EFT and Eating Disorders
EFT can be incredibly effective in reducing eating disorders, as the benefits can produce both temporary and long-term successes. The calming process of tapping can curb the immediate desire to follow through with the disordered behavior, which is helpful but temporary.
The long-term successes come with repeated and directed sessions of EFT, peeling away at and removing the underlying anger, fear, guilt, trauma, or anxiety that may cause the disorder. EFT is effective in reducing and collapsing these underlying issues, and when applied correctly, can curb the desire to enact the disorder.
EFT & Anorexia
Anorexia nervosa is characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of weight gain, as well as a distorted body self-image.
So why would EFT work for an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia? The reason it's now being used by professionals is that emotional distress makes a major contribution to these conditions.
Skilled practitioners dig below the overt behaviors to the early childhood experiences that might contribute to later eating disorders.
EFT & Bulimia
People who have bulimia try to control their weight by severely restricting the amount of food they eat, then binge eating and purging the food from their body by making themselves vomit or using laxatives.
Both anorexia and bulimia can have at their root a set of complex emotional issues. Dealing directly with the eating disorder itself is often not a wise first step in treatment with EFT, but addressing past issues from childhood can often uncover painful memories that have led to the disorder in the first instance.
By working in this way, from the ground up, it is possible to address the core issues that are keeping the individual locked in this cycle of behaviour and so, cut the root. In this way the eating order can be dismantled 'by stealth'.
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