The body like everything in the Universe, is composed of energy. If you restore balance to the body’s energy you will quickly mend the negative emotions and physical symptoms that stem from energy disruptions. Tapping returns the body’s energy balance and harmful stress is released easily. Tapping can be used with specific emotional intent around your own unique life challenges and experiences. Most importantly, it gives you the power to heal yourself. Control over your own destiny or levels of stress and anxiety go back into your own hands.
In recent years there has been a growing pool of undeniable research that proves what millions of people the world over have know for some time now. EFT produces real, lasting breakthroughs and significantly improves or even eliminates conditions that hospital treatments, medication and years of psychotherapy often fail to adequately deal with.
In 1980 Dr. Roger Callahan and his patient Mary had tried many standard techniques to rid her of her intense fear of water. It had caused her problems at all levels of her life. Her fear also caused her severe stomach pains. Dr. Callahan had recently studied Chinese healing arts and had learned about meridians. So he realized there is a acupuncture point for the stomach meridian on the cheekbone. He asked Mary to tap there, thinking it might help her with her stomach pain.
She tapped her cheekbone as directed. The response seemed miraculous to both Dr. Callahan and Mary. Two things happened simultaneously. Mary’s stomach pain disappeared and her phobia of water disappeared. So Dr. Callahan created Thought Field Therapy Gary Craig trained under Dr. Callahan and as time passed he observed scenarios in which practitioners tapped out the meridians points in the wrong order, yet the patient was still helped. Based on his observations he concluded that the process could be simplified and still be very powerful for the people tapping. EFT was born. Craig developed a simplified version of Dr. Callahan’s EFT.
Acupoint tapping sends signals directly to the stress centers of the mid-brain. EFT’s can access the amygdala, an almond shaped part of your brain where stress often starts. This is why EFT can create more balance and help release stress from that part of the brain.
Tapping balances our meridians. Meridians are our bodies network of energy. This energy circulates through your body. You can tap into this energy along the system. Tapping is simple, painless and free. It can be learned by anyone. You can do it to yourself, whenever you want, wherever you are.
Some great resources are Nick Ortner’s Tapping Solution, a book and a DVD and a wonderful website. There are also many videos on YouTube that show you how to do the tapping and give you more information.
In June we will have an article on tapping for children and a video of children showing other kids how to tap.