Research into Emotional Freedom Technique (or tapping) began in the 1990s. This blog post includes excerpts of Dr Peta Stapleton’s work, and her book The Science of Tapping; as well as several links to research papers on EFT.
We now understand that EFT has profound effects on the nervous system, the production of stress hormones (particularly cortisol), DNA regulation and brain activation. Quite simply, we’ve come a long long way from initial understandings, that it has an impact on our meridien system – with roots in eastern philosophy.
Anecdotal evidence is great, if your neighbour suggests trying something, and you trust them – BUT many people now want the actual research. They want more… so here we go.
” levels of stress and anxiety were measured before and after the five-week training of EFT. Following the completion of training, both participants in the study reported decreased levels of stress and anxiety”
Tapping can be used on such a huge and varied number of things. Weight loss, food cravings, pain, headaches, physical discomfort, painful memories, phobias, fears, worries, addictions, limiting beliefs, money issues, stress, anxieties, depression, emotional heartache. Angers, frustrations and rejections.
It can ALSO be used to boost really positive feelings, confidence, bravery, calm. I’ve personally witnessed clients break out of negative inner chatter, and become incredibly self assured and relaxed. Boosting energy, reframing the way you see the world. Caring less about upsetting situations, and being able to center themselves. I honestly have seen magic happen with my clients.
I would LOVE to carry on this conversation with you. How have you used EFT and what incredible results have you seen? Comment below.
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