EFT Tapping and Acupressure

 

EFT Tapping reduces anxiety (47%), lowers blood pressure (8%),  reduces food cravings (74%), reduces trauma symptoms (up to 86%), reduces pain (57%), improves performance (athletic, academic, testing, career and more), increases immunity by 113%, and increases our sense of ‘happiness.’

Tapping or ‘Emotional Freedom Techniques’

‘Emotional Freedom Techniques,’ is a combination of 8 well-accepted effects in psychology, activated by the use of Acupressure, or ‘Tapping.’  Tapping creates a rapid reduction in emotional, mental, and physical distress.  And this results in feelings of calm both immediately and in the long-term.  In addition, EFT is used to enhance human performance (athletics, education, etc.) by relaxing the body and clearing the mind.  Finally, a little-known use of EFT Tapping is for the emotional and physical well-being of animals.

Tapping is a well-researched method used by millions of people world-wide since the 1990s.  In addition, 98% of the research shows positive benefits.  

“Tapping is the most effective psychiatric intervention in my 25 years of practice.”
~ Harvard Medical School Psychiatrist Eric (“Rick”) Leskowitz, MD (retired)

Stressed?  Overwhelmed?  Stuck? 

Research shows Tapping can:

  • Reduce anxiety by up to 47% and
  • Lower blood pressure by up to 8% and
  • Reduce cravings by up to 74% and
  • Reduce trauma symptoms by up to 86% and
  • Increase immunity markers by up to 113% and
  • Reduce physical pain by up to 57% and
  • Create calm in just a few minutes
  • Process thoughts, feelings & pain quickly
  • Improve athletic, academic & career performance
  • Increase well-being and ‘happiness’

Adults and children can learn to use EFT Tapping on their own or work with a trained Professional.  And once you learn to Tap, you have the tools to take charge of your emotional, mental and physical distress.

Get ‘unstuck.’  Feel better.  Move forward! 

EFT Tapping for Trauma 

Life is traumatic for many of us.  We all experience overstimulation and distress in some form or another.  And the impact distress has on our lives is often considerable.  

By reprocessing thoughts, feelings and experiences with Tapping, we can reduce our distress in the moment and for the long-term.  We also lessen the overall stress on our Nervous System and clear the way for our bodies and minds to function with greater ease, clarity and calm.

How Does EFT Tapping Work? 

Research and clinical experience shows the following processes at work:

  • Imaginal Exposure 
  • Acupressure
  • Nervous System Activation
  • ‘Fight, Flight, Freeze’ Calming
  • Information Reprocessing
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Memory Reconsolidation
  • Eye Movement and Reprocessing

Tapping combines all these effects in a simple, easy-to-learn method.  And we can incorporate EFT Tapping into our therapy work to achieve both relief and resolution, often relatively quickly.  EFT Tapping Intensives can be booked to help you achieve more progress in less time.

If you have any questions. please let me know.  I also encourage you to read the available research.

The Science of Tapping 

In one study, after 6 sessions of Tapping, 86% of combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD experienced enough relief to no longer qualify for the diagnosis.  These results were sustained at 3 and 6 month follow ups.  And this study has been repeated with similar results.

Other studies also reveal a dramatic reduction in participants’ cortisol levels (24-49%) after Tapping.  

Note: Although EFT Tapping meets the definition of ‘evidence-based,’ as of 2023, the APA has not yet included it on their list of ‘evidence-based’ treatment approaches.  Therefore, I am obligated to share that the APA still considers EFT Tapping ‘an experimental modality.’

I encourage you to read the research and consider Tapping with a professional to achieve the relief and progress that it can offer you.

EFT Tapping Trainer 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and an EFT Tapping Trainer certified by EFT International

EFT Tapping is one of the methods that transformed my therapy practice and the lives of many clients I have worked with.  If you are curious about EFT Tapping, I’m happy to answer your questions and see if Tapping is a good fit for our work together.

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