“WOW! Tapping's amazing…”
Just today those words came out of my mouth after using this method on an emotionally based issue I was having. I'm always shocked by how effective tapping is. In my self-help journey, I have tried many methods, pills, rubs, techniques, etc. to help with my varying maladies. However, the one thing that has helped me the most is “Tapping”, also called “EFT”.
What IS ‘EFT/Tapping'?
EFT stands for “Emotional Freedom Techniques.” This is an extremely effective self-help method known as “tapping” or “meridian tapping” that is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
Emotional Freedom Techniques are beneficial for releasing negative thoughts and behaviors which have become stored in our bodies on a cellular level.
A person’s overall health, physical state and emotional well-being are all connected. Thus, our mental health plays a significant role in our healing ability and our physical health.
EFT is an excellent way to overcome emotional barriers that can make you feel “stuck” or in a rut in certain aspects of your life.
Beginnings of EFT
Tapping or EFT may have developed out of ancient Chinese medicine, as acupuncture was being discovered. Acupuncture is a healing method that uses energy pathways in the body known as energy meridians. It is mainly used to treat physical ailments and not typically psychological issues, such as with EFT.
EFT uses the same energy meridians as in traditional acupuncture. Instead of needles, you use your fingertips to tap on specific points along these meridians in order to generate kinetic energy on mainly the head and the chest area.
While tapping on these points, you think about a certain problem in your life you wish to overcome; possibly an addiction, a chronic pain or a traumatic event.
By tapping on your energy meridians, you restore your body and mind’s balance by short circuiting the emotional blockage from your body’s bio-energy system.
How and Where to Tap
There is a sequence to follow in tapping and once you get the hang of it, usually after only a few minutes, you will do the sequence automatically and be able to focus more on the topic.
There are 9 Tapping Points on the body:
- Karate Chop (KC) or Side of Hand (SH)
- Eyebrow (EB)
- Side of the Eye (SE)
- Under the Eye (UE)
- Under the Nose (UN)
- Chin (CH)
- Collar Bone (CB)
- Under the Arm (UA)
- Top of Head (TH)
Accepting and Understanding
Many people are skeptical when they first discover EFT and tapping.
The electromagnetic energy that constantly flows through our body and regulates our health is now being recognized in our Western culture and is gaining popularity.
It is common for people to be skeptical of EFT, but once they try tapping and feel the benefits, their skepticism quickly changes to acceptance.
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Are you familiar with EFT affirmation and tapping? What has your experience been? Would it be something you'd be willing to try? Let me know in the comments below.