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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-12-19

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December 19 • 2013

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Tapping To Freedom

EFT method can help users
unstick their negative energy.

Harry Kirsbaum
Contributing Writer

T

ap tap tap tap tap, even
though, tap tap tap, I have
this stress and it's bothering
me, tap tap tap, I completely love
and accept myself, tap tap tap, and
I honor all my feelings, tap tap tap

tap.

To most, the above chant with the
subsequent tapping noise is mean-
ingless.
But to a growing number of devo-
tees, it is a quick and easy way to
reduce stress, anger and depression
or to heal what ails you.
Emotional
Freedom Technique,
founded in the
1990s by Gary
Craig in his EFT
Handbook, is based
in Eastern medi-
cine and works like
acupressure, says
Brenda Strausz Brenda Strausz of
Southfield, a certi-
fied EFT practitioner.
"EFT is based on the premise
that problems in the body are stuck
energy," she said.
"Eastern philosophy teaches that
negative emotions are the result of
disruptions in the energy system of
the body.
"We use our fingers to tap on vari-
ous meridian points as we talk about
our issues so they move through our
energy system, and we often find
that the tapping quickly and gen-
tly releases pent-up emotions and
allows more flow."
The technique, easily found on
YouTube, involved a series of finger
taps on various parts of the head,
face, chest and arms that open up
the blocked meridians where qi,
(life-energy) flows.
Strausz discovered EFT when
studying to be a relationship coach
in 2000 from a member of her
coaching group.
"I took a workshop and felt its
healing power immediately," said
Strausz, who has a master's degree
in clinical psychology from the
Michigan School of Professional
Psychology in Farmington Hills.
"That same year, I decided to
become certified?'
Strausz sees about 25 clients a

week and gives workshops to differ-
ent organizations.
The treatments last between one
session and several months, and it
depends on the client. Her fees start
at $100 an hour.
"I can see someone for her fear of
public speaking or flying, and one
time is enough," she said. "People
who need to work on core beliefs
from childhood or who have been
traumatized can work with me for
months."
Strausz belongs to a group of 12
certified practitioners in Metro
Detroit who meet on a regular
basis.
Strausz is also certified in relation-
ship coaching, hypnotherapy and
Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your
Life" training.

Increased Interest

Because of shows like Dr. Oz and the
Oprah Winfrey Show and the Internet,
she said there has been a huge shift in
consciousness regarding alternative
therapy.
"People are really open to alterna-
tive therapies and see the benefits
firsthand," she said.
"They are finding that talk therapy
can only go so far. EFT is awesome
because it works at the energetic
level to heal the sources of the
underlying issues, which are usually
from childhood.
"After working thorough an issue
using EFT, you come out feeling dif-
ferent, and you actually are differ-
ent:' she said.
"Your gut is no longer telling
you to behave in the old unhealthy
ways?'
Strausz's friend, Alie, who lives
in Berkley, has been using EFT for
more than a year.
She's used self-help books and
audio tapes in the past, which she
didn't stick with long-term.
"One winter morning, Brenda
went through the process with me,
and I've been using it ever since,"
Alie said.
She taps on her own to center
herself, "which results in a clearer
picture of the big and little stuff in
my life. I find it easy to use anytime,
anywhere?'
For more information on EFT,
go to www.brendastrausz.com and
www.emofree.com .



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