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?
- Unusual Stomach Pain at 2am
- One More Night
- It Did What??!!
- How Does EFT Tapping Work?
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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.
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.
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…
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 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
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