Emotional Freedom Technique
Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is a powerful technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues, including, but not limited to stress, anxiety, phobias, emotional disorders, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and limiting beliefs.
Tapping therapy is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridian points of the body, while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations, helps to calm the nervous system, rewire the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the body’s balance of energy.
Tapping makes use of the connection between the mind and the body. This technique utilizes the concept that physical ailments are very connected to our emotional state.
The energy “system” in the body, known as meridians, which is a common acupuncture or acupressure term, can store blocked energy. Tapping on specific points in this system, while verbally or mentally addressing the root cause of the stress, can stimulate and clear away these blocks and allowing more flow and energy in a very natural way.
The basic Tapping technique requires you to focus on the negative emotion, be it fear, anxiety, memories, problems or habits. Then you use your fingertips to tap on nine different meridian points of the body, in a specific way.
Tapping on these meridian points in sequence while concentrating on the negative emotions engages both the brain’s limbic system and the body’s energy system, bringing about a sense of safety and resolution. In the science of epigenetics, there is proof that when you change your internal environment – your emotions and beliefs – external changes in your mental & physical health will result.
In many ways, Tapping is similar to acupuncture in that both achieves healing through the stimulation of the body’s meridians and energy pathways. And, the best part of Tapping is, no needles needed!
Tapping is a tool that you can use for self-care and self-healing. It can be used whenever and wherever you need it the most, empowering you to regain control of your own emotions and healing process.