Is EFT Tapping an Evidence-Based Practice?

(Updated March 4, 2022) Since its original publication in 2018, this article has been updated twice based on new Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) tapping research and activity regarding the designation of EFT as an evidence-based practice. The update in June 2021 reflects the 2021 EFT International (EFTi) Scientific Symposium, including a panel discussion with the… Read more »

Heart Breathing

Want to quickly collect your thoughts, feel calmer, and be more fully present? Try using “heart breathing.” It’s a very easy method of releasing stress, helping you feel more grounded and centered. There are several references to heart breathing, but the HeartMath Institute’s description is easiest to understand and the most “heartfelt.” Let’s breathe: Get… Read more »

Benefits of Meditation

You may have noticed more articles and blog posts lately about meditation. I know I have. Perhaps it’s because starting a meditation practice is on many of our lists of intentions and goals to improve our lives. Meditation is simple to practice, costs little to nothing, and is easy to learn. My daily practice has… Read more »

Stealth Techniques

…for those awkward moments when you really need to tap to relieve some stress but you don’t feel comfortable doing that in front of others. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. It’s plural because there are quite a few amazing techniques in this evidence-based practice. Let’s learn two very simple ways that will allow you… Read more »

The Finger Points

Additional tapping points that are often not included in the EFT Basic Recipe include the finger points. These points can be added to your tapping routine when you encounter stubborn issues, or when you want an easy way to tap anywhere or anytime, even if you’re not tapping on all the other points. Finger tapping… Read more »

Friendship

Today, I’m inspired to write about the benefits of friendships because of my long-time best friend. She’s there for me no matter what. We first met while training for a long-distance running event. There’s nothing like running together for hours at a time over four months of training to get to know someone! And even… Read more »

Sleep Well

There is nothing so frustrating as settling down to sleep after a long busy day, knowing I have an early start the next day, and not being able to fall asleep. I replay random events from the day that are still stressing me out, and then I imagine all the stressful things waiting for me… Read more »

Too Many Decisions

I don’t know about you but when I have too many decisions to make in a short amount of time, I get overwhelmed and frustrated, and then I can’t seem to make a decision at all! I get stuck. Ever have one of those moments? It can be as simple as a menu choice at… Read more »

EFT for Migraines…

Migraine headaches are always painful and sometimes completely debilitating. Some migraine sufferers spend several days unable to work or even stay in an upright position. Sometimes the cause is physical, such as when we become dehydrated. Often the underlying cause is an emotional issue. Stress is often the cause of headaches. Anyone under chronic stress… Read more »

How I Stop My Migraines

If you suffer from migraines or frequent headaches, you might benefit from my story about how I learned to control them. I was away from home, at the end of a stressful week, subjected to unfamiliar foods, constant exhaust fumes, and uncomfortable situations, both physical and emotional. The day I was to leave, I started… Read more »