Changing Beliefs with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

(And how it can enhance your law of attraction efforts)

by Yvonne Ellis

One of the things I love about EFT is the fact that you can use it on yourself whenever you want. It’s quick and easy to learn. You don’t need a therapist and you don’t need weekly appointments. This means you can use it as often as you like and in the privacy of your own home.

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and it’s an energy-based therapy that focuses on the energy meridians (or energy channels) of the body. In some ways it’s similar to acupuncture but without the needles. It was developed by Gary Craig from the discoveries of Dr. Roger Callahan and is a simple technique that often provides rapid relief from physical-emotional issues such as trauma, phobias, grief, anger, guilt, anxiety, addictive cravings, fears, pain, depression, headaches and much, much more. It consists of tapping lightly on a set of meridian points while focusing on an issue or emotion.

At the core of EFT is the belief that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.  Gary Craig calls this principle the ‘discovery statement’ and it underpins all of EFT. Through tapping on a set of the body’s energy meridian points, while focusing on the negative emotion or issue you wish to clear, EFT can restore the body’s energy balance which results in a clearing of the negative emotions (and relieving any physical symptoms associated with it).

When I first heard of EFT I thought it was only used to clear physical ailments that had an emotional component, and since I didn’t have any ailments at that time, I didn’t pay too much attention.  Then, when I was reintroduced to EFT last year (through a little exercise called Tap O the Morning that you can try for yourself at the end of this article), I felt my energy shift from ‘ho hum’ to absolutely buzzing in the space of 1 or 2 minutes.  That got my attention!

Totally intrigued, I started madly researching everything I could find on EFT.  I learnt how, in addition to providing relief for physical-emotional issues,  it could be used to enhance emotional wellbeing, change limiting beliefs and install new empowering ones, and how it could even help to bring to the surface those subconscious beliefs you didn’t even realise you had. Because EFT works at the energy level I realised I could use it to quickly and easily change my vibration in any moment.

Since I knew the Law of Attraction responds, not to my thoughts, but my vibration, I became excited at the potential it had to enhance my law of attraction efforts.

I have used EFT to shift stubborn negative emotions and been surprised at how quickly it can do so. What used to be ‘blue’ days can now be ‘blue’ minutes using EFT and tapping to clear each layer of emotion as it arises, then tapping in more positive emotions to finish.

I have also used EFT to clear some limiting beliefs around money that I recognised were sabotaging my attraction efforts and also to ‘tap in’ and vibrationally align with my affirmations. While there are plenty more limiting beliefs I need to work on, I’m pleased with the results to date and, I have to admit, I’m now a convert to EFT.

I also use a variation of the EFT exercise Tap O the Morning at the start of each day to set myself up emotionally and vibrationally for the day ahead. I can feel my energy shift during the tapping and, if I skip a day, for whatever reason, I really do notice a difference in my outlook and energy. It really has given me ‘emotional freedom’ to pursue being, doing and having what I really want in life.

Tap O the Morning

This is the exercise I use each day to set myself up emotionally and vibrationally

I transcribed the video for my own use, but if you would like a copy of the 2 page script please send an email to

For further information on EFT, including a free Manual, map of the meridiens and case-histories, please visit Gary Craig's website


Money Beyond Belief

A  product that I personally use and highly recommend is the Money Beyond Belief program by EFT master and Tap O the Morning designer Brad Yates and Spiritual Marketing author Joe Vitale.

One of the challenges I had in applying EFT to myself was knowing what to say while tapping. The words you use, in both the setup statement and as you tap, can make the difference between frustration and breakthrough. The Money Beyond Belief program solves this problem as you tap along with Brad as he guides you through over 217 combinations of tapping scripts related to money and abundance. 

According to the authors, we all have inner conflicts regarding money that hold us back from enjoying the levels of abundance and prosperity that we truly desire. The Money Beyond Belief system cuts those limiting beliefs about money straight to the core.

The program is extensive.  At just $49, you really do get a lot for your money. There are 5 mp3 recordings and 2 e-books. Here are the areas that the program guides you through:

Limited Belief Healers

Here, Brad Yates uncovers the core-limiting beliefs that cause people to struggle with money and walks you through clearing them as you tap along.

The Deserve Reserve Expander 

You cannot attract wealth without knowing you deserve it.  This session goes through all the limiting beliefs about our own potential to succeed, which means developing a positive self-image and unshakeable self-confidence.

Tapping Into Abundance

Letting go of old anti-abundance beliefs – all the old not feeling good enough, smart enough, worthy enough beliefs that are affecting your success. 

Tapping into Vibrant Health

What good is wealth without health? Once you clear the blocks keeping you dis-eased, you'll likely experience a level of health and well-being beyond anything you've ever imagined!

Laurusnotes: The Lost Keys

This is an inspiring e-book containing an out-of-print collection of articles to lessen your load and fill your life with deeper meaning. 

Guided Toward Abundance

This meditation  will softly and gently lead you through a multisensory experience of images, sounds, and feelings. In less than 12 minutes, you'll create an overwhelming feeling of abundance.

The Seven Lost Secrets of Success

Another out-of-print classic.  This e-book reveals the seven money-making secrets of success. 

Joe Vitale and Brad Yates have put together a remarkable program in Money Beyond Belief.   I hope you find the same fulfilment using these emotional freedom techniques as I have. Check it out here.

And if your attraction efforts are not geared towards money, Brad also has programs on Love Beyond Belief and Body Beyond Belief as well as a series of etappings (where you tap along with Brad) on a variety of specific issues including anger, fear of success, fear of failure, stress, loneliness, procrastination and much, much more. Check out Brad’s website here

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