Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT Tapping, has helped many of our returning Veteran warriors with PTSD, explained as the Flight, Fight or Flee response.
Last year at this time, Star Spangled Boomerang brought the movie Project 22 to Lakewood, CO. This movie was created by two Veterans, Doc King and Daniel J. Egbert, discussing PTSD and the suicide crises with our Veterans.
In order to show support, civilians purchased the tickets upfront so our local Veterans could attend for free. Veteran Jordan Daniel spoke briefly after the movie, sharing his thoughts and interacting with other Veterans in the audience. Fortunately, Project 22 is now accessible on-line for free. (link below)
With more and more solutions being explored to help our Veterans with PTSD which can lead to suicide, EFT Tapping has been shown to assist in stress levels, freeing the individual from everyday anxiety. It is free, easy, and you can tap whenever it is needed. Show our Veteran warriors support by sharing information on EFT Tapping. It could change their life. The following explanation comes from the tapping solution website. http://www.tappingsolutionfoundation.org/tapping-for-war-veterans/
“Tapping is a combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once.
The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions.
As Dr. Dawson Church says, “Acupoint tapping sends signals directly to the stress centers of the mid-brain, not mediated by the frontal lobes (the thinking part, active in talk therapy).” Because EFT simultaneously accesses stress on physical and emotional levels, he adds, “EFT gives you the best of both worlds, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.” In fact, it’s EFT’s ability to access the amygdala, an almond-shaped part of your brain that initiates your body’s negative reaction to fear, a process we often refer to as the “fight or flight” response, that makes it so powerful.
It’s estimated that 10 million people worldwide have used tapping. What’s so exciting is how incredibly quickly it’s alleviating issues like depression, anxiety and insomnia, as well severe PTSD, physical pain, even illness.
The basic technique requires you to focus on the negative emotion at hand: a fear or anxiety, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that’s bothering you. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times each on 9 of the body’s meridian points (see the video below). Tapping on these meridian points – while concentrating on accepting and resolving the negative emotion – will access your body’s energy, restoring it to a balanced state.
You may be wondering about these meridians. Put simply, energy circulates through your body along a specific network of channels. You can tap into this energy at any point along the system.
Tapping is simple and painless. It can be learned by anyone. And you can apply it to yourself, whenever you want, wherever you are. It’s less expensive and less-time consuming. It can be used with specific emotional intent towards your own unique life challenges and experiences. Most importantly, it gives you the power to heal yourself, putting control over your destiny back into your own hands.”