Tapping Away Worries: EFT Tapping for Anxiety Relief
In this article, you will learn about anxiety, and how to overcome it with the help of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). The EFT Tapping technique has proven to be an effective alternative therapy to help individuals cope with symptoms of anxiety and heal the root cause.
I still remember that one particular night when I had my first anxiety attack. It was terrifying. I was struggling to breathe. My heart was racing, and my chest was hurting. It felt like I was having a heart attack.
Frantically, I banged on my neighbour's door and asked for help.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that involve excessive and irrational worry or fear, often leading to distress and impairment in a person's daily functioning.
WHAT IS ANXIETY?
Anxiety is a natural human emotion characterised by feelings of unease, worry, or fear, typically about future events or uncertain situations.
It is a normal response to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations, as it can help individuals stay alert, focused, and prepared to deal with potential threats or challenges.
However, when anxiety becomes excessive, prolonged, or disruptive to daily life, it can be classified as an anxiety disorder.
CAUSES OF ANXIETY
Anxiety can occur for a variety of reasons, for example:
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Perhaps underlying the surface emotions is a feeling of being scared, insecure, or uncertain.
Having experienced anxiety and healed from it, I can share it – it can be a very scary and lonely place where you can feel helpless and isolated.
In the most intense moments, I have found a technique similar yet different from Traditional Chinese Medicine called Emotional Freedom Techniques to be most beneficial to myself.
HOW TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY?
According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 13 individuals suffer from anxiety in the world. The study also shows that women are more affected by anxiety than men (1).
Identifying the nature of your anxiety and learning to manage it requires a lot of strength.
All anxiety-related disorders are characterised by negative emotions like worry, nervousness, fear, excessive and ongoing to the extent that it disables the person from functioning properly.
It is important to get it diagnosed as per clinical guidelines by a licensed medical and mental health professional.
Society has generalised anxiety as a fault or a weakness, considering it a taboo, neglecting its severity which is as dangerous as any physical disease. However, research studies have found certain altered brain functioning to be linked with anxiety disorders (2).
Here are some coping techniques that can help you overcome anxiety with EFT Tapping and shift to experiencing emotional balance and calm.
HOW TO OVERCOME ANXIETY WITH EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT)
The main steps of the Anxiety Relief Protocol to lower anxiety with EFT Tapping are as follows:
DOES EFT TAPPING REALLY WORK FOR ANXIETY?
There has been clinical evidence of the use of EFT Tapping for Anxiety Relief, for instance:
In fact, some successful clinical tests were conducted where EFT Tapping for Anxiety Relief profoundly helped individuals get over their issues.
Additionally, even though Emotional Freedom Techniques can be administered on the self, it is recommended to consult a professional EFT Practitioner to get help for physical and/or emotional issues you may be facing.
Watch this video to learn how to overcome anxiety with EFT Tapping.
“Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something, or to get in touch with something within."
Anybody can feel anxious due to a variety of reasons. With EFT Tapping you can uncover and clear the root cause of anxiety.
It is clinically proven that EFT Tapping for anxiety not only lowers the feeling but also restores a sense of balance and calmness in our minds.
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhari (PhD)
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