Emotional Freedom Techniques – Tapping
If you are feeling stressed as an educator, overwhelmed by COVID 19 and worried about what is happening in your own and the early childhood world, then this 40 minute information/training session is for you. Looking for a tool that is free, easy to use and will reduce stress, tension and anxiety in your body after just a few minutes?
At the end of the video, you will have learnt the basic Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) and be able to use the tool to relieve your own stresses.
What is EFT:
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a simple technique which is a self applied, stress reduction tool – it is similar to acupuncture but without the needles! EFT stimulates various pressure points on the face and body to relieve stress, which then releases many psychological based illness and complaints, such as anxiety/stress, pain, trauma, and weight/food issues.
How does it work:
Using two fingers to tap on certain pressure points on the body, EFT will have a calming effect on the stress centre of the brain, the amygdala, and the hippocampus (the brain’s memory centre). This calming effect will reduce the amount of cortisol, the stress hormone, that is in your body.
Clinical trials have shown that EFT will rapidly reduce the effect of emotional distress, and have an immediate calming effect. EFT can be used easily throughout the day, at home, in the classroom or in the car. It can be used by children as young as 3 years of age.
Sarah trained as a kindergarten teacher and has performed a variety of roles from PSFO to managing local council services in her 25 years in early childhood services. Finding herself exhausted and a little burnt out, Sarah discovered the importance of self care and started on a new career path. Now trained as meditation teacher, and Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner she is passionate about sharing the simple skills she has learnt to ensure maintaining good health and wellbeing whilst working in a profession that often requires staff to give so much emotionally and physically. Whilst Sarah still works in early childhood part time, she also manages her own business Empowered Living, is an advisory Board Member of the Mind Heart Foundation, and supports the work of the foundation to build resilient communities such as in the Kimberley.
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Audax 102 Autumn 2020