In the realm of holistic healing, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), often referred to as ‘tapping’, stands out as an accessible and effective method for trauma release. It combines elements of cognitive therapy and exposure therapy with acupressure to target physical discomfort and emotional distress alike. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how the Emotional Freedom Technique can be used as a tool for releasing trauma and restoring balance.
Understanding the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
EFT is based on the concept of energy flow in our body, akin to the principles of ancient Chinese medicine. This method targets the energy meridian points in our body, which are tapped gently with the fingertips to promote psychological healing. The process is designed to stimulate these points, helping to balance the energy flow and neutralize negative emotions.
EFT and Trauma Release: The Connection
When faced with traumatic events, the human body stores this emotional turmoil as physical tension. Over time, this can lead to a variety of health issues including chronic pain, sleep disorders, and mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. EFT targets this very root of the problem – the energy disruption caused by the traumatic experience.
Using EFT for trauma release involves acknowledging the traumatic event and verbalizing the negative emotions associated with it while tapping on specific meridian points. This technique allows the body to process and release the stored emotional distress, leading to relief from physical and psychological symptoms.
The Process of EFT for Trauma Release
When practicing EFT for trauma release, it’s essential to be patient and gentle with yourself. The process generally follows these steps:
- Identification: Acknowledge the traumatic event and identify the negative emotions that arise when you think about it.
- Set Up: Begin by tapping on the “karate chop” point on the side of your hand while stating your setup phrase. This could be something like, “Even though I feel this fear (or anger, sadness, etc.), I deeply and completely accept myself.”
- Tapping Sequence: Tap on the remaining EFT points in sequence: top of the head, eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, chin, collarbone, and under the arm, while repeating a reminder phrase related to the trauma.
- Reassessment: After several rounds of tapping, reassess your emotional intensity level. If it’s lower but still present, continue tapping until the emotional charge is gone.
How I Can Help
The Emotional Freedom Technique offers a unique blend of cognitive processing and physical stimulation, which can effectively help individuals release stored trauma. It’s a self-empowering tool that can be learned and practiced by anyone, offering a path to emotional balance and overall well-being. However, it’s important to remember that EFT is a complementary therapy and should not replace traditional mental health treatment, especially for severe trauma. Always consult with a healthcare professional when addressing traumatic experiences.
Harness the power of tapping to release trauma through one-on-one sessions in Dublin and Kildare, group healings, and online sessions worldwide. Whether you choose a private session or the collective energy of a group healing, I’ll guide you through every step of your journey. At Blissful Evolution, your emotional freedom is our shared mission.