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What is Emotional Tapping?


Emotional tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or tapping therapy, is a type of alternative therapy that involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while focusing on a specific emotion or issue. It is based on the principles of acupuncture and acupressure, but instead of using needles or massage, tapping is used to release energy blockages in the body.

The theory behind emotional tapping is that negative emotions are caused by disruptions in the body's energy system. By tapping on specific points, these blockages can be released, leading to a reduction in emotions that deplete one's energy or capacity and an improvement in overall well-being.

The basic technique of emotional tapping involves tapping on specific points on the body, typically with the fingertips, while repeating a statement or phrase related to the emotion or issue being addressed. The points that are typically tapped include the top of the head, eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, chin, collarbone, and under the arm.

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Proponents of emotional tapping claim that it can be used to treat a wide range of emotional and physical issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, chronic pain, and even addiction. There is limited scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of emotional tapping, and it should not be used as a substitute for professional medical or psychological treatment.

If you are interested in trying emotional tapping, it is important to do so under the guidance of a trained practitioner who can help you to identify the specific points to tap on and the statements or phrases to use. While emotional tapping may not work for everyone, some people find it to be a helpful tool for managing their emotions and improving their overall well-being.


Tapping went prime time when Jane the Virgin aired an episode about tapping and trauma. If it works for Jane, maybe it can work for you as well. Try several tapping tutorials in The Wholeness Library.




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