What is Tapping?

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Tapping is a miracle if you ask me. Nothing else compares, even EMDR, which was revolutionary in healing post-traumatic stress disorder in Vietnam veterans and later with childhood abuse healing.

Tapping is the action used in the modality of Energy Psychology. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is one of the most common protocols. There are many names including Energy Therapy, Energy Medicine, Meridian Energy Therapy or Meridian Energy Tapping. And there are many other protocols that also fall under these categories. This Alternative treatment for Emotional (and physical) Healing is referred to as tapping because the treatment uses the fingers to tap on acupuncture meridian end points.

Anyone can learn how to tap on themselves. No one needs to tap on you. Tapping on just 9 - 14 Acupuncture points clears out the blocks of energy stuck in your body's Energy System which is connected to your body's nervous system, where emotions and unresolved issues have been stuck.

Did you know that each Acupuncture Meridian has an Emotional component to it? For example the Bladder Meridian is associated with peace and harmony and also restlessness, impatience and frustration.

Acupuncture traditionally heals pain and physical problems by stimulating the energy meridian to flow. But true Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the whole person which includes the emotional state. A Western idea came along by accident to use the fingers to tap on acupuncture points and use it for emotional upsets. The first session ever used cured a lady of a water phobia by tapping on the stomach meridian end point by a psychologist who was studying kinesiology and acupuncture.

Martial Arts are probably a familiar place where most people have heard the term Chi or Qi for energy. Ti Chi and Qi Gong are also forms of healing movements for health and wellness. When Energy flows, it flushes out the stuck energy blocks that were being held in the body. Tapping on the meridians helps to flush out the stuck emotional energy blocks.

Why were they held there? When abused, or in a trauma, we go into a Stress Reaction, we hold our breath, brace ourselves and tighten up. Feelings then can freeze and can stay stuck like that for years. Anything that reminds us of the trauma triggers an emotional reaction much like post-traumatic stress disorder. However some emotional problems develop into phobias or anxiety or depression.

Tapping acupuncture points melts it away. It relaxes the body and kicks in the Calming Reflex, (what we naturally return to when a stressor is over) and therefore the body and emotions relax. When the body relaxes, we naturally breathe deeper and we soften as well as energize in a very gentle, safe way.

When we continue Tapping, the energy in our body's energy system starts to flow better and the emotional distress is literally cleared away.

So if you 'tune into" a fear while Tapping, the physical reaction of fear and the mental associations of that fear and the emotional reaction of that fear all get cleared away within minutes and you feel relief.

My goal is to help "Tapping" become a household word. Everyone should know the magic at their fingertips that can help with all life's little aggravations and major events. Tapping calms us down but also make us stronger. We have more energy and more empowerment when blocked energy is released. We are less vulnerable to the old emotional triggers, or they vanish completely in many cases.

The website Tapping.com has some videos that you can follow along with for free right and Youtube has many videos under tapping or EFT. I have a www.RecoveryTapping.com to blend Tapping with recovery issues, and all the emotions that get stirred up when trying to sort out dysfunctional family issues. My book deals directly with using EFT for Codependency. So, remember Tapping as it is getting more and more popular - but also don't forget Recovery Tapping which puts the best self-help-power tool at your fingertips in your toolbox as you "trudge the (recovery) road to happy destiny"!

 

I help people in recovery clear the issues that keep showing up in their relationships so they can move forward to live the life they've always dreamed. To know more visit EFT for Codependency or www.RecoveryTapping.blogspot.com

 

 

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