I love finding new ways to heal and grow. Several months ago, I stumbled upon a youtube video on EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique (You can view it here). I’d heard about it from a few different people, but I didn’t know a lot about how it worked. I watched the video, which mentioned about the use of EFT for pain management, and gave it a little try while I watched. A couple of weeks later, I experienced a really bad headache. I was scheduled for minor surgery a couple of days later, so I was unable to take pain killers. As I cried with pain late that night, I remembered the technique from the video and gave it a try. I was completely surprised at the results.
The next day I emailed Krista Jane, the effervescent empowerment coach, who created the video to find out more about the technique and how else it could be used. She graciously agreed to the interview, and I’m excited to share it with you below.
Krista Jane Smith, aka KJ, spends her days inspiring, kicking butt and (gently) pushing people into lives of passion and purpose. She is highly intuitive and has got a sneaky little way of highlighting your limiting beliefs and shifting them. KJ co-founded ‘The Power of You’ fundraisers and runs her own global retreats: ‘Passion + Power + Purpose’, ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and ‘All About Me’ (Both of which are running again in beautiful Bali very soon!) And if that hasn’t blown you away so far, she also offers one-on-one, change-your-life power hours called ‘Soul Sessions.’ These are 60 minutes devoted to intuition, inspiration and expanding to fill your powerful potential!
Hi KJ. Thanks for taking the time for this interview. What exactly is EFT or Tapping and how does it work?
EFT – stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, it’s fairly hot off the press and is starting to gain huge momentum in both alternative and mainstream healing due to it’s rapid and lasting results on a huge range of issues from physical problems to mental and emotional blocks. It is a bit East meets West, working with both the mind and body connection. It takes the Eastern philosophy of the meridian (lines of energy through the body) system and the mind connection (thoughts both conscious and deep sub conscious), while talking about an issue a set sequence of meridian points are tapped on the body. Think needless acupuncture with a bunch of talking about how you really feel.
Tapping is like taking a plunger to a blocked toilet, you create pressure or send in a pulse of energy or air in a toilets case and it moves along the pipe until it meets resistance where it starts to break down the blockage. In the bodies case the energy build up starts to ease, the emotions don’t respond in the same way as when you started and the neural pathways of the mind start to open up to a new ways of thinking. Simply put EFT clears the blockages stored in the energy system that are being triggered by the mind. When we change the build up of energy in the body, the feeling changes and the mind opens up.
How did you first get into using this technique?
Actually my husband saw someone to help him with career direction, she turned out to be a great counsellor who dropped her university obtained credentials to use primarily EFT due to it being so effective. My husband changed so much that I jumped on the wagon. The results for me were so awesome I started to use it in my intuitive readings, prior to that I was telling people their currently blocks and some details about the future, it felt so powerless when I know full well that anyone can create the future they want. So I studied, became a practitioner and trainer in EFT because it’s the results blew my mind, I gave up telling the future and now I focus 100% on helping people create the life they want. I’m so lucky I have the sparky intuition, it helps me get to the source of a problem really quickly.
What can it be used to treat?
EFT is incredibly versatile, the creator of EFT Gary Craig has been quoted saying ‘use it on everything’. I use EFT with my clients on anything from depression, anxiety, physical issues, relationship issues, money blocks, self confidence, trauma like abuse and so much more. My focus is always to get people to a place where they are living a life that makes them feel inspired, full, healthy and happy – Passion + Purpose
Can anyone use it?
Yes, I truly believe anyone can use it. I’ve seen young, old and everything in between.
What is your best piece of advice for living a joyful life?
Listen to your heart, it knows exactly what to do right now to bring it to you. It’s just most of us have given the mind/ego precedence over intuition. Be cautious of chasing things, achievements or people that you think will bring you joy in the future, instead focus on the joy right now, do what lights you up right now and you’ll spend much more of your life feeling full! Ask yourself what do I truly desire right now?
One more thing to add… If you are an adult I want you to remember 1 thing…
You are the map maker, you are the one writing your life, we do it with every thought and feeling we have. Every single thought you have is contributing to your current and future experience, take full responsibility for all your thoughts, conscious and most importantly the deep sub conscious. The more self aware you are the more freedom you’ll have. Don’t let life just happen to you, go out and happen to life! You’re on the planet at this time for a reason, you’ve got a purpose and your time is NOW!
Thanks so much Krista Jane for sharing your experience and knowledge. Have you worked with tapping or EFT before? How has it benefited you? I’d love to hear your experience in the comments below.
To find out more about Krista Jane and her services, check out her website: www.kristajane.com. KJ’s life changing Bali retreats, “Boom, Boom, Pow” and “All About Me” are also scheduled for early June and there are only a couple of places left! If you want to find out more and book your spot, head over to her website now and let her know you found out about the retreats here. You can also get a daily dose of inspiration on her wonderful Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/KristaJaneEmpoweringU