Finding solutions for stress management in overwhelming times (or, frankly, on the daily) can be frustrating. We have concerns around time, money, how to split yourself in two between family and work, and there doesn’t seem to be any space to fit in self care.
A few years back I was introduced to EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique. I liked the idea of taking my healing into my own hands utilizing the power of my own body and mind. The definition of this work according to The Tapping Solution Foundation is, “The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions.”
My personal experience working with local practitioner, Katie Baumtrog and then on my own has been so empowering. Katie has the experience to guide me through anything, to meet me where I am, and to find words when at times I can’t find my own. She has supported me through traumatic memories landing during a session, holding my energy in a space of love and bringing me through to a place of being grounded and certain.
EFT is easy enough to learn and remember such that using it on your own in your personal life is a snap. Any time I’m feeling unsafe, uncertain, or life gets shaky for a minute, I can tap right through it. I’m the girl you see tapping on the top of her head while sitting at the stoplight. I’m also the girl tapping on the karate chop point during a meeting to keep me grounded and confident.
This work has opened up so much for myself that we’ve also had our children work with Katie with fantastic results. Katie is often around our clients at My Healthy Beginning as she offers meditation circles and 1:1 sessions.
In the uncertain times of COVID-19, I began a series of Zoom Chats with the following intentions:
—>staying connected to our Nutrition Response Testing clients
—>creating relatedness with others in our community
—>creating a safe space for sharing
—>and, more importantly, sharing tools and ideas for health and well-being