San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2006
Golf pros agree that golf is a mental game and thus distracting, negative thoughts can quickly undermine a perfect swing. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an emerging do-it-yourself acupressure technique that quickly resolves negative thinking and relaxes the body’s subtle energy system. This results in a more natural approach to the game and often brings dramatically lowered scores. The basics can be learned via the free download of the EFT Manual. http://www.emofree.com/downloadeftmanual.asp?ref=prw-golf
Sport Psychologist, Dr. Nick Holt, studied elite golfers’ performance stress and coping strategies. “Common stressors for players included worries about scores, missing putts, making mistakes, using the wrong club, being watched and opponent performance.” According to Holt, players like Tiger Woods are able to cope with stress very well but many players don’t even try to cope, or know how to cope.
Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT explains, “EFT is a coping strategy that is invaluable to golfers. Anyone can use it to eliminate performance related worries; even the most persistent ones. It is also useful for golfers whose confidence is undermined when competing against “better” players.”
Craig goes on to say, “Most experienced golfers know how to technically make perfect shots but few golfers can execute those kinds of shot with consistency. When consistency enters the picture, major improvements are possible. Many golfers have used EFT to drop their scores from the mid-80’s to the mid-70’s. Pros are also using it to shave that all important 1 or 2 strokes off of important rounds.”
Dr. Holt observed that the elite golfers in his study were not aware of the importance of effectively coping with stress. They focused on developing their technical skills, but didn’t have effective coping strategies. “Golfers at every level need to be proactive about forming and then practicing strategies for effectively coping with stress,” Holt says.
Sports performance specialists like Steve Wells in Australia use EFT to help athletes diminish intrusive thoughts, build motivation and confidence, and ultimately improve their scores. Wells worked with an amateur golfer who wanted to become a pro. They did EFT for some of the typical golf worries mentioned earlier, but his golf performance changed only slightly.
It was only when they began working on fears that his golf game shifted remarkably. Wells’ client was harboring many fears about taking the risk of turning pro. Every time he played golf, his fear of success and his fear of failure inhibited his game. When these issues were addressed with EFT, he was posting incredible scores and beating players that outranked him. He was no longer bringing his fears with him into his game.
Several EFT practitioners have reported working with golfers on the driving range. They hit several balls with different clubs and rated each shot. Then they spent a few minutes doing a very basic application of EFT. They took another series of shots and in about 80% of the cases, there was significant improvement in distance and accuracy of their drives.
Craig explains, “In my experience working with golfers and other athletes, most people play within a “comfort zone”. That is, at a subtle level, they feel they "belong" in the mid-80's or low 90's … they say they can’t “break into” the 70’s. But, after just one EFT session, 80% of them hit a new level in their game. I don’t know of any other technique that targets this tendency and has this level of success.”
EFT is a do-it-yourself acupressure technique that golfers can do during a game, just before a particularly difficult hole. By simply tapping on a few acupuncture points on the face and torso, they can correct their anxiety about their next shot. It only takes a couple of minutes and won’t hold up the game.
There are EFT practitioners in most countries, especially the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South America. Many are licensed health care practitioners. The EFT website is now the sixth most actively visited natural health site in the world.
Over 300,000 have downloaded Craig’s free training manual and another 10,000 download it each month. The official EFT Manual has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages.
The EFT Manual explains the basics so that anyone can begin applying EFT right away. It can be freely downloaded at
For further information, contact Gary Craig at 707-785-2848.
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