Use the Emotional Freedom Technique to Fight Your Fears

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Use the Emotional Freedom Technique to Fight Your Fears by “Tapping” into Your Body’s Natural Healing Energy

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or ‘tapping,’ is a powerful energy therapy that can help you help yourself by tapping into your body’s natural healing energy.  EFT incorporates the principles behind acupuncture and mind-body connection therapies to confront those lurking triggers or fears that cause limiting beliefs, slowing you down, and often completely stopping you from achieving your goals.

EFT is essentially “psychological acupressure.” That is a fancy way of saying it uses a gentle tapping technique instead of needles to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points.

EFT helps with resolving chronic pain, anxiety, and phobias, giving you relief and release from the boogeymen of haunting memories. It will allow you to once again experience improved health, resilience and positive energy.

I know first-hand how effective the Emotional Freedom Technique is. For over 30 years, I have had a fear of sitting in the middle of a row. Whether it’s the movies, the symphony, a lecture or a rock concert – I always had to plan ahead and snag my special seat on the aisle. (The reason behind this is not really that important; just know that it was a real anxiety-producer for me.)

After only one session of EFT, I found that though I was still conscious of my fear, it didn’t feel as intense as before. Tentatively, I went to a movie and sat four seats in. I looked around (habit) and then concentrated on the film and had a great evening. I could hardly believe it! I kept testing myself after that – at the symphony, in a lecture; I was able to handle the seating and enjoy the event without worry!

With that success, I knew I needed to understand more about this energy technique, so I decided to become certified in Levels 1 and 2 of EFT.

After the training, I was convinced what a vital and important tool EFT is for emotional health. Using tapping to connect to your body’s energy meridians while focusing on the fear, you can activate your own natural healing system.


This non-invasive technique will be one of the most important tools in your Empowerment Toolbox.

How would you feel if you could tame your fears and doubts with no potions or chemicals to ingest, no equipment to purchase, and no needles?

YOU CAN! I can teach you EFT tapping in as little as one session and then you can take it with you wherever you go, diffusing stress and anxiety and allowing you to reach your goals. (Tapping can be even more powerful with someone else tapping along with you but solo tapping is also extremely effective.)

I’ve used EFT on teenagers faced with the College Board exams and SATs. It’s helped executives who are reluctant to make presentations; and I have found that EFT can even reduce anxiety from emotional confrontations.

Kick out your BoogeyMan and release the negative emotions that trigger behaviors that keep you stuck.

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Tapping Away Trauma: ‘Emotional Freedom’ Techniques

(Click the link above to read an article that provides a balanced look at the practice from The Huffington Post contributor Serina Deen, M.D., MPH )

EFT is the last tool I’m putting into your Empowerment Toolbox! With just the 4 empowerment tools we’ve discussed (BRAINSTORMING, VISUALIZATION, SELF-AWARENESS, and THE EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE), you will be more confident, prepared to start reaching your goals, and on the path toward empowerment, balance, and happiness.

Email or call me to learn how to tap your way to freedom!



Your Empowerment Toolbox – Visualization

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Eenie, meenie, miney, moe – Every day we are faced with having to make choices.  How do you make yours?

Just when we think we have everything under control, things change, and you have to make smart choices. And to help you be prepared, I’m going to add another tool to your EMPOWERMENT toolbox!


You can make the choice to be involved in your future by using Tool #2– VISUALIZATION. Yes, that’s right, looking into the future and picturing your life just how you would like it to be. And I’m talking details.

One of the best ways to visualize is to write down what you see in your mind’s eye.  Here’s how to do it:


Every night before you go to sleep, take time to write a few sentences describing how you want your life to be.  It is your private journal, so be honest with yourself and be specific. This can include sentences like,  “I have more than enough money to pay my bills.”  “I’m a successful chef with a gourmet restaurant.”  “I give interesting presentations, and people ask my opinion.” “I’m a perfect weight and look really good in my clothes.”  (You are ‘inviting in’ positive energy and it will put a smile on your face as you go to sleep.)


Every morning, turn to a fresh page and write down things you feel you must clear out of your mind.  You can include thoughts like, “I don’t feel like getting up today.”  “I don’t like the people at work.” “I think I look fat.”  After you’ve released this negative energy, tear out the page and throw it away. That way even though you purged your mind of negative thoughts, the journal remains a positive visualization of your future.

  • Being clear to yourself about the life you really want directs your thoughts and energies towards those goals.
  • Writing your thoughts down gives you added focus.
  • The more you think about that life, the more it becomes a reality. You begin to believe that you can make it happen; you will feel EMPOWERED.
  • And as an extra bonus, visualizing your success and fulfillment will increase your motivation and boost your confidence.

So, enough with the eenie, meenie… Look in your toolbox and start using VISUALIZATION on your road to Empowering yourself.


~ Loretta

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