Tap Your Fears Away!

by Cynthya Dzialo, Certified CBI Birth Doula and Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Tapping, is a method of reducing and eliminating negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, shame and anger. The process is quick, painless and simple to learn, with permanent results. The theory is that an imbalance has occurred in the body due to an energy disturbance, which can be corrected by tapping on the meridians to clear away the negative emotions. It is easy to do and takes little time. You'll feel better so try it out.

“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system”
— Gary Craig, Founder of EFT

Clearing the Energy Disturbances

EFT works by intentionally activating an energy disturbance by thinking about a painful memory or just feeling your feelings. While the energy disturbance is activated, you tap with your fingertips on a set of 10 easily learned acupuncture points in order to clear out the energy disturbance in the affected meridians. As the disturbance gets cleared through the tapping, you will experience your negative emotions actually drain away. When the energy disturbance has been completely cleared, your negative emotions will be gone. You can then think about the memory with no painful emotional reaction! Problems in your life that resulted from the original experience will clear up as well.

It's Important to Stay Focused on the Problem While Tapping

It is essential that the energy disturbance remains activated the whole time you are tapping in order to completely clear it. Therefore, you have to keep your attention focused on the negative feelings while tapping until they are gone. Getting distracted or thinking about two things at once can interfere with EFT working.