I’m here today with Nick Ortner, the CEO of The Tapping Solution, a company with a mission to bring tapping to the mainstream.
What is tapping, you ask? Think of it as modern psychology meets ancient Chinese acupressure, but self-administered in the comfort of your home. I use it during times of stress or when I’m trying to derail a negative habit. It’s calming and has scientifically proven benefits.
In this episode, Nick and I walk you through the science of tapping and how to try it for yourself. Also check out Nick’s app (linked in the resources), which I have on my phone. It has very simple tapping exercises that you can use for everything from stress to sleep, to pain, to emotional eating, to learning, to exercise, to fear of flying — literally everything!
Episode Highlights: The Tapping Solution
- How pressure on certain parts of the body calms fight or flight response
- Why tapping is also called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- The incredible (science-backed) connection between mind and body
- How to recognize patterns of overwhelm that point to the places we are “stuck” in our heads and in our lives
- Why what you say to yourself is as important as tapping
- The mental and emotional component of chronic pain
- Guidance for using HRV as a measure for health
- How tapping works for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and more
- Connecting tapping with breathing for relaxation
- Specific techniques for tapping (even ones you can do in public)
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- The Tapping Solution documentary
- Tapping App
- Book: The Tapping Solution for Manifesting Your Greatest Self: 21 Days to Releasing Self-Doubt, Cultivating Inner Peace, and Creating a Life You Love
- ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study
- The Tapping Solution YouTube channel
- Tapping Summit
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- EFT: How Tapping & Emotional Freedom Technique Work
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