reflexology and EFT

Totnes & Torbay

About EFT

EFT is a gentle therapy that works on the body’s subtle energies, based on the theory that “the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” Like acupuncture, EFT works directly on the meridian system in the body; major meridian points are stimulated by tapping on them or massaging them lightly, while focusing on the pain or problem at the same time.

EFT uses 14 major meridian points, some of the main ones used are shown in the diagram.  All the points we use are on the face, head, hands and upper body.  The treatment takes place seated and fully clothed, in the first session I will teach you the technique and you will learn to do the tapping yourself.  EFT is an excellent self-help therapy, and everyone can benefit from EFT without prior knowledge about meridians or psychology, and without being dependent upon a therapist.

1-3 sessions of EFT are often all that is needed to remove long-standing phobias and other emotional problems. The number of sessions needed will depend on the complexity of the issue, and while some problems will clear straightaway, there may be deeper aspects involved which require time, patience and the skill of an experienced practitioner to achieve a complete result.

EFT has changed what is possible in the field of psychotherapy, and can greatly enhance any psychotherapeutic work.   EFT can completely remove the imprint of trauma from the body’s energy system, thus freeing the person from its negative effects. Using EFT people are able to release traumatic events, difficult emotions, phobias and even physical illness, completely and relatively painlessly.

EFT has a proven track record of success in the treatment of PTSD, and this application makes it an excellent technique for people who have suffered any trauma, including ex-service men and women, firefighters, car-crash survivors and survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

EFT has proved helpful for people with the following conditions:

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• recovery from childhood abuse
• fears and phobias
• anxiety and panic attacks
• pain management
• weight loss
• eating disorders
• addictions
• allergies
• asthma
• grief and loss
• depression and sadness
• self image
• shyness
• compulsions and obsessions
• sexual abuse issues
• anger management
• guilt
• insomnia       ….as well as many others

I was trained in the original Gary Craig method of EFT, according to his original guidelines.  My training was with the AMT – the Association for Meridian Energy Therapies in the UK (  I trained as a practitioner in 2002, and later as an Advanced Practitioner and then as a Licensed Trainer, being licensed by the AMT to run professional training courses in EFT for practitioners, at basic and advanced level.

EFT has changed much over the years, and has been adapted in many different ways.  While I respect the modifications of others, the method that I use is the original Craig method, about which you can find more information on Gary Craig’s website by clicking here. On the website you will find tutorials at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, for you to get started on EFT yourself.

If you have any questions about EFT and how it may be able to help you, I am happy to give a free 20 minute phone consultation.  Please contact me via the contact page for more information.


“My name is Natasja, I am 38 years old and I came to Rowana because I had severe migraine attacks. Working with Rowana using EFT has helped me to overcome deep-rooted difficult family issues that were at the bottom of my health problems. Her wonderful guidance with EFT is leading to my living a much fuller and happier life, and going for what I really love and want to do.
I am also now cured of my asthma, no longer needing any of the medication (for 9 months now!) specialists told me I would have to be on for the rest of my life. I am also now free of my allergies to cat and dog hair, which I had suffered all my life. My lung capacity is better than ever before (I keep checking it as I still can’t believe it!) and I feel much more empowered and in control of my life; something which I can recommend to anyone!”

Natasja, Mayfield East Sussex

 Read an interview given by Rowana about EFT for Kent and Sussex Today Magazine by clicking here

Hear about EFT from its founder, Gary Craig, by watching this short introductory video