Every new method goes through stages. EFT was new in the late 1990s. Now, it is going through a growth period. There are two more stages, and then it will settle. How can I possibly say that, you may well ask! Well, a lesson everyone past a certain age has learned is that history repeats itself. It happened with every other method. There is no reason in my opinion and observation, why EFT should be any different. And that is a wonderful thing for the whole of humanity.
Let us take the case of Reiki as an example. Reiki started in the late 19th century, with its discovery and refinement by Mikao Usui. Then in the early 1930s, Hawayo Takata in the USA started teaching Reiki and spreading the Reiki word there. She taught 12 people to Master Teacher level (where they can teach Reiki and pass on the method to others). From the 12 that Takata taught, each ended up becoming a branch of Reiki, from which other branches grew. Meanwhile, in Japan, Reiki also grew, although at a slower rate, and likewise branched into slightly different ways of doing the techniques and using the wisdom. During the 1980sto 1990s, Reiki underwent a period of rapid growth. This was powered by competition. The founder of one kind or method of doing it would compete against the founder of another. And with competition, one tries harder to spread one's own way, one's own brand. So the competition created rapid growth. By the early 2000s, the Reiki market became saturated with different kinds. I call them flavors, like flavors of ice cream. Abput 150 in total. They are all the same but slightly different. Then came co-operation. Different leaders in this healing modality got together and started co-operating. In Australia, the UK, and soon to be in South Africa, this beautiful energy is recognized by the government as a proper qualification, united by the sameness and accepting of the differences in each flavor.
And so we see with EFT. Now we have Gold Standard EFT, Optimal EFT, AAMET EFT, Classical EFT, AMT EFT, Energy EFT, Positive EFT, Tapping, EFT Tapping, Matrix Reimprinting, FEFT, SET, and PET, to mention just the most well known variations. This is way below 100, so we are still in a period of competition and growth. The competition drives the growth, as can be seen anywhere you look on the founders' pages. Of course, the Usui of EFT, Gary Craig, is recognized as the founder, and all EFT stems from him in the first place, for which we are so very blessed. Thank you, Gary, for creating such a complete and long-lasting solution to most of people's emotional and physical challenges. As more and more flavors are created, competition will have driven EFT to a point of market saturation, and then will come co-operation.
I look forward to that day. In the meantime, if you are looking to learn EFT, perhaps you can subscribe to a few newsletters, speak to a few trainers from different systems, and make up your mind which kind you would like to start with. Or you can learn a few and decide for yourself which one works best for you. If you want to work with EFT as a professional, the most accepted form in your country, or the best known, is a safe bet. You can always learn other forms as well to enhance and broaden your knowledge and offering. Enjoy your learning and discovery!
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