Relieve Fears and Phobias with Meridian Tapping

Have you been trying – unsuccessfully – to manage your fears and phobias?

Many of us have fears which can be big or small.  Sometimes, people develop irrational fears or phobias that they can’t control.  People may have a fear of flying, enclosed spaces, crowds, spiders, or speaking in public.  These fears or phobias can limit or even cripple your every day life.

There are many ways to conquer your fears and overcome your phobias. 

fear Traditionally, people are exposed to their phobia or the thing they are afraid of in order to decondition them to the fear.  This is called ‘flooding’. It essentially peaks the fear and forces you to break through it – but if it’s not done the right way it can make the fear or phobia even worse. And let’s face it – who wants to be terrified out of your mind, even if it’s ‘for you own good’  in the long run?

I bang on and on about EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques as an awesome way to manage your emotions.  Although research is still emerging into why it works, thousands of success stories say that EFT does work.

What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is a type of energy therapy.  It brings healing by balancing the body’s energy system. 

EFT works on the same body system of energy meridians or channels that acupuncturists use. They direct the body’s natural energy flow or “chi” using needles into specific points on any meridian, depending on the condition they’re treating.

EFT theory says your fear, phobia, pain, or disease is caused by an imbalance or disruption in your chi.  EFT uses the tapping of your fingers, not needles, to clear energy blockages and restore balance. By tapping on the acupuncture or acupressure points, you can eliminate negative emotions like fear, anxiety, stress and phobia very quickly.

two-fingers Meridian Tapping: What is it?

Meridian Tapping Techniques or MTT is a more global name for tapping therapies like EFT.  It covers a variety of techniques including EFT.

EFT tapping therapy is a non-invasive, alternative healing method that you can perform on your own. 

You can use two fingers or all four fingers to tap on specific meridian points.  Many Meridian Tapping Techniques also require you to say certain phrases that can help you focus on your problem or ailment so that you can get the most benefit from the therapy.

How Does It Work?

Meridian Tapping is based on the same principles as acupressure and acupuncture.  Practitioners of these ancient healing methods believe that negative emotions can disrupt the flow of energy in the body leading to chronic pain, migraines, stress, insomnia, panic attacks, fears and phobias. Or, does disrupted energy flow lead to negative emotions?

By tapping on acupressure points with your finger, you can release negative energy and stimulate the smooth flow of your chi or energy.  MTT offers the same beneficial results as the needles used in acupuncture.

Meridian Tapping Techniques for Fears and Phobias

Meridian tapping as a healing method was discovered by accident by Dr. Roger Callahan, who was treating a patient with a phobia of water.  At the time, the patient was also experiencing stomach pain. 

Knowing that there is an acupressure point on the cheekbone for the stomach, Dr. Callahan instructed her to tap her cheekbone to relieve her stomach pains. 

Amazingly, her phobia of water also disappeared!

eft-tapping-points Here is an example of the process:

First, identify the fear or phobia that you want to overcome. 

Compose a statement acknowledging your fear followed by a positive affirmation of yourself as a person such as “Even though I’m terrified of heights, I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.”  Repeat the statement 3 times while tapping 7-10 times on the Karate Chop point located on the side of the small finger of your hand.

Next, perform a round of tapping on the meridian points beginning with the top or crown of your head and moving on to the eyebrow, side of the eye, under eye, under nose, chin, collarbone, underarm, and back to the head.  Tap each point 7 to 10 times while repeating a short form of the statement you started with: “my fear of heights” or “my fear of public speaking.”

After one or two rounds assess how you feel.  Ideally, your negative emotions will have dissipated or disappeared.  Sometimes you may trigger a secondary issue. 

Repeat the tapping process until you feel the emotional charge has eased – ideally until you can remember what it felt like, but not actually feel it. I know that sounds weird – when you try it, you’ll get it 🙂

Wnat more EFT? Mostly I use EFT for treating the emotions and beliefs that surround negative body image, but there are lots of great case studies and tapping scripts that will give you more insights into EFT. And when you’re ready for more in depth work with yourself you could have a look at my EFT ebook, The Personal Peace Journal.

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Have you been trying – unsuccessfully – to manage your fears and phobias?

Many of us have fears which can be big or small.  Sometimes, people develop irrational fears or phobias that they cannot control.  People may have a fear of flying, enclosed spaces, crowds, spiders, or speaking in public.  These fears or phobias can limit or even cripple their every day life.

There are many ways to conquer your fears and overcome your phobias.  Traditionally, people are exposed to their phobia or the thing they are afraid of in order to decondition them to the fear.  However, this technique can be uncomfortable and may even prove detrimental when not done the right way.

One technique that is rapidly gaining immense popularity is called EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques.  Although there is no scientific explanation for this method, thousands of success stories attest to the effectiveness of EFT.

What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is a type of energy therapy.  It brings healing by balancing the body’s energy system.  EFT works on the same principle as acupuncture, wherein patients are treated by manipulating their energy flow or “chi” using needles in their meridians or acupuncture points.

Your fear, phobia, pain, or disease may be caused by an imbalance or disruption in your chi.  EFT uses tapping techniques to restore balance within the body.  By tapping on the acupuncture or acupressure points, you can eliminate negative emotions like fear, anxiety, stress and phobia very quickly.

Meridian Tapping: What is it?

Meridian Tapping Techniques or MTT involves tapping on the acupressure points of the body.  It uses a variety of techniques, hence the official name is in the plural form.  Tapping therapy is a non-invasive, alternative healing method that you can perform on your own.  The sequential tapping procedure addresses the causes of your physical pain or psychological challenges, balancing the body’s energy and eliminating negative emotions.

You can use two fingers (index and middle) or all four fingers to tap on specific meridian points.  Many Meridian Tapping Techniques also require you to say certain phrases that can help you focus on your problem or ailment so that you can get the most benefit from the therapy.

How Does It Work?

Meridian Tapping is based on the same principles as acupressure and acupuncture.  Practitioners of these ancient, alternative methods of healing believe that negative emotions can disrupt the flow of energy in the body leading to chronic pain, migraines, stress, insomnia, panic attacks, fears and phobias.

By tapping on acupressure points with your finger, you can release negative energy and stimulate the smooth flow of your chi or energy.  MTT offers the same beneficial results as the needles used in acupuncture.

Meridian Tapping Techniques for Fears and Phobias

Meridian tapping as a healing method was discovered by accident by Dr. Roger Callahan, who was treating a patient with a phobia of water.  At the time, the patient was also experiencing stomach pain.  Knowing that there is an acupressure point on the cheekbone for the stomach, Dr. Callahan instructed her to tap her cheekbone in order to relieve her stomach pains.  Amazingly, her phobia of water also disappeared!

Extreme fears and phobias are rooted in an imbalance in your body energy.  EFT using meridian tapping can correct this imbalance or disruption.

Here is an example of the process:

First, identify the fear or phobia that you want to overcome.  Compose a statement acknowledging your fear followed by a positive affirmation of yourself as a person such as “Even though I’m terrified of heights, I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.”  Repeat the statement 3 times while tapping 7-10 times on the Karate Chop point located on the side of the small finger of your hand.

Next, perform a round of tapping on the meridian points beginning with the top or crown of your head and moving on to the eyebrow, side of the eye, under eye, under nose, chin, collarbone, underarm, and back to the head.  Tap each point 7 to 10 times while repeating your phobia such as “my fear of heights” or “my fear of public speaking.”

After one or two rounds assess how you feel.  Ideally, your negative emotions will have dissipated or disappeared.  Sometimes you may trigger a secondary issue.  Repeat the therapy until you have completely tamed your fears.

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8 Comments

  1. arif on June 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    i want get rid off my public restroom fear for good.

    • Sandy Ross on June 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

      Hi Arif, EFT is awesome for helping with phobias – I’d be confident it would help you for sure!

  2. arif on June 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    can you semd your contact email address to me.

  3. arif on June 24, 2014 at 6:21 am

    can’t able to get in to contact email address for some reason pls help????

    • Sandy Ross on June 24, 2014 at 6:44 am

      HI Arif – you can just fill in that form and it comes right to me. It’s private so no one else can see it.

  4. samina on October 17, 2015 at 3:41 am

    I want to get rid of my phobia of noise particularly when am stressed and tired,all noise even normal talking gives me the creeps.please help me get rid of it as here in kenya its really tough to get any help.

    • Sandy Ross on November 24, 2016 at 7:11 am

      Samina, you’ll find lots of help on YouTube – you can tap along and I know it will help you.

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