If you touch the body with your fingers, and pay close attention to the sensations, you will notice that there are points on the body that naturally attract your attention. And if you rub them or tap on them or poke them, they stimulate a healing response. Pain is relieved and we feel better.
Humans have explored the healing potential of such points for well over 5000 years. Treatment of these points is part of the ancient medical history of many cultures, particularly Traditional Chinese Medicine which uses needles to stimulate these points. Acupuncture affects the flow of energy in the body, and and can correct the “disrupted” flow of energy in the body that leads to dis-ease and distress.
Recent innovations use a selection of these same points to put quick and long-lasting relief at your fingertips, bringing relief from stress, anxiety, fear, overwhelm, pain and suffering, distressing thoughts, disturbing memories, and limiting beliefs. This tapping technique is called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
This tapping technique uses your fingertips to tap the meridian points, exploring the mind body connection. As we build awareness of our reactions to ourselves, to others, and to the world, we can use Tapping to take the “stress and strain” out. We can train our body and our mind to feel surprisingly calm and confident. In such a state we have access to choices we don’t have when we’re stressed. We can choose to set and maintain healthy boundaries with others. We can choose love rather than fear.
In a moment of weakness I stupidly said yes to doing a presentation at a networking group. Following my own advice (which I don’t always do), I did a bit of tapping around my fears of public speaking. By the time I got to the event I was looking forward to it, still a bit nervous, but nothing like the jelly legs and brain freeze that I had experienced the previous time I had tried to give a presentation!