EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, Tapping, Tapping Therapy, Emotional Freedom Tapping – however you choose to describe this incredible energy technique is a game changer.
I first discovered EFT Tapping in 2011 when studying Solution Focused Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. I went on to train in EFT Tapping at levels 1, 2 and 3 and have even gone on to deliver training courses to people about how to use Tapping to transform your mindset.
When you read what tapping can do for you, you will understand why! Even better, you will find plenty of my EFT videos uploaded onto my youtube channel, where I guide you on how to use EFT Tapping for different issues. Hop onto one of the videos and start tapping along!
In the meantime, here are 10 things you didn’t know about EFT Tapping.
1. Tapping instantly calms you down
When stress occurs, your central nervous system shifts towards the sympathetic side, resulting in the production of elevated levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Applying pressure to specific acupressure points sends an electrochemical signal to the brain, prompting it to transition towards the parasympathetic side, triggering the relaxation response. The outcome is the cultivation of a profound sense of calm, often achieved in a shorter time than it takes to brew a cup of tea.
2. EFT Tapping therapy for anxiety
Utilising tapping techniques to address anxiety has the dual effect of calming the central nervous system and addressing the underlying triggers of anxiety, typically rooted in thoughts. Tapping can be employed either in real-time to alleviate immediate anxiety or as a therapeutic approach for managing anxiety disorders, including generalised anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD.
3. EFT tapping dissolves pain
Frequently, pain originates from the body’s stress response, implying an emotional connection to pain. Tapping serves to not only alleviate the pain but also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving compounds. Research indicates that EFT, on its own, can deliver pain relief that surpasses the effects of conventional pain medication.
4. Tapping reduces stress levels
When stress sets in, the body generates elevated amounts of cortisol. Remarkably, the brain cannot distinguish between real and perceived stress, so when any stress sensation arises, the body prepares for a fight-or-flight response. Engaging in tapping to address stress has been shown to substantially reduce cortisol levels, promoting a sense of calm, relaxation, and regained control.
5. EFT for weight loss
Indeed, if you’re aiming to shed those extra pounds, consider tapping as a valuable tool! Tapping can be effectively employed to combat cravings, reshape limiting beliefs related to your weight and body, put an end to self-sabotage, and address the emotional factors contributing to binge eating and comfort food consumption.
6. Tapping for children
Young children primarily navigate their world through emotions, as their cognitive abilities are still developing, making it challenging for them to process or reframe their experiences mentally. Tapping emerges as an incredible technique when working with children, and it can be made enjoyable. Additionally, teaching children how to tap on themselves provides them with a valuable self-soothing tool they can use whenever they need to comfort themselves.
7. EFT Tapping for fears and phobias
A study featured in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in 2003 revealed that a single EFT tapping session involving 35 participants led to a noteworthy reduction in specific phobias, such as the fear of spiders, surpassing the outcomes of conventional treatments. Remarkably, during follow-up assessments conducted 6 to 9 months later, individuals who had undergone tapping reported sustained and even more substantial improvements.
8. EFT positively modifies your DNA
Research conducted by the HeartMath Institute demonstrated that when individuals evoked powerful positive emotions, such as love and appreciation, using techniques like EFT, their DNA experienced unwinding and an increase in length. Conversely, negative emotions were observed to lead to the shortening and, in certain instances, disappearance of DNA strands. In essence, this suggests that managing one’s emotions can potentially bring about alterations in their genetic composition and have a transformative impact on their life.
9. EFT dramatically alleviates Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
In a study published in 2005, researchers investigated the impact of EFT tapping on individuals who had experienced car accidents and were exhibiting post-traumatic stress symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, and anxiety. The findings revealed that tapping therapy had effectively reduced these symptoms. Additionally, I have personally assisted numerous clients in overcoming trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD by employing EFT tapping therapy in my practice.
10. Tapping significantly reduces depression
In a Swedish study, individuals with fibromyalgia who engaged in tapping exercises reported a remarkable 29% improvement in their depression symptoms within a mere 8 weeks. Unlike antidepressants, which may merely mask the problem, tapping addresses and effectively extinguishes dysfunctional conditioned responses, addressing specific symptoms of depression such as irritability, loss of interest in activities, and lack of motivation. This approach achieves results that often surpass those attainable through conventional treatments.
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