Many people deal with pain everyday. I have friends, coworkers, and family who have told me about their pain in the neck, back, feet, head, and so on - pretty much anywhere in their body.
I am glad to share with them, and all of you... there is a FREE, healthy, wellness alternative you can use on yourself to calm pain points in your body!
I learned about EFT years ago when I learned about acupuncture and the meridian system of the body. I even went to an EFT coach for one-on-one help with a couple of issues. Later I took some friends to the EFT coach. But this past year or so I've been practicing EFT / Tapping much more regularly for a host of things, and I love it! And now I am talking and writing about it. (You may have read my previous article on how Tapping calms anxiety - if not, click here to check it out).
On Sept. 5, 2013 I gave my first FREE public EFT / Tapping presentation!
I really enjoyed sharing this information with new friends at our RV park and if you contact me, I am willing (for a limited time) to work one-on-one with you to teach you the method, but it's pretty easy and I believe if you can follow a recipe, you'll be able to follow the instructions below.
If you don't have a clue about EFT / Tapping, I have several websites I can point you to and videos. I'll include several links below.
Here are the basics:
Talk about your problem, your pain, negative feelings, anything unwanted, that's going on IN THE MOMENT while tapping on the side of one hand with two or three fingers from the other hand. Rate on a scale of 1-10 how much you're feeling the pain before you start and after you end. This will help you know the Tapping provided relief.
Say this "problem" 3 times, beginning with "Even though" and ending with "I deeply and completely love and accept myself or something about myself that I believe is true about ME, like: my body, my soul, my feelings, my emotions, my name, etc.)".
Note, you may rub the pressure points on your head - as tapping could make a headache feel worse by tapping there! If the pain is elsewhere in your body, substitute the name for the place of the pain for "headache" in the sample below.
You will want the statement to be true, so you can use your own words, the ones that resonate your truth. Here are some examples of this:
The scenario: Your head begins to ache and it annoys you. You don't want to feel that aching and let it influence the next interaction with anyone, much less feel it all day, etc. So say out loud while tapping the side of your hand:
- Even though I'm so annoyed with this headache, I believe somehow I can find a way to completely accept my feelings
- Even though this pounding in my head is limiting my ability to do this or that activity, I deeply and completely honor my soul
- Even though this pain is disabling, I deeply and completely love and respect myself
Now, move through the rest of the tapping points, choosing one word from anything you said about the problem to reinforce to your brain the experience of this issue:
For each point tap - or rub, 5 to 7 times, not necessary to count them just tap and talk and go with the flow. Also these words are just an example, say whatever your feeling. I realize you may not know what word to associate with the feeling but with practice that will come easier and easier.
- Inside beginning of the eyebrow (Say out loud): This pain is annoying
- Side of the eye: I say - This pain is debilitating
- Below the eye: Ugh, my head
- Below the nose and above the upper lip: pain
- Below the bottom lip, in the crease of the chin: feel like crap
- Collarbone point(s): irritated by this pounding
- Under the arm*: pounding in my head
- Top of the head: frustrated
- Take a nice big deep breath
The under arm point for women is at the bra line, for men it's about a hand width from the arm pit.
Repeat this process two or three more times, using different words. Hopefully you'll notice that your head is feeling better and the pain is becoming less! If not, go another round.
I've found the second round goes something like this:
- Even though I still have a headache, I deeply and completely choose to somehow let it go
- Even though other times headaches have ruined my day, I deeply and completely love and accept my intentions
- Even though other times I've had to go home and lay down for my head to quit hurting, I somehow forgive myself, and deeply and completely tune into some better feelings now
- Inside beginning of the eyebrow: (tap / rub 5-7 times on each of these points) Say out loud: I'm feeling a little better
- Side of the eye: I say - I'm still hurting
- Below the eye: I don't know why my head hurts
- Below the nose and above the upper lip: But I don't want it to hurt all day
- Below the bottom lip, in the crease of the chin: So, somehow I choose to let it go
- Collarbone point(s): It will subside soon
- Under the arm*: I don't have to think about it
- Top of the head: Letting it go really does feel better
- Take a nice big deep breath
Here are the links to more on EFT / Tapping - pick the one that best suits your needs!
On the Road with Lilou: Tapping Away the Pain with Dawson Church (Click to watch the video)
The Tapping Solution - Nick Ortner
How EFT works in the brain - Nick Ortner
EFT - Gary Craig
Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful. Be who you want to be.
Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.