Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sounds crazy but I think it works.

 EFT otherwise known as Emotional Freedom Techniques, otherwise known as the tapping therapy.

Is the quick fix always the wrong fix?  If it sounds too good to be true, is it not true?

A couple of weeks ago I was re-introduced to a system of eradicating psychological problems by tapping different parts of the body. I am a person who will try every crazy thing that does not require leaving my house.  I befriend new therapies because I love and firmly believe in magical transformations.  Magic should be in our bag of tools when we arrive in this “vale of tears.”  If our poorly used brains and extra sensory apparatus were put to utmost use, magic would probably appear ordinary.  Twenty years ago Google would have been thought of as magic? Get the answer to anything in five seconds? Really?  Sounds too good to be true.

Ideas appear as we need them and currently I was in need of an escape route from some long-standing circular behavior that was making me unhappy.    The handy appearance of the tapping therapy gave me an aha moment.

I had heard of tapping ten years ago when I availed myself of another therapy that sounded bizarre but worked very well called EMDR: a system of bi-lateral manipulation first used to help veterans with PTSD.  I wanted to be re-introduced to tapping and went to my friend, Google, and viewed all of the matches for Tapping Therapy.  I selected one of the videos that was easy to understand and guided me through the process.  The exercise takes about three minutes and I went through it twice.  The problem is solved.  Yes, I said, I solved my problem.  Would I have solved it anyway?  I have no idea but investing six minutes on something that didn’t cost anything was worth a try.  I’m going to try it again on something else and I’ll let you know how it works out.

Meanwhile, if this idea interests you, here’s a link to one of the sites.  There are several matches on Google and they are all pretty good.  Some of the sites explain the way the therapy works. Some of them offer classes or things to buy.  I didn’t buy anything; I did the exercise on Dr. Mercola’s page with Julie.


  1. Thank goodness you included a link to the video! I was afraid you wouldn't. I love fixing me. A few months ago, I read a Dale Carnegie book and before I'd even finished it, I quit the job I'd had for 10 years. That fixed a vast array of problems I didn't even know I had. I'm curious if I can tap anything else off.

    1. Oh, good. Some of the explanations sound plausible but I didn't care if some monkey started it as long as it worked. In fact, I would have liked it if a monkey started it.