Although I’ve written about Meridian Tapping, (also known as Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT) before, I am compelled to revisit it now. A few weeks ago while watching TV, “Jane the Virgin”, to be exact, and Tapping was being used to calm her down and handle a stressful situation. I was very excited and pleasantly surprised that Tapping has made it to TV. It had gone mainstream in the world but this is very exciting! If you haven’t seen “Jane the Virgin”, I highly recommend it. It will make you laugh and cry!
Tapping on the body’s meridians that are also used in acupuncture, is a very effective way to release unnecessary negative feelings and anxieties that get easily trapped inside of us. Tapping is easy to learn and easy to do. It combines the physical action of tapping with your fingers while communicating verbally with your own subconscious mind. The only time it doesn’t work is when you tap on the wrong thing. For example: if you tap on anger but you’re really feeling neglected or betrayed, the process is ineffective. It’s important to be in touch with and be honest about what you’re feeling in order for it to be effective. It works on cravings, on physical discomfort, stress and too many other things to list. If you search for “Tapping on” on YouTube, you will find hundreds of thousands of people willing to guide you. I often include Tapping before a hypnosis session if the client is nervous or anxious when they arrive. I like it because it works 100% of the time and it works immediately.
Recently I had a young man who came to me to stop vaping. He became aware of the health threats of vaping and experienced a burning in his chest when he did it. He knew he needed help to get off of it but he still had a craving for the nicotine when he arrived. I used Tapping with him and in a few minutes it was gone. Then the hypnosis began and now the habit is gone.
I had another client who was suffering from a migraine when she arrived for her appointment. After a few minutes of tapping the headache subsided and we were able to begin our session.
When a person who suffers from guilt or carries anger and grudges around for years, it interferes with their quality of life. Sometimes a person suffers from betrayal or heartbreak and feels helpless to release their painful feelings. Tapping will always help as the emotions are ‘stuck’ in various places in their body. Tapping makes them unstuck! It doesn’t change anything, it only changes the way they feel about it and that’s all that matters.
Recently a client told me they went to a practitioner for Tapping and it didn’t work. This person has deeply rooted abuse from childhood and that’s not going to go away with Tapping. Tapping is appropriate when used with other modalities if the issues are complicated. It is only part of the solution, not the only solution.
Please consider learning more about how you can use Tapping for releasing negative thoughts and emotions. And definitely use it with your children!