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How EFT Changed My Life

Have you ever heard of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or also referred to as “Tapping”?  Honestly, I came across it by accident but when I did, I had a “light bulb” moment and literally said out loud, “This is what I’ve been told doesn’t exist!”  

I was struggling with the onset of a debilitating movement disorder and saw several neurologists who kept telling me they didn’t know what was wrong, it wasn’t in my head…but maybe just how my body was reacting to stress.  No one was able to tell me how to get better or even what type of doctor I should follow up with.

I was told I just had to learn to manage stress and figure out how to live with the debilitating symptoms.

I understand managing stress is important, but how was I supposed to survive when washing my hair or walking from the car into a store was the “stress” that triggered my symptoms.

So what was wrong with me?  At least once every 2 weeks I would have an episode of tremors in my lower back that caused Parkinson type movements and made it difficult to walk and function.  The only way they improved was to lay in bed for a day or two and not contract my muscles. The more I moved, the worse they got.

I had my own theories of what was happening but to the neurologists whom I saw, tests did not show anything objective so I kept being told the movements were caused by “stress” and possibly something linked to my subconscious.  

This was not acceptable to me and I refused to accept that I had to live with a disabling condition that had no cause or treatment.

I searched and search for help with many dead ends. The first thing that actually started to helped me was acupuncture.  This opened up a whole new way of thinking for me that was “outside the box.”.

I felt supported and relieved that when I told the acupuncturist the symptoms I was having she instantly knew what was wrong from a Chinese medicine perspective and had a name to my condition!  After a year of acupuncture I was at least stable enough to be able to work full time and at times actually function outside of work.

Prior to the treatment I would barely make it through a day at work and then needed to rest and sleep 12 hrs. in order to be able to function the next day.  I was unable to be a wife, have any type of social or family life, and my quality of life was non existent. So even though I was slightly more stable, I continued to look for more treatments.

So how does EFT fit it?  

I was trying herbal supplements, continuing acupuncture, and Chinese remedies but this was so costly and over our budget.  Aside from my health issues, we were dealing with bankruptcy after a difficult adoption process for our son, my husband’s income had been decreased significantly, and I had just changed jobs.  Talk about stress!

So at my new job, I was invited to a training that involved tapping on a child’s body to stimulate normalized motor movements.  My boss asked if I was familiar with this and I said, “yes” thinking I had heard of it before but then realized I truly had no idea.  I frantically searched the internet for “tapping on children” so I could be more prepared, but what I found was information about EFT tapping.  I remember reading about it and thinking, “This is exactly what I need!”

Why didn’t any of the medical professionals whom I saw know about this and why didn’t they suggest that I look into someone trained in EFT to address my condition. Why didn’t more people know about this?

After that moment, I downloaded and listened to hundreds of interviews and training on how to do EFT.  I used it frequently for myself over the next 2 years and my life changed! I had a tool to use to facilitate healing of my body as well as emotional turmoil and limiting beliefs that kept me from being who I am today.  

You are probably now asking, “What exactly is EFT?”  I love how Nick Ortner introduces the technique in the following video:  

It truly is a life changing tool for everyone, not just people struggling with health challenges, like me.  

EFT can be applied to just about everything…emotions, relationships, finances, limiting beliefs, parenting, and much more.

I use it frequently as an Occupational Therapist when a child is traumatized from sensory sensitivity, frustrated with handwriting, or scared to go to the doctor/dentist/school, etc.  As a parent, I use it with my child when he is overreacting to small situations, tantrums, and anxious about change.

I would love for you to learn how you can use it to not only to make your life less stressful and successful, but also to share this knowledge with others you know who are struggling in life.

The 2019 World Tapping Summit is beginning on Feb. 24th and you can listen to it for free.  There are 10 days full of invaluable information that will change your life.

I look forward to your comments on how EFT helped you as well as your experience and thoughts after listening to the summit.  It is so powerful and yet so simple. 

Check back for more blogs as the summit is in process!

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Have You Lost Your Positive Vibe? Find out how I got mine back!

I truly feel I am finally riding the wave after a very difficult year. Have you ever felt everything seems great on the outside, but something is just not the same inside? 

It’s hard to explain to people that I just don’t feel like my happy, optimist self.  They see that on the outside our family has been blessed with a wonderful new house, my work has been going well, and we have not had to face any significant hardships. However on the inside the process of buying our new house and moving just broke me. It was not what I expected or was ready for.

On the inside I felt prickly and unsettled, just doing my best to keep my head above water. I defiantly had lost my positive vibe.

Recently I have been exploring a new idea, internet marketing. It is a way to create passive income and work any time, from anywhere.  The seed for this idea was planted years ago while I was living in Guatemala during the process of adopting our son. 

We encountered a family who had adopted multiple children and traveled the world with them throughout each adoption process.  When we asked how they could do this, the dad explained he was an internet marketer and worked from his laptop. All he needed was an internet connection.  At the time it seemed like an amazing opportunity but I didn’t really understand what internet marketing was or how you could possibly make that much income without being some type of computer expert. 

Just recently, a friend became a consultant for a company selling health products and gave my husband and I the speech about if we were to become consultants there would be no ceiling of how much we could earn, we could build financial security, and earn while others under us sell products (passive income). 

However, becoming a consultant and doing face to face selling was not something either of us were interested in…but it got me thinking. 

I love my career and what I do but having more flexibility, financial stability, and working less hours defiantly appealed to me.

So, I began searching for ways to make money online thinking of the family in Guatemala and wondering if it was really true.  I accidentally came across a very well done Facebook add that portrayed living a laptop lifestyle, traveling while earning income, financial security, and more. 

Since I had already been researching how to earn money online, watching the add was right in line with what I was looking for. 

I needed to know more about what they were talking about!

What I didn’t know was that going through the initial training and orientation was just what I needed to get my self out of the water I had been drowning in.

The education was inspirational and reminded me that with perseverance I will succeed, with a positive mindset I will change my life.

These mentors helped me to visualize what I really want my life to look like and that there are means to make that happen now, vs 10 years from now through saving and hard work in our careers. I am inspired by the idea of being able to work in my profession as a hobby in order to help others vs needing to work to pay the bills. I feel like I got my positive vibe back and am riding the wave.  It feels so good and I want to share my journey with others who are feeling like I was!

If you are in a rut, feel trapped in your job, want to be able to live by your own rules, or have lost your positive vibe…I encourage you to check out the link above.

The learning and inspirational growth I have experienced is exactly what I needed to put a smile back on my face and hope in my heart.