Professor Pete Alexander

Stress Relief Tool – Emotional Freedom Technique®

This stress relief technique looks a little crazy, yet its results can be remarkable.

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a remarkable healing modality based on the same principles that have been used for thousands of years in acupuncture, but without the needles. When I was going through my divorce, EFT helped me calm down when my ex-wife triggered negative emotions.

While there are different variations that you can see if you search “Brad Yates Tapping” on YouTube, the basic “tapping” process is as follows:

  1. Get in touch with the feeling related to the stressful situation you are dealing with.
  2. Gently tap a part of your body as you say, “I feel (state your emotion) about (identify person or situation). I deeply and completely accept myself.” Keep repeating this as you tap the following locations, this is exact order:
    1. outside of your hand
    2. between your eyebrows
    3. under eye
    4. under nose
    5. mid-chin
    6. collar bone
    7. under arm pit
    8. top of head
  1. Gently grasp your right wrist with your left hand and anchor into a feeling of gratitude by recalling a specific experience for which you are grateful for. Take a deep breath.1

When my therapist first demonstrated EFT to me, I thought it was hokey until I noticed its effectiveness. Don’t judge the process just by what you read or see: give it a try and then decide if it works for you. You might even want to give a guided meditation tapping app a try.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

  1. Yates, B. – About Emotional Freedom Techniques® — EFT

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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