What EFT ‘Tapping’ assists
“Some day the medical profession will wake up and realise that unresolved emotional issues are the main cause of 85% of all illnesses. When they do, EFT ‘tapping’ will be one of their primary healing tools … as it is for me.”
Eric Robins, MD
Whenever I’m asked about what EFT ‘tapping’ can assist with resolving, I like to refer to the original statement Gary Craig, the founder of EFT ‘tapping’ always used. He simply said this: “we have a saying in the EFT ‘tapping’ world: … try it on anything and everything! It often works where nothing else will.”
How, and why, would this statement be true?
The intimate relationship between the mind and body has been well documented and understood for centuries, especially amongst ancient eastern cultures, like Chinese and Indians. In addition to their holistic understanding, they successfully mapped out these energetic subtleties, which western science has only recently begun to accept and work with in the last approx 20 years ago. Chinese and ayurvedic medicines, acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology are great examples of this, which have since become mainstream. These ancient, natural practises all embodied holistic wellness as their basic premise.
From a clinical or psychological perspective, when the relationship between mind and body is out of harmony due to unpleasant emotions, negative feelings, low self-esteem and stressful situations, psychosomatic illnesses arise. Psychosomatic illnesses are physical pains that appear and develop in relation to psychological factors. When we talk about psychosomatic symptoms we are referring to physical pains for which there is no medical diagnosis.
Essentially, unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases. Today, most medical practitioners will concur because all too often they have no explanation as to why a patient maybe experiencing physical pain. This is because they’re not treating the patient holistically, instead their only focus is isolated to the actual pain itself. To be fair, in a 15 minute consultation it’s very difficult to understand a patient’s complete physical and psychological history.
Besides, the western medical fraternity has become very structured or specialised, meaning medical doctors are delineated to only treat specific physical ailments, whilst ignoring any other possible psychological aspects. In addition, unless you’re visiting the nutritionalist, a doctor will seldom (if ever) discuss your diet, which the Functional / Integrative Health experts are now honing into in enormous detail because inflammation caused by poor nutrition is behind many common aches, pains, illnesses and diseases today.
Unfortunately, today’s stock-standard practise and solution is alopathic medication in 99.9% of cases. All aspects targeted and treated are purely the physical symptoms, and in most cases the root cause/s of the problem are ignored i.e. emotional, cognitive or behavioural aspects. As a result, we now have an epidemic of overly medicated people, often on high scheduled drugs, which typically have side effects that then contribute towards other symptomatic issues. More drugs become prescribed to resolve another problem, effectively compounding into a vicious cycle with exponential cost implications.
Sadly, all too often the physical aches and pains don’t resolve, so the medication cycle compounds. Illness or disease then sets in, and when unresolved, invasive surgery becomes the next option. This is because patient aren’t treated holistically to understand all pertinent aspects of their health and wellbeing. You are a whole person; not simply your isolated ache or pain in your ear, elbow, hip, back etc … being a WHOLE person, HOLISTIC health treatments are therefore essential. Tragically, this is something I’ve heard and seen on far, far too many occasions from clients since I begun my EFT ‘tapping’ practise in 2007.
Here are two profoundly illustrative statements, which aptly and succinctly convey this crucial message: “The feeling that cannot find its expression in tears may cause other organs to weep.” or “The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.” These are the words of Dr. Henry Maudsley (1835-1918), a pioneering British psychiatrist, commemorated in the Maudsley Hospital in London, and in the annual Maudsley Lecture of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
In addition, I’d like to quote the internationally renowed metaphysical author and teacher Louise L. Hay who cured herself from cervical cancer simply through affirmations and positive thoughts. She aptly said, “Dis-ease can be reversed by simply reversing mental patterns.” I particularly like her poigniant play on words: disease = dis-ease within the body’s energy system. Through her work, multiple bestselling books, audios and vidoes, Louise Hay healed and empowered many people around the world. She firmly believed our emotions, especially the highly charged, strong or recurring emotions affect our behavioural patterns and thought processes deep within our psyche (subconsiously too), which in turn affects our physical health and wellbeing. If ignored, this can, and undoubtedly does, manifest into physical aches or pains. On a personal note, I’ve followed Loiuse since the early 90’s, and her work has proved to be accurate, meaningful and highly effective within my life, and when I’ve shared this with clients, they’re usually astounded too.
For the 12 years I’ve applied EFT ‘tapping’ in my therapy practise (on myself too) I’ve repeatedly witnessed common or unexplained aches and pains, including stiff muscles, injuries, backache, headaches, migraines etc literally disintegrate – often within one 2 hour consultation.
EFT ‘tapping’ can easily and naturally assists the body (and psyche) to release ANY illness or dis-ease, And, can also be used in conjunction with conventional or traditional therapy processes too. This is precisely what makes EFT ‘tapping’ such a highly effective technique that anyone and everyone can use in every day circumstances.
With this background understanding, let’s review what EFT ‘tapping’ can assist. Here’s how I’ve successfully used this with clients, and in the majority of cases, only one 2 hour consultation has been needed. In some cases, perhaps two or three consultation at most may have been required:
- Anger Management: misplaced emotions of anger can include or be caused by deep seated or unresolved trauma, jealousy, hatred, guilt, remorse, shame and a lack of self forgiveness etc
- Anxiety and panic attacks: caused by overwhelm, worry or stress due to uncontrollable circumstances i.e. relationships, retrenchment, relocation, retirement, financial failure etc
- Addictions or compulsions: i.e. smoking, gambling, alcohol, drugs, porn, sex, retail therapy, food cravings or compulsive eating etc
- Depression: including suicidal ideations
- Grief and loss: due to untimely chronic illness, or loss of a loved one.
- Relationships: relationships can be complex, hurtful, destructive, even abusive. Problems include affairs/infidelity, breakups, divorce, co-dependancy, narcissism etc. I’ve also successfully assisted many LGBTQIA clients to find peace of mind, and self acceptance
- Trauma: i.e. rape, incest, violence, abuse, attacks, muggings, burglaries, hijacking, ‘smash and grabs’, including PTSD (post traumatic stress disorders)
- Stress Management: including chronic stress and burn out
- Fears and phobias of any kind i.e. fear of water (drowning), claustrophobia, heights, snakes, spiders, flying, public speaking, the dark etc
Essentially, EFT ‘tapping’ is a powerful system because it can be used on practically any issue – mental, emotional or physical – as well as past, present and future, including memories or events, and experiences we find ourselves in … this is exactly why Gary Craig said, “we have a saying in the EFT world: … try it on anything and everything! It often works where nothing else will.
The reason for EFT ‘tappings’ enormous success rate is because the tapping process specifically targets the thoughts, emotions and physical feelings, which causes disruptions within the body’s energy system. If this sounds a little far fetched to conceptualise, here’s an example for you to experience right now as you’re reading this blog … think about something (anything) that causes you to feel stressed … it could be a situation at home, work, financially, or perhaps with a friend … as you think about this specific stressful thing, notice the tension that has suddenly shown up in your body … perhaps its in your stomach, chest, neck and shoulders … don’t judge what it is, simply notice how your body immediately became tense as you thought about your stressful situation. That is exactly what is meant by ‘disruptions within the body’s energy system’ ... whether you are consciously aware of it or not, this happens daily, whenever you are stressed, anxious, worried, sad, depressed, angry, fearful etc, the body immediately responds to your thoughts and emotions …
This is what I can help you to ‘tap’ away, and once we’ve targetted the specific root cause/s, the results are usually permanent. Within a few minutes client report feeling an immediate sense of relief, calm and relaxation. Many clients say they feel a sense of peace they’ve not had in years … this is exactly why I LOVE my work so much! Every day, I’m able to make someone feel happy and at peace within themselves!
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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.”
EFT ‘Tapping’ Testimonials
“Hi Bridget ….just to let you know that I had the most amazing day yesterday and (name withheld) got a room in the new private res so moving her soonest….feeling so positive and empowered by our session on Monday!! Thank you so much!! It’s amazing when blocked and negative energy is released….how liberating it feels thank you thank you thank you!!” Nicky, Pietermaritzburg (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, anxiety,
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