What is EFT, Who Does it Work for and Why Does it Work?

“Hey Mark, so what exactly is this ‘tapping thing’ that you keep mentioning? It all seems a little weird to me!” This is the typical comment that I get from my friends. Most of them, especially those from my home town, can’t get their heads around how I have changed from being a regular guy who likes football  and music and was scared of commitment, to someone who seems happy in their own skin and who professes that the answers lie ‘within’.

The simple facts are that NLP, EFT and Matrix Reimprinting changed my life. They help me to understand who I am and who my authentic self is. They assist me on my own personal journey, from the former to the latter.

During the first session I have with my clients, I teach them the basic EFT technique, Why? Because it is the easiest to learn, and once the basics have been understood they can be used whenever and wherever.

So what is EFT?

EFT has its origins in ancient Chinese medicine and can be best described as acupuncture without the need for needles. All that is required is to tap lightly on various parts of your body called meridian lines in order to balance your energy flow. When the energy within your body is disrupted this will show up in the form of physical or emotional symptoms. These symptoms are often likened to the blockage in a river. Tapping on the correct points clears these blockages and allows energy to flow freely again.

The blockages can be as a result of physical or emotional issues. Here are some of the issues where I have used EFT and have found it to be effective:

  • Addictions such as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Physical healing
  • Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
  • Weight Issues
  • Enhancing Self Worth                                              
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Negative memories

And of course issues around money.

Other areas include:

  • Fears and Phobias
  • Grief and loss
  • Enhancing sporting performance
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Guilt

The creator of EFT, Gary Craig suggests that we “try it on everything” and the success rate statistics from my own clients and those of my colleagues (typically around 90%) would back up that statement.

As it’s simple to learn the basics, clients are able to do a lot of the work on themselves. This makes the process extremely cost effective when compared with better known talking therapies. However for bigger issues and major traumas, it is recommended that you seek the help of a qualified practitioner.

Because of the changes EFT has made in my own life, I want to share this with the world. My ultimate goal is help as many people as I can to help themselves achieve good health, a calm balanced approach to life and to be their authentic selves.


NLP  stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming...

NLP  has many definitions. However, the one I prefer is:

The Art and Science of Personal Excellence.

Art - because everyone brings their unique personality and style to what they do.

Science - relates to the methods and processes for discovering the patterns used by outstanding individuals.

The co-founders of NLP, Richard Bandler and John Grinder indicated it would be instrumental in finding ways “ to help people have better, fuller and richer lives”. It could also be used as a rapid form of addressing psychological problems such as:

  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Bad Habits
  • Learning Disorders


Neuro - This part of NLP is an acknowledgement to our senses and that all behaviour stems from what we experience through these senses. Neurology covers our visible physiological reaction to ideas and events as well as our invisible thought processes.

Linguistic - Acknowledges that we utilise language to communicate with others and to order our thoughts and ideas.

Programming - Refers to the way we choose to organise our ideas and actions to produce results.

NLP is what makes the difference between excellent and average. Within the NLP 'banner’ There are hundreds of NLP Techniques or patterns that have been developed since the 1970s to help you leave behind certain aspects, beliefs and habits of your life that are holding you back and move towards discovering and achieving your own personal genius.

While EFT and Matrix Reimprinting have produced remarkable clinical results, these must still be considered to be in the experimental stage and thus whomever chooses to incorporate these tools must take full and complete responsibility for their use of them.

This material or instructions on this website, or verbal suggestions given by Mark Bristow, are not intended to replace or substitute any recommendations of any medical professionals or health-care providers. Rather, they are intended to offer information to help the user glean a more positive result, in addition to their advice, as a mutual quest for optimum improvement of quality of life and well-being.

Mark is not a licenced health professional and offers EFT, NLP and Matrix Reimprinting as strictly educational information only.