Life can be filled with stressful events that can leave emotional scars. From heartbreak, grief, and anger to anxiety, depression, and PTSD, painful experiences often stay with us far longer than we’d like. While time may dull the pain, true healing requires mindfully processing and releasing of negative emotions. This is where Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT can help.
While EFT isn’t a cure-all, it can be profoundly effective at releasing deep-seated emotions and beliefs that stand in the way of recovery. This self-help technique makes it appealing for people who want emotional relief without the stigma or expense of traditional therapy. EFT delivers healing through self-care. If you or someone you love suffers from emotional trauma, consider giving EFT a try.
The best part about EFT Tapping is how quickly and effectively it allows people to let go of limiting beliefs, fears, and traumas. Unlike talk therapy or medication that can take months or years, it often produces benefits in just a few sessions facilitating emotional healing and release such as:
Reducing Emotional Intensity
EFT helps calm heightened stress responses and reduce triggering of painful memories and emotions. The physical act of tapping while vocalizing issues sends calming signals to the amygdala, the brain’s fear center. This lowers anxiety levels, allowing for inner peace and reflection. As intensity fades, it becomes easier to process traumas without becoming overwhelmed.
Allows Forgiveness and Letting Go
A huge part of releasing trauma is finding forgiveness—for yourself and others. But this is often easier said than done. EFT provides a means to get those stubborn mental blocks to forgiveness and acceptance out in the open. The spoken affirmations combined with acupressure help override strong emotions, opening the door for understanding. Letting go and moving forward becomes more attainable.
Relieves PTSD and Phobias
EFT is especially helpful for alleviating PTSD and phobias resulting from traumatic events. Research shows that Tapping helps reduce symptoms like flashbacks, insomnia, and anxiety, giving those suffering a way to process the memory without reliving it. Fearful reactions become less and less intense as triggers lose their hold.
Boosts Confidence and Empowerment
Working through feelings of victimization is vital to overcoming trauma. EFT affirmations help rewrite disempowering narratives and build self-confidence. Being able to voice troubling issues brings realization that one’s circumstances can be overcome. Trauma no longer has to inhibit living your best life. Self acceptance and emotional resilience grow with each EFT session.
EFT Tapping has been pivotal for our friends and neighbors in recovery:
“As a life-long people pleaser, I struggled to set boundaries in relationships. It just wasn’t something I ever felt brave enough to do. After tapping on my confidence issues with EFT, I started speaking up for myself more. I still have work to do, but now I feel so empowered.” —A.P.
“As someone in recovery, I struggled with overwhelming guilt and shame. No matter how much therapy I went to, I couldn’t move past the self-hate. When I started EFT tapping and verbalized my feelings, it was like a pressure valve was released. Being able to acknowledge and let go of the past failings allowed me to start forgiving myself. I’m now able to recognize that I’m worthy of a happy life thanks to EFT.” —T.S.
“Recovering from childhood trauma was never easy for me until I discovered EFT. Being able to tap while expressing my pain and anger just felt right. After a few sessions, it’s like a weight has lifted and I don’t dread my past so much.” —C.R.
Contact Karen St. Clair to learn EFT Tapping in private sessions, in workshop settings, or as a presenter at your next corporate function. karenstclairEFT.com
Karen is an Accredited Certified EFT International Practitioner/ Master Trainer NQT, Reiki Master of Masters, International Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Founder of Reiki Tap RenewalSM and a highly skilled professional with a true gift for facilitating her clients’ life-changing outcomes.