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What Is EFT Tapping About? Joy to Feel Better

Do you remember the last time you were in pain? What did you do? Did you reach out for a pain killer? Would you be interested in hearing about an unexpected alternative that may work as well or even better in the long-term, is completely free and always available wherever you are? 

Curious? Then read on and enter the world of EFT, also called tapping. What is EFT tapping about? And how does it work?

After reading this article, tell me in the comment section below: Are you going to try this? Have you already tried it? 

What Is EFT Tapping About?

EFT stands for emotional freedom techniques

Usually, people say EFT or Tapping, not both… to be honest, I am using both words together in this article so you could find it more easily when you were doing your research in search engines. 🙂 

I personally understand EFT tapping as a way to balance our energy in relation with something that happens in our life that we would rather not happen, whether it is an emotion such as fear, anger, sadness, or something very visible such as a traffic jam (yes! I have eased traffic jams with EFT, under the surprised eyes of my husband and son) or anything in between such as a body ache. 

More concretely, studies show that EFT Tapping has a direct effect on stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and calming the amygdala (the fight/flight/freeze response center). Or in other words, it reduces the stress we feel in a particular situation, “deactivating” the uncontrollable fight, flight or freeze reaction. 

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Unusual Stomach Pain at 2am

Yeap! A few days ago, I was woken up by a very srong and unusual stomach pain around 2am… I do not remember ever experiencing this type of pain. It was so strong that it made me cry. What on earth was happening? I was fine when I went to bed and there I was in pain… “I know so much about health that things like that should not be happening to me without me understading why” I thought… but there I was, in pain, feeling lost and scared.  

My very first reaction whenever something that scares me happens, or anytime I face a challenge, is to pray. So I did. I said my usual healing prayer. And I said it again and again… I don’t remember how many times…

I often say that if I have a stain on my pants, prayers are never going to make it disappear… but through prayers I can open myself up to inspiration… to know what to do to make that stain go away… which detergent to use, how to use my washing machine if I have one, or where to find a washing machine if I don’t, or should I just wash it by hands… and then I need to take action based on this inspiration…

Well, same goes to pain… I pray and I get inspired to do something about it… in this case, I was inspired to use tapping. Part of me was thinking that tapping would NEVER be able to help this pain go away… and another part of me has long accepted my intuition as one of the best guides I could ever have… what else could I do? I have no painkillers at home because, thanks to my health knowledge, I normally never feel any pain… 

So I started tapping… I did one round… the pain was at the same level, maybe a tiny bit less, but still unbearable… So I made it clear to myself that I would do as many EFT rounds as necessary.

I did a second round. The pain was still there but strangely enough I found myself dozing off for a few seconds towards the end of that 2nd round. The pain was definitely less acute.

I started a 3rd round. Again, I found myself dozing off for a few seconds at a time. I continued and… next thing I know I woke up later that morning. I had fallen asleep! And the pain was totally gone! 

Wow! Even for me this was unexpected! I had no pain at all during the day. 


One More Night!

But the next night, that same pain was back. Same area, 1 hour later, around 3am this time… less strong than the first night though… I started tapping… but after 3 full rounds, I could not reproduce the same results as the night before… I was not dozing off… and I could not feel any significant change in the level of pain. 

And then I realised that I had started tapping without saying any healing prayer… so I said one, a few times, and I started tapping again… I don’t remember counting the tapping rounds I did after the healing prayer. I just woke up later that morning with no pain again. 

I do not even remember if I still had a little bit of pain the following night. What is sure is that I did not do more tapping on it. 

What is Eft tapping about

It Did What??!!

Those of you who are already familiar with such things as energy medicine, acupressure, meditation, etc. will most likely not be impressed by the story of how my stomach pain was “healed” through EFT tapping. So let me tell you another story that happened to me a few months ago… with my car this time… 

Yes, I know, this sounds crazy, but I do have a personal story of how EFT tapping helped me fix my car. 

The story starts on a Saturday evening. I had been on a training all day long and was in a hurry to go back home. There was no parking space available so I did what I call “creative parking” and parked somewhere I was not supposed to. I only wanted to stay there for a few minutes and find a better parking spot later. I left my warning lights on so people would know I was coming back. But… I forgot… 

The next day, my car was still there but the warning lights were off. And my electronic key was not working either. I had this strange feeling… you know the one you have when you realise you’ve done something wrong with terrible consequences and you wish you could go back in time? Yeah! THAT feeling! I knew I had forgotten my warnings light and my battery was flat! 

Long story short, I first tried using the booster that I had bought for such an occasion (I had had a flat battery many times in the past year and a half or so, and I’m pretty sure I am known as the “flat-battery girl” in my neighborhood… 😉 ). It did not work.

Then I got help from a neighbor and we used his car with another neighbor’s jumper cables. Didn’t work either. 

And then we pushed it down the street with the help of other drivers who got out of their cars to push with us. Nothing worked!

Two of my neighbors who know more about cars than I were adamant: I HAD TO change the battery. 

So… you know me now, right? I said prayers… and I was inspired to tap about this situation… yep! I tapped… I tapped several times over the course of the rest of the day. I tapped for the part of the night when I could not sleep because I was so nervous about my car. I have to admit that I also used a second technique that I shall write about in a later post… 

With all this tapping, I had the idea to recharge my booster and to use it in a different way… The next morning, I followed my intuition and lo and behold! My car started! Yes!! It started!! I was ECSTATIC!! And my neighbors could hardly believe it when I told them how it all happened… 

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How Does EFT Tapping Work?

The beauty about EFT is that all you need is one hand. Yes! You’ve heard this well! One hand! AND knowing how to use that one hand.

Here it is simply: you gently tap (some just press) certain points on your body and/or your hand while thinking about what it is that you would like to “solve”. 

That’s it! It’s THAT simple! Thank you for reading and good bye!  😉 Just kidding! 😉 Please do stay a little longer! 🙂 

Which hand do you use? Left or right, either hand is fine. In my experience, tapping the opposite hand is the easiest but you can also do it with the same hand if you choose to press and not tap. 

Here is a short video: 

There are various ways to tap… so don’t worry about getting it wrong… you can miss a spot, or add another one… in my experience, the most important is to stay focused on what it is you are trying to improve while you are tapping.

Remember my story about my stomach pain? It took several rounds on two consecutive nights for my stomach pain to go away completely. So if one round is not enough for your situation, don’t hesitate to go for a second, and a third…

And if you believe in the power of prayers and mantras, I would highly recommend to start with that first. 

Want More?

Want to find out more about EFT/Tapping? Check out my list of sites you may want to visit here:  What Is EFT Tapping About? Try It Out! Review

You can also sign up for my newsletter to receive information about a free online tapping event scheduled for February/March 2020. 

Also tell me in the comment section below: Are you going to try this? Have you already tried it?

To our Joy and Happiness,


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24 thoughts on “What Is EFT Tapping About? Joy to Feel Better”

    1. Hello again, Bibo!

      Thank you so much for showing your heartfelt appreciation!

      I wrote this post to help others with what I’ve learned and it warms my heart to see that you truly appreciate it.

      May you and your loved ones be blessed,


    1. Hello Bibo,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comment here.

      I’m really glad to hear that you are grateful for this post. This warms my heart.

      I wish you a beautiful weekend!


  1. Great read Nathalie. I’d be interested to know what your healing prayer is, if you would care to share it. Thank you!

    1. Hello Holly,

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to express your appreciation and ask about my healing prayer.

      I share it with a lot Joy in my heart. Here it is in English:

      “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy.
      Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion.
      Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come.
      Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.”


      I usually say it in French:

      “Ton nom est ma guérison, ô mon Dieu et ton souvenir est mon remède.
      Être près de Toi est mon espoir, et mon amour pour Toi est mon compagnon, ta miséricorde est ma guérison et mon soutien en ce monde et dans l’autre.
      Tu es véritablement le Dieu de toute bonté, l’Omniscient, l’infiniment Sage.”

      This is short enough that I have memorised it both in English and French and can say it anytime I need.

      There is a great Spanish version sung on Youtube, flamenco style:

      There is a longer one (much longer!) that is VERY powerful but it does take longer (much longer!) to say. I have only memorised the first 6 or 7 verses and I sing it with a tune I made up myself. My son loves it! He still remembers once when he was very young (3 maybe?) and sick. He was crying a lot because of the pain he was feeling. I started singing that prayer and he almost immediately stopped crying and fell asleep. It made quite a big impression on him. He is almost 12 now and still loves that prayer. 🙂

      I read it when I really need a miracle. You can find it here.

      I hope this is helpful. 🙂



    1. Hello Funmilayo!

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your comment here! 🙂

      I’m really glad to hear that you feel excited about this! 🙂

      Yes! Do try it out and write me back about your progress.

      All the best,


  2. Hi Nathalie! What an interesting article! I had never heard of tapping before. It really is interesting what you can do with the power of prayer and your mind to improve or alleviate stress. It is amazing. Great read!

    1. Hello Christine,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment here!

      Yes! Absolutely! It’s amazing what we can do with the power of prayer, our mind and our body, to improve our life in general! I love it! Great to hear that you liked it too! 🙂

      Many blessings to you and your loved ones for 2019,


  3. This article article on emotional freedom technique was very helpful though i have never tried it before now but does sound like an awesome technique to ease pain instead of taking pills all the time even in the middle of the night. Thanks alot for this you are far too kind.

    1. Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your comment here, Seun!

      I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed this post. 🙂

      All the best,


  4. Hey Nathalieu, great article here on EFT or tapping as it is known. I had heard of it being used for health purposes but never to get a car started before??I wonder does this principle have anything to do with that common body language action of tapping ones head/temple/forehead when thinking about something?

    1. Hey Billy,

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your comment here.

      Your question is very interesting. After studying various types of energy medicine, I do believe that our natural body language actions are more meaningful than what we usually think. So yes, tapping one’s head/temple/forehead when thinking does activate some points in the body and that helps with the thinking.

      Pulling ears also helps, but it’s better to do that gently and not as a form of punishment as some teachers used to do in some school here in the past.

      And when facing a traumatic experience, or even remembering one, gently putting our hand on our forehead for a couple of minutes also helps.

      Our body/mind/nervous system connections are fascinating!! 🙂

      All the best,


  5. This is really interesting,informative, and educative. I have heard of tapping but I never believed it work, I thought a friend who told me about it was just trying to make a fool out of me . Reading through your experience has really educate me and I will try this because sometimes I do feel pain in my stomach and I will keep rolling and rolling on the bed but now I know what to do . Thanks for sharing this 

    1. Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your comment here, Lok.

      Hahaha! I totally understand that you would think your friend was just trying to make a fool of you.

      Yes! Do give it a try when you feel that pain in your stomach you sometimes get. You have nothing to lose!

      Let me know afterwards how it went, okay?

      All the best,


  6. This was a really interesting read. I have heard about tapping and what it can do but I have always been skeptical of how it works and did not really believe in such a thing. From your story and experience, it does seem like something I have to try out to see if it actually works. 

    I do know about acupuncture and I have experienced it in effect but tapping is something I have not seen with my own two eyes working so I am most certainly going to give it a try and see how it turns out.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment here, Jay.

      Nice that you had already heard of tapping before. It’s good to be skeptical when we have not tried something ourselves… there is no risk here. You can safely give it a try and see what it can do… And it’s much more pleasant than acupuncture, I find… 🙂 Do let me know afterwards how it went, okay?

      All the best,


  7. Interesting article. My mom is certified EFT practioner, if you ever need someone to work with or share ideas with. I’m sure she would love to participate and team up.
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Hello there, Christina!

      Oh wow! I had no idea that your mom is a certified EFT practitioner! It would be great if you could put me in touch with her, yes! I shall follow up in a PM with you about that. 🙂

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave a comment here! That’s greatly appreciated!

      Lots of love,


  8. Sujandar Mahesan

    This is something I have never heard in my life before reading this article today. Emotional Freedom Technique sounds like an awesome remedy for fixing pains at our house without taking any artificial pills which has tons of side effects. Thank you so much for sharing this article about EFT.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment, Sujandar.

      Yes! As you say, it IS an awesome remedy with no side effects, apart from positive ones, that is… because everything is related in our body and in our energy…

      All the best,


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