Praise for EFT from an unusual source

This message appeared on (EFT’s founder) Gary Craig’s email newsletter and I thought I’d post it in full. It’s a message of praise from a Buddhist monk, of western origin, living in Sri Lanka.

By Nyanasanti Bhikkhu

Dear Friends…

I have been given a real gift recently, and I want to share it with all of you. It is simply one of the most powerful healing and transformational tools I have ever encountered (after meditation).

It is called EFT, (Emotional Freedom Technique). It is deceptively simple to learn and apply, but the results are simply stunning. Emotional and physical healings occur in a manner which is fascinating … unbelievable even. EFT is based on a very different understanding of why negative emotions are caused in our lives. It’s probably going to challenge some beliefs and assumptions that you have (just as it did for me) … but the results are unmistakable. This stuff really works … I’ve tried it on myself and others in my monastery with results that are too good to believe.

I’ll warn you though, EFT is perhaps one of the strangest / funniest looking procedures you’ll ever see. When first encountered it seems ridiculous … until you try it and see for yourself how beautifully it resolves the most complex of psychological / emotional, and even physical problems.

I’m amazed at how I got this gift — and it is REALLY such a GIFT! — here in a remote monastery in Sri Lanka. A senior monk returned from abroad and brought along the complete DVD set of EFT teachings. I’m truly grateful to him for sharing them with me and giving me a chance to learn this teaching. One way to show that gratitude is perhaps to spread the word about EFT.

This is very likely a tool I’ll be using for the rest of my life. In all my years of learning various meditation techniques, studying healing systems, self-development methods, plus the wide array of methodologies I’ve been exposed to during my training in Psychology and Human Resources Management … I’ve never come across anything as potent as EFT for rapidly diffusing complex emotional problems and associated physical issues. In fact for dealing with specific emotional issues (e.g. phobias, addictions, grief etc.) it’s probably a more appropriate tool than meditation.

Anyway….I don’t want to say too much (I think I already have!). If you are interested, please download and read the “EFT Manual”. You can download it for free from:

You can learn EFT just from this simple manual. There is also lots of other helpful material on the EFT website. However to really appreciate the power of this tool you’ll have to order the DVDs from It’s a great set of DVDs … educational, entertaining and indeed transformational . These EFT people are altruistically motivated and allow the original buyer of the DVD set to make 100 copies for free distribution.

And these teachings are easy and even fun to apply. I feel it’s going to help many of you in lots of ways. Thats why I’m sending you this email.

So please accept this precious gift and read the EFT manual. And, if you can, order the DVDs … because they are really worth it (better than Hollywood Blockbusters actually!).

So I’ll end this…wishing you Emotional Freedom !

May you soar…

Nyanasanti Bhikkhu

PS: It’s somewhat unusual for a Buddhist monk to be recommending a transformational tool that wasn’t explicitly taught by the Buddha. I venture to do so only because I’ve found that EFT has the potential to significantly reduce psychological and physical suffering. It does not promise Nirvana or Enlightenment (at least I don’t think so!). It does promise freedom from debilitating negative tendencies … and delivers fast! And to that extent perhaps it is congruent with the Buddha’s teachings that aim at the complete ending of all suffering.

Nyanasanti Bhikkhu

A Buddhist monk’s life revolves around using meditation techniques, which has been in use now for 2,500 years, to relieve suffering and achieve complete peace of mind.

As a practicing Buddhist I found it very interesting to hear how a monastic who is using tried and true methods for relieving suffering reacted to ‘one of the strangest / funniest procedures’.

Personally I think EFT and meditation (Buddhist or otherwise) fit very well together to help people lighten the load of their suffering, but I hadn’t expected to read an email from a monk coming to the same conclusion!

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