EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament
(EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Author: Rue Hass
Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
Today's world can often be a hectic place. We are exposed to a huge amount and variety of stimuli. From bright lighting, noisy cars, loud talking, blaring music and constantly ringing phones to the noise of machinery, blinking lights of electronic equipment, and everything that goes along with modern society and technology. Do you ever feel like all that activity, people and noise are really upsetting you? Ever feel like you are on sensory-overload? If so, you may be a person with a highly sensitive temperament (HST).
Do you get anxious or depressed by things and people around you? How do you make personal decisions? Are you logic driven or do you base decisions on your gut feelings or intuitions? Studies have found that those of us with HST tend to be more intuitive, more in touch with our personal vibes, and the vibes of people we come into contact with. HSTs often get their feelings hurt easily, and have an extremely high level of empathy towards others, including animals. Perhaps you are self-sacrificing, putting the needs and desires of others above your own. You may find that your physical or mental health suffers because of it. Often, HSTs will feel emotionally drained and exhausted just by being in crowded or loud situations. They may try to avoid conflict of any kind. Usually idealistic, they would like to assume the best of everyone.
Being an HST is not a bad thing; many of the world's greatest humanitarians and creative people are HST. Learning to work with these traits, instead of fighting against them, can reward you with a more peaceful and efficient, successful life.
Using EFT, the reader can train themselves to work with their personality traits. EFT is based on the premise that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in our body's energy system. These disruptions can lead to physical, spiritual, mental and emotional symptoms and difficulties. If you have any knowledge of eastern medicine, you know that it's based on this same belief. In fact, it's been the basis of eastern medicine for thousands of years. EFT is often referred to as emotional accupunture, since it uses a tapping technique on key accupressure points. Studies have found that 80 percent of people treated with EFT, even self-treated, find at least some degree of relief. If used with a skilled practioner, the success rate reaches 95%. That's an outstanding level of success; especially when you consider that EFT uses no medication, surgery or medical intervention.
Written in an easy-to-follow, extensively detailed style, this book would be extremely useful to both laypersons and professionals. Anyone who with an interest in EFT or personality theory would find much new knowledge here. If you have an interest in alternative medicine or holistic therapies, it would prove an invaluable reference, both from the standpoint of a good understanding of EFT and personality issues or traits. Highly recommended.