…for those awkward situations when you really need to tap to relieve some stress but you don’t feel comfortable doing that in front of others.
Remember that EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Notice that’s plural, because there are quite a few of these amazing techniques we can use. Let’s learn two very simple methods to allow you to access the same energy lines (meridians) that we tap on in the EFT Basic Recipe, but to do so a bit more discretely.
One way is to actually tap on just your finger points as shown in an earlier post, The Finger Points. This method still involves tapping on specific points on the fingers that correspond to the meridian end points. But it’s definitely more discrete than tapping on all the basic recipe points on your head and torso. AND it still works great.
Another way is to gently hold the thumb and then each finger in turn as seen in the images here. Most often this is done by using the thumb and index finger of the dominant hand to hold and gently squeeze both sides of the thumb and fingers near the corner of the nail bed on the other hand. Each finger is held for about as long as it takes for one full inhalation and exhalation. Then move to the next one.
This is a much more discrete method of using meridian endpoint stimulation to calm and destress! A Stealth Technique to Overcome Awkward Moments! You can do this in full daylight and people won’t even notice. Or you can have your hands below a desk at a meeting and nobody will even see. Or perhaps standing in the hallway talking about a project with your boss, your hands casually behind your back. The possibilities are many and the results are all good!
I use this technique often to take the edge off as soon as I feel stress building. It is also very helpful for those middle of the night, can’t sleep sessions. Gentle pressure on the fingers and I calm and relax quickly so I can get back to sleep.
Does one need to say anything during this process? Not really. It certainly won’t hurt if you choose to vocalize as you practice this technique, but words are not necessary to experience the benefits of neutralizing negative energy and allowing any blockages to dissolve so you’re back to your best self quickly.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Keep Calm and Tap On!
Please remember: It's important to contact a professional if things feel too big for you, whether it be a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or certified EFT practitioner. Never discontinue your current medications without first consulting your doctor.