Talk Therapy is not enough to heal trauma.
You need numerous tools in the toolbox: EFT can help.
In his renowned book “The Body Keeps the Score” detailing his research findings, Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D. discusses how traumatic events shape people’s lives. Our brains react to ‘triggers’ that resemble past trauma, sending us into natural ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ instincts that cause stress, anxiety, and pop up so often that it is difficult to be productive and feel complete.
As Van Der Kolk argues, “neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves.” Why do we break out into a sweat when certain events occur? Why does our heart beat double? Why do our mouths go dry? Our bodies are telling us something, and we need to listen if we want our bodies and our minds to be in harmony so that we can live productive lives.
Commonly, we push things from our conscious mind and because it isn’t at the forefront of our brains any longer, we think it doesn’t bother us. However, our subconscious causes our bodies to react to certain triggers from that memory, whether we know it or not. When we pinpoint that memory through EFT/tapping and face it head on, we can rewire our brains to cease from going into ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ mode when certain events occur that resemble our traumas.
The beauty of Tapping is the ability to ease into the more difficult memories. With other treatments, traumatized people may be asked to recall the event in detail, or even visit the place where the trauma happened. With Tapping, you are in control and can ease into the memories gradually while you tap on acupressure points that ease your body into a natural state of relaxation.
Tapping is a combination of talking about what is causing anxiety or stress in a patient’s life, while incorporating the body by tapping on meridian points that act as natural calming agents.
To try tapping for yourself, email Tijana at [email protected] for your free quickstart document!