Any happening around you can hamper mental health to a great extent. Considering the coronavirus scare, more than the disease, it is the anxiety that is a major determinant which hampers an individual's immunity. In several cases, the major reason towards several illnesses originates from stress, anxiety, making way for grave mental disorders. If a person is under stress, it is common for their basic body functioning to get disrupted. Hence, one of the most effective ways to alleviate stress is the Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping, which is also termed as a form of 'psychological acupuncture'.
What is the EFT Tapping Process
An individual needs to deal with the root cause of emotional worries. Hence, this alternative therapy helps in channelling specific points on the body to eliminate the negative energy in the body. This, in turn, helps in reducing body pain and stress to a great extent. While it is still under consideration to know what effects the EFT process has on the human body, it is said that it is highly useful to treat mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, etc.
The EFT Process Explained
The EFT involves pressing of specific sensitive or meridian points present in the human body to restore the lost balance of the body. The Chinese medicine terms these meridian points as powerful pathways to prevent bodily imbalances. Unlike the regular acupuncture where needles are mainly used to press the body points, the EFT tapping process involves the use of fingertips to get rid of stress and even sickness arising due to mental imbalance. Sensitively tapping your fingers on the various pressure points of the body helps connect with the nerves in the brain, which helps in controlling stress to a great extent. The EFT Tapping Process involves a few simple steps, which require about 30 seconds each.
1) Know The Root Cause Of Your Trouble
Firstly, one should know what's troubling them to know which tapping point needs to be focused. One should understand that it takes one issue at a time to get relief. The situations can include mental stress, traumatic experience, any embarrassing situation or even a grave injury.
2) To Know The Intensity
Test your situation on a scale of 10 to ascertain its intensity. Your main aim here should be to bring down the scale to its lowest minimum to see a difference. The technique used here can be:
- If you feel a deep pain while thinking about the situation
- Number your physical pain as per your threshold
- If any situation gives you performance pressure
3) Start Working On The Set-Up
Once the scale is set, start with the tapping. The only thing that should be in your mind is to accept that you wish to change. Then after this, one should know what specific points one should press to get maximum relief.
4) Time For The Tapping
The following tapping points should be known to complete the process positively. The procedure should start from the eyebrows, side of the eyes, under the nose, chin, tip of the collarbone, under the arm and ending it at the top of the head. But, there are inevitable mistakes that people follow while doing this procedure, which are:
5) Once Done, Rate All Over Again
Once you are done with the process, understand and analyse your current situation. One may not be able to see a lot of difference in the first go but regularly practising this can bring great relief. But, one thing everyone should know that each may have different results, so never compare what effect it had on others.
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