EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
EFT Tapping is best explained as a form of psychological acupuncture. Based on ancient acupuncture principles, EFT is a simple procedure whereby we tap certain points mainly on the head, face and hands. It realigns the body’s energy systems… but without any needles!
It works by balancing the energy disruptions caused by emotions, memories and traumas which have been stored within us. We release these emotions/memories/traumas whilst simultaneously tapping certain points. Consequently, we allow our body and mind to let go of the negative disruption and re balance.
We can feel physical changes as a result of emotional disruptions, like nausea, anxiety and shortness of breath. A classic example when nervous is “feeling butterflies in your tummy” before an important job interview. This is a physical response to an emotion. Unfortunately we can become attached to the memory of an experience. This can end up affecting both our mental and physical well being as well as the way we view the world.
What Happens when I tap?
EFT quickly clears any energy blocks and realigns the body and mind with respect to a memory. This in turn disconnects any physical discomfort / symptom we have attached to it. It helps us “rewire” our emotional response to a trigger. EFT can’t remove any memories we have experienced in our life. However, it can shift both the way we respond to the memory as well as the intensity associated with it.
Our personal belief systems and our resultant perception of the world can have a large affect on how we approach and live our daily lives. These beliefs can not only distort our memories. However, this can often cause you to live life in a state of worry, fear, anger, sadness and guilt (sound familiar!) as we rush around in our busy lives. Clearing these with EFT can give us a far healthier and more balanced perspective of life.