Using tapping for anxiety and stress

If you're reading this, you're probably suffering from anxiety and stress and wondering how on earth can tapping on your body eliminate the anxiety and stress symptoms we experience, on a daily basis.


I used to suffer from horrendous anxiety. I mean, if we actually were to write down every anxiety symptom, I probably had them all. I had a fear of choking, panic attacks, OCD, irrational thoughts... You get the idea.

One day, I went to see a guy for tapping, as I'd heard amazing things. And, after my first session, I felt a little more in control. Any time I started to experience anxiety, I would do the basic tapping sequence and it became a coping mechanism.

However, what we want to do is to find the root of the problem.

What causes anxiety and stress?

Did you know that most of our anxieties come from things that happen to us below seven years of age? This is because, as a small child, we have no filter. We don't know right from wrong and we are still learning. As a child, we can experience trauma or even something insignificant that can shape our belief systems and our behaviours. Crazy, right?

What happens is, as we grow up, we go about our lives and some people never get triggered. But it can take just one thing to trigger our subconscious to take us right back to being that very very small child. Then bam, we get stressed, anxious, and depressed, but we don't know why.

How can EFT (tapping) help?

Using tapping (EFT) we have the ability to work with the subconscious, whilst tapping on different acupressure points and tuning in to the problem, to dig deep and find out where the issue has started from.

Sometimes memories pop up and we are like, "No that's not relevant!" Not to the conscious and not to your older self. Remember though, to a small child things may seem huge and the small thing can be really traumatic and significant when you are a lot younger.

Using the basic tapping sequence we then work with the younger memory.

Anxiety is extremely common, but it's also easy to treat with the right help. Our bodies contain over 2,000 acupressure points and 12 main meridians and, using tapping, you can start to unblock the energy trapped inside your body that's blocking your energy system!

If you're considering tapping, or are a little unsure, all I can say is give it a go! You will be amazed at how powerful tapping can be. It is something you can do at home or alone, or when you are out and about. Tapping is a toolbox, you will never live without.

Find out more about tapping and find an EFT practitioner to support you today.

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