Remember emotional freedom technique (EFT)? I’ve mentioned this healing modality before on the blog before, and I know there are a lot of you still looking at tapping with an eyebrow raised. Skeptics, there is medical evidence that proves tapping — while it may seem strange or far-fetched — is an effective method of stress and trauma relief.
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I know I put up a post from Women’s Health about tapping, referring fans to this article, but I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it on the blog. (By now I’m nearing 200 posts! It’s hard to keep track of it all.)
If you’d like to see more on it, I highly recommend my previous post on it, which you can access here. There’s a video explaining the science behind it, also, which I find fascinating. I first started trying tapping with an open mind, because it has virtually no negative side effects, and what did I have to lose except a little bit of time and effort spent on healing?
The only catch is that, like anything else, tapping is most effective when performed regularly. Give it an honest try, and you may be pleasantly surprised!
The reason I bring it up today is because the Ortners, who are hugely responsible for spreading the benefits of EFT in the Western world (it’s a cross between Western psychology and Eastern accupressure), a beautiful family of siblings that work together to bring us The Tapping Solution, are actually rooted in Connecticut. In fact, Nick Ortner, who seems to be the head of the company, lives in Newtown, where last week’s tragedy occurred. I didn’t realize he lived exactly in that town, but knew it was only a matter of time before the Ortners released something to help, 1) because I knew they were located in Connecticut, and 2) because they always do something to help spread healing during times of crisis/disaster.
So, without going on about it myself, please, let me direct you to The Tapping Solution’s blog where Nick can tell you precisely what he’s doing to help — it’s called The Tapping Solution for Newtown: Stress and Trauma Relief Project. I already own the DVD, which I bought ages ago, but I ordered another 5 DVDs myself yesterday, 100% of profits which are donated to their cause (the company will cover the costs of credit card fees, customer service, production of the DVDs, etc.). Their goal is to start by raising $30,000. By purchasing a DVD, especially if you already have one, you will help spread general awareness of tapping and its benefits to people who probably need it. The former name of the documentary was Try It On Everything, because the theory is that it can help you from anything from stress relief to PTSD to financial burdens to weight loss . . . the list goes on.
If you’re like me, and you feel too removed or even a bit helpless to make any positive change for the families and neighbors of the Sandy Hook victims — even one DVD can help do much more than you thought. I’m donating a copy to my local library and giving the rest as Christmas gifts. (In the future when I have extra copies of any kind of resource I really believe in, I’ll do giveaways. But you can help me get there by spreading the word about Rehab Revolution, too — giveaways are only fun when there’s a community out there excited about it!)
On that note, thank you for continuing to read and support the blog. We have finally reached enough “likes” on the Facebook page to receive analytics! Please share the love and tell anyone you know that you feel could benefit from our revolution!
PS. In the meantime as we wait to see if they release a guided tapping meditation we can do for the families out east, check out Jessica’s surrogate tapping post from 2009.
To our healing,