Not only that, but we squash these feelings not allowing any identifiable traits because most of those traits seem ludicrous to begin with. Top that off with the fact that we really don't want to know! Let's just slip another component of this illness under the rug because that just makes it easier to deal with, and allows us the ability to keep sane.
But my last two weeks of daily tapping has shifted my views on this a bit. I'm noticing that if I accept and validate this anxiety, regardless of where it stems from, I am enabling my body to view it and let go. It doesn't matter if it seems ridiculous to begin with, apparently my mind is giving it more worth than I've been these last seven years. And maybe, just maybe it is subtly trying to tell me something. That is one of the layers I haven't unfolded yet. But that first layer tells me to understand and appreciate my symptoms. It is prompting me to adjust and accept. That hasn't been easy. But, I am noticing a shift of acceptance for my general well-being. More importantly the symptoms are not lasting as long. Something is happening.
Why are we so quick to pitch our connection with our own self every time it lets us down? Rather than accept and move on, we have a tendency to sweep all the things we don't like about ourselves under the rug. Overweight? Let's just look at the positive side of all that, "I'm being my own person. I've accepted myself." That personal view is hard to retain when you're smacked with a recent blood test that shows your acceptance of yourself is now a health hazard.
Why have we disconnected so much from ourselves? Are we too busy? Have we become a society of enablers? Tapping has a long history. This history stems from non acceptance of our own innate mechanisms that keep us alive and healthy.
Like many healing arts that draw upon ancient wisdom, Tapping has been met with a fair share of skepticism. Some doctors and psychologists have been quick to dismiss it as “woo woo,” despite the heaping anecdotal evidence from the results of clinical trials, practitioner reports, individual case studies, and those who have used EFT Tapping on their own.
In recent years, however, there’s been a growing pool of undeniable research proving that Tapping produces real, lasting breakthroughs. It significantly improves, and can even even eliminate, conditions that hospital treatments, medications, and years of psychotherapy often fail to adequately resolve.
Studies performed around the world, including the prestigious Harvard Medical School, continue to verify these assertions. We’ve collected a quite a few of these research studies for you to review yourself.
The scientific basis for Tapping therapy revolves around the functions of a specific almond-shaped part of your brain called the amygdala. It is part of the body’s limbic system, the source of emotions and long-term memory. The amygdala is known as the brain’s fear center, from which the “flight or fight” response originates, alerting other parts of the brain that it senses danger. This, in turn, initiates the firing of other brain receptors and the release of specific hormones that allow the body to respond to the perceived danger.
This process is highly useful when faced with a real survival situation or an actual threat, but can be detrimental when developed into an “irrational fear” such as public speaking or a fear of rejection.
Tapping has been shown to literally “turn off” the amygdala, disrupting the stress response and allowing the brain synapses to be rewired for a more appropriate emotional response to a given situation.