Becoming Your Own Best Therapist!
Meridian Tapping Therapy is a modern set of personal change techniques getting a lot of attention from practitioners in the healing arts.
Personally, this may be my FAVORITE TECHNIQUE for helping clients to permanently release fears and negative emotions on the spot.
Based on impressive new discoveries involving the body’s subtle energy systems, Meridian Tapping is a clinically proven solution for a wide variety of problems:
- Fears and Phobias,
- Anxiety and Stress,
- Emotional Traumas and PTSD,
- Grief and Sadness,
- Shame and Frustration,
- Suppressed Anger and Resentment,
- Cravings, and Addictions: These are fueled by anxiety.
- Chronic Physical Pain: Fueled by the stress.
ANY kind of negative emotion is potentially resolved by “tapping.”
- It often works when nothing else will.
- It can be learned by anyone.
- It can be self applied.
- It doesn’t require any special equipment.
Once you’ve learned Meridian Tapping, you can self apply the technique and quite literally become your own best therapist!
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Watch the absolute TRANSFORMATION that occurs when Meridian Tapping practitioners work with war veterans suffering from extreme traumas. These war veterans experience rapid, measurable relief from SERIOUS problems that were previously not responsive to more conventional therapies.
People like me who were very skeptical about Energy Psychology methods in the beginning have become very, very enthusiastic about them because of one thing, and one thing only. It’s called RESULTS.Dr David Gruder, Psychologist
What is Meridian Tapping?
Meridian Tapping Therapy is a mind-body healing technique for eliminating fears and painfully intense negative emotions. The technique involves physically tapping on specific meridian points of the body while the subject focuses on a traumatic situation that is eliciting a strong emotional response.
The tapping treatment neutralizes the negatively charged emotions that are driving the problem. This happens fairly rapidly, and the results are usually permanent.
Meridian Tapping is a simple and rapid technique that helps real world people break free of real world problems.
Meridian Tapping therapies and other modalities of Energy Psychology have been researched in more than 7 countries and by more than 50 investigators. Results have been published in more than 15 different peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
A New Era of Self Healing
Generally speaking, people manage their emotions very poorly. They spend a lot of energy trying to keep stressful emotions “under control.”
Of course, some people choose to distract themselves from painful emotions with drugs, alcohol, or overeating. In the long run, these are poor strategies. They’re simply band-aids that don’t resolve the underlying emotional issues.
I’m a passionate advocate of Meridian Tapping because I personally believe it’s the fastest, simplest, and most effective technique available for an individual to address and release emotional problems in real time.
Whatever’s been bothering you, Meridian Tapping can help you to release it. You can literally set yourself free.
But where did these “tapping” techniques come from?
TFT- Thought Field Therapy
The original meridian tapping treatment is known as Thought Field Therapy (TFT). This was developed by Psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan. His work essentially became the foundation for the growing field of Energy Psychology.
As the story goes, he made an important discovery while working with a patient that had a severe water phobia. Even after working with her for over a year, they hadn’t made any real progress.
One day, he was sitting with the patient within viewing distance of a swimming pool. She was upset and complained that she was having stomach pains.
Dr. Callahan was somehow inspired to stimulate an acupressure point on her face that he had learned was associated with the stomach meridian of the body.
Within a few moments, both the stomach pains and the previously incurable fear of water completely disappeared. She actually ran over to the pool and started splashing herself with water.
Inspired by this discovery, Dr. Callahan researched and developed meridian tapping algorithms to treat a wide variety of psychological issues.
EFT- Emotional Freedom Technique
Gary Craig is an engineer by training as well as an ordained minister. After learning Thought Field Therapy directly from Dr. Roger Callahan, he quite famously streamlined a multitude of tapping treatments into a single, simplified process known as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
With EFT, there is only one sequence of meridian points to tap regardless of the type of emotional problem being worked on. EFT is simple enough that almost anyone can grasp the basic recipe of how to employ the technique fairly quickly.
Meridian Tapping Explained
Meridian Tapping is an emotional healing technique that utilizes the body’s energy meridian points. These are the same points have been a part of Eastern medicine for thousands of years within fields such as Acupuncture.
Energy circulates through your body along a specific network of channels known as meridians. When you experience negative emotions, this causes a disruption in the body’s energy system.
In other words, focusing on a negative emotion throws your body’s energy system out of balance. This disruption results in the physical experience of emotional distress.
During Meridian Tapping Therapy, a series of acupressure points are physically stimulated by tapping them with your fingers. Stimulating specific meridian points of the body while focusing on the “thought field” of a negative emotion has the effect of restoring the body’s energetic balance.
The stressful emotion becomes neutralized, and the body’s energy balance is restored. Once ALL the aspects of an emotional problem have been successfully treated, the painful intensity of the emotion is no longer experienced.
How Does It Work?
Negative emotions activate the “fight or flight” response centers of the brain. This spikes the production of a brain hormone known as cortisol. This hormone is produced when you are experiencing extreme or extended periods of stress.
Meridian Tapping treatments cause a measurable reduction in cortisol levels, helping to put the body back into balance.
At the same time, Meridian Tapping stimulates the increase of a different hormone called serotonin. This is known as a “feel good” hormone because it induces a physically calming effect throughout your body.
The reduction of stressful cortisol COMBINED with the calming effect of serotonin neutralizes the “fight or flight” response linked with the negative emotion being treated.
The treatment causes an actual change in the brain’s neurological pathways because the association between the thought and the emotion become disconnected.
This creates a window of opportunity for the rational, thinking part of the brain to more calmly evaluate the problem situation from a new perspective that is more empowering and less reactionary. The emotional response pattern is broken. This is truly the mind-body connection at work!
All of this can happen in just a matter of minutes. The neutral, more resourceful response is carried forward into future, similar situations.
Meridian Tapping – A Doctor’s Opinion
Here’s an illuminating interview with Eric Robins, a Medical Doctor who is a strong advocate for EFT Meridian Tapping Therapy.
The body will tend to heal itself if its energies are allowed to flow. The biggest thing that blocks that flow of energy is how emotional issues and past traumas are held in the body.
You get used to seeing patients have really miraculous healings from chronic problems once you go in and find underlying emotional issues or past traumas, and remove them with EFT.
The types of results that it gets are just so far beyond people’s belief systems of what’s possible, that they just kind of write it off.
With chronic pain and chronic problems, there’s almost always unresolved emotional issues that need to be dealt with. And, I’d suggest to you that the best way to deal with those is using EFT.
Eric Robins, MD
Experience Meridian Tapping
Understandably, it’s easy for a first-timer to become confused and overwhelmed about where they can get started because there is an enormous amount of information available about these transformational techniques. I want to be certain that you don’t go down a time wasting path that ends up in frustration.
Meridian Tapping is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Certain aspects of the technique are likely to be counter intuitive to your thinking, especially in the early stages of learning.
My best recommendation is to get a coach and experience your first Meridian Tapping successes as quickly as possible. You really have to experience it for yourself!
Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll possess one of the most effective tools for healing and personal transformation ever known.
I recommend you TAKE ACTION in one of two ways:
Option 1: Live Coaching Sessions
There are Meridian Tapping specialists in every major city. Many of these practitioners have a background in the healing professions: Psychologists, Licensed Therapists, and Consulting Hypnotists.
In just a few sessions, an experienced practitioner can walk you through the process and get you up and running with “the basics,” so you’ll be able to comfortably self-apply the techniques for yourself in the future. The value of personal sessions with a coach is that they’ll help you identify specific challenges and keep you on the right track.
Consider the option of working with an advanced practitioner if you’re feeling stuck, need to resolve complex emotional issues, or suffer from a chronic illness.
Here’s two directories for locating practitioners in your area:
Option 2: Learn Meridian Tapping Online
If booking personal sessions is cost prohibitive or just not convenient based on your location, there’s still hope!
Sign up for the online video Fear Cure Course. I’ll personally be your coach, and you’ll learn the exact Meridian Tapping System taught to my private clients.
Online Fear Cure Video Course
Rapid Techniques to Release Negative Emotions
Everything is broken down into a logical system of easy to follow steps with the absolute beginner in mind. Through a series of interactive videos, you’ll jump right in and start experiencing results right away.
The unique advantage of this online learning experience is that the course includes video sessions of me working interactively with actual clients. These are clients learning about Meridian Tapping for the very first time, just like yourself.
Learning by watching other people successfully apply the techniques is a powerful way to learn, reinforce, and successfully internalize the new material.
You’ll learn to conquer your fears, release negative emotions, and move forward with a blueprint for becoming your own best self-therapist.
What are your questions about Meridian Tapping?
Post them in the comments section below…
Disclaimer: While Meridian Tapping techniques have produced remarkable clinical results, they must still be considered to be in the experimental stage and thus practitioners and the public must take complete responsibility for their use. Further, I am not a licensed health professional and offer educational information on this website as a personal performance coach. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of anything on this website.
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Thank your for your videos. I plan to either reach out to a local practicioner or take your video training because I am concerned I am going to get the process wrong. My biggest question is this: Let’s say I am resentful of a person or a situation in the past. After I do several rounds of “negative” tapping on the issue…and perhaps get some relief – do I follow that up with several “positive” rounds about the same issue, eg I tap on what I would like to see, i.e. “I find myself accepting and having empathy towards this person,” etc… Thanks.
I like your strategy, because it gets you focused on positive emotions outside of where you’ve been. A key question I often use with clients goes like this: “That’s the way it’s been, how do you want to feel instead?” In other words, what kind of positive emotion would you like to “copy and paste” into the place where the old negativity had been?
Thank you for this. And I promise not to get you in a back-and-forth here as I’m sure you are very busy.
But how do you know when you’re done with the negative rounds, and ready to shift to positive emotions? I also see some people mixing the 2 which is confusing to me, i.e. you’ll see them saying: “I’m so resentful toward (x), but then on another tapping point they’re interspersing: “I want to be more loving, etc..”
I’m also assuming if you’re tapping on what you would “like to see” or the positive emotions that you mentioned – that there is no set-up phrase I.e. you are just tapping around the points either feeling the positive emotion or repeating reminders about what you would like to see.
Thanks again for any guidance!
There’s no cut and dry way of doing this. And, it’s a bit of an art to become aware of when the shifts are happening. Training and practice. In my opinion, you go to positive resource states as soon as a client is ready and capable to do so. Once a client is in a positive resource state, the act of directing their thoughts back to a specific negative trigger will collapse the problem even more. That’s neuroplasticity in action. YOU GO BACK AND FORTH until the client is no longer able to access the problem emotional state. When they can’t trigger it any longer, you can move on to something else.
Juan A Mancinelli
I’ve used EFT after purchasing a program, but I have a problem imagining being anxious. Somehow, I think this is not going to work because I know i’m not in danger. When they instruct me to assess how stressed I am from 1 to 10, and compare to how I feel when I’m done tapping I feel no change. Is it going to work anyway, or you have to think yourself anxious for it to work?
Practice the technique so you’ll know exactly what to do the next time you experience anxiety in real time. It will work fantastically well, especially if you pair it with diaphragmatic breathing.
How can I learn more about tapping therapy? I’m not a vet, but I do have PTSD.
I’ve noted some resources to learn about this technique in the article. Also, my FearCureCourse product is an in depth training for self-applied Meridan Tapping & Self Hypnosis.
I need u r help. I’ve been suffering from fear for the 16 years