I Gave EFT Tapping a Try—Here's How It Works and How It Helped Me Destress in Minutes - Deepstash
Introduction to Web 3.0

Learn more about health with this collection

The differences between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

The future of the internet

Understanding the potential of Web 3.0

Introduction to Web 3.0

Discover 36 similar ideas in

It takes just

6 mins to read

EFT tapping to heal anxiety, fear & emotional pain on your own

  • EFT = Emotional Freedom Technique, or simply "tapping."
  • "is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology," - - Jessica Ortner, co-creator of The Tapping Solution App, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence .
  • According to experts, focusing on a challenge while simultaneously tapping on these acupressure points sends a calming signal to the brain, allowing you to acknowledge the stress, while calming the body.


260 reads

Does EFT tapping work? How?

Does it work?

  • EFT has been shown to relieve anxiety and depression; help with academic performance; minimize food cravings and alleviate fears like doctor visits,public speaking,even childbirth.
  • It has even been used with great success among those with PTSD. 


  • Tapping works because there is a physical and mental focus.
  • Also, the ritualized process of tapping is meditative, which can be useful to those who feel they can't meditate.
  • A practitioner is not needed to do it. Unlike acupuncture or massage, this is a technique you are encouraged to do on your own, ideally with the help of an app.


209 reads

How does it work?

How does it work?

1. Sit comfortably

2. Identify your biggest stressor

  • Acknowledge how you feel in your body; physical discomforts Ex. tension in the neck,etc
  • Identify the intensity of the physical discomfort on a scale of 1-10.

3. Identify the 9 meridian points:

  • side of the hand
  • yebrows
  • temple
  • under the eye
  • under the nose
  • crease under the bottom lip
  • collarbone
  • armpit
  • top of the head

4. Once you know the correct areas to tap, acknowledge your stressors while tapping these 9 points in sequence, with your fingers 5-7 times.

5. Repeat the process for several minutes and feel the physical tension melt away


207 reads



Jack of all people-related trades, master of none. Majored in Psychology, Customer Service Assoc for a few Years, HR Officer for 4, Manager and ESL Teacher for over 11 yrs now, an artist since birth.


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates