While spa retreats and getaways alleviate stress and provide relaxation, how can you tap into those emotions daily when you’re home? Tapping is the answer.
Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), combines the principles of ancient Chinese acupressure with modern psychology. It is proven to effectively resolve a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, chronic pain, addiction, and weight control.
If you’ve ever had a massage, the therapist probably applied pressure to the skin, muscles, and deep tissues to release certain hormones and chemicals to promote relaxation. Tapping permits you to apply these techniques to yourself!
Our bodies’ meridian system consists of energy channels that run along specific pathways. At certain points on the skin, these endpoints of meridians come to the surface. Tap on these specific endpoints with your fingertips, voice aloud the stress, worry,or whatever negative emotions. This way, you stimulate your energy system and allow these emotions to release from your mind & body in a very natural way.
The first benefit is an immediate reduction in stress. Tapping on these meridian endpoints calms the parts of the brain responsible for controlling the body’s stress response system that releases hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
Stress comes in many forms.
Financial worries, a physical ailment, troubles at work and sometimes a spouse or your children create stress.
But when these daily anxieties and worries pop up, treat the stress with tapping. Try it as preventative method or to curtail other emotions as it’s self service stress-relief at your fingertips!
About the author: Nick Ortner
Nick Ortner is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Tapping Solution", and Executive Producer of both the documentary film "The Tapping Solution" and the annual Tapping World Summit, attended by over 2 million people worldwide. Nick’s goal is to empower people to create healthy, abundant, and stress-free lives through his books, films, programs, online events, and speaking engagements attended by participants from all over the world.