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 assists with healing and resolving, I like to refer to the original statement Gary Craig, the founder of EFT always used. He simply said, “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 is this statement true?
The intimate relationship between the mind and body has been well documented and understood for centuries, especially amongst ancient eastern cultures, like the Chinese, Indians and Asians. In addition to their holistic understanding, they successfully mapped out these energetic subtleties, commonly called meridians. Western medicine / science has only recently begun to accept and work with these subtle energy fields in the last +-20 years or so. 

Chinese and ayurvedic medicines, acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology and qigong are great examples of this, which have since become mainstream. These ancient, natural practises all embodied holistic wellness as their basic premise. And, were also deemed as preventative medicine. In other words, preventing aches, pain, illness or disease from developing.

A hundred years ago traditional Chinese medical practitioners (doctors) were only paid by their patrons in order to keep them healthy. If the patron became ill, no payments were made until they got better. Gosh, how times have changed!

Holistic Health And Wellness vs Treatment of Symptoms Only
From a clinical or psychological perspective, when the relationship between mind and body is out of harmony (unbalanced) due to unpleasant emotions, negative feelings, low self-esteem and stressful situations, psychosomatic illnesses arise. Psychosomatic illnesses are physical aches or pains that develop and appear in relation to psychological factors. When we talk about psychosomatic symptoms we are referring to physical aches or pains for which there is no medical diagnosis.

Essentially, unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical aches, 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 ache, pain or illness.

Most often, this is because they are not treating patients holistically. Instead their only focus is isolated to the actual pain itself. And, to be fair, a 15 minute consultation makes it almost impossible to understand a patient’s complete physical and psychological history. Invariably medication is prescribed to treat the symptom, ignoring to question what the real root cause might be.

Besides, the western medical fraternity has systematically become structured or highly specialised. Meaning medical doctors are delineated to only treat specific physical ailments, whilst ignoring any other possible psychological aspects.

In addition, unless you are visiting the nutritionalist, a medical doctor will seldom (if ever) discuss your diet, least of all ask questions about your daily environment, relationships, work situation etc. By stark constrast Functional or Integrative Health experts are now honing into enormous background checks. Most often they discover inflammation, which is usually caused by poor nutrition or bad lifestyle choices. That’s usually a common cause of so many aches, pains, illnesses and diseases today.  Stress is well known to cause inflammation. So is anger, depression, fear, anxiety, worry etc.

Unfortunately, today’s stock-standard practise, and solution to all aches, pains, illness and disease is alopathic medication in 99.999% of cases. All aspects targeted and treated are purely physical symptoms.  In most cases the root cause/s of the problem are completely ignored – be this 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 the development of other symptomatic issue. More drugs become prescribed to resolve another problem, effectively compounding into a vicious cycle with exponential cost implications. And, still no solution.

Sadly, all too often the physical aches and pains don’t resolve, so the medication cycle compounds. Illness or disease then sets in. Then, when that remains unresolved, invasive surgery becomes the next option.

This is all because patients aren’t treated holistically to understand all pertinent aspects of their health and wellbeing – to discover the root cause of their problems.

You are a WHOLE being; not simply your isolated ache or pain in your ear, elbow, hip, back etc … being whole, 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.” And, “The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.”  These are the profound 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, the late Louise L. Hay. She cured herself from cervical cancer simply through daily use of 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 L. 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). This in turn affects our physical health and wellbeing. When ignored, this can, and undoubtedly does, manifest into physical aches or pains.

On a personal note, I’ve followed Louise L. Hay since the early 90’s. And, her work has proved to be accurate, meaningful and highly effective within my own life. When I’ve shared this wisdom with clients, they’re usually astounded by her accuracy too.

Since 2007, 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, and even whiplash literally disintegrate and disappear – often within one 2 hour consultation.

EFT tapping can easily, and naturally assist the body (and psyche) to release ANY illness or dis-ease. EFT tapping can also be applied in conjunction with conventional or traditional medical / therapy processes too. I specifically say, EFT tapping is a complimentary therapy, and not an “alternative” therapy – it compliments all other practises.

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 us now review what I’ve found EFT tapping assists with best in terms of therapy. The list below covers my area of speciality. In the majority of cases, ONLY one 2 hour consultation was required in order to achieve a successful outcome that satisfied the client. In some cases, two or three consultations were required. Only on rare occassions were more sessions 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 overcome trauma, 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
  • A burdensome issue not listed above only means it’s not common to my specific area of speciality – please email me, let’s set up a FREE discovery call to see if I can assist you.

Essentially, EFT tapping is a powerful therapy modality because it can be applied to practically any burdensome issue – mental, emotional or physical. As well as past, present and future, including painful 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 tapping’s enormous success rate is because the process specifically targets the thoughts, emotions and physical feelings, which causes disruptions within the body’s energy system. 

Skeptical? Try This Now:
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 … try this now:

  • Think about something that causes you to feel stressed … it could be a situation at home, work, financially, or perhaps with a friend … (any one thing)
  • As you think about this specific stressful thing, notice the tension that suddenly shows up in your body … perhaps its in your stomach, chest, neck and shoulders …
  • Don’t judge what showing up, simply notice how your body immediately became tense as you thought about your stressful situation. This 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 i.e. to dissolve or neutralise.  And, once we have uncovered and targetted the specific root cause/s, the results are usually permanent. 

Within a few minutes client report feeling an immediate sense of relief, calm, peace and relaxation. Many clients report feeling 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 help 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)

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depression, trauma etc can be found here

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