‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which helps release negative emotions by tapping on meridian energy points around the body, similar to acupuncture points. Rapidly growing in popularity among high-powered CEOs; celebrities such as the Duchess of Cornwall, Naomi Harris and Fernando Alonso; and young women looking for new self-care therapies.
Last May, a study by Bond University in Australia scientifically demonstrated that EFT can rewire the brain’s neural pathways. Among many mental health benefits, EFT has been found to help issues such as a fear of flying and to improve performance. It also encourages feelings of calm and relaxation, to let go of past trauma and feel more positive about the present and future. In short, it retrains the brain to develop a positive mindset, which frankly we could all do with a bit of right now.