Imagine watching someone as they are repeatedly talking to themselves, while using their fingers to tap on their eyebrow, under their nose, on the chin, under the arms, and the top of their head. This scenario is enough to warrant a thought that maybe this person is missing a few (or many) marbles.
Imagine doing this yourself, and thinking you have now totally lost it and should just go find a compound of tree-hugging, pot-smoking hippies. (Not that there is anything wrong with tree-loving hippies.)
But imagine if after one round, the stress you have been carrying around in your chest that really has to do with feelings of not being good enough, dissipates. Imagine if you realize that the memory of being rejected by the “popular” kids in 6th grade has been sabotaging your relationships over the past decade. Could you then embrace the unusual to feel and live better?
The Art of Tapping
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), otherwise known as “tapping”, is becoming more popular as a treatment modality amongst health care practitioners and as a self-help tool for those that know they need a bit of a personal makeover. It isn’t a new technique, by any means, and is based on using Chinese acupressure points to release stuck energy and negative thoughts and feelings in the body.
There is an actual science behind it, and many people are finding relief from physical and emotional baggage after using it.
Your body essentially is made up of many highways (channels or meridians) that connect organs, nerves, and essentially every body part. These highways do have an energy flow, and you know this already as demonstrated every time you electrocute yourself in the winter months by touching a light switch or other metal object.
EFT involves “tapping” on end points of certain meridians which in turn, calms the amygdala (the fight or flight meter) in your brain. When the brain relaxes, then it is able to release stress, let go of emotional garbage, and/or actually allow you to listen to and become more aware of your thoughts that drive your actions.
You can pretty much tap on anything that is plaguing you. Crappy self-image, divorce, anger, financial woes, physical pain, poor decision making. You can also tap on readiness…readiness to change, readiness to let go, readiness to think more positively about yourself or a situation.
What tapping is NOT:
- Hypnotism - I can’t make you cluck like a chicken while break-dancing (though that would be moderately entertaining depending on your dance skills)
- Brainwashing - I can’t put things in your head that aren’t already there (though I could probably become a millionaire selling that service!)
- A Religion or Witchcraft - uh, I have no words here because tapping doesn’t involve worship, nor are we calling upon any divine being for guidance
Rather than me trying to explain what the process looks like with the actual tapping points, you can watch my amateur video attempt to demonstrate it here: http://www.loreearley.com/tapping
The effectiveness of tapping lies in the set up statements and wording, as well as linking current issues with underlying past events and circumstances. Eighty five percent of our subconscious mind drives our decision making process. So is tapping worthwhile? If your subconscious is harboring a bunch of emotional garbage yet driving your bus, then I would most definitely say, “yes”!
The beauty of tapping is that you can do by yourself. You won't screw anything up. However, please know and spread the word, that if you or someone needs help in clearing out past emotional gunk, I offer tapping sessions that can really dig deep into the subconscious beliefs that sabotage happiness.
You can contact me here: http://www.loreearley.com/contact-me
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