What is Tapping? The Benefits of Using EFT
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping was developed by Gary Craig about 25 years ago. It gets its foundation from Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Instead of needles, you tap gently with your fingertips on the meridian points, while focusing on an event or an emotion. If you focus on a negative event or a bad memory while tapping, you can release the negative emotions.
Many people assume it is the bad memories that are the root of our problems. Gary Craig teaches us that it is the disruption in the body’s energy system and not the unpleasant memory that causes the distress. The distressing memory causes the disruption in the body’s energy system; which then causes the negative emotions. Once you start tapping, EFT balances the energy system. The EFT tapping allows you to release the emotional impact of those thoughts so that the memory no longer causes negative emotions. This sounds complicated. Yet, tapping is very simple to do.
“I often have swollen ankles and was concerned that I would fall into the same health challenges as my dad. As we started to tap, we uncovered pain, grief and a feeling of loss from losing my mom 30 years ago. Not wanting to deal with these heavy emotions, they got pushed down into my body. After a few rounds of tapping, I started to feel lighter. A wonderful sense of relaxation and peace came over me when we were done. A week later, I realized my ankles are not swelling as much as they used to and I noticed the difference. I don’t quite understand how this EFT works but it does.”
Lisa from Arizona
Can EFT Tapping Help Me?
We all deal with negative emotions at one time or another. These negative emotions are often traced back to events that happened in our childhood. Life experiences that were emotionally damaging for the child can create self-defeating patterns of thought or behavior in the adult. Your reactions to life’s challenges might have affected how you view the world. Memories that were painful could impact the beliefs you created about yourself, the choices you make or the chances you are willing to take.
Like many, you may have been conditioned to deny, repress or ignore those unwanted feelings, trapping them in your body. We use EFT to identify which event or series of events are linked to the negative emotions. Once you identify the event, the tapping releases the disturbing emotions from your body. As a result, your self-limiting thoughts and behaviors will shift.
“When I came to Juanita to address a current issue, we ended up working on something that happened when I was just a child. I had a very scary incident happen to me when I was quite young. Yet, I never processed the feelings or emotions associated with this event. Nor did I realize its importance.
“Juanita was able to help me explore those blocked emotions and release them from my body. After the session, I felt lighter. It was a good feeling. I felt like I no longer needed to carry this troubling image around in my head any more. What a great way to start my day.”
Sally from Oregon
“Before working with Juanita, I felt stuck; I couldn’t take steps to move forward with my business. Juanita gave me clarity. It was amazing how she was able to connect current issues in my life to incidents from my childhood. Incidents that I remembered but didn’t realize were still affecting my life. We uncovered some core issues: stuttering as a child, having a fear of speaking up and a fear of feeling like a fraud. As we tapped on different issues I was able to release the emotional charge they triggered for me. We uncovered layers of things that were amazingly connected, and released some blocks that have been keeping me stuck for a very long time. I was curious to see how the process would work and I’m glad I did.”
Christine from South Carolina
Some Issues Juanita Has Addressed with Clients Using the EFT Protocol:
As Gary Craig says, “Try it on everything.”
When you work with Juanita Ecker, one of her gifts is getting to the root cause of the issue. She really listens to what you are sharing, asks in-depth questions and leads you to discover those unresolved emotions that are running your life. She brings sensitivity and a gentle compassion to your situation.
Her goal is to help you uncover those blocked emotions, release them and give you a tool for personal improvement in your life. Look around this site and see if what she has to offer is a good fit for you.