Sunday, April 15, 2012
What Is....And Isn't
We were really blessed to have Ms. Kristy as an attachment therapist and that, including all her other training, she was also trained in Tapping. J & I have been tapping since 2007. It has been a gift beyond measure. I have been remiss in sharing how much healing has come from tapping.
What is tapping?
It's also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Thought Field Therapy.
It is great for anything but really wonderful for anxiety, trauma, pre-verbal trauma, stress, etc.
Using EFT for kids is so powerful, and it works faster on kids because they don't have a backlog of beliefs built up over years like we do. Guess where most of our unhelpful beliefs came from? Our childhood. Yes, it does work on adults, but generally works faster in kids.
Want less rages??? Tap.
Want less trauma related behaviors? Tap.
Want to give your kid a tool that they can use for their entire lifetime? Tap.
Want your child to be more regulated? Tap.
Want your child to do better in school? Tap.
Want to keep on being a great parent? Tap.
When do you use it? All the time. Practice doing it 3 times a day. You already know if your child has escalated that it's not the time to use it. Practice it when they are regulated. Make a schedule and do it at the same time every day so you can get in the habit. Once they have been doing it for a while they will be more willing to do tapping when they are not regulated. Or not. EFT for kids is so empowering, it gives them the tools to banish their fears, negative beliefs and anxieties, and then in turn, build positive beliefs and success.
It is easy.
It is gentle and works subtly.
What can you use it on? E.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.
It is calming and soothing. Do it on yourself for a few days and see for yourself. It is a gift to yourself and your family.
It lowers cortisol levels and stops the fight or flight.
A religion and doesn't interfere with any religious beliefs. In fact, you can even use it to have a strong connection in your faith. Click here for more info.
It is a therapeutic tool. It is not a replacement for therapy.
It is not a one time cure. You need to keep tapping and make it a daily habit. Change up the words for what works for you, your family, your child.
It isn't invasive.
It isn't a drug.
It isn't expensive.
It isn't something you can screw up.
It isn't complicated.
Here's Brad's video on Tapping 101 to answer more of your questions.
Brad Yates has read my mind.....here's a new video on Trauma and Abuse. I'm so doing this on myself and having J do it too.
On being burned out, exhausted and overwhelmed:
Tap. Tap. Is this thing on?