Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

In the introductory post Boundary Setting, we talked about setting physical and mental boundaries. Here, we are going to discuss how to release by setting healthy emotional boundaries for yourself. While there is nothing wrong or bad about feeling a certain way, sometimes strong emotions can create unhealthy responses both within your own body and externally towards others. This is because there is a direct connection between your emotions and your internal organs.


For example, holding onto anger can have a negative effect on your liver. Feelings of lingering sadness or anguish impacts the lungs, restricting your breath. Ongoing anxiety, fear, and distress can damage the kidneys, stomach, and spleen.


One way to release toxic or unhealthy emotions is to use a simple Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping sequence. This process allows you to activate specific points in the meridian system. When a situation or person creates a negative emotional response, a quick EFT tapping sequence will allow you to shift your mood, therefore empowering you to set healthier emotional boundaries between you and the upsetting situation or person.



Instructions

  1. Tune into a specific emotion/feeling.

  2. Once you have identified the emotion/feeling, begin tapping at the first point in the sequence (the gamut/karate chop point) while repeating the statement, “Even though I have this emotion/feeling, I completely love and accept myself.”

  3. Tap on each point while repeating the setup statement 3-5x per point.

  4. After you have cycled through the sequence, return to the gamut point and say the phrase, “I recognize the light in this emotion/feeling and allow this emotion/feeling to return to the light.”

  5. Repeat the sequence as often as needed for as many emotions/feelings as needed until you reach a state of peace.




Stay tuned! Next month’s topic will be on setting healthy boundaries and releasing for peace with the practice of nature bathing.

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