Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping as it is known), is something that I used to use almost daily to help me sleep and it was one of the best solutions I ever found!
I rarely suffer from insomnia anymore and so I had all but forgotten about this fabulous technique, until last week when it came up out of the blue. I used it again to successfully release some old ‘stuck’ emotions and almost instantly felt better. I think the word that sprang to mind afterwards describing how I felt was ‘vibrant’. The technique is sooooo simple that I thought I would share it here as you can benefit from this too!
What is EFT?
EFT is known as psychological acupressure, and works by releasing blockages in the energy system which are a source of emotional discomfort. It is thought that these blockages not only cause emotional disharmony, (which in itself can cause a host of problems for self esteem, addiction, compulsive behaviour and depression), but also then lead to physical symptoms too such as pain and disease (1).
How does it work?
EFT uses the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture, except there are no needles! Instead, all you do is tap the energy points with your fingertips whilst thinking about the issue you want to rid yourself of, or the positive affirmation you wish to instil. The combination of the tapping and voicing of the situation release the blockage and bring the system back into balance.
I know it sounds a little crazy, especially as you talk to yourself, but I promise you, this technique is amazing and so easy to learn.
Rather than put the actual method down in words, I thought the easiest thing would be to show you this really short and simple video, then you can try it for yourself! Let me know what you think.