My husband and I went to see The Shack last night. I have not read the book. My husband did and loved it but because of my trauma history we both previously agreed that I probably couldn’t handle it.
Until I learned EFT. EFT goes by a few names: Emotional Freedom Technique, Tapping, EFT Tapping. Basically it calms your body’s emotional response so your brain is literally re-wired so you can think about the same event after tapping and not be triggered anymore. You gently tap on a few acupressure points as you tune into your body’s emotional response to what you are thinking and as you process it, the amygdala gets the message that it is now safe to think about this and not have a physical reaction. So our stress level goes down. We don’t have to be in a constant or frequent state of fight or flight. Our cortisol levels drop. We think clearer. And we can even lose weight.
So I have been trained in EFT and getting further certification. Having lived in a constant state of stress and hardly recognizing it because it was normal for me, it has allowed me to recognized relaxation and when triggered, given me the means to calm myself down. And I want to share that self-help tool with anyone who is interested in improving the quality of their life. Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, Spiritually.
It is literally life changing. Tapping and The Shack. (more on The Shack next time)