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Wanting to clear anxiety and release unprocessed emotions? Move stagnant energy, as well as promote better flow emotionally and mentally? Maybe you want to try EFT tapping.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) tapping is a holistic healing technique that combines elements of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. It involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while focusing on emotional distress or physical discomfort. The premise behind EFT tapping is that disruptions or imbalances in the body's energy system contribute to emotional and physical issues, and by tapping on these points, the energy flow can be restored, promoting healing.

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EFT tapping typically involves the following steps:

Identifying the Issue: Practitioners begin by identifying the specific issue they want to address, whether it's a negative emotion, a traumatic memory, physical pain, or a limiting belief.

Setup Statement: The individual acknowledges the problem while simultaneously affirming self-acceptance. For example, "Even though I feel anxious about my presentation, I deeply and completely accept myself."

Tapping Sequence: Using their fingertips, individuals gently tap on specific meridian points on the body, such as the top of the head, eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, chin, collarbone, and under the arm, while repeating a reminder phrase that encapsulates the issue.

Reevaluation: After completing several rounds of tapping, individuals reassess their emotional or physical state to determine if there's been a shift in their perception or symptoms.

EFT tapping may be effective for several reasons:

Stress Reduction: Tapping has been shown to activate the body's relaxation response, reducing levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. By alleviating stress, individuals may experience a greater sense of calm and emotional resilience.

Disruption of Negative Patterns: Tapping interrupts the body's stress response and disrupts negative emotional patterns by sending calming signals to the brain. This can help break the cycle of rumination and negative thinking associated with anxiety, fear, or trauma.

Normalization of Energy Flow: Proponents of EFT believe that tapping on meridian points helps to balance the body's energy system, removing blockages and restoring equilibrium. This can contribute to overall emotional and physical well-being.

Empowerment: EFT tapping is a self-empowering technique that individuals can use anytime and anywhere to manage their emotional state and address various issues. It gives people a sense of control over their emotions and empowers them to take an active role in their healing process.

Overall, while more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms underlying its effectiveness, many individuals feel a significant improvements in their emotional and physical well-being after practicing EFT tapping.

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