One day, my RMT started talking about a new technique she’d been using herself, called “tapping”, and said she was blown away by how effective it was at almost instantly decreasing anxiety, increasing mindfulness, and allowing for the release of blocked emotion. I googled it, and read a few practitioners’ insights and stories. About a year later, my RMT mentioned that she’d met a woman who was going through the process of becoming an EFT/tapping practitioner, and needed volunteers to complete her training. I was interested, and met Mona Meyer — a highly educated, professional, engaging, compassionate woman who was eager to expand her learning and clientele. When she showed me the actual physical technique of tapping, I admit I didn’t think it could possibly have any affect. It seemed almost silly to tap repeatedly on my forehead while repeating mantras aloud. But the result! It was absolutely mind-blowing. After my first session, the nervous tension in my stomach had disappeared. The issue we had focussed on for our session seemed to recede as no longer such a crushing emotional obstacle. I was delighted, impressed, and totally surprised. It WORKS. And it works quickly. It is truly an incredible, effective, liberating technique that does make sense, when you look at it as a mode of activating the energy centres in our bodies — to finally allow them to do their job, instead of constantly blocking ourselves with rumination, self-medication, and ignorance. I have maintained a casual practice of tapping, and I find myself feeling hopeful, energetic, engaged, and free of anxiety and emotional pain after I complete a session. EFT, or tapping, is remarkable. It is real. And everyone should do it.
-Jennie Jones, age 47, Toronto, ON