Hello, beautiful readers! Today is Day 16 of the #RRBC 30-Day Blogging Challenge. Today was a regular work day: part-time job for an hour in the morning, teaching job, stretch, and a dinner and show with my son. This Friday is the end of the grading period, so many of the students are scrambling to bring their grades up. Instead of boring you with my normal routine, I figured I'd share with you something I mentioned in an earlier post but did not elaborate upon: emotional frequency Techniques tapping, or EFT.
What is EFT? It is an alternative way to treat physical pain and emotional stress. According to The Tapping Solution Foundation, it "provides relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases."
EFT tapping focuses on tapping on the meridian points in the body to bring energy balance and relieve any negative symptoms you are experiencing. Meridian points are places where energy flows through the body. If you've ever tried acupuncture, these are the spots where they place the needles. It is the ultimate mind-body connection because tapping on the meridian points is believed to send signals to the brain to stimulate the central nervous system to release the negative energy it's retaining.
I first came across EFT tapping during 2020. As an extroverted introvert, I enjoy alone time, but not when it's forced upon me. COVID created an isolated vacuum which wreaked havoc on my emotions and psyche. So, I came across this free online summit by the Tapping Solution Foundation which taught me not only how to tap but also gave multiple opportunities to practice with their guided experts. At first, I didn't believe it would do anything, but as I practiced with them, I felt my shoulders relax, my breathing become deeper and calmer, and my overall emotional state feel lighter.
So, how does it work? There are specific meridian points that you tap on 5-7 times in a certain order (different sites may use different points or a different order, but I like how the Tapping Solution does it). Here is a diagram of the points:
Thanks for this great post, Yvette! I just bookmarked the link to The Tapping Solution site. I remember my daughter tried tapping for a while, but I don't remember how it went for her. I will have to ask her. I'm going to give it a try. I'm so glad you found it helpful.ReplyDelete
I love tapping, Maura Beth! If you do a bit of quick research, you can find which points connect to which organs. Tapping on those points can help ease any stress that organ is feeling. I'd love to hear how your experience goes. Thanks for stopping by today! :-)Delete
I have used the tapping technique previously and found it to be very effective. I agree, there is tons of information out there that is free to utilize. We live in such an amazing time when tools like this are at our fingertips. Kudos to you for trying it and thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jan! YouTube has a lot of videos on tapping. I encourage everyone to check them out. Thanks for stopping by, Jan! :-)Delete
Thanks for sharing this great information, Yvette! I've bookmarked the pages and intend to give it a try.ReplyDelete
Wonderful, Patty! I look forward to hearing your experience with it. :-)Delete
I must admit I have never used this technique. When I feel a little bit uptight, I take a break.
Thanks for sharing, Pat! Taking a break doesn't work for me because it allows my mind to wander. This give my mind purpose and helps release my anxiety. :-)Delete