What  Is  EFT/GEM?

In the field of Energy Medicine, several important techniques have been developed for treating negative emotional states and behaviors. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), developed in 1995 by Gary Craig, was based on Dr. Roger Callahan’s earlier Meridian Tapping System: Thought Field Therapy (TFT). These modalities are called Energy Psychology.

Another important technique is the Guided Empathy Method (GEM) of EFT, developed exclusively at the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy in N. California. Both techniques utilize the basic concepts of the Body/Mind Connection. They combine acupressure on the body’s energy meridians (tapping points on the body instead of using needles), with verbal “I” statements from the practitioner, which are repeated by the client. Additional concepts were added to GEM/EFT, stressing empathy and understanding, which gently guide the client to healing.

Since everything that a person experiences is recorded in their subconscious mind, it is essential to access it to correct habitual, negative thinking and behaviors. These negative emotions are stored as disruptions in the body’s energy system. Tapping on the meridian points neutralizes the negative energies passing between the subconscious and the body consciousness. The mirroring, tapping, and repeating of the “I” statements creates a mild hypnosis and an emotional “anesthesia” in the mind’s critical factor, allowing the client to have an “Aha!” moment. This allows the subconscious to experience a “shift” in its perspective, which releases the negative emotion. The practitioner replaces this with positive suggestions, emotions and habits. The critical factor is overridden, which allows for a transformation of the “global” issue (the entire problem), rather than just one aspect of it. Thus, the healing experience, which may happen in a matter of minutes, is powerful and profound. Since all four components of the mind are addressed: the conscious mind, the critical factor, the subconscious mind, and the unconscious mind, healing can be quickly achieved at depth.

GEM/EFT is also an effective treatment for pain, fears, phobias, traumas, addictions, obsessions, anger, rage, depression and PTSD (both military and civilian). It also treats numerous physical conditions, including: sleeping disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart rhythm abnormalities, and ADHD/ADD. Thus, it works very well treating children and teenagers.

Energy Medicine/Energy Psychology has been a highly respected and proven modality in the USA for over 30 years.


GEM/EFT is especially effective in treating the PTSD symptoms of our military veterans, from Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other foreign war zones. My PTSD WARRIOR-WELLNESS PROGRAM is a privately owned, non-military program which guarantees complete anonymity, so that your privacy is insured.