BY: Janine Mitchell
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What is Tapping?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) otherwise known as tapping is best likened to acupuncture without the needles. It’s an ancient Chinese acupressure therapy combined with a modern talking psychology. Meridian points are gently stimulated by light touch, while talking through the problem or issue that needs to be worked on.
Psychological and emotional issues connected to negative emotions can be released with tapping.
At a very basic level, it is an amazing stress reduction tool, by lowering the stress hormone, cortisol. This has been measured in scientific research. Tapping is an energy therapy, we tap directly on meridian points which are connected with organs in the body. Thus the energetic connection is broken which is keeping us stuck.
How does tapping work on physical pain?
I myself was very sceptical, I couldn’t understand how tapping on the body could relieve physical pain. Then I heard story after story about the power and effectiveness of it and I also experienced it for myself, so I knew there was definitely something in it.
If you were in an accident for example, and you damaged a part of your body. In that moment, your body experiences shock. The shock is still stored in the body, that continues to create the pain, often long after the accident.
What we must also remember the body can heal itself and it is very powerful. Think of a cut on your finger. This will heal in a short space of time. And tapping can speed that process up, healing the affected area.
Also, there can be negative emotions attached to the pain you are experiencing which can be linked to a number of events or connected to one particular traumatic event, such as an accident.
So how are emotions linked to physical pain?
Emotions around an accident such as fear, resentment, anger or hurt can all play a huge role in locking in the physical pain of the accident. They can literally be stored somewhere in the body.
What tapping does, is remove the emotional attachment connected to that old event that we are still holding on to.
So the meridians channels that tapping works with, I liken to a fibre optic network in the body. They can carry a lot of information, which is electrically charged, and this has been shown in scientific studies. We access these channels while processing emotions and thoughts connected to physical pain. Tapping can get to the root of the problem or the cause of the pain much quicker than other modalities.
This is the power of tapping. Something that can look so simple, can work wonders.
Do you resonate with any of this and want to know how tapping can help you? Get in touch to arrange a FREE no obligation consultation to find out how tapping can help you with pain.
Janine is the founder of Change for Success
She specialises in transforming mental health and mindset. Janine helps people create calm, clarity and focus, banishing stress, anxiety, worry and negative thinking. She also works with companies and organisations by helping them improve their performance and productivity by reducing stress in the workplace. She has a Masters’ degrees in Psychology, is a hypnotherapist, NLP and EFT practitioner. She is a published researcher, her expertise in this area is tapping, where she has helped hundreds transform their lives with this revolutionary technique.