I love finding quick, easy, effective tools that help us reduce fear because reducing fear allows for more freedom of choice and for taking positive action in our lives. Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT or “Tapping” is one of these tools. I felt moved to share this technique with you.
I’ve been clearing negative emotions out of my body, ones that have been stored in my cells for a long time, now causing me pain. A friend of mine suggested EFT and sent me a video of Brad Yates doing Tapping. It was a wonderful reminder!
I’d heard of Tapping many years ago – I picked up a CD on tapping when I attended a spiritual conference. I followed along and found it to be very easy and effective. I was upset about something, I can’t even remember what it was now. I used the EFT technique and the emotion completely cleared!
I was astonished at how easy, quick and effective it was. Here is what Brad says about EFT:
Self-sabotage is simply misguided self-love.
It’s not because we are bad or stupid – we are simply trying to protect ourselves – based on old programming and, likely, a lot of misunderstandings.
Tapping/EFT – is a simple yet effective tool for clearing stress. (In fact, it may be the simplest and most effective stress-buster there is, outside of pharmaceutical tranquilizers!) And before you ask, yes – there is scientific research to support this.
Rather than letting the fear of change stop us, we can tap away the stress and discomfort and give ourselves the freedom to examine what we might be afraid of… and discover that we actually can handle the positive changes.
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Rather than being controlled by our feelings, we have the freedom and ability to change our emotional state.
Since at least 80-90% of our behavior is non-conscious – and 80-90% of the choices we make are made emotionally, emotional freedom is the freedom to make better choices.
The freedom to make better choices is the freedom to succeed. And that’s why we tap.
And… yes… admittedly, tapping looks a little silly – at least at first. If your life is already moving along the way you want, and internal resistance isn’t slowing you down, you may decide this isn’t for you. Of course, nothing’s so good that it can’t get better… and the potential benefits of tapping make this strange process more than worth it. C’mon… give it a try. What have you got to lose…?
The link provided above for scientific research is well worth checking out!
One reason I really like Brad is that he says over and over:
We must take full responsibility for our own well-being!
I whole-heartedly agree. Brad talks more on EFT and how Tapping relates to the body’s meridians. He also demonstrates a general Tapping example.
Brad literally has hundreds of tapping videos. Here are just a few of them:
You can check out his website for more information: Tap With Brad
For more videos, here is a link to Brad’s YouTube channel
It’s great to learn about things that can help us have a better life! Please share about your EFT experience below! I’d love to hear about it!