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075: How to do EFT tapping – with Rachel Alexandria

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Have you heard of Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT? It’s often called ‘tapping’, and this simple introduction shares what it’s all about, and how to do EFT tapping.

It’s easy, doesn’t need equipment, and you can use it as an alternative treatment for physical pain, or emotional distress.

As a mixture of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and energy medicine, EFT might be just the thing to help you push past any mindset blocks you’re facing. It’s a form of psychological acupressure, which can create a balance in your energy system.

My guest today guides us through the world of EFT tapping, so you can test it out for yourself and start to feel the benefits.

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Rachel Alexandria simplifies how to do EFT tapping

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What EFT tapping is
  • How it can help you, mind-body-spirit
  • How EFT tapping works (Rachel leads us through a quick EFT exercise so you can try it out yourself)
  • How EFT can help you dismantle your inner critic
  • How you could use EFT to navigate a big change in your work or life
  • How to incorporate EFT tapping into the wisdom of the Enneagram (this refers to nine different worldviews, or archetypes that resonates with the way people think, feel and act in the world.)

I need to be brave so I can share this conversation with you, as Rachel led me through a pretty vulnerable session. Girl scout honor, promise you won’t tell anyone…

In the EFT tapping session, Rachel helped me to uncover some blocks in my own life, and how to tap my way through them.

I hope this episode peels back another layer for you, to help bring you closer to understanding me. But more importantly, helping you understand yourself on a deeper level.

#DoTheThing!

My challenge for you this week:

Schedule a few minutes each day to learn how to do EFT tapping. Follow Rachel’s instructions, and run a week-long experiment to see if EFT can help you overcome a struggle in your life by ‘tapping it out’. Share it with me, privately or publicly, by snapping a photo of you doing the thing and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Article: The Enneagram in startups: How to find your type and a graphic to explain the Enneagram system – Sarah. A Downey, The Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Link: Tapping for Your Enneagram Type – Using this link offers the videos at a discounted price of $45 if you are in the U.S, $54 if you are in the UK – Rachel Alexandria’s program.

Book: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts – Brené Brown

Book: Who Is In Charge of Your Brain? (An Illustrated Mind-Hack) – Rachel Alexandria

Book: Woman Overboard!: Six Ways Women Avoid Conflict And One Way To Live Drama-Free – Rachel Alexandria

Favorite quotes from this episode:

[08:34] “We don’t entirely understand the body, mind, spirit connection. But I absolutely know that the key to a lot of healing is harnessing the mind, not even necessarily consciously.” – Rachel

[11:19] “Consciousness isn’t the most powerful part of it when it comes to what created our issues.” – Rachel

[11:53] “I believe that spirit is everything. I believe that everything is connected, everything has energy.” – Rachel

[15:45] “The only times that I am struggling are when I’m trying to think that my mind and my body are the end all, be all.”

[16:48] “Once we realize that we are all so interconnected, that you’re not this solo island and person out there, things start to get a little bit easier in life.” – Mary

[19:18] “I still deeply and completely love and accept myself.” – Rachel

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About Rachel:

Rachel Alexandria, MA, MFA, worked for eight years as a licensed psychotherapist and now serves as a Soul Medic and Mentor to people who want to ‘adult’ like revolutionaries.

Her clients become masterful at expressing their truth and boldly creating lives of purpose and meaning. Rachel has written two best-selling books about navigating conflict and conquering the inner critic, and she created the program Tapping for Your Enneagram Type.

Where Rachel hangs out online:

Website: Tapping for Your Enneagram Type

Facebook: @RachelRoseAlexandria

Rachel’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Andréa Ranae Johnson – coach, facilitator, writer. She helps individuals to dig into their vision, impact, and the change they can make.

Brandon Scott Chien of The Art of Self-Alignment. Teacher of Olympic-style weightlifting.

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