Emotional Freedom Technique (Also called EFT or Tapping)
EFT is a form of energy psychology that combines the mind, the body, and its energy field to treat emotional and physical illness. Research has shown that EFT effectively treats anxiety, depression, addiction, symptoms of trauma, and a host of other emotional and physical problems.
EFT is based on the Chinese theory of energetic meridians. Chinese medicine believes that we all have meridians, which are energetic pathways that run through our bodies (similar to how blood runs through our veins). When we are sick, those meridians are blocked. To heal, needles are placed in specific acupuncture points on the body to unblock the energy to restore health. Tapping also uses energetic meridians, except tapping with your fingers is done on the specific energy points instead of using needles.
Tapping is simple, easy, and effective. Research has shown that it can actually improve brain structure and function. It can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical issues from insomnia to headaches, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Here are some videos to help you use Tapping:
Introduction to EFT/Tapping
Tapping with you kids/students after doing The Imagine Project
Learning to tap on your own issues
After watching these videos try tapping on yourself, your spouse, your kids, and even your friends. You will find it a powerful tool for many different issues. I encourage you to practice and keep this amazing tool in your back pocket–it will save you more often than you realize!
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Here are a few more resources for EFT/ tapping:
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Try the Hummingbird Pose!
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