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Tools for Transformation Series: What is "Tapping"?

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure.

It's one of my all time favorite transformational techniques and it's based on the idea that tapping balances our energy system to heal emotional trauma and treat physical symptoms. According to one of its original developers, Gary Craig, emotions and traumas have a tendency to show up as physical symptoms. Emotions can exacerbate, and even cause, physical disease and ailments.

The goal of EFT is to zero in on stuck emotions and clear them out. Acupuncture relies on the concept of energy meridians that carry energy throughout the body. When the energy flow is stimulated symptoms are alleviated. In acupuncture, needles are used to correct the energy flow. In acupressure and EFT, the fingers are used to gently stimulate the flow of energy.

From the founder, Gary Craig's website:

EFT, often called by its nickname, Tapping, has been exposed to millions, in over 20 languages. The basics are simple enough that even 10 year old children can get results with it. You can do-it-yourself or engage the skills of an EFT professional for challenging cases. *

With EFT, points on the face, hands and body are gently tapped while the individual focuses on a key issue, emotion, or symptom. In some applications, a gentle stimulation of the lymphatic system may be involved during the "Set-Up" portion of the EFT process.

Though still being researched, EFT tapping is widely used to treat people with anxiety and people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

First: Watch this video:

Second: Read the one page guide and articles below to get started right away. You can also check out the Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial here:

Third: Schedule 1:1 time with a practitioner who has undergone extensive training and has years of experience in the field.

Here are some of my favorite EFT Tapping resources:

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