Last week a good friend reminded me about the benefits of EFT or “tapping” to help with difficult emotions. Her reminder was perfect timing for me as I was in the throes of coping with a mother load of anger. While I meditate multiple times a times and have other stress-reducing self-care routines, the erupting volcano required more than my “usual” self-care and meditation to manage.
I’ve had used EFT in the past and each time I’ve found it to be incredibly transformative. It is my hope that you will find some use to this technique, as it really helps to gain freedom from overwhelming emotions. EFT can also be used to support both the development and reinforcement of positive thoughts and habits, too.
Please see the YouTube video below, which has both the following written description as well as a walk-through of the EFT technique.
Before beginning, identify and then rate the intensity level of the emotion you are wanting to change on a scale of 0-10. Then think of how you want to phrase what you are feeling. In the video, my feelings were on anxiety and nervousness.
Here is the initial phrase you use while rubbing your chest:
Even though I feel this _________________, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Repeat this 3 times before the next step.
Then repeat “this __________” on each area while tapping with your index and middle fingers about 7 times each on the:
crown of your head (1 hand)
Under your eyes
Under your nose
On your chin
Under your collarbones
On the bottom of your ribcage
(Personally, I run through the tapping part 3 -4 times before I reassess.)
Now, assess the emotional level and determine if you need to repeat the tapping sequence from the top.
Feel free to experiment and see what unwanted feelings you can tap away. Sometimes being more specific can help clear more thoroughly.
May this technique help you to find a greater sense of peace within.
Namaste & Happy Tapping
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