Happy Doc Student Podcast

#93 Transform Your Stress Through EFT with Lauren Fonvielle

January 18, 2023 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 93
Happy Doc Student Podcast
#93 Transform Your Stress Through EFT with Lauren Fonvielle
Show Notes

This episode is best viewed as a video: https://youtu.be/fiaH3NLyCJo

Lauren is an Integrative Energy Practitioner & Coach, specializing in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT – also known as Tapping) for stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. 

Highlights

·      EFT/Tapping is like acupressure without needles 

·      Tapping on these specific points gets energy moving (if this sounds weird, that’s OK; try it and see how you feel)

·      Tapping signals to the amygdala “you are safe” so you can think more clearly (research has found tapping decreases cortisol levels)

·      At the beginning of a session, give your feeling a number so you can track your progress after each round

·      Tap for as long as it feels good (a round is less than a minute to a few minutes – do it until you notice a shift)

·      If tapping is uncomfortable, just use gentle pressure

·      If you are in a place where you can’t “tap”, then you can regulate the nervous system by gently squeezing each finger on the sides of the nailbed

·      Tapping allows you to “come home to your house”

·      Adding statements helps you discover what is really beneath the surface of what you are feeling

·      Make sure you are saying the statements out loud

·      Tapping allows you to think about something differently, so you can feel differently and  act differently so you get different results

·      Change the words as it feels right to you

Tapping points (typically you will tap with your dominate hand)

1.    Pinky side of the hand 

2.    Crown of head

3.    Inside of eyebrows

4.    Temples (side of the eyes)

5.    Under the eye

6.    Under the nose

7.    Chin point/crease of chin

8.    Fleshy part underneath of collarbone

9.    Underneath the arm

10. Back of hand between pinky and ring finger

How to add statements

1.    Give a voice to the “bad stuff” (like anger, anxiety)

2.    Allows you to tune into how you are really feeling

3.    Other beliefs or memories might come up (it is a process)

4.    Use what you are feeling in your body to guide the session

5.    Start with a set-up phrase on the first tapping point (pinky side of the hand): “Even though I am feeling ----- I love and accept myself” (change the words if you need to so they feel right for you – if you can’t say “love and accept myself” it might be “I am acknowledging how I feel” or “That’s just how it is right now”

6.    Then use a reminder phrase as you continue to tap on the other points “I am so ---"

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