EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Tapping is a powerful tool for reducing pain, physical trauma, and eliminating limiting beliefs. Each week tapping expert, Gene Monterastelli, and his amazing guests answer the most common (and uncommon) questions on how to get the most out of EFT. If you want to maximize your success with tapping, this is an indispensable resource. The host of the Tapping Q & A Podcast, Gene Monterastelli, works one-on-one with small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them eliminate self-sabotage so that they can take the actions they need to take to be successful, starting with the most important tasks first. Past guests of the show have included Mary Ayers, Dr. Peta Stapleton, Julie Schiffman, Brad Yates, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Mark Wolynn, Rick Wilkes, Carol Look, Steve Wells, and Jessica Ortner.
One of the characteristics I most love about my clients is their capacity for compassion and their awareness of the suffering and struggles of others. Because this is the case, my clients are helpers and healers to others.
And this is a wonderful thing!
At the same time, when we are aware of the suffering of others, we have a tendency to shortchange our own transformation.
We end up saying things like "I have it so much better ...
Last Saturday I ran the *ID Transformation Retreat". Over the course of the day we had the opportunity to heal and release many past ideas and beliefs that we have about ourselves.
As the day was drawing to a close, I gave everyone the chance to ask any lingering questions. Here is what one of the participants shared:
I'm feeling a lot of emotions today. I feel like some of it is related to the tool about letting things go...
Although you can learn tapping in just a few minutes, it can take a lifetime to uncover all the subtle nuances in its application.
Over the course of years of doing thousands of tapping sessions with clients, I have learned that there are few simple steps we can take at the beginning of a session to make the healing process quicker and smoother.
A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at the Spring Energy Event on 5 simple things tha...
When tapping for these types of issues the approach is fairly straightforward. Sometimes we are too close to the issue to tap effectively on our own and then the help of a skill tapping practitioner can be invaluable. Even when this happe...
If you are in any way familiar with tapping, then you have repeatedly heard how important it is to get to the root cause of an issue. The thinking is that by finding and dealing with the root cause, we will be able to take care of the whole issue.
Much like if you kill the roots of a plant, the entire plant will wilt and die.
This teaching makes perfect sense but I think most people make a critical error when trying to implement it...
One of the foundational beliefs of the work I do is that every part of our system is working for our highest good. Even when the system isn't working perfectly, we can appreciate its intention is that we are healthy and safe.
For example, the part of me that is preventing me from talking about the work I do for a living is trying to help me avoid rejection, even though intellectually I know that not talking about my work will h...
Feeling out of control is one of the hardest emotions to overcome. This is true whether we feel personally out of control or if our circumstances feel that way.
The reality is that we are surrounded by things we do not control every single day, but we cope by recognizing that even though we don't control everything, we control enough to get what we want.
This week's podcast explores why the subconscious mind responds the wa...
As humans we are constantly changing and evolving.
Sometimes this happens gently over a long passage of time. At other times major events in our lives cause us to see ourselves and the world in new ways.
Even as this change is happening, our subconscious mind clings to the definitions of who we were and how the world was. It does this because the subconscious mind is most comfortable when the world is consistent and predictable.
Sometimes we spend time with people whose lives are very different from our own.
They might have different jobs, make more money than us, have success or notoriety, or access to opportunities that we will never have.
When this happens it is so easy to feel like we don't belong. It can even undermine our confidence and sense of self-worth.
This week's podcast explores how we can respond to these kinds of situations and inclu...
The most common question I receive from my readers and listeners is "What are the best phrases for [insert issue] when tapping?"
The reality is there are no magic phrases, only ones that are useful or not.
At the same time, there is something that is often overlooked when tapping. For tapping to be the most effective it is less about the words you use and more about your focus.
In this week's podcast I explore how we ca...
One of the reasons that I love the tapping community is because it is filled with so many thoughtful and caring people. These are people who want to make the world a better place and often are willing to go above and beyond to care for others.
At the same time, this can also be problematic because constantly taking care of everyone else means we have a tendency to put ourselves last.
AND in some cases it is worse than putting ourse...
It is odd to think about the word toxic being associated with kindness, but I have noticed a growing conversation around the idea of "toxic kindness".
Toxic kindness can be described as encouragement in a difficult time that actually makes you feel worse.
For example, when you are having an emotionally challenging time and people tell you "Don't worry! Everything is going to work out just fine." On one level tha...
Even when we have all the available information, it can still be hard to make important choices because few choices are 100% clearcut, without any uncertainty.
It's possible that something with a 99 out of 100 chance of working still might not work out.
This is particularly true when it comes to making choices related to our health. Modern science has given us more knowledge about the human body at this moment in history than w...
I am completely fascinated by the concept of neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity is a term that refers to the ability of our brains to adapt to our environment and change with experience. That means that the brain's neurological pathways aren't set in stone, but are flexible and can be reshaped.
One one level we already understand this. We know that we can stop old habits (like smoking) and create new ones (like tapping).
Over the last few months I have been doing a lot of work on restructuring my business and reorganizing all of my content. This is a consequence of all the ways in which Tapping Q & A has changed and how I have evolved personally.
To make it easier for everyone to find the types of content that they are looking for I have created two new podcasts in addition to the Tapping Q & A Podcast.
Tapping Q & A Podcast: The Tappin...
Our bodies are giving us information all day long. We feel pain when we are injured, our stomach rumbles when we are hungry, and we feel butterflies when we are nervous, to name a few examples.
But just because our bodies are sending us signals does not mean that we are paying attention or interpreting the signals correctly.
The ability to understand what the body is saying to us is often called "somatic literacy".
In this ...
It sometimes feels like your body is letting you down. No matter what you try, healing doesn't happen. This can lead to frustration and disappointment to the point where you feel like you are fighting your body and yourself.
In this week's podcast we explore three keys to understanding how our body and our overall system function. This simple understanding will give you the ability to understand what is going on in your sys...
Tapping is a wonderful tool that can help us to feel better in the moment, which is why it’s sometimes referred to as emotional first aid.
As much as I love emotional first aid, I find tapping's ability to help us to clear fear and resistance so that we make better, more thoughtful choices even more impressive. If I am consistently able to make more choices that are congruent with my authentic self, then I am much less likely t...
In order to get the most out of a tapping session we know that the more specific we are about an issue, the faster we will get results.
In more than a decade of working with clients I have come to realize that 95% of all issues have the exact same core issue. In this week's podcast I share what that core issue is, the best way to uncover it (it only takes two questions), and how you can tap for that issue.
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