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How I Got Started With EFT

eft self-help stress tapping Dec 27, 2023

In 2012, I went through a dental experience that left me with intense anxiety about going to the dentist. The mere thought of scheduling a dentist appointment became overwhelming. Prior to this incident, dental visits were routine and my feelings about going were neutral. However, this new dental anxiety was unfamiliar territory. Avoiding the dentist altogether alleviated some of it, but this was not a sustainable solution.

Eventually, I faced an issue that couldn’t be postponed any longer. Opting for a different dentist offered some relief, but anxiety still plagued me before and during the visit. This struggle persisted for years until I discovered the power of EFT tapping.

My introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) was in a yoga class in 2015. I thought it was interesting, but I didn’t explore it further until 2019, when I read The Tapping Solution book. I then experimented with tapping before going to my next dentist appointment. I still experienced some anxiety, but not to the point of hyperventilating as I had done before. I had to learn more about this tapping thing!

I read a few more books and explored some videos. When I discovered that EFT Universe offered a course to become a Certified Clinical EFT Practitioner, I signed up for the program. Initially I enrolled to address my own issues like dental anxiety, but I found EFT so helpful to me that I knew I had to share it with others. As I used tapping for my dental anxiety, each subsequent visit became less stressful. Now I can make and attend those dentist appointments with ease. And I am equipped with this powerful stress reduction technique just in case any anxious feelings pop up. If you struggle with feeling anxious about going to the dentist, be sure to check out my YouTube video on this topic.

EFT is my go-to resource for anything that stresses me out. It’s an easy-to-learn and useful tool that can help with a wide range of issues. Read more about this in my Intro to EFT blog post.