Sonya Sophia Illig was dressed in soft layers and had a fairy tale look about her with her flowy long locks. “Find the sore spot about an inch below your collar bone and and inch out and tap it gently. Take a deep breath,” she said, and thirty five people in unison heaved and released a loud AHHHHH.

That was part of an introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique (“EFT”), which was developed by Gary Craig in the mid-1990s. It involves tapping along the meridians of the body as identified in acupuncture.

Some leaders in the personal development field speak positively of EFT include Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Joseph Mercola of the Optimal Wellness Center, coach and best selling author Cheryl Richardson, developmental biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton, and the co-creator of the enormously successful Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield.

Naysayers of the effectiveness of EFT claim that it may be auto-suggestion at work. Of note then, something is working.

Here’s a video Craig Brockie created that explains EFT in 5 minutes.

You can find out more at the World Tapping Summit that begins February 21st. To find out more about a film being made by Nick Ortner about EFT check it out at The Tapping Solution.