After a couple of years of therapy, I realized that talking about my feelings did not help alleviate my anger, profound sadness, or lift me from my chronic depression so I stopped going. I decided to find something else. I was not sure exactly "what" it was but anything that does not require "talking" about your problems and ingesting pills was worth pursuing.

One of the first mind body healing workshops I signed up for was a meditation class. Meditation was harder than I thought. I just could not sit still. I could not stop my mind from wondering. My brain noise was like a television set where somebody with a remote control was clicking through the channels every two seconds. It was really frustrating. Meditation is a wonderful practice but it didn't offer me any immediate relief I was seeking so I kept on looking for something else.

During my research, I stumbled upon an energy based healing method called Emotional Freedom Technique which is commonly referred to as "EFT" or "EFT tapping". EFT is a variation of Dr. Roger Callahan's Thought Field Therapy technique. Basically, the EFT procedure involves multiple taps with your fingers on specific acupressure or energy points on your body. And while you gently tap (about seven times) on each point, you repeat phrases or statements regarding your particular issue. I know, it sounds woo-woo. EFT is just one of those things you have to experience before you embrace it. And even when EFT tapping helps you, you still can not believe that it actually works!

In any case, what really impressed me about the whole EFT process was the emphasis on getting to the root cause of the problem whether is it was physical or emotional. For example, if you are over weight and you are munching on food when you are stressed out, those are only symptoms. Your weight and eating habits are just clues to follow and just tapping about them is useless and futile. You really have to become a sleuth with EFT tapping and figure out why food is your comforting friend. And, then, reveal what emotional pain you are trying to muffle with food. Bye the way, during the whole sleuthing process you are tapping on yourself. I was so intrigued with EFT at this point that I ended up taking several EFT workshops to learn more about it.

Since then, I have become a huge proponent of EFT tapping and other energy healing techniques such as Thought Field Therapy (TFT), The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson, and the Tapas Fleming Acupressure Technique (TAT). This is not a quick fix gimmick. These techniques are truly self help tools. Once you learn it, you do not need a practitioner unless you are stuck or you have some serious trauma.
These emotional healing techniques do require some effort and patience though. You, also, have to make a commitment and keep doing it on consistent basis. I personally have benefited tremendously from my persistence with EFT tapping. The results were gradual but I steadily became less moody and agitated. Most of all, I am less reactionary and I can hear myself think. That was the worth the price of admission alone!

When you decide to use EFT or any mind body healing modalities, the best tip on how to get the best results is to address your resistance. If you are stuck or not getting the results you expected, assume that you have some unconscious resistance. For instance, it can manifest itself in the form of a self sabotaging belief such as “I do not deserve to be to rich and wealthy” or “I am afraid my friends will not like me anymore because I am thin?” For those of you who understand know exactly what I am talking about. Those of you who do not get it yet will just have to experience it. And you will not know unless you start the inner healing process and give emotional healing techniques such as EFT tapping a try.

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Sandra Bradley
Emotional Healing Enthusiast

Pull out those mental weeds, it is hip to take charge of your emotional wellness."