LEARN WHY YOU NEED TAPPING TO CLEAR STRESS, ANXIETY + LIMITING BELIEFS
Have you heard of EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique?
If you haven’t, you’ll definitely want to keep reading. You’re about to learn how to dramatically shift stress, anxiety, limiting beliefs and even physical pain!
The first time I ever experienced this technique, also known as ‘tapping’ was during a kinesiology session.
It’s a technique, based on tapping at meridian points around the body to help manage and clear emotional and physically issues within the mind and body. We are talking physical pain, stress, phobias, anxiety and more.
Just a note, this tapping technique/EFT has helped me clear, on an emotional level AND a physical level the pain I’ve had on and off in my lower back. It’s quite bizarre to realise how deep this ‘injury’ has gone, and that the physical is the FINAL manifestation of my own limiting beliefs.
It’s also important to understand the physical or outward symptoms (illness, pain, weight issues, addictions etc) are the side-effects or ‘last straw’ of the more internal crap we are holding onto. The Tapping Solution has a fantastic diagram of a tree that shows demonstrates the layers of our crap. The symptoms are seen as the leaves on the tree – the final, outward ‘show’ of the bottom three layers.
The next layer is our internal EMOTIONS such as guilt, depression, sadness, fear, anxiety and so are the branches on the tree – these are the emotions that come up.
The layer that follows relates to the EVENTS (often past) in our lives that cause the emotions and therefore the symptoms can be seen as the trunk of the tree. The final layer, or the tree root system which buries itself deep down represents our LIMITING BELIEFS “I can’t do that, I’m not good enough, I’m not worthy”
It’s a pretty incredible technique and one that I’m so thrilled to have discovered and I’m even more excited to share this technique with you in the video below. I explain WHY I am including this technique into my morning routine and I also talk you through how to actually do it – yep, it’s that easy!
Now, to go a little deeper into EFT
EFT is actually quite scientific. In a nutshell this is what it does:
- Tapping halts the stress response in the nervous system (sympathetic mode aka fight or flight mode)
- Tapping retrains the LIMBIC response within the brain.
So, what’s the LIMBIC response?
Basically, Nick Ortner in his book, The Tapping Solution explains that when we think of something that is upsetting, causes us pain etc it sets off the amygdala. However, when we TAP whilst thinking these thoughts it sends a message to the amygdala to deactivate. The amygdala is the body’s ‘smoke detector’ – it senses trouble and signals the brain to mobilise the sympathetic response. Often, the amygdala will respond in the same way to other events or situation that are similar to that FIRST instance that created that reaction.
Moving on…with tapping repetition the hippocampus eventually gets the message that we previously filed in our minds as dangerous, threatening or a problem becomes the opposite – it no longer is an issue. AWESOME. You are literally retraining your brain.
What we are essentially doing with tapping is to change the LIMITING pathways within our brain so that we no longer have to battle with the LONG TERM side effects of stress (physical and emotional) on our health.
East meets West
Tapping is grounded in Acupuncture – which we all know has been around for thousands of years and is based in meridians and acu-points – energy lines and areas within our energetic/subtle bodies. This is stuff we can’t see, but we can feel it, we can sense it – we KNOW there is more than just flesh and bone. The beauty is our energetic, physical, emotional, spiritual and mental bodies are interlinked and totally integrated. They work together. In yogic philosophy these different bodies are called Koshas or Sheaths which are connected by energy channels and chakras.
Acupuncture, acupressure, kinesiology and now tapping is shown to increase the body’s endorphin levels.
Can you benefit from this?
Feeling stressed, unhappy and flat? Have pain somewhere in your body, need to release a phobia or fear, feeling limited, held back, overwhelmed, unable to cope with pressure, always feeling flat? The list goes on! If anything here resonates with you, then tapping is something you can benefit from!
I would highly recommend reading Nick Ortner’s book The Tapping Solution. It’s taught me alot about this technique and given me the drive to embrace it within my life.
I am keen to hear from those of you already practicing it – what have you experienced or shifted with EFT? And if you haven’t yet tried tapping please share your thoughts on this below. I’m sure some of you might think it’s a little woo-woo – and I don’t blame you, it is a little random.
So, share below in the comments section. I can’t wait to hear what you think.
love + light,
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