Are you an explorer of inner peace and wellbeing like me? Well, you're in for a treat, as today I want to share with you a truly remarkable technique that has transformed my life and the lives of many of my clients: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as "tapping". This simple yet powerful practice has the potential to unlock emotional healing and bring about profound positive change. So, grab a cup of tea, sit back, and allow me to introduce you to the world of tapping.
My journey with tapping
As a firm believer in the mind-body connection, I have always been on the lookout for holistic approaches to personal growth and self-healing. Several years ago, I stumbled upon tapping and decided to give it a try. Little did I know that embracing tapping would become quite the cornerstone in my personal growth, as well as in my holistic health and wellness coaching.
Tapping has become an integral part of my daily routine, helping me release negative emotions, overcome limiting beliefs, and find balance in my life. Seeing its transformative effects, I knew I had to share this technique with my clients, and it has been truly rewarding to witness their own breakthroughs and transformations.
What is tapping?
Tapping combines elements of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology to address emotional and physical imbalances. It involves gently tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on the issue at hand. By stimulating these meridian points, we can release blocked energy and restore harmony within our system.
The science behind tapping
While tapping may seem unconventional at first, it is firmly grounded in scientific principles. Research has shown that tapping can lower the stress hormone cortisol, rewire neural pathways, and bring about a sense of calm and emotional regulation.
When we experience emotional distress, it disrupts the body's energy system, leading to imbalances and negative emotions. Tapping helps restore this balance by calming the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for the fight-or-flight response, and activating the body's natural relaxation response.
Getting started with tapping
Now that you have a brief understanding of tapping, let's explore how you can start incorporating it into your life:
1. Identify the issue: Begin by identifying the emotion, belief, or physical sensation you want to address. It could be stress, anxiety, fear, a limiting belief, or even physical pain.
2. Setup statement: Craft a simple statement that acknowledges the issue and affirms self-acceptance. For example, "Even though I feel anxious, I deeply and completely love and accept myself".
3. Tapping sequence: Use your fingertips to gently tap on the following acupressure points while repeating the setup statement:
- Inside of the wrist
- Side of the eye
- Under the eye
- Under the nose
- Under the arm
- Top of the head
4. Repeat and release: Repeat the tapping sequence two to three times while staying focused on the issue. As you tap, allow any emotions or thoughts to arise and gently release them.
5. Assess and repeat: After each round of tapping, take a deep breath and check in with yourself. Notice any changes in the intensity of your emotions or physical sensations. If necessary, repeat the process until you feel a sense of relief and calm.
Remember, tapping is a personal journey, and its effects may vary for each individual. Feel free to explore different aspects of your life and experiment with tapping to address a wide range of issues.
So there you have it! EFT, or tapping, has the potential to transform your life, just as it has transformed mine. As you embark on this incredible journey, embrace the power of this simple yet profound practice to release emotional blockages, overcome limiting beliefs, and cultivate a state of emotional wellbeing.
Having personally experienced the benefits of tapping and obtained a certificate in teaching this technique, I wholeheartedly encourage you to explore this transformative tool. With an open mind and a willingness to embark on a journey of self-discovery, you may unlock a world of emotional freedom and find a path to a more fulfilling and balanced life.
If you're seeking guidance and support on your tapping journey, I'm here to help. As a certified tapping practitioner, I offer personalised sessions where we can work together to delve deeper into your emotional wellbeing. Together, we can navigate the challenges, release what no longer serves you, and create a more empowered and joyful life.
So, go ahead, take a deep breath, and start tapping into your own emotional freedom. You deserve it!
- While tapping can be a powerful tool for emotional wellbeing, it is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice. If you have a serious emotional or physical condition, please consult a qualified healthcare professional.
- This blog is based on personal experience and is not meant to replace professional advice.
- I highly recommend following Brad Yates' tapping videos on YouTube. He's been around for many years, and has a video for pretty much any subject.
Let me know how you get on!