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01/30/2013 11:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Melt Your Emotional Blocks: Emotional Freedom Technique

My dear friend Nick Ortner visited me a few weeks ago to film a "Chat & Chew" episode about one of my favorite stress reduction and physical healing techniques: tapping. Nick and his team have brought the power of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, aka tapping) to millions of people, and now they're bringing it to us. Get ready for an amazing experience!

Why is it called "tapping"? Because with EFT, you literally tap on acupressure points (your body's meridian points) while saying simple affirmations and focusing on a particular negative emotion, trauma, addiction or event (the list of possibilities goes on and on). This powerful combination of ancient Chinese medicine, modern psychology and positive reprogramming is changing lives every day by helping people resolve and finally move past their greatest mental and physical blocks. I invited Nick to my home to share this life-changing practice with you.

In this video, Nick and I introduce you to tapping basics and teach you how to tap step by step. It's so easy, anyone can do it anywhere. You can start right now -- just watch the video to learn how.

Backstory: A few years ago, I discovered EFT for the first time. It seemed like I couldn't speak with a colleague or open a newsletter without hearing about tapping and its incredible healing power. Tapping was on my mind. I was curious. So, I listened to my gut and packed my bags for an EFT retreat near my home. The experience that followed was nothing short of miraculous. I'll never forget the swift transformations that occurred in just a few days as hundreds of people learned to tap and began dealing with emotional, mental and physical issues that had been deeply impacting their well-being for weeks, years, even decades.

Over the course of the weekend, I got to know Nick and his phenomenal team, and we've been as close as siblings ever since. Nick is my personal tapping coach, and he's even joined me on some of my Crazy Sexy retreats and worked with cancer patients to address the fear, depression and other challenges that come along with diagnosis.

If you've never heard of tapping before, please approach this practice with an open heart and mind. It looks silly. It feels silly. But only at first. When you begin experiencing the benefits of EFT, I think you'll come to embrace it as a gift. Tapping is my touchstone. It's there to calm my nerves, mend my heart and center my mind. I tap before walking on stage and speaking to a crowd of thousands, I tap when I can't sleep at night, I tap before a cancer scan, and I tap when I'm just plain old sad, mad and scared. We're human, and we need tools to deal with all the stress that comes along with being human. I hope you'll add tapping to your fabulous, sparkly tool belt. I know it'll help.

If you want to take tapping a step farther and really learn how to harness its power, you'll want to register for the free 2013 Tapping World Summit before Jan. 31. I deepen my love of tapping and commitment to the practice each year through this free 10-day online event. I guarantee this info-packed teleseminar series will help you build a strong tapping practice (it only takes seven minutes to learn!) and teach you how to use EFT to target specific goals, such as financial abundance, greater health, deeper self-love, pain relief and so much more. I know I'll be listening and soaking in the healing.

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