Tapping – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Are you familiar with the Tapping – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) phenomenon? This is a semi-miraculous, ritualized, way of “tapping” with your fingers on acupressure points on your body, while speaking about topics that have caused issues for you in areas such as health, financial circumstances, emotional pain, or some other theme.
For a more formal definition, here’s one from the ever-present Wikipedia: “Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy. During an EFT session, the client will focus on a specific issue while tapping on “end points of the body’s energy meridians.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapping.
Tapping – Emotional Freedom (EFT) Process
For those of you who are unfamiliar, here are the steps. First, you identify the concern and pay concentrated attention to the sensations that arise, as your mind thinks about the issue and the emotions begin to be expressed in the body. You might feel tightness, fear, pain, or any number of things. As you experience whatever the body is communicating to you, you acknowledge it and assign it a number – between 1 and 10 – to describe the intensity of those feelings as you think about the problem.
You then state (usually aloud) that – in spite of this difficulty – you love and approve of yourself. You do this three times, while tapping on the appropriate acupressure point. (In this case, it is called the karate chop point.) After that portion of the technique Is done, you go through a series of tapping points, using different words to overcome the feelings associated with that issue. During the process, you stop periodically, to “check in” with your body and see if the sensations have changed. You then re-assign a number between 1 and 10, if the intensity has transformed. Often the number has gone from 10 to a very low number or to 0 after just a few minutes of this exercise; and the issue becomes resolved.
SOUNDS CUCKOO, DOESN’T IT?!! But, guess what! IT WORKS
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So, why am I blogging about Tapping – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)? The answer is……..drum roll, please……..because I often do not like the words I hear being used to resolve the issues. I think the words – which are creating a new reality for you – need to be carefully chosen, so as to create the most healthful outcomes: mental, physical, and spiritual.
Consequently, I have decided to create some” tapping scripts on a wide variety of subjects.” I’ll give a good sample on the website for free; and, if you like the sample, you can get more on my upcoming 8 For 8 program. (Under many of my posts, I’ll be offering 8 something or others for $8…. In this case, 8 carefully crafted and tested scripts for $8. Another example would be 8 short speeches (like wedding or retirement toasts) for $8). So, stay tuned. Tapping Scripts will soon be available and will focus on abundance, health resolutions, overcoming broken hearts or loss of loved ones, and more! If you are interested, be sure to send me your name and email address and let me know. I also will be discussing this in more depth in my new wellness website: www.getwell.guru. I hope you will check me out there to follow me and to share health information and tips with people whom you know could benefit!
Thank you for sharing Life with me!