http://www.naturallythinyou.com & http://eft4weightloss.com – Dawson Church, PhD describes his use of EFT tapping for dealing with temptations when ordering a sandwich at Subway and how you can be mindful when you are eating out. Dawson walks you through the process of EFT tapping before, during and after you order food while dining out.
Dawson originally created this video for his Naturally Thin You and EFT for Weight Loss participants.
The method used in Naturally Thin You and EFT for Weight Loss is EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as “Tapping.” Several studies show that EFT is effective for weight loss. In an outcome study, participant cravings for treats like chocolate, cake, candy and alcohol were reduced by 83% . A second outcome study of a 6 week online weight loss program showed participants losing 12 lb between the start and end of the program, and a further 3 lb in the following 6 months . A randomized controlled trial showed that in the year after an EFT weight loss program, participants lost an average of 11 lb .
These studies show that not only is EFT effective for weight loss, but unlike yo yo diets, the effect is permanent, and that the skills participants learn result in ongoing weight loss long after the program has ended.
1. Church, D., & Brooks, A. J. (2010). The effect of a brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, 9(4), 40—44.
2. Church, D. & Wilde, N. (2013). Emotional eating and weight loss following Skinny Genes, a six week online program. Reported at the annual conference of ACEP, the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, May. Submitted for publication.
3. Stapleton, P., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2012). Clinical benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on food cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomized controlled trial. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 4(1), 13-24.
What people say about EFT for Weight Loss:
“It hasn’t been hard because I really don’t NEED the foods I used to overeat anymore.” – Doug
“I lost a few more pounds this week… but I’m not living by the scale anymore.” – Margie
“I’ve been struggling with my weight and depression for years. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t give up the foods that were keeping me fat — and depressed. I was such an expert as numbing myself that I couldn’t even cry. But Karen has a special way of helping you discover your issues — and then she helps you heal them and release them. With just a few sessions, my need to use food for comfort nearly vanished. I’ve lost over 40 pounds and I’ve never felt better. Even my depression is healing.” – Kathy
What is EFT Tapping?
EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.
Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.
EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points. Over 20 clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems. www.EFTUniverse.com