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3 Steps for How to Use EFT Tapping to Lower Stress, Cope and Relax with Amanda Ferrat

3 Steps for How to Use EFT Tapping to Lower Stress, Cope and Relax with Amanda Ferrat

One day in my therapist’s office, she said, “Your anger is radiating off of you and making everyone in this room feel tense” that was a bit of a wake-up call. The job of a therapist is to help us through things like this with helpful tools to cope.

What happened next would be the breakthrough I needed. She said I don’t know much about this, but I think it could really help. She taught me about EFT Tapping. I tried it for about 30 seconds and burst into tears. EFT Tapping pairs finger tapping with a type of talk therapy.

It worked; EFT tapping was my new favorite tool for turning down the anger dial. Since then, I have always wanted to learn more about it.

Amanda Ferrat is an emotional wellness counselor who uses EFT tapping to help women gain emotional mastery and heal from grief, trauma, old beliefs, and thought patterns. She started her business after EFT helped her to overcome her own struggles and healing journey with chronic pain, anxiety, and grief.

To listen to the whole podcast episode click HERE.

To watch the video and see what tapping is check out the video on our Youtube channel HERE.

Amanda explains that EFT tapping is a technique where gently tapping on meridians or energy points and your body triggers the amygdala in your brain to stop the stress repose so your body goes into a rest and repose state. I often refer to this as your parasympathetic nervous system triggering a rest and relax state of being.

If you have been following me for a long time, you know that I teach several methods to stop the stress response and get yourself back into the rest and relax state. This is the key to stress relief. Tapping is another physically active way to do this. When I say physically active, it is not exercising, simply a strategy where you move your body, unlike visualizations, or mantras or affirmations alone.

If you are like me, and your stress response comes with a heaping side of anxious thoughts, using a physical strategy for stress relief is best. It is easier to get your body moving first and then pair body movements with thoughts or words, than it is to simply think your way out of the stress response.

3 Steps to EFT Tapping

Start by tapping on any of the points below or simply do a side of the finger tap. Maintain tapping slowly and gently throughout the three steps.

1. Vent- acknowledge your thoughts and emotions on a scale of 1-10

You can simply say things like: I am feeling anxious 9 out of 10, I am 8 out of 10 angry, I am 6 out of 10 frustrated, I am 10 out of 10 sad, etc.

2. Bring in questions and possibility

Ask yourself: why am I feeling this way? What is this trying to tell me? What do I need to move forward? What do I need to let this go? What answers do I need? Is there something else behind this emotion?

Then say something like I would rather feel______ way or I am ready to welcome in peace, relaxation, acceptance, grace, love, etc.

3. Bring in affirmations or future forward feelings.

Say things like: I am calm, I am safe, I love and accept myself, I am enough, I am loved, I am strong, I am reliant, etc.

Amanda explains that we can use tapping as an every day practice or when we are feeling triggered. She says it’s a great way to start your day, before you even get out of bed.

Tapping has dozens of uses. Amanda uses it for pain, anxiety and depression. I use it for anger and anxiety. To boil it all down, if emotions are taking over and you don’t want to feel that way, you can tap your way to a more relaxed state.

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