Interview with The Daily Struggle

This is an excerpt from my interview with The Daily Struggle. Full interview here. 

What is EFT and can it help postpartum mums?

EFT is being used to help new mums, but what is it and does it REALLY make a difference? We spoke to Meg Murray Jones, founder of of The Postpartum Plan programme , to find out more!

What is EFT?

EFT, or the ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ is referred to as ‘psychological acupressure’ and involves tapping on various parts of the arm, face and chest to relieve stress, pressure and blocked energy.

As with many other therapies, EFT therapy works on the premise that the body contains energy channels, and when these energy channels become blocked or unbalanced, it is believed to lead to emotional and physical illness.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) works to unblock these channels, in order to relieve stress and help to improve mood. There are now over a hundred research papers demonstrating the effectiveness of EFT,  and studies have shown that the tapping therapy can reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) by 43%, increase antibodies by 13%, reduce anxiety by 40% and improve happiness by 31%.

Meg said: I first came across EFT when I was recovering from postnatal PTSD and just by tapping and speaking about my birth experience with an EFT practitioner I immediately felt lighter, more free and less anxious.

I know others who have used EFT to help them through PND, postpartum overwhelm and their own parenting stresses and I now use it whenever I feel particularly anxious or when my thoughts start to run away with themselves. EFT has been described as ‘niche’ by one of our members and she is right; it is relatively unknown and can seem a little weird! However, EFT is a form of body therapy that we do subconsciously on ourselves every day to relieve tension (think about when you rub your temples when you are stressed).

As our EFT therapist Tricia says,

  • 5 mins of EFT can change your thoughts instantly.  There is nothing else that I know of that’s so effective in literally a few mins.
  • 5 mins of EFT each and every day can improve your mindset, sleep, self-esteem, stress levels, fluctuations in moods and hormones and happiness.
  • Your brain is a muscle. If everyday you do 5 mins of brain work through EFT, you’re building a muscle of being able to be in control of thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Imagine having a tool that with 5 mins each day can make you 31% happier?

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