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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 is 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.

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with Dr. Shari Caplan & Anna Betel, Accredited EFT Practitioner

How Does EFT Work?

Here’s why it works:

What Can it be Used For?

Gary Craig, EFT’s founder, always said, “Try it on Everything!” He knew that it worked well on a great number of troubles, ailments, and conditions. 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:

In the Moment:

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To alleviate pain, such as headaches, injuries, emotional overwhelm

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To calm a fear, such as performance anxiety or worries

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To eliminate negative moods and emotional states that hamper your enjoyment of life

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To clear the confusion around what troubles or blocks you from what you want

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To reduce stress

In Deeper Use:

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To erase self-sabotaging behaviors that keep you small, contained, or unsuccessful

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To support more rapid healing of health conditions and symptoms

[if !supportLists]• [endif]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

[if !supportLists]• [endif]To overcome phobias and bothersome behaviors

[if !supportLists]• [endif]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 focusing 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 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 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 complimentary consult with Anna Betel.



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