Can EFT TAPPING make you feel more beautiful?
Emotional Freedom Technique – also called EFT or simply Tapping is the idea of stimulating the body’s acupressure meridian points by simply tapping your fingers on different parts of your body, all while considering an experience, and repeating an affirmation.
Acupressure and meridian points have been utlised in healthcare for thousands of years, but tapping has only been around since the 1990s, after being developed in its current form by engineer, Gary Craig.
EFT now has over 300 scientific studies proving its efficacy in reducing stress, anxiety, and negative thought patterns. There are even studies to show the benefit of tapping in addressing illness and physiological pain.
I have been using tapping for many years now. I really promote it for dealing with negative thought pathways you can find yourself in. It’s also great for helping you in those times when you just feel horrible in your skin and don’t like anything about yourself or the way you look.
Athletes use it in prep for and during a comp, businesspeople use it before a meeting, performers use it before stepping on stage, teachers use it before greeting their class, some use it before a date, some use it before getting out of bed, some use it as they walk out of their front door to start the day. Everyone can and does use tapping.
When we imagine a painful situation, we now know that our brain and body, create pain and physical responses to it. For example, if we think about a painful experience we have endured, the amygdala part of our brain tells us we are going through it there and then gets ready to encounter it. Stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol increase, and our body reacts as though we need to fight or flight. If, however, we relive or address a situation that causes us pain or stress while tapping the meridian points, we now know that our amygdala becomes less active, meaning it reduces the stress associated with that particular fear or stressful situation.
We have evidence-based and robust studies demonstrating that after tapping, participants experienced significant decreases in anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain, and cravings, and a significant increase in happiness
The thing I love most about tapping is that it’s self-soothing and can be done anywhere without anyone even noticing. It also really grounds me and takes me out of my head and into the present moment.
The script is somewhat the same, but you can mix it up to suit you and the situation you want to address.
The meridian points are as follows:
Holding your right-hand pointer and middle finger together, tap on each of the areas described below.
Karate chop (right-hand pointer and middle finger together and tap the underside edge of your left hand).
Between the eyebrows (hairy brow).
The temple (wise temple).
Beneath the eye (teardrop).
Beneath the nose (moustache).
On the chin (beard).
Beneath the collar bone.
Below the armpit.