I found EFT after a particularly low time after pregnancy and maternity leave. Confidence was at an all time low, and I couldn't remember who I used to be. EFT (also known as rapid tapping) is a little known holistic therapy that involves tapping on key pressure points on your body, whilst talking about what is bothering you. And it changed my life. I felt confident, happy, optimistic and courageous, for the first time in years.
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, and is also known as Rapid Tapping. It is a psycho-sensory therapy, and works by applying light pressure (finger taps) on a number of acupressure points on the face and upper body in a sequence, whilst discussing the issue that is bothering you.
I’ll admit it looks a bit strange, at least at first.
It is often described as psychological acupuncture without needles.
It’s like a mix of acupuncture and therapy - which leaves you feeling light and uplifted! No wading through memories that leave you retraumatised, no heavy conversations. Instead it focuses almost completely on the physical feelings in your body - where you feel them, and what they feel like.
It was developed in the 80s and early 90s, so it is relatively new in the therapeutic world.
It often works where nothing else does.
These acupressure points send ‘safety signals’ to your amygdala - the part of your brain that is responsible for ‘fight or flight’, and your emotions. The amygdala is also responsible for processing stressful events in our lives and turning them into memories.
Tapping on these acupressure points send vibrations along the meridian lines directly to the amygdala, which actually turns down the stress, or fear response, like a dimmer switch. And combined with talking about the issue at hand, you’re enabling your brain to process the memory without the stress - and therefore giving yourself permission to let go of whatever is bothering you.
“EFT combines the physical benefits of acupuncture with the cognitive benefits of conventional therapy for a much faster, more complete treatment of emotional issues, and the physical and performance issues that often result.” Gary Craig.
EFT works on everything, and for everyone. You don’t even have to believe in it!
I specialise in confidence and mindset for women who want a bigger, better life.
You might be a totally normal grown up, going about your day, going to work, seeing friends, looking after the kids. And yet, you can’t shift it. You might think it’s always going to be there. You probably can’t remember what it was like before it? And almost certainly can’t imagine life without it.
EFT works by focussing on the issue, and then working through how it came to be in the first place. So, your feelings of overwhelm, or stress - we focus on those first - and give you permission to feel them. Then, we move on to letting go of them and replacing them with more positive feelings.
There may be something in particular that is bothering you, and by tapping whilst talking about that thing, we can work towards relaxing, or forgiveness, whatever it is that might be causing you to hold on to the emotions.
It looks strange, and feels a bit weird to start with, but the sessions are relaxing, light and calming. You can share as much or as little as you want, you are in charge. I will do my upmost to make you feel comfortable, safe and secure and I will follow your lead.
You’re looking for tap-dance classes, sorry, its a different kind of tap.
You’ve had enough of feeling meh and are READY to feel better.
You don’t want to spend any more money on treatments that only give you temporary relief.
You need new taps for your bathroom - nope, sorry. Try B&Q.
You KNOW that you deserve a life without pain.
You’re 100% fine, no issues and are merrily living your life - hooray!
Since working with Louisa, I've tripled my monthly income, attracted loads more clients and have finally found my voice in my business.
Trust me when I say, Louisa needs to be your new best friend!
Since my Rapid Tapping sessions with Louisa, I've finally beaten the fear, and quit my day job! I'm now following my dream and working full time in my hypnotherapy and coaching business