[None: This short history lesson is offered because many people ask about it. You do not need to understand the history of tapping in order to utilize it in your life. If you aren’t interested in the history lesson, no worries. Skip to the next section and don’t give it a second thought.]
The brief history of tapping goes something like this…
First there was Thought Field Therapy. Thought Field Therapy was developed in the early eighties by Dr. Rodger Callahan. Over the years the techniques have evolved. Different variations can be referred to as Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Evolving Thought Field Therapy (EvTFT), and the Callahan Techniques Thought Field Therapy (CTTFT).
In TFT there is a particular and unique way to tap for each and every issue. TFT is a very effective protocol, but some people find it frustrating because it can be complicated and cumbersome to beginners. (If you would like more info about TFT please visit [link]).
In the nineties Gary Craig studied TFT with Dr. Callahan and innovated Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) from this and other trainings. When creating EFT Gary’s intention was to create a powerful tool that was simpler than TFT that anyone could do with limited training.
This original version of EFT is often referred to as the basic recipe.
When presenting the basic recipe to the world in the late 90’s early 00’s Gary encouraged people to take his work to add, change, and transform in as many ways as possible.
And people all over the world did just that.
If you spend any time poking around the internet looking for tapping stuff you will find TFT, EFT, FasterEFT, Ask and Receive, Adv. EFT, Matrix Re-Patterning, Matrix Re-Imprinting, and I am sure if you look long enough I’m sure you will find Gene’s Really Cool Tapping Technique That Will Make You Rich, Handsome, and Allow You To Live Forever Technique.
Because there have been so many changes, innovation, interaction, and (honestly) renaming of the same thing eight ways to Sunday I am going to simple call it all tapping.
In the end it doesn’t matter what you call it. All that matters is if tapping works for you.