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EFT Tapping for Weight Loss

Dec 27, 2012 01:04PM ● By By Laurie Phillips

Laurie Phillips

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or meridian tapping, uses simple phrases and gentle tapping on the same meridian points on the body that are used by acupuncture.

When we are tempted to grab a candy bar to calm down because our boss just yelled at us, we can tap on our collarbone point and say, “Even though I’m angry, I accept myself anyway.” We can tap on other EFT points as well, and talk to ourselves like a best friend. As a result, we will deal with the situation more calmly and save calories.

If we habitually crave ice cream, for example, we can focus on the pleasure it gives us while tapping between the nose and upper lip. Out loud we might say, “Creamy and delicious, it makes me feel satisfied and calm.” While repeating the phrase, we can tap on different EFT points and the craving will decrease. We might even ignore the frozen food aisle in the grocery store from then on!

Laurie Phillips is a wellness coach and artist based in St. Paul. For more information, call 651-225-0858, email [email protected] or visit

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