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: