I am a raving fan of tapping because it is a powerfully holistic healing practice for ADHD people like me who have a hard time meditating and being still.
I encourage you to read about the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) independently. It may be important to understand how and why this ‘psychological acupressure’ can be an effective tool for you.
I fully embraced the practice only after reading about it and then giving it a try. It worked!
Here is my follow up, as promised, to Part 1 of this conversation about how tapping works wonders for my ADHD brain.
Here are the nine reasons why:
1. It is an active meditation. Tapping is a more achievable practice for me versus traditional, mentally-focused meditation.
It works best for my easily distractible mind because of the physical element. This active meditation requires mind and body motion which provides more sensory fulfillment.
2. It is un-intimidating. Tapping is easy to learn and remember. The tapping points, located on the head, face and upper body, are simple to recall. There is even a symmetrical flow. I don’t need to check a cheat sheet or re-watch an instructional video. Miss a meridian? No big deal. Tap out of order? That’s OK!
3. It is personalized. I have many options for writing tapping scripts. I wrote my own sleep tap in addition to a brain fog tap.
The scripts resonate because they speak my language and are specific to my personal challenges and objectives.
Not inclined to curate a script? Find infinite tapping scripts that you can use or adapt to your needs.
4. It is versatile. I do the ADHD tap dance for a wide variety of reasons. I can use tapping to better cope with mental and physical pain; reduce stress and anxiety; elevate performance and productivity; deal with lingering pain-bodies.
They all put me in a state of calm and confidence.
Kimberly wrote a Swim With Ease tap after I shared my swim anxieties. I had signed up for my first-ever triathlon which kicked off with a 1.2 mile swim. She captured the very essence of my struggles.
I have since conquered an Olympic-distance trip and two Ironman 70.3 races. Now, I breathe with ease!
Together, we curated a script to help me navigate through my Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria.
5. It is a holistic health & wellness habit. This hand tap dance builds my spiritual and physical health. Tapping works by triggering our para-sympathetic nervous system. This is important in regulating my cortisol levels which are elevated by every day stress.
So, tapping is an amazing non-medical, holistic remedy that can decrease inflammation, increase dopamine, inspire calm, and keep me healthier!
6. It is portable. Tapping goes with me. No equipment needed. I take it on vacations and business trips. My tapping scripts are always available on my Mac, iPad or iPhone.
7. It is flexible. Tapping grows with me. I can edit a script to fine tune the flow. I can craft a new script to fit the moment. When life throws me another curve ball and I am feeling anxious I write a custom tap.
Over time, I tweak my scripts so they stay relevant.
8. It is adaptable. When it feels awkward to tap in public I can simply or listen to a recorded version of the script instead. I will still benefit from EFT even if I never touching any one of my energy centers!
When I am in an airport and anxious over a delayed flight, or impatiently queued on a slow-moving line, I make tapping a mental exercise. At the very least I can listen to it anytime in my earbuds!
9. It is shareable. Tapping with a partner or writing a group is amazing! I have enjoyed tapping together with Kimberly and in a circle of friends. What a great way to open or close a gathering!
There are no limits to tapping applications! Got an obstacle (or a goal) and an objective (or desired outcome)?
Tap on it!
Please contact me to see how tapping can be a healing habit for you, too. This can be a component of one-on-one life coaching and living a more contented life!