EFT is a hot topic right now in health and wellness, but its origins have been around in medicine for over 5,000 years. It’s essentially psychological approach to restoring your body’s energy
What is EFT?
EFT stands for emotional freedom tapping. It’s similar to acupuncture except this is acupressure. It uses a predetermined set of tapping techniques on specific body energy points. The concept is that you can stimulate these energy points by lightly tapping on them with your fingertips.
How Does Tapping Work?
Your body is composed of energy, just like all things in the universe. If you can restore balance to the energy, you can mend negative emotions like the ones that commonly cause procrastination (fear of failure, excessive perfectionism, low energy levels, and lack of focus). Tapping is “said” to restore the body’s energy balance and conquer negative emotions.
The Tapping Technique
First you focus on a negative emotion that you are experiencing like fear or failure, a phobia, or anxiety…anything that’s bothering you will do. Focus on that issue and use your fingers to tab 5 to 7 times on each of the body’s energy points. Tapping on them, while focusing on accepting and resolving the negative emotion will reset your body’s energy to a balance state. You can get more info about how and where to tap here.
Does EFT Tapping Work?
So in my personal experience it didn’t really work, but there are plenty of people online who claim it helped them overcome certain fears like getting on a plain or going outside.
Here is the video I watched:
Tapping on my face for 10 minutes was weird and awkward and I would have been embarrassed had anyone seen me. When I was done I felt slightly motivated and I actually did some work I had been putting off, but I am chalking it up to the placebo effect, because I wanted the technique to work. I could have easily not wanted it to work and continued procrastinating.
As with anything if you are interested in this method, you should try it for at least a week before rushing to judgement.
It didn’t do it and feel this sense of being restored or having my energy balanced. I felt more like I am done tapping on my face now, maybe I should do something more productive.
Have you tried EFT? What is your experience with it, let me know in the comments below.