Emotional Freedom Technique ( EFT or tapping) or hypnotherapy - beneficial?

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Hi guys, 

Have done some shorter stints of CBT/psychotherapy for depression and anxiety in the past  which really helped at the time but never really found I got to "get to the root of my problem"  and shift it permanently. At the moment, I am not overly depressed or anxious but I felt that perhaps some EFT or even hypnotherapy could help me deal with some underlying recurrent insecurities.

Just a little apprehensive because of the lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of this technique so I wondered if anyone has ever tried EFT or hypnotherapy and could advise/give a little insight into how effective/not effective they felt it was? 


Agirl x


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    Hi there

    I don't know anything about EFT, but I once had a form of conselling called Human Givens which I found very helpful (I'm bipolar by the way), as part of it the counsellor would, with my permission, use a mild form of hypnotherapy for anxiety and I found it very helpful and pleasant.  I used to get panic attacks on crowded trains and public spaces and now due my consellor's work I'm fine on public transport etc.  She taught me meditation techniques which I can still use for anxious situations.  Sadly I can't afford to go anymore being retired and its not avaialable on the NHS and in any case, my counsellor rewtired too and it had taken me a long time to build up a relationship with her.  However, I'm med compliant and pretty much stable now so I give thanks

    Hoping you are OK?

    Lizzie xxx

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      Hi Lizzie, 

      Thanks for your information. I will look into that and see if there are any counsellors around which practice that type of therapy that I can go to. I did call one therapist I thought did hynotherapy but she said she doesn't practice anymore. I'll keep looking them up.

      I'm doing alright thanks. I am quite happy and not so anxious most of the time but I would just like to build my confidence so that I am not anxious  or uncomfortable in social situations. 

      Thanks for asking and for your help :D 

      Agirl xx

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    Hello Anonymousgirl.

    To get to the root of your problem i would like to advise you on something called Vapassana, its meditation, maybe you should do some research on this also.

    John x

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      Thanks John, I will definitely look into it!! If there is one thing I do, it is fully research all my options before I come to a decision about anything (and even at that I often still find it hard to decide! lol )

      All the best, 

      Agirl xx

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