Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as Tapping, is a powerful healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a wide range of issues including stress and overwhelm. It's a powerful mind-body-energy technique that can be used as a self-help tool in the moment or on deeper unresolved issues that are interfering with your current quality of life.

Tapping is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern Western concepts of wellness. Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridian endpoints of the body, while focusing on issues that are causing stress or physical sensations, helps to calm the nervous system, rewire the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the body’s balance of energy. We often think of stress as triggered by something in our lives/outside our body and out of our control. It is triggered externally, but we feel it internally. While we can’t fully control our external world, with EFT / Tapping we can control how we react to it. And when we consistently do that, how we live and experience the external world changes.



Here’s why it works:

  • It uncovers the real reasons you're not "motivated" or your procrastinate (You'll be surprised at the 'whys')

  • It breaks down the fears and old limiting beliefs, in many cases eliminating them at their source - this is real freedom

  • It's simple enough that you can do the maintenance yourself

  • The effects are lasting... no need to keep revisiting the past

  • It interrupts the stress response and rewires your brain so you can feel calm instead of stress


What Kinds of Things Can it be Used For?


Now that we understand how intertwined the mind and body really are, Tapping is the perfect tool for using that information to great advantage, and restoring well-being. You might want to use it on things like this:


  • To alleviate pain, such as headaches, injuries, emotional overwhelm

  • To calm a fear, such as performance anxiety or worries

  • To eliminate negative moods and emotional states that hamper your enjoyment of life

  • To clear the confusion around what troubles or blocks you from what you want

  • To reduce stress

  • To erase self-sabotaging behaviors that keep you small, contained or unsuccessful

  • To support more rapid healing of health conditions and symptoms

  • To bring clarity to the beliefs we have inherited or adopted unconsciously so they can be examined and revised to align with present day truth and realities

  • To overcome phobias and bothersome behaviors

  • To rid yourself of old habits or coping behaviors that affect your health, such as smoking and food cravings



How is it done?

In the moment as a self-help tool: ‘Tapping’ uses your own fingertips to gently stimulate 8 acupressure points along the head, hand and torso, while focused on something that is causing discomfort (thoughts, emotions, physical).

Lasting change and deeper issues: EFT is directed by an accredited practitioner, on a deeper, more skillful level. They will show you how to use the Tapping to bring relief to all parts of the Mind-Body system and the brain’s neural connections that words alone cannot reach. Tapping affects more than the cognitive/rational mind; it also down-regulates the nervous system and accesses the emotional and sensory areas of the limbic area of the brain. 


Creating Lasting Change


Author Eckhart Tolle says that “An emotion is the body’s response to a thought”. And when the thought is stressful our body has a stress response. That’s why it’s so difficult to change our reaction to a thought with logic and reason. We need to speak the language of the body and detach from the emotional stress response. It’s when we are calm that possibilities and creativity flow. And that’s where real change can happen.


When you unhook from the emotional reactions that keep you stuck, you’ll free yourself to live the life you want!


To learn how EFT / Tapping can help your unique circumstances, please book a complementary consult with Ximena Cardenas.

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