EFT - For Kids
Need a calming technique that is quick and powerful but only takes minutes? Want to help your child to build their ability to self-regulate?
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can play a vital role in helping your child to release feelings of fear, anxiety, trauma and doubt. It is a technique that can work within a matter of minutes. Our children tend to carry less emotional baggage than adults which results in them not getting caught up in the 'hows' and 'whys' of things that happen. EFT produces results more quickly in children due to them just wanting to feel better. It can also work for those children who may be resistant to trying new techniques which can be helpful for specifically older children.
It is such a fascinating technique as it is one that can be taught to children. Allowing them to equip with the tools to control and manage their emotions. Here at Future Footsteps, Menace the Mindful Monster helps teach children, through the use of EFT, that it is OK to have these emotions that they don't always understand but more effectively it offers them a strategy that they themselves can apply to their everyday lives. It offers a tool for self-regulation so many children desire.
A number of situations can be overcome by using EFT such as:
-Loss of a loved one
-Moving schools or towns
-Not performing well in schools or sports
-Overcoming an illness
The Future Footsteps approach uses EFT alongside other approaches such as mindfulness, NLP and developing a growth mindset. EFT can educate children how to manage their emotions developing confidence and resilience, is is an excellent technique for them to add to their emotional regulation toolkits.