About EFT Tapping and what to expect

Mind-Body Therapy


What is EFT Tapping?

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT is a practical self-help technique that involves using the fingers to gently tap on the body's acupuncture points along the meridian lines of Chinese medicine. It is a form of emotional acupuncture without the needles.  It is often referred to as ‘EFT Tapping’ or simply as ‘Tapping’. Emotional Freedom Techniques is known as a form of modern psychology counselling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy.  The therapeutic effects of this technique are recognized around the world.  EFT is a truly remarkable life changing tool as it is practical, hands-on and easy to apply, anyone can learn and use it, even children.  

How does EFT Tapping work?

EFT Tapping helps us tune in to the negative patterns that we form around our negative thoughts, feelings and memories. EFT appears to affect the amygdala of the brain (the stress center of the brain) and the hippocampus (memory center) and both play a role in whether you decide something is a negative or a threat to you. By shifting energy in the body while tapping, this in effect changes the way the brain processes information about an issue that feels stressful or negative emotionally. Tapping is like rewiring the brain to process information differently by circuit breaking the previous negative response to the issue to a more positive one. EFT is very effective in changing or improving limiting belief systems or negative behavior patterns that inhibit a person to live their best life of health, wealth, peace and happiness.

Once you are familiar with tapping you can use it yourself for your own self-care.

EFT has been shown to lower cortisol levels in the body which is the stress hormone and so results in a calming effect on the mind and body which occurs as a result of tapping. Too much cortisol can lead to lowered immune function and directly affect our physical health overall.

Over 20 clinical trials published in peer – reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is effective for stress management, anxiety, fears and phobias, feelings of low mood, pain and various emotional issues.


Types of Challenges and Issues EFT Tapping can help with and how you can benefit from it.

EFT tapping is very effective in helping address the follow issues:

  • Feelings of low mood

  • Stress or anxiety

  • Grief

  • Weight issues

  • Fears and phobias

  • Procrastination

  • Pain

  • Various emotional issues

The types of issues specific to fertility challenges or motherhood that tapping can help you with are;


  • Pre – conception

  • Lifestyle changes –emotional blocks to behavioural change around exercise and healthy eating

  • Reduce stress and anxiety and enhance your fertility with EFT tapping  

  • Emotional support – remove unknown or unconscious emotional or psychological blocks to conceiving

  • Emotional support – release negative emotions

  • Coaching / tapping around financial stress

  • Coaching / tapping around choices with career and job demands

  • Coaching / tapping around relationship issues

  • Coaching / tapping to increase more balance in your life as opposed to the relentless focus just on fertility

  • All aspects of an IVF cycle or natural cycle support – emotional support and targeting the reduction of stress and      anxiety and focusing on increasing a calm mindset and a more hopeful positive outlook

  • Failed IVF – emotional support to release painful emotions

  • Secondary infertility


Pregnancy onwards


  • Pregnancy support both physical and emotional

  • Fear of labour or surgery 

  • Miscarriage support – emotional support to release painful emotions

  • Emotional support –to support you in the early days post birth / adoption / surrogacy / fostering a child 

  • Emotional effects of birth trauma

  • Early motherhood challenges – intense emotions or overwhelm as a result of premature birth, unsettled baby, feeding challenges, milk supply and more


While EFT tapping seems to have supported significant changes across many physical and emotional issues worldwide, it should not be used to substitute medical care. It is important that you consult your doctor about any medical condition before using any form of self – treatment.