What is Tapping?
Tapping, or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is a potent stress relief method rooted in both ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. By tapping on specific meridian points, akin to acupressure, while acknowledging stressors, it signals to the mind that there’s no imminent physical danger, reducing cortisol levels. Scientific studies support its cortisol-lowering effects. Stress, recognised by the World Health Organisation as a 21st-century health epidemic, links to anxiety, weight gain, sleep troubles, lack of motivation, chronic pain, digestive issues, and depression. Tapping, proven to alleviate stress, lower cortisol, enhance sleep, reduce anxiety, relieve pain, and boost productivity, offers a multifaceted solution.
Tapping may seem unconventional at first, but it’s a transformative tool. Unlike merely changing negative thoughts to positive ones, it bridges the gap between the mind and body. Our brains tend to focus on negative outcomes, evolutionarily biased toward negativity for protection. Tapping works by relaxing the body and sending calming signals to the subconscious mind, assuring it there’s no danger. It’s a holistic approach to address the mind-body connection and reframe beliefs, offering a powerful means to manage stress and improve well-being. Tapping gives you the opportunity to bring your life back into balance and reduce stress around your relationships, finances, weight, pain, fears, and so much more. If you would like to learn more and give it a try, give me a call on 0401 492 783.
Tapping “Can Reduce Anxiety”
New research carried out by Bond University in Queensland, Australia, and just published in the American Psychological Association Journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, shows that using EFT can reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. (High cortisol levels have been shown to suppress the immune system and have been linked to a wide variety of health problems.)
The research was led by Dr Peta Stapleton, Associate Professor in Psychology at Bond University. “We were looking at changes in stress biochemistry and psychological distress symptoms,” she said. “We compared levels of cortisol in three groups of patients, one having EFT, the second having PE (‘psychoeducation’ such as supportive interviews) and the third having no treatment. We found that those having EFT had a 43% decrease in cortisol levels compared to 19% for the PE group. The third group showed a 2% rise (suggesting that stress does not go away by just resting).
Excerpt from EFT International Press Release 1.4.2020
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