Once, on an anxious visit to my shrink, I was trying to explain the source of my distress and was so near breaking down that I began to employ tapping…part of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). He obviously had not heard of this and looked at me as though I had gone mad and said, “Stop that tapping, it’s annoying, I can’t concentrate!” EFT is an alternative or complementary technique being used worldwide, but not yet embraced by the medical mainstream, so I was not surprised.
EFT a newer, self-administered “emotional first aid,” employs tapping on acupressure points or meridians on the head, hands and body while one verbally forges new cognitive paths.
It can potentially help people with issues such as
- Panic attacks