Can’t remember when or how I first heard about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping. It was about 5 years ago when I was in massive download mode and a sponge to all things related to living a more delicious life.
I went on to become a certified health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition ( Want to Become a Certified Health Coach? ) and a licensed independent educator with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I love teaching others the why and how of incorporating more healthy whole plant foods into their diet. It’s even more powerful when helping someone fully transition to a healthy whole food vegan diet. But often, a level of sweeping change comes from an emergency or struggle, like a heart attack, type 2 diabetes diagnosis or severe complications arising from a chronic disease. Whether the decision to make a lifestyle pivot comes from a place of urgency or not, it’s our mind and emotional body that will determine the level of lasting change.
Enter EFT Tapping. First, I must quickly gush about my recent week at the Omega Institute in upstate New York. I was there for professional training, being taught by one of the foremost EFT experts alive on the planet today, Dawson Church. Want to keep this blog shorter and sweeter for you, but Omega is worthy of its own post. AMAZING setting, quaint cabins, scenery, people and programs. The bonanza of locally grown plant-based meal options made my taste buds and body swoon. Worth Googling, if that sort of thing interests you. Back to Tapping.
What does EFT Tapping do? As you are tapping on meridian end points, areas of the body where acupressure/ acupuncture points converge, the tapping protocol calms the amygdala, a set of almond shaped “organs” in your brain that regulate emotions, especially fight or flight responses. In modern life, many of us live in some state of fight or flight most of the time. Traffic, deadlines, bills and bosses stress us out and flood our blood stream with cortisol, the fight or flight hormone. As you tap, you are also addressing different aspects of the issues that are presenting, breaking through emotional blocks and barriers. In a nutshell, tapping combines ancient acupressure with modern psychology to calm the nervous system, which opens up the potential to rewrite your story (and history) from a different point of view. It has been scientifically proven to be highly effective in transmuting cravings, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, pain and more.
Have you ever experienced an emotion like tension, rejection, anger or loneliness, then found yourself diving into a pint of ice-cream, a bag of chips or polishing off a pizza? Or, instead of binging on food, that same emotion ignited pain in your knee, hip or gave you a migraine? What if you had a secret weapon that could help evaporate that craving or pain quickly? That’s what EFT Tapping can do for you. Watch this brief general video:
If you find yourself wanting to lose weight, improve your eating to better manage or heal from a health condition, will EFT Tapping work for you? After all, you’ve done this before. Started a new “diet” full of enthusiasm that this was the time it really was going to work. You were gonna drop the weight for good, lower the blood pressure or get off the diabetes meds, white knuckle your way through the discomfort and use WILLPOWER to reach your goal.
I’d like to propose another way. Something that feels a lot easier while producing long lasting results. An approach that’s about more, not less. How about nourishing your cells with more beautiful whole foods and flooding your body with more “happy” chemicals like: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin. Did you know you can access these feel good neurotransmitters any time by Tapping? Doesn’t that sound fast and delicious?
I am passionate about helping others reach their best physical and emotional body. Are you ready for a supportive, interactive approach in taking charge of your life and health? Are you ready to rewrite your story? If the answer is a resounding YES! Contact me HERE
I’ve just scratched the surface on and plan to continue in part 2 next week. Want to know more about EFT Tapping and how it can help improve your life? Contact me NOW by clicking the get in touch link below!