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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

I Can’t Release This Stress

Living in a chronic state of stress doesn’t feel good. It affects our short- and long-term health, immune response, eating patterns and digestion, relationships, and sleep; it affects everything. If there’s a way out of the stressful situation, we’ll usually take it. I heard from a client that she wasn’t regularly practicing the simple stress-relief… Read more »

Tap Into Courage

In a recent discussion about the importance of learning to set healthy boundaries, one person said, “It takes courage to stand up for what I need and to say ‘No’ when I need to. I don’t know if I can do it.” She was worried that she wouldn’t have the courage to actually follow through… Read more »

Another Trip Around the Sun

This week I celebrated my birthday. I’m thankful that I’ve survived this past year, that I am safe and healthy. I’m thankful my 3-member pod includes my sister-in-law Deb who is not only an incredible nature photographer but also an amazing chef. I’m thankful that leftover cake for breakfast has no calories and that I… Read more »

Holidays 2020

Without a doubt, this year has been one of the biggest challenges most of us have ever endured. And now we need to face this normally joyous holiday season, courageously finding ways to compromise while still finding happiness and hope for the future. We’ve all been shouldering extraordinary stress for almost a year, some more… Read more »