Release Stress and Anxiety with EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
by Nicole Dubruel de Broglio who will be our guest speaker on 10th of May 2023
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a magic wand and just wave away all your stress and worry? Well, we may not all have magic wands lying around the house, but we can learn this amazing technique that lowers the stress hormone cortisol by 43%! *
Now, you may be thinking that a little bit of stress never hurt anybody and it is just part of life. We have all been stressed at some point in our lives and we probably even have early childhood memories around being stressed, like standing up in front of the class to give a presentation, or taking a test. We ask questions of ourselves - Will the other kids like me? Will I get into a good university? Will I get a good job? Can I support my family? Am I being a good mum, dad? And recently it just seems to be one kind of world crisis after another!
Perhaps a little bit of stress will not cause us any serious problems. It is sometimes even helpful in that it motivates us to do better, but what happens when we are continually in stress mode, when we are living our lives, going about our day-to-day tasks and obligations and stress is running in the background? It is there so often that we don’t even really notice it until something goes wrong!
And what exactly can go wrong? Stress has been linked to anxiety, weight gain, sleep problems, lack of motivation, chronic pain, stomach issues and depression. It can also leave us feeling panicky and unsafe!
So what exactly is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Technique is a combination of Chinese acupressure and modern-day psychology. It is often referred to as “Tapping” as it uses a two-finger tapping process on known acupuncture or meridian points on the body.
Whilst focusing on the negative emotion that you are feeling, you use your fingertips to tap on nine specific meridian points of the body, stating what your issue is that has caused you to feel this way. This sends a calming signal to the brain, leaving you feeling relaxed and back in control.
Emotional Freedom Technique has been proven to reduce stress, lower cortisol levels, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, relieve pain, increase productivity, and much more!
* A landmark study published in 2012 in the prestigious Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, found that EFT Tapping lowered cortisol significantly more than traditional talk therapy or resting.