Business Insider spoke to Jody Shield, a meditation guru and author, about techniques to relieve stress.
She explained her “tapping” exercise, which she uses to “tap on the feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed out.”
The exercise consists of a series of tapping movements on various parts of the body to be done while repeating both negative and positive sentences like “I feel stressed out and overwhelmed” or “I choose to relax.”
Jody Shield is the author of “LifeTonic: A Modern Toolkit to Heal Your Life and Soothe Your Soul” ( She is also a speaker, a meditation ambassador for Lululemon UK, and an intuitive mentor.
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EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - is a relatively new discovery and a fast-evolving treatment within the field of Energy Psychology which is capturing the focus of therapists, scientists, spiritualists and lay individuals.
Often described as "Emotional acupressure", the technique works by launching obstructions within the power system which are the resource of emotional strength as well as discomfort. These obstructions in our power system, in addition to challenging us psychologically, typically result in restricting ideas and also behaviours as well as an inability to live life sympathetically. Resulting symptoms are either emotional and/ or physical and consist of uncertainty and self-confidence, sensation stuck nervous or depressed, or the appearance of uncontrollable and addicting behaviors. It is additionally currently lastly widely accepted that emotional disharmony is a crucial factor in physical signs and symptoms as well as dis-ease and for this reason these techniques are being thoroughly utilized on physical concerns, consisting of persistent illness with frequently remarkable results. Thus these techniques are being accepted an increasing number of in medical as well as psychiatric circles along with in the range of psychotherapies and recovery techniques.
An EFT therapy includes using fingertips instead of needles to touch on the end factors of energy meridians that are located simply under the surface area of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive and works on the principles of making modification as easy and also as pain totally free as possible.
EFT is a sound judgment approach that attracts its power from Eastern explorations that have been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein additionally informed us back in the 1920's that whatever (including our bodies) is composed of power. These ideas have been largely overlooked by Western Recovery Practices and as they are unveiled in our current times, human process is resuming itself to the forgotten fact that every little thing is Energy and also the capacity that this provides us.
In the brief time given that it's creation by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has supplied thousands of individuals with remedy for all type of problems as well as conditions, commonly in amazingly double-quick time and after long as well as painful periods of looking for a remedy. The variety of successful treatments have varied from trauma and also misuse, phobias, self screwing up practices patterns, to deep collection emotional conditions of anxiousness and also depression, dependencies, physical health problem, to name but a few.
EFT is drawing attention from the wide spectrum of healing specialists; from the researchers to the spiritualists and everybody in between. It goes to the heart of the rejoining of the old as well as brand-new standards.
EFT restores awareness and also rely on the all-natural healing abilities of our body and mind, supplying ground-breaking opportunities to accomplishing physical and also emotional wellness in a faster time frame.
Since the techniques are so easy, they could be made use of efficiently as a self-help device, which empowers individuals to actively add to their very own healing and also development process. This promotes a much faster relief procedure, previously believed difficult by medical care professionals who supported prolonged (& frequently unpleasant) hours in psychotherapeutic or medical care, frequently with limited outcomes. These techniques do not discredit the medical as well as psychotherapeutic professions, yet instead serve to add to an alternative recovery procedure.
EFT functions to get rid of such disruptions as well as remove the resulting emotional feedback or intensity to recover emotional consistency and also offer relief from physical discomfort.
This is done by concentrating on the specific problem whilst touching with fingers on the end points of energy meridians. The combination of sending kinetic energy to our energy system, whilst uncovering and also focusing on origin, helps with a "straightening" of the energy system consequently eliminating the "short circuit" to the body's found out reaction or adverse emotion.
It began in 1980, with a psychotherapist by the name of Roger Callahan, as well as a patient with an extreme fear of water. Mary's anxiety of water regulated her life and also kept her from daily activities. She was not able to take her children to the coastline and was incapable to drive near the ocean; she grew fearful when it drizzled, as well as could not also withstand the sight of water on television. She had vibrant nightmares entailing water.
Callahan and also Mary had actually been dealing with this issue with each other for over a year. Ultimately, Mary worked up the courage to rest within sight of the pool at Dr. Callahan's home. Even doing this caused Mary extreme distress, as well as though she discovered ways to manage the extreme anxiety as well as emotional pain, she did not overcome her phobia. They discussed her trouble, and also how to conquer it, however without success.
Dr. Callahan had lately been examining typical Chinese medications, as well as discovering regarding meridians. Remembering that there was an acupuncture point for the tummy meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to touch there, assuming it may heal her stomach discomforts.
Also extra exceptionally, her phobia of water vanished, too! She ran down to the swimming pool and began spraying herself with water, expressing joy in her newly found freedom from anxiety.
Based on this exploration, Dr. Callahan began a series of investigations to create as well as fine-tune this technique, which he termed Idea Field Therapy. Gary Craig trained under Dr. Callahan's tutelage in the 1990's, learning the procedures for TFT. As time passed, Craig began to observe some issues with TFT, aspects that he saw were unnecessary issues.
TFT called for specialists to tap on a specific sequence of meridians (called an algorithm) for each various issue. Identifying the problem needed a technique called muscular tissue screening, wherein the professional would measure the loved one toughness of a muscular tissue, while the individual explored various thoughts or declarations.
Craig observed duplicated situations where the trouble was incorrectly diagnosed or the expert touched out the meridian points in the wrong order, yet the patient was still helped. Based on these monitorings, he concluded that it did not matter in which order the meridian points were touched.
Gary developed EFT as a streamlined, improved variation of the principles behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one fundamental, easy sequence of points to touch, regardless of what the circumstance.
As a result of this, thousands of people have actually used Touching for illnesses and also to deal with emotional troubles. Touching professionals have actually researched the techniques as well as trained to tackle extra complicated as well as hard instances, as well as these committed experts report more successful applications daily. Increasingly more individuals are uncovering and checking out Tapping. Several are uncovering how Tapping can change their lives.