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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Simple Energy Techniques (SET), And Provocative Energy Techniques (PET)

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Simple Energy Techniques (SET), and Provocative Energy Techniques (PET) are part of a revolutionary group of approaches in the exciting new field of Energy Psychology. These approaches offer the potential for rapid and effective relief from many emotional problems, including trauma, anxiety, phobias, anger, sadness, grief, guilt, etc. Beneficial results have also been achieved on various physical conditions.

Learn About Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Learn About Simple Energy Techniques (SET)

Learn About Provocative Energy Techniques (PET)


While Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Simple Energy Techniques (SET) have produced excellent clinical results and are both gaining in scientific support, neither are yet widely accepted as formally validated scientific techniques and thus must be considered experimental in nature with no guaranteed outcome in any individual. Both practitioners and members of the general public must therefore take complete responsibility for their own use of EFT and SET.

Neither SET nor EFT are therapies in themselves and all of the descriptions of treatment and advice on this website that refer to self-help are not meant to imply that everyone will benefit in a particular way. A lack of result or progress may mean you need professional assistance.

Adverse effects are extremely rare, and, if any emotional intensity occurs in treatment, it is often the manifestation of a previous or underlying problem. If you consider that you have long-standing or severe problems you should consider treatment with a qualified therapist. A listing of professional therapists is provided in the Find an Energy Practitioner section.

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  1. Just finished the book on why tapping works, checkout the website for some early papers, we have evolved mightly from there. Book to arrive in spring 2009

  2. Dear Ronald,

    Yes, I agree with everything that you have referenced and mentioned in the possible genesis of the reactions we all see and treat. How could I not? I love the amygdala–and they love me. “It’s all good” as we say in Australia. I was quite proud of alluding to complex scientific concepts (just as if I really understood them completely) but you have gone so much further in your speculations. I think it was Francine Shapiro (for one) who also emphasised these same pathways in her EMD/R work back in the 1980’s.

    I only wonder what is really happening in the upset brain. I have a sneaking suspicion that the pathways might involve chemicals and hormones and peptides as yet undiscovered! Don’t you hate it (love it) when that happens?

    Considering that such pathways are very “old” if you are correct, then possibly the energy system is also as “old” and thus treats the causes directly. Maybe in a way we can’t work out yet. [And while I am at it, why can’t “they” replicate the varnish on a Stradivarius??]

    Where is the scientist who can measure these things in real time? That is what I found exciting in my article. It is happening. Soon we will be the beneficiaries of some good data. Still I am concerned that it will take a very long time for the worth of tapping to be accepted by orthodox medicine. Nothing new there. But evidence-based medicine requires a lot of rigour and experiments. I of course prefer thought-experiments because I am bone lazy.

    Thank you for your response and I look forward to your Nobel prize nomination in due course. [I am going to nominate myself in a new category of Beyond Science…I just have to get a bit more open-mindedness and multi-categorical allusions into some dissertations I have in the pipeline. Like Einstein’s early stuff on the particle nature of light waves. Mine will be mind-bending even if unproveable….]



  3. “Can anyone here please help me with finding some information about traditional Chinese medicine? I have been looking around for ages and thought I would ask around, as I might be missing some great sites. Thanks.

  4. We Westerners are very close minded about any form of ancient/chinese medicine. They (I mean we, I’m English) seem to forget that we didn’t know what antibiotics was 200 years ago. There are more types of energy to be discovered and I think we need to think about science from as many angles as possible.

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