I believe that our body is not just our physical manifestation, it is also our most important messenger: There where the mind is often confusing us from what is really going on, the body just ‘knows’ what needs to be healed! When we feel the need to heal something, we need to focus on suppressed emotions which we often store somewhere in our body. Our body, our cells, store emotions when we hold on to them. This is why I believe we get sick when we are simply not listening to physical symptoms and/or we are repressing hurtful emotions all the time and not give ourselves the chance to release them.
When working with a client for example through EFT tapping, we find the emotionally charged and trapped energy somewhere in the body. This may sound more complicated than it is; we simply locate a tension, a discomfort or pain. When there is no obvious pain or tension, we just start to tap on bothersome thoughts or feelings the client had today or recently and the body will respond. This response may be subtle, for example a subtle dis-comfortable feeling in the abdomen, or more obvious, for example a sudden sharp pain in the neck.
When we start to use the EFT tapping technique to acknowledge this energy in the body, the client will tell the body that it is okay to open up about this repressed emotion it was holding on to. When the body relaxes, caused by tapping on the acupressure points in face and upper body, the client taps into his or her inner-wisdom whilst he or she ‘gets his mind out of the way’ and accesses information stored in the subconscious mind, our personal computer.
This information will lead the client to discover why he or she is in emotional and/or physical pain and what can be done about it to release it. When it is too painful to discuss this with me, we merely focus on the energy in the body and follow where it leads us in order to release it. This energy can travel through the body; starting out with a dis-comfort in the abdomen, it can move up towards the chest area, then disappears there, appears again in the neck and leaves the body for example through the top of the head. It is a very interesting process to follow; the body exactly knows how to deal with the pain and releases it in a magical way. EFT tapping is truly magical, and it shows us that we are truly energetic magnificent beings perfectly capable of healing ourselves when we just trust.
When the client is ready to speak about the event(s) that has caused this pain we can gently keep on tapping while we do our tapping rounds together. The client may release more emotions and thoughts holding him or her back from feeling well. During the tapping rounds the client will discover solutions for his/her pain and his/her problems if needed.
EFT tapping is an empowering method and it gives me much joy and happiness to watch a client re-connect with his/her inner-wisdom and lets go of whatever it was holding him/her back from feeling well well.