EFT Tapping For Anxiety

EFT Tapping for anxiety is highly effective. Results are long-lasting, if not permanent.Although anxiety disorders have steadily increased in recent years, the good news is EFT tapping for anxiety is a highly effective remedy. More good news is EFT tapping for anxiety can also be self-applied in order to regulate emotions, and the nervous system. This is especially important in today’s fast-paced and competitive society where daily demands on us are high.

Additionally EFT tapping for anxiety can help negate the need to isolate one’s self from others, and also the reliance upon medication in order to cope. So I assure you there is lots of hope if you or a loved one is suffering with anxiety.  When applied correctly, EFT tapping is like a secret weapon that disarms anxiety.

If you didn’t already know, ‘EFT’ is short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, also commonly known as ‘tapping’. The word tapping comes from the physical tapping action applied when executing this modality.

Since 2007, I have helped 100’s of clients overcome their anxiety related issues, including depression and panic attacks, which often goes hand-in-hand. If you are suffering with anxiety, please know you are not alone, there is help available, and you can conquer your anxiety.

Why have I had great success with EFT tapping for anxiety?

Simply put, although I recognise the importance of symptoms, the “real magic” lies in the discovery of the root cause/s to one’s mental health challenges.

The way I look at it – through the lens of my therapy viewpoint – anxiety is a symptom, but not the root cause. Much like anger is a symptom, not the root cause. Depression is a symptom, not the root cause.  Trauma is also a symptom, not the root cause etc.

As a therapist, I’m always curious to know what underlies these symptoms i.e. what is behind or underneath the symptoms?  When, where, how and why did these symptoms start showing up? In essence, what happened to trigger these anxious symptoms?

Together with the client we will do some investigative work, like a detective inquiry at a crime scene.  As the saying goes, ‘the devil is in the details’.  A few appropriate and simple questions can help us to uncover these details, including subconscious patterns. Subconscious patterns determine our behavioural patterns, habits, predominant emotions, our thinking; all of which shapes our inner world.

As much as symptoms are important indicators, I don’t placate them i.e. by treating them at the surface with a bandaid. I actively seek out the root causes, which then helps us to resolve the actual issue of anxiety, and anxious behaviour. Once the root cause is isolated, we can begin applying EFT tapping.

What is the root cause? Why is that so important?

The root cause of anxiety is usually unwanted memories or events of the past that have long been forgotten, or unwittingly buried by the subconscious. Although intended to keep you safe initially, over time this starts to affect one’s behaviour, habits, beliefs, emotions etc.

The root cause typically combines with bothersome, alarming or relentless physical feelings of anxiety and uneasiness. This can show up in one’s head, chest, stomach, solar plexus, or elsewhere in the body. Anxiety can show up in different ways, and different parts of the body so there is no right or wrong way. However, all these clues are vitally important, and should not be ignored.

For some, this anxious uneasiness never switches off.  It’s as if the anxiety is in perpetual control, leaving one feeling quite helpless, hopeless and exasperated. Even depressed too, because it can feel as if you’re a prisoner in your own body; trapped with no escape.

Many of my anxious clients say they live life constantly ‘waiting for the other shoe to drop’ -i.e. in anticipation of bad news, or something else to go wrong. Although this mindset unwittingly fuels their anxiety, it’s indicative of just how trapped they may feel.

This wretched uneasiness may include overwhelming feelings of anguish, distress, fear, worry, or panic that can also lead to insomnia. As well as isolation, sadness, depression, and at times, even anger.  Sure there’s an ebb and flow to all this – some good days, and some terrible, like an emotional rollercoaster.

You may have noticed anxious uneasiness tends to really flare up in stressful or unwanted situations where you don’t feel safe, secure, or in control. Hence the need to withdraw, and isolation develops.

Thinking about future events or plans can also trigger you, spiking these uneasy physical feelings, and rampant emotions. And, it may take hours, even days to come down from a highly triggered experience.

These constant alarm bell triggers 24/7 are typical of a dysregulated nervous system, which also heightens anxiety. And, so a vicious cycle ensues. Being relaxed and calm is almost rare for anxious people.

But, all that said … there is most definitely hope … and, also a remedy too!

EFT tapping is an excellent tool that regulates the nervous system. And, thus naturally restores peace and calm – mentally, emotionally and physically. The tapping process is holistic in nature; working on body and mind simultaneously. This is vitally important; I believe it’s the primary reason EFT tapping is so remarkably effective.

More especially when the practitioner understands the root cause/s of a person’s anxiety. And, they know how to follow all clues that show up for a client during their session. Every nuance is key when applying EFT tapping for anxiety.

What’s more, its important that every anxious person be treated as a unique individual. There is no shortcut, one size fits all ‘cookie cutter’ approach for EFT tapping for anxiety. This is why tapping scripts generally don’t work.

How does EFT tapping for anxiety work?

Since EFT tapping is a somatic i.e. body-centric process, we’re able to gently soothe all of these anxious, uneasy physical feelings and related emotions. And, most importantly, to neutralise those distressing effects of any past memories or events (the root causes).

Once we have adequately addressed all these different aspects or layers – emotions, physical feelings, past memories, and any nuances that may show up … violà emotional freedom is yours!

Ultimately, the result is that as the underlying anxiety begins to evaporate, feelings of lightness, relaxation, peace and calm naturally surface. This is wonderful to experience. It is deeply empowering, gives one confidence, and a sense of wellbeing. All this enables being in control of your life – as opposed to anxiety being the controlling factor.

Essentially when done correctly, EFT tapping can be likened to an eraser of the past. Much like wiping a chalkboard clean – you create a fresh, new slate to work with that’s your own creation!

This is the effectiveness and power of the EFT tapping process that I have witnessed countless times. Better still, results are usually long-lasting, if not permanent.

This is why I absolutely love EFT tapping!  It is highly effective and efficient – truly it works like magic!

Just as Dr Mercola, founder of Mercola.com“Nothing comes closer to ‘magic’ than the positive results I have personally witnessed using EFT on thousands of my patients who suffered from physical and emotional pain and illness … “


What’s the next step?

If what I shared above resonates with you, and you’d like to find out if I can help you, let’s have a chat … I offer a FREE 30 minute discovery call … details are below.

Should you decide to work with me, I also provide a few self-regulation or self-soothing techniques and tools. Plus, show you how to apply EFT tapping in your daily life. These self-help tools alone have been “lifesavers” for many of my clients. They are simple to learn, quick and easy to apply – best of all, they provide results!


Celebrities who used EFT tapping for anxiety? 

As an EFT tapping practitioner, I love discovering celebrities, including royalty, actors, singers, TV personalities, sportsmen etc who used this therapy modality. Not only EFT tapping for anxiety, but for a myriad of other personal challenges.

Since EFT tapping literally has infinite applications, its interesting hearing people’s stories about what they overcame, and how they benefitted.

Surprisingly, EFT tapping is not restricted only to the mental health space. It can also be used to enhance sports performance, speed up a recovery process, improve one’s mindset, health and wellness etc.

Here’s a few celebrities who specifically used EFT tapping for anxiety …

Miley Cyrus used EFT tapping for stress and anxiety relief (Source: Well+Good)

Gwyneth Paltrow used EFT tapping to help manage anxiety (Source: goop)

Julianne Hough used EFT tapping to help manage anxiety and to deal with emotional issues (Source: The Oprah Winfrey Show)

Ashley Tisdale (American actress and singer) used EFT tapping for anxiety and stress relief (Source: Good Morning America)

Lindsay Wagner (American film and TV actress), the famed ‘The Bionic Woman’ actress used EFT tapping to help manage anxiety and to overcome her fear of public speaking (Source: The Tapping Solution)  She is also an EFT tapping practitioner and trainer too.

Sarah Silverman (American comedian and actress) used EFT tapping to help manage her anxiety and to deal with emotional issues (Source: The Tapping Solution)

Emma Watson (British actress) used EFT tapping to help manage stress and anxiety (Source: Marie Claire)

Naomi Watts (British actress) used EFT tapping to deal with anxiety (Source: Vogue Australia)

– Lily Allen also talks about her use of EFT tapping to overcome food cravings – specifically a 20 year addiction to chocolate – after other therapies had failed. Before discovering EFT tapping she had tried willpower, diets, aversion therapy, hypnotherapy, and was even sniffing vanilla in an attempt to curb cravings – all without success. (Source: The Sun)  She, also used EFT tapping for anxiety relief and to manage her post-traumatic stress disorder (Source: The Guardian)

If you’re interested in reviewing more celebrities who have benefitted from using EFT tapping, you can find a compilation list here


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EFT Tapping for Anxiety – Client Testimonials

“Hi Bridget, I often think of you and have actually talked to some friends about you just a few days ago. I have French friends who might not be at ease to attend a session in English. Our meeting really changed the way I look at things now – my anxiety does not affect me anymore.  Hard to believe how difficult it was.  You helped me so much, thank you always Bridget!” 
Benjamin, Paris France  (One session only)

Two and a half years ago my husband of 4 years committed suicide. I was devastated, but as time went by, the pain became more bearable and I started putting my life back together and I thought I was doing pretty well and had put it all behind me. About 8 months ago, I started getting panic attacks; I was continuously anxious and terrified of what could possibly go wrong. I’d overanalyze everything to the finest detail and as a result become more anxious. This got to a point where I became physically ill. After various visits to doctors which led to all the scans and diagnostic methods available, but after all this nothing was found to be wrong in medical terms. I had a constant burning in my stomach, nausea etc. With really nothing to lose and initially out of curiosity I contacted Bridget and went for a session with her. I had no idea what to expect but within the first half an hour, emotions were flowing and I realized how much I still had bottled up and it gave me a better understanding of why I felt the way I did. It is now one week after I had the session and I haven’t had a single panic attack, I haven’t had any abdominal pain or anxiety and for the first time in years to be honest I am at ease, I don’t feel the need to know and control everything around me, I sleep better and my days in general have just become far more enjoyable and peaceful.”     Chantel, Johannesburg (One session only)

“My life got turned around in one afternoon, it’s as if you cleared years of blockages in one sitting, and I can be sceptical of certain alternative healing methods. I still can’t believe that such a simple, non-invasive healing can have such dramatic results. I can’t wait to tap again with you and see what else I have been burying deep inside my stubborn brain … if only everyone knew about this! Best wishes.”  Byron, Cape Town (One session only)

“Sometimes what we thought was the problem isn’t – Bridget helped me to ‘sort’ through the self imposed fog I found myself in. I went to see her once and the result was immediate and life changing. I learnt to be objective and distance myself and see my value and move into my true space. THANK YOU Bridget XXX (You DID change my life Bridget. So grateful. Want you to help lots more people).”  Lucia, Johannesburg (One session only)

“Being in the complimentary health profession myself, I have come to recognise the importance of releasing emotional ‘baggage’ that keeps us from being whole. EFT helped me to shift some deep-seated behavioural patterns that I was oblivious to as it had become so much a part of who I was. Bridget has a keen sense of guiding the process to those deep layers that we keep hidden from ourselves and she does this gently and with a great deal of compassion. What I found so beneficial is that once the emotion was revealed, it was not necessary to spend days picking at old wounds like one would do in conventional therapy. Instead I acknowledged the emotion and then moved on swiftly and elegantly without having to dwell on all the unpleasantness. I would recommend EFT and Bridget to anyone who wishes to expand their consciousness.”  Laura, therapist, Johannesburg  (Two sessions)

“My sessions with you were without a shadow of a doubt the most profound shift I had ever experienced. After the shame of having to close my business, and the resulting depression it plunged me into, you were the only one who managed to get me to re-frame, regenerate and rejuvenate on more levels than one. It was like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. You literally saved my life ……”     Kirsten, Johannesburg (Two sessions)


More client testimonials on topics such as addictions, anger management, depression,
stress management, relationship issues, and trauma etc can be found here



International EFT ‘tapping’ Endorsements


EFT ‘tapping’ has been endorsed by many prominent medical practitioners and highly respected wellness individuals including Dr Joseph Mercola, and the late Dr Wayne Dyer and Louise L. Hay too … here’s what they have to say:

Bruce Lipton, PhD (Author of The Biology of Belief) – “EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behavior.”

Candace Pert, PhD (Author of Molecules of Emotion) – “EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement.”

Carol Look, Intuitive Energy Healer, Psychotherapist (Author of Attracting Abundance with EFT) – “EFT works because human beings have an energy system.”

Cheryl Richardson (Author of The Unmistakable Touch of Grace) – “EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century”

Deepak Chopra, MD and alternative medical advocate – “EFT offers great healing benefits.”

Donna Eden (Co-Author of The Promise of Energy Psychology) – “EFT is easy, effective, and produces amazing results. I think it should be taught in elementary school.”

Eric Robins, MD (Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal You) – “I frequently use EFT for my patients with great results.”

Louise Hay (Author of You Can Heal Your Life) – “Have you tried Tapping? I truly believe that it is a wonderful and life-changing tool. If you’re not familiar with the technique, it is a wonderful tool that works on a variety of issues, from pain relief, physical issues, and weight loss to attracting abundance, clearing limiting beliefs and healing the past.Tapping is a powerful tool that can truly heal, allowing forgiveness, love, and acceptance into your life, particularly when used along with affirmations.”

Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup of the Soul series – “EFT is the most powerful new transformational technology to come along in years … “

Kris Carr, New York bestselling author of Crazy, Sexy Kitchen  “Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has vastly improved the quality of my life and work. Don’t miss this healing opportunity.”

Norm Shealy, MD (Author of Soul Medicine) – “Meridian-based therapies such as EFT…can have effects out of all proportion to their cost and complexity.”

Dr Mercola, founder of Mercola.com“Nothing comes closer to ‘magic’ than the positive results I have personally witnessed using EFT on thousands of my patients who suffered from physical and emotional pain and illness … “

Dr Wayne W. Dyer (Author of multiple best sellers including ‘Wishes Fulfilled’) – “Put away your skepticism, this really works. I have … had great results with tapping in my own life.”