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The Differences between Faster EFT and EFT

Aug 01, 2015 04:29PM ● By Alav Soren

Both EFT and FasterEFT (FEFT) are profoundly effective techniques that help users obtain long-lasting relief from traumatic memories; difficult behaviors such as addictions; upsetting emotions; and from physical symptoms and even chronic illnesses.  Both effect change far more quickly than conventional therapy, in many cases. So, what’s the difference between the two?

EFT notes that the cause of negative emotions is a disruption in our body’s energy system. When we experience something that “disrupts” our body’s energy system, we have a negative emotion, and then we have a problem. We tap on the tapping meridian points while focusing on specific aspects of the problem to restore our system to balance.

Problems are Successful Creations

Faster EFT proposes that a problem isn’t a disruption, but a successful creation. It’s about subconscious imprints recorded in the brain in childhood and our emotional attachments to what we have perceived. According to Robert G. Smith, Faster EFT founder, we do something successfully in our heads to create a problem.

Smith developed a system that integrates elements of tapping founder Gary Craig’s original EFT, of Be Set Free Fast (BSFF), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), spiritual understanding, science, and the mind’s great ability to transform itself. Clear and easy-to-learn protocols help users discern how the unconscious is creating the problem. We then use Faster EFT tools to collapse the unwanted behavior or problem thinking.

Tabletops Versus Systems

With EFT, you have the global tabletops of big issues, such as anxiety or alcoholism, and then you have the table-legs holding up the tabletop. Tap enough table-legs to zero and the anxiety tabletop falls.

A critical difference here is that Faster EFT aims for patterns and programs right from the start. It relies completely on the unconscious mind knowing how to eliminate the program and to get to the problem root fast.

Tapping Standards Vary Widely

EFT founder Gary Craig had the best intentions when he released EFT to the world, and he has now created Gold Standard EFT, but the standards of tapping vary widely among the other credentialing organizations, trainers and practitioners.

Faster EFT, however, has one trainer and one standard: Robert G. Smith trains all Faster EFT practitioners and the standards are consistent.

Zero Tap Versus Flip Memory

EFT taps down to zero, with the goal being whole forgiveness. Faster EFT says you are not done until you leave the past memory with a smile, and not just on your face, but on everyone in the memory’s face. Re-imprinting is a critical component of Faster EFT, and if the bad memory has not changed from a “bad” to a “good” one, then it’s not completely gone.

This is a brief and general overview of differences of two incredibly profound and valid techniques in the healing arts world.

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