Sep 02 , 2023
This simple yet powerful technique combines the principles of Chinese acupressure and psychology. It is a technique that can be used by the whole family without any side effects (apart from feeling better). Tapping has a wide range of uses as a self-help technique, it may be helpful on the physical, mental and emotional levels.
EFT Tapping is supported by a large and growing body of scientific research. EFT has been used successfully with a range of conditions including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions, pain management, immune response, sporting performance, and physical and mental functioning. Its efficacy is confirmed by an impressive and on-going body of gold standard research. There have now been hundreds of studies showing its effectiveness (pdf available on request).
How to Tap
Tapping is simple to do. It involves tapping with two fingers on points on the face and the body while focussing on a troubling physical or emotional issue and repeating words or statements.
You can click here to watch a simple video that shows you the tapping points (and plenty of other great info in this website)
How does it work?
Tapping on these specific points sends activating or deactivating signals to specific areas of the brain. This can, for example, diminish the brain’s threat response which in turn enables more rational assessment and response of perceived threat.
It seems that EFT affects the amygdala, the stress centre in the brain, and the hippocampus, the memory centre. Stimulation on of the tapping points is thought to send a signal to the limbic or emotion centre and to reduce its arousal.
Tapping is an empowering and simple to use self-help tool that can be learnt simply and is great to use for the whole family. Give it a try and let us know how you go!
Article supplied by Gilly Godward, Intuitive Mentor and creator of The Intuitive Tapping Process www.gillygodward.com