EFT - Emotional Freedom technique (see video below)
For those of you who want to have less stress and pain, resolve anxiety, phobias, limiting beliefs, negative emotions, etc. This is one of the most simple techniques that most anyone can do!
Most of this information is from The Tapping Solution. ( Nick Ortner & sister, Jessica, have shared much information online and in world summits and live events)
EFT is based on ‘principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology’. Our bodies have energy that flows through meridians throughout our body. As you tap on specific points it can stimulate this system of energy. And while doing this tapping
You concentrate on a certain negative feeling or emotion that is bothering you.
This gives you that opportunity to take care of and heal your own self, emotionally, mentally, & physically.
As you tap on the points and think about the issue you are concerned about, it works on the brains limbic system system and your bodies energy. It helps or works on the amygdala of the brain where the ‘fight or flight’ response begins. Tapping is an easy and doable technique, its not painful and you can do it almost anywhere if you experience having any fears or apprehensions at a given moment. You get to rewire your brain and synapses for more appropriate response to your environment or thoughts about your environment.
Fortunately it can be an easy technique to help your children learn and use for themselves. Children with anxiety or ADHD or similar challenges can use this as a tool on their own or with help when they recognize a moment of anxiousness or something they want to overcome. I have personally released tension and helped tight stomach aches go away, relieved stress, and released some of my own frustrations & emotions.
Many studies have been shown that show the benefits of this.
A excerpt from Innersource study:
‘Dr. Dawson Church, one of the world’s leading experts on energy psychology, and an EFT master in his own right. His study set out to determine how an hour-long tapping session would impact the cortisol levels of 83 subjects. ..The results were fascinating. The average cortisol reduction of those who experienced an EFT Tapping session was 24%, and even hit as high as 50% in some subjects. On the other hand, people who experienced traditional talk therapy or no treatment at all didn’t experience any significant cortisol reduction.'
There are many resources on line to teach yourself the technique which is tapping 5-7 times on each point and voicing or mentally thinking of the concern and follow a sequence (usually repeat exercise 3 times) while eventually changing the negative thought(s) into a positive thought or outcome.
Some resources are:
Here is simple video below ;