Internet searching for EFT gets mixed results

Posted by Karen Degen on 11th August 2014

Tags: EFT, EFTPOS, Electronic Funds Transfer, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, ICEEFT, tapping therapy

If you simply search for EFT on the Internet you will of course find our own EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as tapping therapy.  You will also, confusingly, find some other things called EFT.  You might find websites for an Electronic Fund Transfer System used for moving funds from bank accounts, credit or debit cards.  Also known in New Zealand as EFTPOS (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale).  Nothing whatsoever to do with EFT tapping, but of course you can use it to pay for a session.

Just to confuse things even more, Sue Johnson in Canada has a couple of websites for something called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  You guessed it – the abbreviation is EFT.  She also has a website, which stands for the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  The centre promotes successful relationships between partners and within families. There is no relationship to our own EFT tapping therapy.

I even found a gaming website that came up when I searched on EFT.  Then to make it even stranger, my EFT search found a newt.  A newt is a small slender-bodied amphibian with lungs and a well-developed tail, typically spending its adult life on land and returning to water to breed.  Apparently there is a North American newt whose juvenile stage is known as the red eft.  I wonder if it taps…..?

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