Can tapping (EFT) help calm your anxiety?

Can EFT (tapping) help reduce your anxiety?
The emotional freedom technique may help reduce anxiety levels.

Feeling a little anxious or sad lately? You may want to consider trying Tapping, or the Emotional Freedom Technique, to help you calm down. Find out more about it below. 

I’ve had problems with anxiety and panic attacks for about six years now. So far, the only thing I’ve found to help me deal with it is tapping on my head, face, body, and hands. Yup, tapping. It sounds weird, but EFT, or emotional freedom technique, is the simple panacea I was looking for.

My anxiety manifests itself in different ways, but its often tied to cars and driving, something I often have to deal with in my every day life. I’m not really interested in medicating myself regularly for my anxiety (although I won’t turn down an occasional Xanax), so for a long time, I just hoped and prayed I wouldn’t get a panic attack at an inopportune time. When I was feeling anxious, I did all I could to logically talk myself out of my panicky feelings—which only served to make me feel more out of control and more anxious.

Then, about a year ago, I went to a hypnotist who turned me on to the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. Basically, EFT is a form of “psychological accupressure” and you do it by tapping on 8 meridian points (the top of your head, your eyebrow, side of your eye, under your eye, under your nose, your chin, your collarbone, and then under your arm) on your body while whispering a personalized mantra. It sounds corny to sit there tapping on yourself while repeating “Even though I have this ___(fill in the blank with your problem: fear of X, sadness, whatever), I deeply love and accept myself.” But it works. It really, really works. At least, it does for me.

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