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Tapping...Is There Anything to It?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Has anyone heard of or tried tapping (link below)? How well do you think it would work as a tool for stress reduction?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i33V2EcVlY

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on January 18, 2013
at 07:21 AM

Considered it, had some of an extract, but I was still too scared not to take the Zofran, and as a result, I was afraid of the paranoia factor (thinking back to my college days when it was fun and not scary like this stupid phobia). It's not off the table, but I always got a real body high, nose, mouth, throat and stomach were always so heightened.. this could be good.. I just need to get some balls and go for it somehow. I feel lame having a fear of the silliest thing when I logically know that I can eat without a problem. Fear can be so powerful though. Appreciate the thought though.

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on January 17, 2013
at 06:50 AM

Have you tried cannabis?

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on January 16, 2013
at 08:31 PM

A friend of mine used to cry during shivasana and I would always fall asleep. Go figure...

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on January 16, 2013
at 08:22 PM

HA! I'm the same way with yoga -- supposed to be relaxing, but it makes me terribly uncomfortable. (Mostly b/c I feel like a bull in a china shop and am *not* graceful at all. I know yoga is actually supposed to help with getting you out of your own head and releasing the self-consciousness, but what can I say. It does the opposite for me.) I find zen digging my hands into fresh soil or stirring a gently bubbling pot of beef stew. To each their own. :)

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on January 17, 2013
at 04:06 AM

I'm an EFT (aka tapping) practitioner. Have cleared lots of childhood trauma/drama for myself as well as helping hundreds of clients with a huge variety of issues over the last 5 years.

Tapping is brilliant for stress reduction! Works even better when you get very specific about the issue, e.g. "Even though I am really angry because my boss doesn't appreciate me..." as opposed to "Even though I hate my job..."

I combine EFT with ancestral nutrition coaching in my practice. A well-nourished body is more resilient and good nutrition makes tapping even more effective, IME.

There's a chart of tapping points/EFT links on my website here: http://www.sondrarose.com/eft

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on January 17, 2013
at 03:12 AM

I think time you set aside for doing something mindful is going to be beneficial, no matter what technique you use.

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on January 17, 2013
at 12:23 AM

I've tried it. Can't say it's cured me of anything or anything radical like that, but nor have I practiced it consistently or for long periods of time. So I'm not about to discount it off the bat based on my own experience. I use it more as just a momentary relaxation technique. It's like a form of meditation with some positive affirmations mixed in, so you really have nothing to lose by trying it out. A lot of this stuff gets shut down by CW but I think it has some merits as there is so much going on in our bodies on a psychological level... we're only just brushing the surface of neuroscience and have so much to yet discover about the brain and mind!

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on January 17, 2013
at 05:50 AM

Haha... I was just working on this a little bit. I think that poking yourself in the face while giving yourself a pep talk really just breaks the monotonous cycle of negative internal dialogue.

I like it.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on January 16, 2013
at 11:11 PM

I don't know if it's psychosomatic or not (not that it matters) but following along with that video definitely resulted in a feeling of clarity. I'm willing to try this...

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on January 16, 2013
at 08:36 PM

I tried it, saw a counselor who does it in NYC for about 8 months. At first it felt good, like any kind of talk therapy, a good way to get out thoughts, fears, issues (I was going through a health scare at the time). And while it helped a lot of surface stuff, and even some deeper things (in a talk therapy kind of way) it never helped address my big issue (a fear of eating solid food after months on liquids only), and there was a point when I kept feeling more and more helpless because I knew that it wasn't helping, and I was leaving my appointments feeling dissatisfied and angry, which is never a good thing.

I guess I just wanted some silver bullet that would make me wake up and just eat solid food and not fear it and go on with normal life. I'm still not normal, I take an anti-emetic before eating. I have no actual health issues right now that would cause this anymore, but I am stuck with this fear of the fear (specifically nausea) so I might give cognitive behavioral therapy a shot. I think I need something that will make me face the actual issue. Like a plan to handle the phobia of eating food without the anti-emetic.

So I think it depends. I know a lot of people who love it for stress relief, doing it at the end of their day to kind of sort their thoughts - I think it can be useful for that. I just never do it on my own, only when I saw someone. Lots of free info out there on it, and a lot of free youtube videos to watch with examples. If it is something you would want to try on your own, see if you can make the habit of it before buying any books or anything.

If you can afford a few sessions with a counselor, you might want to try that too, it was a bit easier to learn from someone. My insurance did out of network 70% reimbursement because my practitioner was a licensed social worker and it was considered counseling.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on January 18, 2013
at 07:21 AM

Considered it, had some of an extract, but I was still too scared not to take the Zofran, and as a result, I was afraid of the paranoia factor (thinking back to my college days when it was fun and not scary like this stupid phobia). It's not off the table, but I always got a real body high, nose, mouth, throat and stomach were always so heightened.. this could be good.. I just need to get some balls and go for it somehow. I feel lame having a fear of the silliest thing when I logically know that I can eat without a problem. Fear can be so powerful though. Appreciate the thought though.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on January 17, 2013
at 06:50 AM

Have you tried cannabis?

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9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

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on January 16, 2013
at 08:21 PM

I don't know, never heard of it, but I'll try it. It's free and takes a few minutes, so why not?

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on January 16, 2013
at 08:15 PM

My Mom uses it and has recommended that my ADHD son try it, so far I'm still in the beginning research stage, but it has a lot of very convinced "followers."

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 16, 2013
at 08:00 PM

My friend swears by it. I tried it and it irritates me. If I am angry, I like punching things, not gently tapping. So it would not work for me.

Try and see for yourself.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on January 16, 2013
at 08:22 PM

HA! I'm the same way with yoga -- supposed to be relaxing, but it makes me terribly uncomfortable. (Mostly b/c I feel like a bull in a china shop and am *not* graceful at all. I know yoga is actually supposed to help with getting you out of your own head and releasing the self-consciousness, but what can I say. It does the opposite for me.) I find zen digging my hands into fresh soil or stirring a gently bubbling pot of beef stew. To each their own. :)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 16, 2013
at 08:31 PM

A friend of mine used to cry during shivasana and I would always fall asleep. Go figure...

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