Friday, March 17, 2017

The Tapping Solution

What's Covered in the Book

  • Foreword by Dr. Mark Hyman, NY Times Best-selling author of "The Blood Sugar Solution":  Hear about the astonishing results one of Dr. Hyman's patients had with tapping, and Dr. Hyman's vision for how tapping can change the future of medicine and healing.

  • Chapter One: A Monumental Discovery:  Explore the incredible story of the discovery of the tapping process along with the latest science and research regarding EFT's effect on the amygdala (fight or flight center), the brain, and cortisol levels in the body.  If you've ever wanted to understand exactly HOW tapping works and why it helps you let go, feel so good, and get healthier, then this chapter is for you.  (And it's great to be able to share with friends and family!)

  • Chapter Two: Experience Tapping Now:  Where both the basic process is explained in details, along with advanced uses, such as the "tapping tree" to help you tap through symptoms and side effects, emotions, events and limiting beliefs on virtually any topic.

  • Chapter Three: Relieving Anxiety, Feelings of Overwhelm and Stress: Where we explore how our current landscape is contributing to our stress and dissatisfaction and how to change our experience and response to the challenges of life.

  • Chapter Four: Your Resistance To Change:  Where we uncover exactly what's keeping you stuck, and explore topics such as "Fear of getting what you want," "Self-sabotage, procrastination, perfectionism, lack of clarity and indecision" and "anxiety about change".  When we address this often hidden fear of change, then everything in our lives opens up and positive change happens much more quickly.
  • Chapter Five: Tapping Through Your Past: Where we explore how childhood events can affect our physical bodies and overall health along with our current patterns and limiting beliefs.   Healing and releasing these events can have a profound effect on our lives. 

  • Chapter Six:  Healing The Body:  Where we explore the relationships between stress, dis-ease, and the mind-body connection.  Learn about incredible results where tapping was used to promote healing from Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Cancer and more.

  • Chapter Seven: Releasing Physical Pain:  Some of the most startling results with EFT are related to relieving physical pain.  In this chapter, we'll explore how to tap to relieve the pain itself, as well as explore the underlying connections between emotions and past traumatic events and physical pain.

  • Chapter Eight: Losing Weight and Letting Go of Fear, Guilt and Shame Around Food:  Losing weight and releasing negative emotions around food and our bodies is one of the biggest challenges many people face.   We'll explore the connection between stress and weight gain, how to use tapping for food cravings, how to clear resistance to exercise, and the deepest limiting beliefs about weight and ourselves that might be keeping you stuck.

  • Chapter Nine: Creating Love and Healthy Relationships: Where I share my love story and how tapping helped make it all happen! :) We'll explore how to clear out old baggage, how our parents' relationship might be affecting us today, and how to heal and improve current relationships.

  • Chapter Ten: Making Money and Achieving Your Dreams: Where I reveal my extraordinary journey from massive debt to massive abundance and how you can apply the same principles and strategies in your life.   We'll explore the limiting beliefs that are holding you back, the "next step" strategy, how to "cure" procrastination, 

  • Chapter Eleven: Eliminating Phobias and Fears: Where we explore how to use EFT to clear out fears and phobias, of all sorts.  We'll explore tapping for the fear of heights, planes and even "clowns" and you'll learn exactly how to tap on your fears or phobias and how to help the people you love.

  • Chapter Twelve: Clearing Other Life Challenges: Where we address various other uses for tapping, including: Insomnia, Addictions, Sports Performance, Working with Children and Teenagers, Surrogate Tapping on toddlers, pets and more, Better Eyesight, Managing Allergies and Increasing Creativity and Improving Performance.

  • Chapter Thirteen: A New Vision For Humanity:  The potential for EFT to change your life is clear and obvious.  The potential for it to change the world is startling and inspiring.  We'll explore the work being done in Rwanda with survivors of Genocide, in Indonesia with people affected by the Pangandaran earthquake, in Mexico with children with cancer, and in the United States with veterans suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
  • Chapter Fourteen: A New Vision For You: Where we wrap-up everything, help you share this technique with friends and family and give you a very special, and very secret, free gift...

“Patience is a virtue.”

“All good things come to those who wait.”

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ”

We’ve all heard these ideas again and again…(the third one isn’t as famous, but it’s good!)

We KNOW these things to be true, there’s a part of us that understands it, believes it, feels the wisdom behind it…


When push comes to shove (i.e. daily life) it goes right out the window!

We need it NOW.  We need to be skinnier NOW, healthier NOW, richer NOW, happier NOW.


I know, annoying to even read it, you can feel the urgent energy of it (that’s why I capitalized it!)

You can feel how exhausting it is…

But what do we do?

How do we practice patience?

How do we make it a reality?

What do we do about the part of us that is screaming like a toddler…

“But I don’t want to be patient!!! I want it now!!!”

Two steps:

A.  Acknowledge that this part of you exists.

Just saying, “Yup, I’m not being patient…” can be enough to trigger change.

B. Tap to release those anxious feelings,
Here’s some quick tapping you can do right now.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Step 1: Identify what you’re being Impatient about.  Give it a number On the 0-10 scale, for how impatient you’re being.

Step 2:  Tap along
(if you’re new to the tapping, you can see a demonstration of the process here)

Through the points…

Karate Chop: “Even though I’m being so impatient…I deeply and completely accept myself

Karate Chop:  “Even though I can’t relax, it has to be done now..I deeply and completely accept myself…”

Karate Chop: “Even though I don’t want to be patient…I deeply and completely accept myself…”

Eyebrow: I can’t be patient…

Side of the Eye: Need it done now…

Under the Eye: I don’t want to wait…

Under the Nose: I need it now…

Under the Mouth: Patience drives me crazy!

Collarbone: No time for patience…

Under the Arm: Who has time to be patient!

Top of the head: All this stress about it happening now.

Back to the eyebrow, with some positive statements, but only if you feel the positive statements ‘land’ or feel partially true.  If not, keep tapping on the negative  or ‘my truth now’ feelings until those shift.

Eyebrow:  Patience IS a virtue..

Side of the Eye: I wonder how I can cultivate some patience..

Under the Eye: It feels good to be patient…

Under the Nose: it feels safe to be patient…

Under the Mouth: It’s time for me to be patient…

Collarbone: I choose to be patient now…

Under the Arm: Feeling calm and patient…

Top of the Head:  Feeling calm and patient now…

That’s just two rounds, so keep repeating either with this language or with your own until you find relief.

The truth is…Patience IS a virtue…

A beautiful one, that can guide your life and bring with it an inner peace that we all crave.

Tap to find that patience and then cultivate it.

Feel it…BE the patience…  Flow with patience…

Experience the magic of patience…

Until next time…

Patiently yours…  ๐Ÿ™‚

Nick Ortner

Chronic stress is killing you! (And how EFT can change the whole story)

Why not all stress (and stress relief) is created equal.

Did you know that some stress is actually good for you? In the right amounts, stress can improve brain function, make you more creative, help you get fit, lower your risk of breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and lots more.
It’s chronic stress—the “stress overload” you feel day in, day out—that’s silently but systematically sabotaging your health and well-being.
Here’s the thing, though. You’re smart. You exercise, get your 7 hours, do deep breathing, yoga, meditation. You’ve even logged hours on the couch (the therapist’s couch!) , trying to get to the “root” of your stress.
Chronic StressBut still, you feel its effects. Even worse, stress-related disease shows up everywhere you look.
So what gives?
The Answer: Like stress, not all stress relief is created equal.
Stress isn’t just in your head. Stress is also physical. (There’s load of scientific research proving this, by the way.)
Until stress is fully released, it stays lodged in your body, in your cells, running rampant, putting your health at risk.
Still not sure? The health-damaging effects of chronic stress are scientific fact.

Here’s how stress damages your health (and your life, relationships, waistline, and more) in 13 sad steps:

1. You think about something stressful—work, money, relationships, family, whatever’s bothering you.

2. Your amygdala (in your mid-brain) senses danger.

3. Your amygdala helps to initiate your body’s fight-or-flight response to stress.

4. In “fight or flight”, your body releases adrenaline and the “stress hormone” cortisol, diverts blood away from your digestive tract, leaving you less able to digest food and absorb nutrients AND more likely to gain weight.

5. In this physiological “crisis mode,” you’re more vulnerable to pain—from chronic illness, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, stomach upset, and more.

6. In this state of heightened physiological “alert”, your brain’s creative center is deemed “non-essential” and shuts down. Down goes your problem solving, your creative skills, your intuition.

7. You feel increasingly irritable, isolated and impatient. Your relationships suffer.

8. Stress affects your sleep. Your metabolism slows.

9. Your body secretes even more cortisol, wreaking more havoc on your digestion (and waist line), increasing your blood pressure, lowering your immune response.

10. After releasing too much cortisol for too long, your body goes into “adrenal fatigue.” You feel depleted, exhausted, and depressed.

11. You no longer have the energy to adhere to your exercise routine, your healthy eating, meditation, yoga. Migraines, insomnia, stress-related hair loss, chronic pain, and any number of other issues become regular parts of your life.

12. Battling low energy, you can hardly focus at work, and elsewhere. Your relationships suffer.

13. Your depression deepens. You (and your body) are STRESSED OUT.

Typical “Quick-Fix” Stress Relievers
You feel better, but only until the next morning or credit card statement.

What about aerobic exercise, yoga/meditation, and “talk” therapy?
Relieving Chronis Stress40% of the population exercises for 30 minutes each on 1 – 4 days per week

NO debate here. Exercise is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity promotes the release of endorphins, known as the “feel good” neurotransmitters; makes you “smarter” and more creative by increasing blood flow (and oxygen) to your brain; and acts as “meditation in motion”, providing mental and physical stress relief.

The reality: However critical, it’s hours, even days, after that stressful meeting with the boss, or that fight with your spouse, before you can seek out the solace of your running shoes. (If you have that healthy habit..)

38% of Americans use “complementary and alternative medicine”, which includes yoga, meditation and other natural stress relief.

Again, NO debate here. These practices provide powerful stress relief, increased focus, creativity, and lots more.

The reality: Yoga and meditation provide significant stress relief and other benefits that yield significant results in weeks or months with regular, frequent practice. Many who try meditation give up too soon because they feel it’s “not working.”

What about psychotherapy? Does “talk” therapy provide lasting stress relief?
A study performed by Dr. Dawson Church, PhD and Dr. David Feinstein, PhD, measured cortisol levels before and after treatment.

Research on Chronic Stress83 participants were divided into 3 groups: the 1st group received an hour of of Tapping, a practice that combines “talk” therapy with acupressure treatments; the 2nd group received an hour of psychotherapy (“talk” therapy); the 3rd group (control group) received no treatment.

Results: The 1st group demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol levels; the 2nd and 3rd groups showed no change in cortisol levels.

The reality: Pyschotherapy alone relieves stress, but over a long period of time. The immediate benefits of psychotherapy don’t register in your body, where excessive amounts of the “stress hormone” cortisol still run rampant, putting your health at risk.

Where’s the REAL stress relief?

Tapping, the practice that produced a 24% decrease in cortisol after just one hour, blends Western psychotherapy or “talk” therapy with Eastern wisdom about “meridian points” or acupressure.

Acts fast. Use anytime, anywhere. For 5 minutes or 20.

Because it accesses your emotions and body simultaneously, it provides powerful stress relief, lowering cortisol levels faster than most traditional and alternative stress relief methods.

Study findings: Tapping balances activity between the sympathetic and parasympathetic regions of your brain, producing “a neutral emotional state,” the gold standard of health and wellness.

Dr. Church, PhD: Tapping “gives you the best of both worlds, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.”

More about the science behind it:

The sympathetic region of your brain

 Prepares your body for vigorous physical activity, speeding your heart, dilating pupils, contracting blood vessels, reducing digestive secretions.

In a perpetually active “stressed out” state, you’re more vulnerable to heart disease, high blood pressure, insomnia, weight gain, irritability, and impatience. This is what chronic stress looks like in the early stages.

The parasympathetic region of your brain

How Chronis Stress Effects the BrainPrepares your body for relaxation, cell regeneration, and digestion by slowing the heart, constricting the pupils, stimulating digestive secretions, and dilating blood vessels.

In an overactive state, you suffer from depression, weakened immune response, fatigue and diminished motivation. ร  This is what chronic stress looks like over time.

The Takeaway:
“High sympathetic / low parasympathetic ratios have been linked to both psychological and physiological disorders and may, in fact, “be the final pathway linking negative states and conditions to ill health.””

CREDIT: Dr. Dawson Church, PhD and Dr. David Feinstein, PhD, “Modulating Gene Expression Through Psychotherapy: The Contribution of Non-Invasive Somatic Interventions”

The Alternative:

EFT Tapping regulates activity between these regions to achieve balanced activity and optimal health.

Study finding: EFT Tapping is “substantially more powerful” than diaphragmatic breathing at lowering cortisol.

Extra Benefit #1: Relieved of the excessive cortisol and “adrenal fatigue,” your body and mind re-balance. Your energy is restored, you sleep better, feel healthy again. Your metabolism is restored. Your body is again able to heal itself.

Extra Benefit #2: The comprehensive body/mind stress relief you get from Tapping in minutes, takes hours, weeks, or months to achieve with meditation, yoga, “talk” therapy, and other treatments.

Extra Benefit #3: If you already practice meditation, yoga, affirmations, and others, Tapping can enhance the benefits of those other practices by lowering your cortisol levels much quicker, promoting even deeper relaxation “on the cushion” and beyond.

What it all means:
Chronic stress is sabotaging your health and well-being, making you more vulnerable to depression, disease, and worse.

EFT Tapping quickly relieves chronic stress on physical and mental/emotional levels.

What did you learn in the post above? Is chronic stress affecting you? What stresses you out the most? Are you committed to changing this? When? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bruce Lipton, PhD
    Author, Cellular Researcher,
    Very Wise Person who supports the use of EFT.
    “Epigentics reveals that when we change our perceptions and environment, our genes can change as well. Fifteen years ago, I was met with a great deal of skepticism in the medical and scientific communities when I talked about this.

    ​Today I hear, "We already know this, it's not new." The idea that our perceptions override our genes is now at the forefront of medical research. Everything we've left out of the medical model - energy, thoughts, spirit - now turns out to be the primary mechanism of interaction with physical reality. “
      - Bruce Lipton

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