Tapping for emotional freedom


Tapping, or the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is a simple yet powerful technique that can have a huge impact on your emotional wellbeing.

It is a self-help technique that can be used to help resolve or ease a number of issues including anxiety, addiction, chronic pain,  chronic stress, depression, limiting beliefs unwanted weight gain and more. It can give you emotional freedom - freedom to feel your emotions and the freedom to release them.

It is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridian endpoints of the body, while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations, calms the nervous system, rewires the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the body’s balance of energy

The beauty of the technique is that it can be used anywhere and with no equipment needed.

How to tap:

1. Ask yourself: "What is the issue I want to work on?"
e.g. How I am feeling today
A past memory that is still causing me distress
A future event I am worried about.

2. Ask yourself: "How does this make me feel?
Angry
Anxious
Frustrated
Guilty
Helpless
Sad
Worried
etc.

3. Then consider, where you can feel it in your body
Churning stomach
Sweaty palms
Trembling
etc.

4. What is the intensity if this emotion?
0 = Nothing
10 = Maximum intensity

Based on these observations, you can now start tapping.

Start by tapping on the Karate Chop point at the outer edge of your hand and say:
 “Even though I have [insert emotion] I completely, and deeply, love and accept myself”. Repeat this twice.

Then tap all the tapping points in this sequence:

Inside of Eyebrow
Side of Eye
Under Eye
Under Nose
Under Mouth
Collar Bone
Under Arm
Top of the head

As you do so, focus on your emotions and how you feel them in your body. Keep repeating the sequence above. If you feel comfortable, describe them out loud. Have a good vent! Notice any changes in your body. Ask yourself why you are holding onto this emotion, is there any secondary gain? Tell yourself that it is safe to let it go and chose to release it.

Take a few deep breaths and then see what the intensity of the emotion is. Maybe it was an 8 but now it's a 7, or maybe you barely feel it at all. Any relief is good! If you need to, repeat the technique multiple times to further reduce the intensity.

Check out my video demonstrating this fantastic technique.





As mentioned in the video, if you want to learn more about journaling click here.

I would love to know how you get on with this technique or hear about any breakthroughs you've experienced using it. Please let me know in the comments below!



Comments

  1. I have never heard of this technique before. I will have to try it out. I appreciate the video demonstration!

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  2. I feel emotional well-being is so important and it high time we start focusing it as early as possible. Thanks for all the tips. They are really helpful.

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  3. This is a very good way to help people think more positively. I will try it and see how it works for me. Thank you.

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  4. I haven't heard of this technique. It sounds so interesting! I am always looking for ways to nourish my self care

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  5. What a great video! The tips are super helpful

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  6. I've been more and more mindful of my emotions and I often ask myself questions to help me dig a little deeper on what is causing the inner chaos and I never knew the word for it but now I do>> tapping

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  7. Intriguing! As a personal deveoplment fan who believes in self-help I have to confess though I heard a lot about EFT, I never tried it. No dea why not. BUT that changes today. Thanks to you I will be trying this techniqie. Lets see how it goes. Thanks for sharing.

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