EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is often referred to as Tapping.
The basic theory behind EFT is that all negative emotions and behaviors, and many of the physical discomforts that they cause, are the result of disruptions to the body’s energy system. This energy system refers to meridians, which are used in Chinese Acupuncture. These are energy channels that are connected to all of your major organs that run through your body. When an acupuncturist works on a patient, they adjust the energy with the use of needles. In EFT, your fingers are used to tap on certain points. You could say that it’s emotional acupuncture without the needles.
EFT can help reduce anxiety and emotional pain. It is also known to help reduce stress and eliminate phobias and fears. I’ve used it on myself to overcome a fear of swimming. You can read about that here.
For my birthday, I was given the opportunity to go paragliding. While it’s not really my thing because I don’t like heights, roller coasters, etc, I wanted to do it because this is my year of overcoming my fears. I was absolutely OK with the idea of it until I got to the top of the mountain and I felt the fear taking over. Equipped with a tool to help me – EFT – I started tapping on the fears that were running through my mind. Not long after that, I was in the air. There were still moments of apprehension, moments where I felt a bit overwhelmed but I didn’t let it stop me.
Instead of FREEZING and not do something that I really wanted to do, I used EFT to help me and I was able to glide through the sky.
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one if his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” Henry Ford
A short video of me demonstrating EFT for stress relief