Tapping Your Troubles Away With EFT

     Q:  What is the biggest thing that blocks our flow of energy and
          causes all sorts of distressing emotions and dis-ease?

     A:  How emotional issues are held in the body.

How Can EFT Help?

 
EFT is a natural healing technique: a three-minute process that’s easy to learn and can bring immediate and satisfying emotional release. It helps the body let go of old patterns that have been keeping you stuck in any sort of distress or dis-ease.
Tapping the brow point

Also referred to as “tapping,” EFT helps release release distressing emotions, leaving you with increased calm and confidence.

I use EFT with my clients because it is especially helpful in reducing anxiety, stress, worry and fears of all kinds.

With EFT, you can:

  • Avoid getting stuck in distressing emotional states
  • Increase positive thinking and focus on positive solutions
  • Reduce fatigue and have more energy
  • Get better sleep
  • Have more satisfying relationships
  • Feel better about yourself!

How Does EFT Work?

Tapping the collar bone point

It’s like an emotional version of acupuncture – without needles! By tapping on various energy points on your body you can release negative energy, distressing emotions and thoughts, as well as physical issues.

Just like Reiki and other forms of energy healing, EFT is based on the idea that there is a “life force energy” flowing through all living things. This vital energy of life is called “ki” or “chi” or “prana” in various Eastern traditions.

When this vital life energy is balanced and flowing freely through you, you can achieve a happy, healthy state of well-being. However, blockages or imbalance in your body’s energy system can lead to pain or dis-ease.

EFT works on your Energy Meridians

Energy “Meridians”
 
Thousands of years ago, the Chinese mapped out the energy pathways of the body into a system of energy “meridians.”These meridians are central to Eastern wellness practices, acupuncture, acupressure, and a wide array of other healing techniques…including EFT.

EFT works by stimulating your energy meridians, allowing emotional and energetic releases.

When our energies are allow to flow freely, the body has amazing abilities to heal itself.

The Critical Connection:

EFT is based on the premise that there is an emotional contributor to all dis-ease and distress.

It just makes sense that if you spend a long time carrying around anger, fears, grief, traumas, blame, guilt, resentments or other emotional pain, the body becomes stressed.

Stress can eventually show up physically in the form of pain and dis-ease. The medical community is increasingly telling us that in order to improve conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux and more (!), that we need to reduce stress.

EFT is a tool to help you get to the root cause of whatever is bothering you. EFT works at 2 levels:

  1. EFT provides immediate relief so you can feel better in minutes
  2. More importantly, EFT also works deeper to help release and heal the root cause of the problem

Learning EFT

There are plenty of resources on the web (including my website   www.wellnesscounselingmilwaukee.com/eft) where you can learn more about EFT and the basic EFT tapping technique. Even the most “basic recipe” for EFT is helpful! Additionally, I can recommend any of Gary Craig’s books. He’s the creator and founder of EFT. (Check out the selection at Small Stones in Brookfield.) You can also see lots of tapping on YouTube, or come to one of my EFT workshops.

Tapping the karate chop point
But EFT is more of an “art” than a science.

To learn the art of applying EFT for yourself, it’s best to work with an EFT practitioner (like me) one-on-one. You’ll not only learn the nuts and bolts of the tapping process (the “science of EFT”), but more importantly you’ll learn how to most powerfully customize EFT to help you resolve your particular issues (the “art of EFT”). After working together for a few sessions, you’ll have what it takes to continue clearing issues on your own.

EFT: Try it on everything!

 

Chakras Energize You

Did you know that you have your own amazing and wondrous energy system running through your body?

Your energy system is the life force that beats your heart, allows you to grow and evolve, and energizes all the organs and systems in your physical body. Therefore, it is a key component of overall health and wellness.

Wellness is much more than the mere absence of disease. The most inclusive definitions of wellness consider the optimal functioning of all aspects of our whole being: body, mind, spirit, emotions, and energy.

The emerging field of energy medicine addresses this energy level of our beings. Energy medicine is one of five domains of ‘complementary and alternative medicine’ identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Examples of energy medicine include Reiki, acupuncture, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

While the study of energy medicine is relatively new in our Western culture, it has been practiced for ages in Eastern cultures which have long understood that we all possess a life force energy variously called chi, qi, ki or prana in different traditions. Whatever we call it, this is the energy that fuels our aliveness.

When our energy system is optimally functioning, we can enjoy a greater sense of well-being and wellness.

Your Energy System of Chakras

Chakras are a core part of our energy system. ‘Chakra’ is an ancient Sanskrit word that translates as ‘wheel’ or ‘disc.’ Chakras are not seen in the physical body because they are fields of energy. We have seven main chakras which are believed to be spinning spheres of bioenergetic activity (like electromagnetic energy fields). Chakras are stacked vertically in a column of energy that begins at the base of the spine and moves upward to the crown of the head. Each chakra has a purpose as well as unique characteristics.

1st Chakra: Root The root chakra (red) is found at the base of the spine. It corresponds with the adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, and legs. The root chakra provides grounding, stability, and security. It relates to our physical needs and survival.

2nd Chakra: Sacral The sacral chakra (orange) is located in the lower abdomen area, below the navel. It relates to the sexual/reproductive organs, spleen, bladder, and prostate. It is associated with sexuality, giving/receiving, creativity, and desire.

3rd Chakra: Solar plexus You can find the solar plexus chakra (yellow) in the stomach area, above the navel and, below the chest. It connects with the pancreas, stomach, liver, gall bladder, and nervous system. This is the energy center of our personal power, will, commitment, inner strength, and self-esteem.

4th Chakra: Heart In the center of the chest is the heart chakra (green). It corresponds to the heart, thymus gland, circulatory system, arms/hands, and lungs. The heart chakra relates to love, compassion, forgiveness, balance, and intimacy.

5th Chakra: Throat As you would suspect, the throat chakra (light blue) is located in the throat area, at the neck above the collar bone. It relates to the throat, mouth, thyroid, and hypothalamus. This is our center for creative self-expression and our voice for speaking truth.

6th Chakra: Third eye The third eye chakra (dark blue) is located in the center of the forehead. It corresponds to the brain, pituitary gland, nose, and ears. This is our energy center of insight, inner wisdom, intuition, and higher vision.

7th Chakra: Crown The crown chakra (purple or pure white) is located at the top of the head. It relates to the upper brain, central nervous system, and pineal gland. The crown chakra is associated with spirituality, connection with our highest self, enlightenment, and unity.

Reiki and other energy healing practices assess where the energy system needs attention and correct any energy disturbances to bring the whole system back to its natural, optimal state of wellness. Getting in touch with your energy system supports you on your path to optimal wellness, joy, and happiness.

Getting to Know Your Amazing Energy System

Your Life Force

Did you know that you have your own amazing and wondrous energy system running through your body? Your energy system is the life force that beats your heart, allows you to grow and evolve, and energizes all the organs and systems in your physical body. Therefore, it is a key component of overall health and wellness.

Wellness is much more than the mere absence of disease. The most inclusive definitions of wellness consider the optimal functioning of all aspects of our whole being: body, mind, spirit, emotions, and energy.

Reiki Treatment Milwaukee, Brookfield

Reiki treatment

The emerging field of energy medicine addresses this energy level of our beings. Energy medicine is one of five domains of ‘complementary and alternative medicine’ identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Examples of energy medicine include Reiki, acupuncture, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). While the study of energy medicine is relatively new in our Western culture, it has been practiced for ages in Eastern cultures which have long understood that we all possess a life force energy variously called chi, qi, ki or prana in different traditions. Whatever we call it, this is the energy that fuels our aliveness. And when our energy system is optimally functioning, we can enjoy a greater sense of well-being and wellness.

Chakras

Your Energy System of Chakras

Chakras are a core part of our energy system. ‘Chakra’ is an ancient Sanskrit word that translates as ‘wheel’ or ‘disc.’ Chakras are not seen in the physical body because they are fields of energy. We have seven main chakras which are believed to be spinning spheres of bioenergetic activity. Chakras are stacked vertically in a column of energy that begins at the base of the spine and moves upward to the crown of the head.

1st Chakra: Root The root chakra (red) is found at the base of the spine. It corresponds with the adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, and legs. The root chakra provides grounding, stability, and security. It relates to our physical needs and survival.

2nd Chakra: Sacral The sacral chakra (orange) is located in the lower abdomen area, below the navel. It relates to the sexual/reproductive organs, spleen, bladder, and prostate. It is associated with sexuality, giving/receiving, creativity, and desire.

3rd Chakra: Solar plexus You can find the solar plexus chakra (yellow) in the stomach area, above the navel and, below the chest. It connects with the pancreas, stomach, liver, gall bladder, and nervous system. This is the energy center of our personal power, will, commitment, inner strength, and self-esteem.

4th Chakra: Heart In the center of the chest is the heart chakra (green). It corresponds to the heart, thymus gland, circulatory system, arms/hands, and lungs. The heart chakra relates to love, compassion, forgiveness, balance, and intimacy.

5th Chakra: Throat As you would suspect, the throat chakra (light blue) is located in the throat area, at the neck above the collar bone. It relates to the throat, mouth, thyroid, and hypothalamus. This is our center for creative self-expression and our voice for speaking truth.

6th Chakra: Third eye The third eye chakra (dark blue) is located in the center of the forehead. It corresponds to the brain, pituitary gland, nose, and ears. This is our energy center of insight, inner wisdom, intuition, and higher vision.

7th Chakra: Crown The crown chakra (purple or pure white) is located at the top of the head. It relates to the upper brain, central nervous system, and pineal gland. The crown chakra is associated with spirituality, connection with our highest self, enlightenment, and unity.

Understanding your energy system is a step on the path to greater wellness. When your energy is balanced and flowing freely it supports your optimal happiness and well-being. This wellness is reflected in positive attitudes and behaviors and in how you respond to situations, problems, and relationships.