How To Do EFT Tapping On Yourself?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is one of the most effective healing modalities which is clinically proven to resolve a wide range of physical as well as psychological issues. In this blog, you will learn how the EFT Tapping Technique and tapping points work, why to learn EFT, and how to apply it yourself.
With an increasing number of people suffering from physical pain and psychological problems, the need to prioritise self-care and healing has gained much-needed importance.
Although we have started becoming more aware, it may not always be practical and feasible for everyone to get access to therapeutic interventions.
Here comes EFT at your rescue!
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES (EFT)?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an alternative approach to treating physical and emotional chronic pain.
It’s been clinically shown to address a wide array of issues, from anxiety and stress to depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain management, addictions, cravings, and weight problems, making it a valuable addition to the toolkit of emotional healing (1).
EFT is easy to learn and apply, making it accessible to virtually anyone. It offers rapid and enduring results compared to traditional therapies because it delves deep into the emotional roots of the problem rather than merely addressing surface-level symptoms.
By tapping on specific points and expressing your emotions, you send signals to your brain that it is safe to let go of the past emotional charge associated with the memory or situation.
This process essentially rewires your body's response, replacing negative emotion with a sense of calm and equilibrium.
One of the most empowering features of EFT is its self-help aspect. Once you've learned the basics from a qualified practitioner, you have a powerful tool at your disposal that you can use on yourself for a wide range of concerns.
This means that you can take charge of your emotional well-being, resolving issues independently and effectively.
HOW DOES EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE WORK?
EFT Tapping is a simple process of gently simulating specific energy points on the body along with saying certain statements related to the problem you wish to solve.
The science of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has been derived from Traditional Chinese medicine, psychological acupressure and modern psychology to provide a simple yet profoundly effective method for healing and self-improvement.
The basic theory behind EFT is that all negative emotions and behaviours, and many of the physical discomforts that they cause, are the result of disruptions to your body’s energy system.
When you think about a past memory or situation, and it triggers negative feelings within you, it indicates that the flow of energy within your body has been disturbed due to that particular memory or experience.
If your brain recognises a similarity between a distressing situation from your past and what you are seeing or hearing at the moment- even though there is no current threat or danger- the same distress signals that you experienced in the earlier situation can become activated.
“I use Tapping on a regular basis and have personally benefited from this powerful method. It’s one of the most important practices in my healing arsenal”.
HOW EFT TAPPING POINTS WORK?
EFT Tapping involves the systematic stimulation of specific acupressure points on the body. Tapping on these points facilitates the flow of energy, which is vital for emotional and physical well-being.
Though people often are not aware of it, Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) enables us to uncover those memories and heal them from the root, so that they don’t govern our present.
By tapping on the specific points on the body by keeping in the problem, EFT aims to restore the balance of the energy system of the body so that the emotional charge associated with the memory goes away.
Once the charge is released, the same memory will no longer produce disturbing emotions and we would be liberated from our conditioning and limiting beliefs.
For example, EFT Tapping reduces the release of stress hormones, promoting a sense of relaxation and emotional balance.
WHY LEARN EFT?
EFT is the only talk therapy that works through deep layers of conditioning and trauma and heals not just the mind, but also the heart.
Below are the reasons why you should learn EFT:
There are no surgical procedures, no needles, no pills or chemicals, and no pushing or pulling on the body involved in EFT, which makes it easy for anyone to apply it on themselves.
EFT is very simple to use as all you need are your fingertips, a simple script, and a few minutes. Since you are the one tapping with your own fingertips with a comfortable amount of pressure, it’s very gentle on your body.
You can easily take EFT with you wherever you go. You can do EFT while at home, on vacation, and even in the shower.
One of the most rewarding reasons to learn EFT is so you can help others. Family, friends, or clients will be amazed at the quick results. You can easily help them perform EFT on themselves.
EFT TAPPING BASICS - HOW TO DO EFT TAPPING ON YOURSELF?
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do EFT tapping on yourself:
EFT tapping can be a personal and adaptable process. You can modify it to fit your specific needs and preferences.
Some people find it helpful to work with an experienced EFT Practitioner for complex issues, but many individuals use this technique effectively on their own.
WHO IS EFT FOR?
This alternative therapy - EFT is helpful for anyone going through issues like stress, anxiety, depression, cravings, emotional eating, phobias, fears, health issues, emotional imbalance, acidity, IBS, trauma, substance abuse, heartbreak, and even for fitness freaks. But EFT is not just for people who have issues.
EFT is also beneficial if:
- You want to learn about emotional wellness or therapy.
- You want to break free from your limiting beliefs.
- You want to help yourself and others.
- You want to boost your career and improve your health, and relationships.
- You want to facilitate personal development by building your self-confidence.
- You want to learn to develop self-love.
- You want to be in control of your emotions.
- You want to improve your lifestyle habits like sleep, diet, and exercise.
- You want to increase your productivity and performance.
You can apply the above process of EFT Tapping on any kind of issue you want to work on.
For example, you want to work on your self-doubt, worry, anxiety, stress, guilt, or anything else. You will follow the same steps mentioned above, for resolving this.
To find live examples of how to tap on particular issues, visit our Instagram page where you will find many short videos on tapping for different issues.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATED TO EFT TAPPING
Once you begin to apply EFT tapping on yourself, you may experience many doubts and questions regarding the process.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions from people who started their tapping journey, just like you:
In closing, EFT Tapping is a bridge that connects ancient wisdom with modern understanding. It empowers you to take charge of your emotional well-being by addressing the disruptions (mental disease) in your body's energy system.
Positive affirmations in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) are a powerful tool for transforming one's emotional state and mindset.
EFT is one such therapy that can not only be self-applied but also produces quick and lasting results. This cognitive therapy is miraculous for people who have solved a problem that they’ve been struggling with for a very long time.
EFT works on an energy level, which is why it leads to profound healing.
Continue to learn and explore!
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
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