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Navigating Women's Health Challenges: EFT Tapping as a Self-Care Tool

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

How you can use EFT Tapping To Navigate Life's Phases & Transitions


There seems to be an all time high of women experiencing concerns with their reproductive health, awful menstrual cycles, feeling tired, burnt out, overworked, trying to please everyone, lacking connection to themselves and their relationships, feeling unsettled, overwhelmed and ultimately like something isn’t right. The list could go on and it hurts my heart to think about how frequently this comes up in clinic.


As women, our journey through life is marked by various phases & transitions, each bringing its unique sets of joys and challenges.


From the ebbs and flows of our menstrual cycles, to the transformative experiences of pregnancy, menopause, diagnosis of health conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis, or infertility and lost babies. The push and pull of working, maintaining relationships, funding our lives, looking after our health and god forbid, making space for self-care can push us to the edge of our coping capacities. Our bodies and minds are constantly forced to shift, adapt, grow and boy oh boy are we building resilience.


Whilst many of these changes are a part of life, they can bring about stress, anxiety, discomfort, deep grief and fear, to name a few. Many women in clinic share they feel crippled by their life, stuck, exhausted, emotionally overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward.


Understanding EFT Tapping


I have found that by using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with myself and clients, it is an incredibly gentle way to support these challenges and support the nervous system and emotional regulation.


EFT Tapping is an evidence-based, therapeutic technique that combines cognitive and exposure therapy. It incorporates tapping on specific acupressure points used in traditional Chinese Medicine whilst focussing on an emotional challenge or physical discomfort to restore emotional and nervous system regulation. So far the research has shown its extraordinary benefits for reducing stress, anxiety, pain and alleviating traumatic memories or experiences.


EFT TAPPING FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH


The transformative powers of EFT tapping lies in its adaptability to various aspects of women’s health.


For the most part, everything we believe, experience and think about has an emotional component.


For example, a woman with severe period pain, mood swings and emotional turmoil can receive relief from pain & discomfort by processing the emotions related to the experience with EFT Tapping.


I invite you to remember a time that you had incredible period pain or severe PMS. You may have experienced frustration, rage, immense discomfort, vulnerability and wanted every single human to leave you alone. There’s a lot of emotion in there right? Simply acknowledging the emotion, processing and moving through it via EFT tapping can dramatically reduce the experience and severity of your symptoms.


Of course this is one example of many, but simply acknowledging the emotional component of things that happen in your life, may bring awareness to just how much these emotions impact us daily.


"For the most part, everything we believe, experience and think about has an emotional component"

Incorporating EFT Into Your Daily Routine


If you’re new to EFT Tapping, you can begin to integrate it into your daily routine.


1. Start by identifying the emotional or physical challenge you’re facing and rate

it’s intensity on a scale from 0-10.


2. Follow the tapping points as seen on this image whilst tapping on the points


For example


Create a set-up statement by identifying the issue:


“Even though I have these severe menstrual cramps, I deeply and completely accept myself”


Repeat this set-up statement 3x times whilst tapping on the side of the hand (where you would karate chop)


Tap through each point on the body using a reminder phrase:


“These painful menstrual cramps”

“They’re so incredibly painful”

“It feels as though my uterus is being ripped apart”


Repeat this for 2-3 rounds, focussing on any particular sensations or words you would use to describe the pain .


You can then introduce some affirmations for another 2-3 rounds.


“Although these cramps are incredibly painful, I am acknowledging them”

“I give my body permission to release all tension and pain”

“Maybe it is possible to feel less tension and pain in my uterus”


Reassess how you’re feeling after the tapping rounds. For some, it may take more rounds to notice a reduction.


MY MESSAGE TO YOU, DARLING


As women, we experience a lot. Supporting your body, nervous system and emotions to process this is pivotal for your health, wellness and capacity to thrive in the world today.


EFT tapping is an incredibly versatile and empowering self-care tool that can support you to navigate the challenges of your health journey. By acknowledging our emotions, discomfort, transitions and actively processing them, we take charge of our wellbeing and emotional health.


Whether you’re dealing with awful menstrual cycles, the grief of fertility struggles, navigating your relationship with your body and food or simply need support to process the day, EFT tapping offers a gentle yet effective tool to bring about change and instil calm.


We deserve to navigate out health challenges with self-compassion and empowerment, and EFT can be the guiding light on that journey.


 

WANT TO WORK TOGETHER?


Working 1:1 with a practitioner can provide deep and profound healing that we are not always capable of alone.


If you’re looking to explore EFT Tapping to support your emotional health and instil nervous system regulation, be sure to book a FREE discovery call and we can discuss if this is the right method for you. To find out about my services, check them out HERE


It makes my heart explode at the thought of supporting women so that they can feel the pleasure, joy and learn to work with their body rather than against it.


Big love,

Sarina X


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