Have I mentioned that I’m a certified EFT practitioner?
Some of you know this. Others are probably thinking, WTH is that? And why does she think I want to know this?
Let me explain.
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. It’s also called tapping because we literally tap on our bodies, following a pattern of meridian points, while talking out loud to clear troubling past experiences and shift limiting beliefs.
It’s been around since the 1980s and there are 100s of studies showing that it works. But at first glance, it looks weird.
It looks like there is no way in heck it can work.
But I promise you, it does work.
I was on my own personal journey for almost two decades and had made some progress. Do you know when it went stratospheric? When I started tapping.
It was 2018 and I had just been laid off. I decided to get certified in EFT tapping out of the blue (I didn’t do it very much at all before then). How I feel about myself and what I’m capable of have dramatically shifted ever since.
Why does it matter?
- Because tapping can help you release that time when the teacher embarrassed you in front of the class and made you hate to be seen.
- It can help you let go of all of the criticism from parents and teachers that kicked off a habit of people pleasing and not being able to say “no” because you’re trying to avoid being criticized.
- It can transform your need to be perfect to prove your worth because along the way you decided it was unacceptable to make mistakes.
These types of beliefs lead you to procrastinate, and procrastinating means you make less money, create discord in relationships, ignore your health (physical and mental), and/or never reach your fullest potential or live your best life.
And this weird-looking, funny-sounding tool can help with all of that.
To see it in action, here’s a video on how to tap.