Tapping Your Way To Freedom
So what is tapping and how can it help me?
Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is a powerful easily learned stress relief technique that can offer greater emotional freedom. Tapping is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. It can be practiced by anyone and is easy to learn. Initially working with a practitioner is very helpful till you feel confident to continue to practice at home. Then it is a practice that you can use when needed.
The World Health Organisation has announced that stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century. Studies have shown that tapping helps calm the activity of the amygdala, the part of our brain that manages our nervous system’s response to a threat (real, perceived, or anticipated) while we give voice to the challenging thoughts and emotions that arise.
The basic Tapping technique requires you to focus on a negative emotion at hand. This can be a fear, a worry, or any unresolved problem. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, you use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times on 9 specific meridian points of the body. This is followed by a positive affirmation. Tapping over meridian points in this way is proven to reduce stress, lower cortisol, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, relieve pain, increase productivity, and so much more!
I incorporate tapping with my clients to help overcome anxiety around different issues, phobias and painful feelings and emotions.