Combining time-tested principles with
        cutting edge mind-body approaches
        to help you find emotional freedom and dissolve blocks
        to achieving important life goals.

        Eva Zimmermann, PhD       
        Schafmattweg 78
        4102 Binningen / Basel
        Phone:  +41 61 421 29 15

What is EFT in a nutshell?

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques - a powerful new method based on the discovery that our limiting beliefs and unresolved emotional traumas contribute greatly to mental, emotional, and physical distress. When we fall prey to negative thoughts and emotions, we lose the capacity for joy and creative expression of our innate potential. The resulting grief and frustration eventually manifest in the body as tension, pain and finally illness. Research is now showing convincingly that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the impact of experiences that have become the source of distress. As a result, the body is often able to rebalance itself, thus accelerating the natural healing process.

How does EFT work?

EFT works directly with the body as an energy system. Gary Craig, who developed Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in the early 1990s, has often described his method as a needle-free version of the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture. It is based on the assumption that negative emotions go along with a disturbance in the body's energy field. With EFT, we stimulate specific key 'acupoints' situated along the body's energy meridians while tuning into a specific problem we wish to address. This not only removes blockages in the natural flow of chi, leading to an overall balancing of the body's energies; it often brings relief from physical symptoms of stress as well as freedom from the power of negative thoughts and limiting beliefs related to the issue we addressed.
This framework is not unique to EFT but underlies much of Energy Psychology - an umbrella term for a range of approaches to psychological issues by working with the body's energy currents and fields. EFT is the most well-known in an extended family of meridian therapies such as Roger Callahan's Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Whereas TFT requires the use of specific tapping sequences determined by muscle testing and is administered by trained clinicians only, its cousin EFT is a simplified method based on the use of a standardized treatment protocol, which lends itself to being used by practitioners along with their clients as an effective self help modality.

What EFT does:

EFT is primarily used to address emotional issues but is frequently helpful in treating physical pain and tension as well. Even longstanding conditions respond favorably, and it is not unusual that EFT will help where nothing else has. The method often works wonders as a cure for what we may call ‘the common upset’; it can allow us to rapidly clear unresolved emotional trauma, and even a longstanding phobia such as a fear of snakes may vanish within one session of focused tapping. Even beginning practitioners can expect a 50 to 60% success rate. More complex issues tend to require sustained effort and the intervention of a skilled therapist. But even in such cases, tapping homework done between sessions can greatly speed up treatment. More recently, EFT master practitioners have come forward to further develop the method’s range of creative applications. Instead of focusing on problem areas only, EFT is now increasingly used to enhance performance and overcome blocks to achieving important life goals.

EFT has been successfully applied with

     Fear of heights, snakes, spiders, air travel, etc. (phobias)
     Repeated stress, anxiety and overwhelm
     Longstanding anger, resentments and 'unfinished business'
     Acute and posttraumatic stress reactions
     Fear of speaking in public, extreme discomfort in social situations
     Self esteem issues, lack of self confidence
     Difficulty with learning and test anxiety
     Blocks to creative expression and self actualization
     Eating imbalance and other addictive patterns
     Physical conditions and pain with obvious or hidden emotional components


Eva Zimmermann lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for close to 15 years and worked as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice before returning to her place of birth in Switzerland. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Eva has extensive experience in meditation, mindfulness and related mind-body approaches. Eva integrates well established with innovative therapeutic modalities to support her clients in releasing mental and emotional blocks to accomplishing important life goals. She is an AAMET-certified EFT practitioner and teaches seminars in to interested audiences in the Basel area. Her services are available in English, German and Swiss dialect. 

New fees starting June 1, 2012:

     Initial session (90min)            CHF 120
     Follow up session (60min)    CHF 120
     Follow up session (90min)    CHF 160


     3 sessions (60min)………....CHF 320
     3 sessions (90min)…………CHF 420
     6 sessions (60min)………....CHF 600
     6 sessions (90min)……   … CHF 760

Sessions are generally conducted face-to-face, but phone or Skype sessions are available as well.

Upcoming Workshops:


Recommended books and DVDs

The Promise of Energy Psychology (David Feinstein, D. Eden & G. Craig)

Energy Psychology Interactive Self-Help Guide (David Feinstein)

Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing (Gloria Arenson)

The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention (Dawson Church)

Introduction to Energy Psychology (2 DVD Program – David Feinstein)

Try It On Everything (DVD – Nicolas & Jessica Ortner)

Recommended books in German

EFT: Klopfakupressur für Körper, Geist und Seele (Christian Reiland)

Schmerz lass nach: Chronische Schmerzen mit Klopfakupressur selbst behandeln. (Reto Wyss)

Klopf die Sorgen weg!: Emotionale Befreiung durch EFT und Energetische Psychologie (David Feinstein, Donna Eden & Gary Craig)

Die neue Medizin des Bewusstseins: Wie Sie mit Gedanken und Gefühlen Ihre Gene positive beeinflussen können (Dawson Church)


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The information presented on this website is educational in nature and is only for your personal use. EFT is not a substitute for necessary medical or mental health treatment. The author makes no claim, warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding any outcome for individuals visiting this website and using EFT for any particular issue. The American Psychological Association (APA) has recently made a statement confirming that EFT meets the criteria necessary to be considered "evidence-based" practice for a number of conditions, including PTSD. Nevertheless, readers are encouraged to take full responsibility for their use of EFT as a result of reading the information contained in this website. Please seek professional advice as necessary and appropriate before making any health decision.

For more information, contact

Eva Zimmermann, PhD       
Schafmattweg 78
4102 Binningen / Basel
Phone:  +41 61 421 29 15

California trained & licensed – Fluent in English, German & Swiss German




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