Updated: Feb 3, 2021
Ask anyone in my family -- if you venture into my bedroom around 7:30 am, I will have just chugged my morning cup of TBC coffee, and I’m usually sitting upright in bed, tapping my face and talking to myself. No, I haven’t lost my over-caffeinated mind, and I’m not engaging in a trendy new anti-aging technique; I’m practicing EFT. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a self-administered practice that combines tapping on acupressure points while engaging in mental-emotional-focus exercises. By tapping on specific points on the head and body while focusing on a particular event or emotion, “tappers” may find it possible to naturally relieve stress and negative emotions, creating greater ease and energy as you move forward.
I had been meditating regularly for over a year when I discovered tapping -- and I was reaping the benefits of my mindfulness practice. Still, I wanted to try tapping because there is a growing body of evidence that Tapping is an effective treatment for resolving emotional and physical pain as well as performance issues (1).
So I started by watching a few videos and then reading this book. I tried tapping on anxiety for a week. When I got the hang of that, I started tapping on all sorts of other issues: frustrations about work, irritation towards loved ones, a killer headache, and insomnia, to start. And, finding the relief that this offered, I tried tapping on things that I WANTED: greater confidence, increased ability to focus on work, and holding healthy boundaries. Some folks even use it for manifesting (if that’s your jam).
I can’t say that Tapping has solved all of my problems -- but it has been an instrumental process in my development. It has brought me so much energy, focus, and relief that I decided to do a deep dive and study the technique -- and after a little over a year of classes, it’s official: I’m now a certified EFT Practitioner. I can now craft EFT sessions tailored to individual needs -- which is great because there’s no question that the more specific you are with your tapping, the better it will work for you.
As part of my coaching practice, I’m committed to sharing mindfulness and growth tools for gratis. It’s great for me because I have the opportunity to share a technique I love -- and I trust that it will help you as well!
GET A FREE TAPPING VIDEO FROM ME THIS MONTH!
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
Sign up for a 15-minute session on my website (TheLovelyUnbecoming.com)
We will have a brief discussion about a challenge you are facing or a goal you have for this month.
Within 24 hours, I will create a bespoke 5-7 minute tapping meditation for you to use on your own.
Here is a brief Tutorial on Finding your Tapping points -- Soon, I’ll share a tapping video about anxiety. Subscribe to the YouTube channel for all updates.
Not interested in 1:1 engagement? No worries! There are other affordable ways to learn more about this approach - through books like Tapping into Wellness and apps like The Tapping Solution. These offer a GREAT introduction to tapping and cover many issues.
(1) Feinstein, D. (2012, August 20). Acupoint Stimulation in Treating Psychological Disorders: Evidence of Efficacy. Review of General Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028602
This service is in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling or any other type of therapy or medical advice. Services provided by The Lovely Unbecoming do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals.