy EFT & Positive EFT by Silvia Hartmann