By Dawson Church, PhD, author of The Genie in Your Genes
“I have constant low-level anxiety. I’ve had it all my life. I meditate, try to stay relaxed, nothing I do seems to be able to make it go away.” Those words were spoken by a friend of mine at a conference, and they touched my heart deeply. My friend is a best-selling author, running a hugely successful seminar business, yet he carries this sad secret around with him every day.
According to a massive study of 68,000 adults published in the British Medical Journal, even mild anxiety takes a toll on our health. The study looked at people who had such low levels that they would not normally seek treatment from a therapist or doctor–about 25% of the population. Over an eight-year period, even mild anxiety was associated with higher death rates from cancer, heart disease, and other causes (Russ et al., 2012).
There are more than 20 clinical trials showing that EFT tapping is effective for anxiety. Tapping works for many different types of anxiety, including:
- Fear of public speaking
- Test anxiety
- Fear of flying
- Sports performance problems
- Fear of heights
- Social anxiety
- Fear of small creatures such as spiders and mice
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- …and others.
Here is a video of me talking about using EFT for anxiety.
EFT tapping has been used successfully by teenagers, elderly people, insomniacs, sports stars, high school and college students, parents, teachers, workers, health professionals, children, executives, and creative types like writers, artists, and musicians.
A typical EFT session for anxiety involves tapping on acupuncture points while recalling an emotionally triggering event.
A chiropractor named Alisa Cooper uses EFT tapping routinely with anxious patients. One typical case was Andrew, a 19-year-old who had high anxiety around going back to university for the coming school year. As he thought about returning, he showed physical symptoms of stress such as rapid heartbeat, tightness in his chest, a dry mouth, and a tight jaw.
Dr. Cooper tapped with him on several aspects of his stress, such as the heavy workload, unfamiliar instructors, doing his own laundry, and dealing with new roommates. After the session, Dr. Cooper reports: “I asked him about the physical sensations he had at the beginning of the session and they were gone. I asked him to visualize going back to school and no anxiety emerged. The next day his mom called me and told me Andrew had left for school and that he seemed relaxed and even excited to go back.”
Can you imagine your anxiety going away after just a few sessions of EFT tapping? That’s exactly what the research shows.
The bottom line is this: You and your loved ones don’t have to suffer from anxiety. There are hundreds of stories on this site written by people like you and me. Like Dr. Cooper, they show that you can tap away your anxiety.
Here are the resources you’ll need. Many of them are free. Please don’t suffer any longer. Use these powerful tools to release your anxiety and improve your health. You deserve it!
Stories Written By People Like You and Me
- 10 Lessons Learned from Using EFT on Work Anxiety
- How EFT Stopped an Anxiety Attack During a Presentation
- How EFT Tapping Clears Middle-of-the-Night Panic Attack
- Moving Mindfully Through Stress Response by Tapping
- See How EFT Is a Natural Remedy for Anxiety
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