The Science of Emotional Freedom Techniques

Stacey Vornbrock, M.S. is pioneering the use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with professional and amateur athletes to release mental, emotional, physical, and mechanical blocks on the cellular level. EFT will discharge chemicals that have been stored in the cell receptor sites of the body. When these chemicals are discharged it allows your brain and body to return to a harmonized or synchronized state, which allows you to perform at your optimum level. Below is a description of how this works from a brain and body chemistry standpoint.

We have 50 to 100 trillion cells in our body!

EVERY CELL in our body has up to one million cell receptor sites. It is the job of these cell receptors to take in nutrients, proteins, vitamins, and minerals to nourish each cell and keep it in balance


(That event can be thoughts we have, something that happens to us, something we witness happening to someone else, an injury, etc.)

The hypothalamus releases a cascade of chemicals that are called peptides

(These peptides are short chain amino acids that we experience as an emotion or sensation)

These peptides dock onto cell receptor sites throughout the body

Now nutrients, proteins, vitamins and minerals can’t enter those receptor sites

If the chemical/emotion isn’t processed out of receptor sites it remains there

Receptor sites shrink up and die and cell divides; now there are more receptor sites for that same chemical/emotion and less for nutrients, proteins, vitamins, and minerals

We then spend our time trying to deal with the event on a psychological level rather than the physiological level that it happened on.

Positive chemicals such as fun, excitement, joy, happiness, enthusiasm, and passion nourish your body and strengthen your immune system. Negative chemicals such as fear, excessive adrenaline, embarrassment, frustration, and anger damage your body and trip your sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight). As these negative chemicals get stored in your cell receptors throughout your body, they eventually cause:

  • Loss of focus
  • Loss of confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Decrease of fine motor skills
  • Injuries
  • Decrease of range of motion
  • Doubt
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Poor performance
  • Performance errors

With the use of EFT, Stacey easily helps your body discharge these stored chemicals from the cell receptor sites on the physiological level. As these chemicals are discharged you will notice your mental thoughts effortlessly change as well.  Unlike other techniques, you don’t have to believe it will work in order for it to work. You can remain completely skeptical and still get results!

Easily free yourself up mentally, physically, and mechanically to play your best:

  • Complete the healing of old injuries
  • Speed up the healing of recent injuries
  • Release the effects of past poor performances
  • Eliminate sports related anxiety
  • Increase confidence
  • Accomplish mechanical changes in minutes vs. months
  • Learn recovery techniques to reduce fatigue
  • Breakthrough comfort zones
  • Release mental, emotional, physical, and mechanical blocks

EFT is not designed to replace anything you are currently doing to enhance your performance. It is in addition to coaching, strength and conditioning, good nutrition, chiropractic, naturopathic, and medical care or any other modality that adds to your performance.

Copyright 2004, Stacey Vornbrock, All Rights Reserved


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