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gotmylifeback posted 2/6/2014 01:11 AM

Anyone have any experience with tapping? Do you have to go to a specialist to learn the techniques? Was it helpful? Is it for only trauma and PTSD or will it also work for general anxiety?

Chefj9 posted 2/6/2014 06:43 AM

Yes. It's called EMDR and it helped me and my H. If you're suffering from PTSD, anxiety or uncontrollable intrusive thoughts, it can help a lot. My children have also used it as part of their therapy to deal with high levels of anxiety.

It's also beneficial almost immediately. I would look for a therapist tgst at us certified and trained.

Good luck (((gotmylifeback)))

ladycody posted 2/6/2014 11:22 AM

Haven't tried it but know someone who swears by it

Rebreather posted 2/6/2014 11:32 AM



Tapping is EMDR? Well, fuck. LOL I have seen the raves of EMDR here, but when my dd was having some issues which were thought to maybe be anxiety related, her doc suggested tapping and I thought that looked whack. Damn. Shit.

sisoon posted 2/6/2014 12:25 PM

I think 'tapping' refers to stuff like EMDR uses tapping sometimes, but it's different tapping from EFT - the taps are different, that is. Also, my understanding is that EMDR is not something a person can do for himself; EFT is.

A former therapist of mine, who became an LCPC after a career as a physicist (his contribution to the Manhattan Project got him his Ph.D.) took a very scientific approach to therapy, and he was impressed by EFT. Some therapists I know who take a Buddhist approach to therapy are also advocates for EFT.

I've been taught the technique a couple of times, but I keep forgetting to use it.... I think it's probably good stuff, if practiced regularly.

[This message edited by sisoon at 12:27 PM, February 6th (Thursday)]

gotmylifeback posted 2/6/2014 21:38 PM

Is it a hard technique to learn? How can I learn the process? Is it through a counselor, psychologist, therapist? Do I just google tapping therapy in my area?

BAB61 posted 2/6/2014 23:38 PM

I used tapping to prevent myself from doing serious physical damage to STBX when I found out about his A. The one I used is 'Transform Your Emotions with Energy Tapping' by Cathy Vartuli , Rick Wilkes. It is now $.99 for the Kindle.

There are lots of others.

EFT is different from EMDR, although they can cross-over since both are somatic (body) techniques. Tapping is super easy and can be done anywhere. EMDR needs a therapist to monitor, at least that's my understanding.

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