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EFT Tapping: Frequently Asked Questions

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EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and it is used to shift you from a negative feeling state into a positive one. Tapping refers to the use of touching points on your meridians in the form of gentle tapping with your fingers.

How does EFT work?

EFT tapping activates your meridians and in doing so shifts you from a sympathetic fight or flight nervous system response to a parasympathetic rest and digest state of being.

What should I say?

Whilst tapping you use your stream of consciousness. In other words, just say what comes to mind about what is challenging you. You can include what you feel and think and where you experience it physiologically or even how the problem shows up metaphorically. You can use anything that has meaning for you and that you associate with your current challenge. If emotions well up, you can continue to tap without speaking until they subside.

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What’s your Guiding Word or Theme?

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Choose an inspirational word or theme as a pointer. Take the time to select a topic that affirms where you are going or who you want to be. Using this word or theme to direct your focus for some time can be helpful. It can highlight a state of being (such as calm) or a state of doing (such as productive).

Many people select a word or statement at the beginning of the year that describes how they seek to be that year.

An additional more expansive option is to select a theme. Common options might be Family, Identity, or Health.

The word or theme that you select supports you in moving forward. It provides a reminder of where you want to direct your attention. This could support goals you have set yourself, management of life transitions, how you wish to expand or elaborate on your expression, or the type of life you want to live.

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Five Ways to Access the Vibration of Love

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The five ways to open your heart and access the vibration of love are Empathy, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Positive reframing, and Blessing with love. You can apply each one to anything that you are focused on or anything that occurs in your reality.

Each one has the power to heal and elevate your experience such that you are more resilient when you encounter life’s downs.

I believe that these five ways to access the vibration of love map onto the Sage Powers of Empathize, Navigate, Explore, Innovate, and Activate that are outlined in the Positive Intelligence Program for Mental Fitness.

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Ask, Align, and Act: The Keys to Implementing the Law of Attraction

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Ask, Align, and Act are three steps for implementing the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction in its simplest form is all about what you focus on. However, there are different ways to do this. You can choose to focus with or without awareness of the way in which you are directing your focus. What I mean by this is monitoring what you want, but also how you feel about it emotionally and whether you can ‘see’ it happening. For maximum effectiveness, you witness what you wish for and turn every aspect of it towards love.

To capture this nuance, I have developed three steps: Ask, Align, and Act. ‘Ask’ allows you to first get clarity about what it is that you wish for and imagine for yourself. Second, ‘Align’ allows you to reflect on your level of certainty around moving forward and receiving it. And third, ‘Act’ is taking small inspired steps with conviction that it will become real.

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EFT Tapping on the Saboteurs

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Tapping is an acupressure technique that activates points on the meridians in the same way as acupuncture. This Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was developed by Gary Craig in the 1990s based on his study of work done by Roger Callahan in Thought Field Therapy (TFT).  He simplified the process to this basic recipe of 8 tapping points. Since this standardization, many studies have found Tapping leads to a significant reduction in pain and stress. For example, it has been effective in providing relief from fibromyalgia, PTSD, and sustained weight loss.

Shirzad Chamine’s work on Positive Intelligence has provided keys to greater mental fitness through identifying your saboteurs and moving them to sage. In other words, catching the mental and emotional gremlins that undermine your effectiveness and shifting to responding from intuition and inner wisdom.

In these videos, EFT tapping is directed to a particular saboteur. The idea is to activate the energy pathways to shift negative patterns associated with each saboteur. This includes reducing the impact of the predominant emotions, beliefs, and behaviors associated with each saboteur.

You can find out which saboteurs are yours by taking the free assessment here.

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