061 Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Help With Strong Reactions as a Highly Sensitive…


Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Help With Strong Reactions as a Highly Sensitive Person


Alison Morris


Alison Morris talks about the benefits of using EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as tapping, to help release stress; calm our nervous system; change brain waves, disrupt fear signals from the amygdala, and to change core beliefs. We demonstrate how to tap on the belief of being too sensitive. Alison talks about the importance of acknowledging, allowing, accepting and having awareness of our feelings, and why as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) this is a powerful tool.


Emotional Freedom Techniques Also known as EFT or tapping Use acupressure points It’s like emotional acupuncture, but without needles Utilizes meridians, which are energy systems within the body In traditional Chinese medicine, meridiansare channels that form a network in the body, through which energy flows Rivers of energy At the meridian in the body, there is more electrical conductivity EFT can be used to Release stress Calm the nervous system Change brain waves Disrupt fear signals from the amygdala (fear or worry) Induce epigenetic changes Turn on immune function Turn off inflammation EFT has been comparably compared in effectiveness to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) It works more quickly with fewer sessions You can try EFT on everything and anything It can help with a troubling memory, something in the present, stress or worry and physical pain It can be the most powerful when used on beliefs we hold about ourselves We pick up beliefs before we are six-years-old that become deeply ingrained Who am I? Is the world safe? The 4 As of EFT Acknowledge How we are feeling There are no wrong or bad feelings Feelings of shame, embarrassment, guilt, anger, sadness, etc. Allowing To feel it Focus on the negative Address what is There is a fear the feeling will never go away Feelings are supposed to be felt; then they move on Accepting I deeply and completely accept myself You are ok no matter what you feel How I am is fine I honor myself and the way I feel I honor my sensitivity and the gifts that it brings My sensitivity is a superpower EFT was designed to be a self-help tool You can tap with a partner or with a therapist or coach who is trained in EFT Common struggles I don’t know what to say or what words to use Don’t worry about it. You don’t have to use words if it’s overwhelming or you can’t come up with the words Not being specific enough—you will get better results if you are specific Notice what you are feeling in your body (head, muscles, stomach, jaws) Possible things to say Even thought I haven’t allowed myself to feel for years, and I’m afraid to start feeling… People have been telling me not to be so sensitive for years… I’m so overwhelmed, and I can’t identify what I’m feelings because it’s such a big mess… You get to be you It’s ok to be angry, swear, scream, cry You can tap in the car or the shower It’s just releasing energy You may sigh, yawn, cry Your focus may get brighter, shoulders drop down, sit up straighter Before tapping— Rate your symptom/distress on a scale of 1-10 Try to pick something that’s not too intense—maybe something that’s a 4-6 in distress Notice where you feel it in your body Start with your “set up phrase” and repeat 3x with the karate chop on the side of your hand Even though I …..I deeply love and accept myself Use the reminder phrase when you tap on the following (see attached picture) Top of the head Above the eyebrow Outside the eye—side of your face Under the eye Under the nose Above the chin Collar bone Under the arm (where are bra strap would be if you wear a bra) It’s helpful to have water nearby so you don’t get dehydrated Often if feels like nothing has happened, but changes are happening The original protocol is to stay with the negative statements It’s like working on it to heal the wound If the negative feelings are subsiding, you can switch to reparative statements, but you don’t want to rush into this You can use tapping to feel honored, safer and to build inner strength SCRIPT FOR TAPPING

Even though I really hate being so sensitive, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I have felt like a misfit for years because I am so sensitive I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I really wish sometimes that my sensitivity would just go away. I deeply and completely accept myself.

Now we’re going to take fingers again either hand we’re going to go right to the very top of the head. Like where a puppet would come from, you know, string would come up from the top of a puppet’s head, and just tap lightly while we say what’s called a reminder phrase.

I hate being so sensitive.



EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - is a relatively new discovery and a fast-evolving treatment within the area of Power Psychology which is capturing the interest of healers, scientists, spiritualists and also lay individuals.

Frequently referred to as "Mental acupressure", the technique works by launching clogs within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity as well as discomfort. These blockages in our energy system, in addition to challenging us mentally, frequently lead to restricting ideas and behaviors and also a lack of ability to live life harmoniously.

An EFT therapy involves using fingertips instead of needles to tap on the end factors of power meridians that are situated just below the surface area of the skin. The therapy is non-invasive as well as deals with the principles of making modification as easy and as pain totally free as possible.

EFT is a good sense strategy that draws its power from Eastern explorations that have been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein likewise informed us back in the 1920's that whatever (including our bodies) is made up of energy. These concepts have actually been largely overlooked by Western Recovery Practices and also as they are unveiled in our present times, human process is reopening itself to the neglected fact that whatever is Power as well as the possibility that this supplies us.

In the short time because it's creation by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has provided hundreds of individuals with relief from various problems and problems, frequently in startlingly double-quick time and also after lengthy and also painful durations of searching for a remedy. The variety of successful therapies have ranged from trauma and also abuse, anxieties, self messing up practices patterns, to deep collection emotional conditions of stress and anxiety and also clinical depression, addictions, physical ailment, to name yet a couple of.

EFT is upstaging the wide spectrum of recovery specialists; from the researchers to the fortune-tellers as well as everyone between. It is at the heart of the rejoining of the old as well as brand-new standards.

EFT restores awareness and trust in the natural recovery abilities of our body and mind, providing ground-breaking chances to accomplishing physical and also emotional wellness in a faster period.

Because the techniques are so straightforward, they can be made use of successfully as a self-help device, which equips individuals to actively add to their own healing and advancement procedure. This helps with a much faster alleviation process, previously believed difficult by healthcare experts that supported lengthy (& often excruciating) hrs in psychotherapeutic or treatment, typically with minimal outcomes. These techniques do not reject the medical and psychotherapeutic occupations, however rather offer to contribute to an all natural healing procedure.

EFT functions to remove such disturbances as well as eliminate the resulting emotional feedback or strength to recover emotional consistency as well as deal relief from physical pain.

This is done by concentrating on the details problem whilst tapping with fingers on completion points of power meridians. The combination of sending out kinetic energy to our energy system, whilst uncovering and concentrating on source, facilitates a "straightening" of the energy system consequently removing the "brief circuit" to the body's learnt response or adverse emotion.

It started in the 1980s, with a psychologist by the name of Roger Callahan, and an individual with a severe anxiety of water. Mary's concern of water controlled her life as well as maintained her from everyday tasks. She was incapable to take her youngsters to the beach as well as was unable to drive near the ocean; she expanded afraid when it drizzled, and might not also hold up against the sight of water on TV. She had vibrant problems including water.

Callahan as well as Mary had actually been servicing this trouble together for over a year. Mary worked up the nerve to sit within view of the swimming pool at Dr. Callahan's residence. Even doing this triggered Mary extreme distress, and also though she located ways to cope with the intense worry as well as emotional pain, she did not overcome her phobia. They reviewed her problem, and also how to overcome it, yet without success.

Dr. Callahan had actually lately been examining typical Chinese medicines, and also learning concerning meridians. Remembering that there was an acupuncture point for the tummy meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to tap there, thinking it might treat her stomach discomforts.

Mary touched her cheekbone as directed, as well as this little action altered medical history! The feedback appeared amazing, to both Mary and Dr. Callahan. Her belly pains went away. Even extra surprisingly, her fear of water vanished, also! She ran down to the pool and also started spraying herself with water, rejoicing in her newly found freedom from fear.

Based on this exploration, Dr. Callahan began a series of investigations to create as well as improve this technique, which he termed Idea Area Treatment. Gary Craig educated under Dr. Callahan's tutoring in the 1990's, discovering the procedures for TFT. As time passed, Craig started to observe some issues with TFT, facets that he saw were unneeded complications.

TFT called for experts to touch on a particular series of meridians (called an algorithm) for every various trouble. Detecting the problem required a technique called muscle screening, where the specialist would certainly measure the loved one stamina of a muscular tissue, while the person explored different ideas or declarations.

Gary Craig observed duplicated scenarios in which the problem was inaccurately diagnosed or the specialist touched out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the person was still aided. Based upon these monitorings, he ended that it did not matter in which order the meridian factors were touched.

Gary developed EFT as a simplified, improved variation of the principles behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one fundamental, easy sequence of indicate tap, regardless of what the scenario.

As a result of this, hundreds of individuals have actually utilized Tapping for health problems and also to settle emotional troubles. Touching specialists have researched the techniques and also educated to take on more difficult as well as tough instances, and also these devoted professionals report even more successful applications daily. More and more people are uncovering and also discovering Tapping. Several are uncovering how Tapping can change their lives.