Emotional FreedomTechnique (EFT) is a very simple and effective tool that can be used to alleviate fears, insecurities and anxieties which sometimes arise before, during pregnancy and birth and beyond.  By creating changes in thoughts and beliefs, women can experience greater joy as they move forward in their pregnancy.  Shifts in hormones during pregnancy often accentuates emotions, and unresolved issues may come to the surface.  This is true both during pregnancy and birth. EFT is well known for its ability to facilitate the release of negative emotions.  Many of the physical symptoms associated with pregnancy can also be relieved.  EFT can strengthen positive thoughts of your ideal birth experience supporting you as you move through it with greater confidence.

The use of the meridian system is the same system that acupuncturists use during their sessions, though EFT creates the stimulations through gentle tapping with one’s own fingers rather than the use of needles, while repeating short statements about a particular memory, belief, experience or physical symptom. Past trauma, events and negative emotions can be cleared away in a safe and gentle way.

EFT is completely safe and can be utilised on your own as required. However tapping with a professional will assist you in getting to the root of past trauma and events in a gentle and supportive manner. There are no negative side effects, though tapping on deep emotional issues can bring up unexpected feelings. Once negative beliefs, feelings or traumas are healed, it is then possible to tap for future positive outcomes and experiences as part of the pregnancy, labour and birthing processes. 

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