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Jun 15, 2023

What is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or “tapping” and how can it help to calm the body? In today’s episode, Laura Dixon answers these questions and more. 

Laura is a Certified EFT Practitioner, Personal Trainer, and Yoga instructor. She helps busy women use EFT or tapping to feel more confident, less guilty, and more joyful. 

In this episode, learn more about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or tapping and how it can help both you and your child reduce stress and calm the body. 

Free Tapping Resource that is mentioned in the episode:


Key Takeaways:

2:42 - What is EFT?

4:21 - How EFT works

8:56 - The main tapping points

9:39 - How different points affect different parts of the body

10:55 - Who can do tapping and how it affects various conditions

12:34 - How long a tapping session lasts

13:51 - A sample tapping round

21:55 - How to use tapping with children

25:16 - Free tapping resource


Memorable Moments:

“EFT actually stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. Most of us have known it as tapping. What it’s doing is, we are tapping on end meridian points.”

“We tap on these end meridian points…and what that does is, it sends a calming signal to the brain.”

“It’s actually been shown, just doing one round of EFT, your levels of cortisol can go down 24% versus traditional talk therapy is 14%.”

“The tapping basically neutralizes that negative emotion.”

“The beauty of tapping is really accepting yourself where you are.”

“Just by tapping, you are decreasing stress in your body.”

“What’s really key with the tapping is we get really specific to an event. What did you hear? What did you see?...We want to clear all of the 5 senses of that event.”

“Allow them to use their words and feel the emotions…Feel it, tap while you’re doing it, and allow it to release. Release the negative charge.”


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