Tap like a Pro: WTF is EFT?
Ready to Tap like a Pro but still a bit unsure WTF is going on with EFT?
EFT = Emotional Freedom Technique
It is a combination of Chinese Medicine and Modern Psychology. It blends gentle tapping on meridian or acupressure points with the verbal or mental acknowledgment of whatever it is that is cause stress in the mind and body.
This could be a negative thought, emotion or even physical problem like a headache. Tapping is a simple yet mind-blowing tool. I say it a lot, but I am continually amazed at how quickly it can work to relieve stress and boost your mood. By quickly I mean, in like 5 minutes. EFT = Emotional Freedom Technique. It’s a combination of aspects of Chinese Medicine (the meridian system) and Modern Psychology (acknowledgement of how you feel).
It blends gentle tapping on meridian or acupressure points with the verbal or mental acknowledgement of whatever it is that is causing stress in the mind and body. This could be a negative thought, emotion or even a physical problem like a headache. Tapping reduces stress effectively and quickly
As you tap the points, you are making direct impact on the amygdala in the brain to lower cortisol levels, effectively taking the body out of fight or flight.
Research has shown that after tapping:
Cortisol levels can drop by 37%
Anxiety can drop by 40%
Pain can drop by 57%
Cravings can drop by 74%
EFT helps us to let go of emotions, thoughts and beliefs,
If you’re an overthinker, have been holding a grudge, if you’re grieving, feeling like you’ll never get ahead or that you’re stuck in a cycle. Maybe you have big dreams but feel too tied down to your baggage to actually achieve them.
EFT can help you process and clear the junk in your trunk so that you can move forward with clarity, peace and freedom.
You can tap on almost anything, but remember to take care of yourself.
Tapping can help with a range of issues including; weight loss, stress and anxiety, depression, insomnia, lack of self-confidence or self-worth, physical pain, grief and trauma.
If you are new to tapping, always go gently and work with a practitioner for extra support.
Here are some quick tips to help you get started.
· Check out the videos on my YouTube channel and Instagram IGTV feed and tap along with me.
· Journal about how you’re feeling today and tap on any emotions or stress that you’d like to clear.