Our lifestyles are leading to people becoming obese due to stress filled and hectic lives. Stress and other forms of mental disorders lead to sustained weight gain and an unhealthy lifestyle. It is estimated that globally approximately 1.9 billion adults (39% of total adult population) were overweight of which 650 million (13% of total adult population) were obese in 2016. More than 63% of the Australian adult population was overweight in 2014-2015. 28% of the adult population in Australia were obese in 2014-15, up from 19% in 1995. 22,700 weight loss surgery were done in 2014-15 compared to only 9300 such surgeries in 2004-05. Tapping for weight loss (Emotional Freedom Technique -EFT) is a popular alternative treatment to help lose those unwanted kilos.
Tapping for weight loss has been known to be an effective alternative treatment technique for weight loss. As discussed above, weight gain is not only dependent on food but it is a function of the overall lifestyle as well as traumas that have occurred throughout your life. The prevalent emotions and thought process of individuals determine how they feel about them and the stress levels they go through. Negative and stressful conditions increase frustration and lead to undesirable actions. When you are in a stressful situation cortisol levels increase in the human body which shuts down the problem-solving parts of the brain and it looks for ways to make you happier. Increased cortisol levels have also been linked to slowing down the digestion which makes it difficult to lose weight. It increases the food cravings which mean that people often eat more and unhealthily and this leads to weight gain.
Tapping for weight loss identifies the root cause of the disorders in patients. Disorders are triggered by specific memories stored in the subconscious mind. Sometimes we remember the specific traumas and sometimes we don’t. Tapping for weight loss sessions help to identify those memories so that they can be resolved, in turn helping you lose weight without thinking about it. Tapping for weight loss needs to focus on a number of things – traumatic memories, habits and self-sabotaging beliefs (where you subconsciously want to keep the weight on without realizing). Once these memories are identified, tapping for weight loss works towards addressing them and developing more positive emotions. The patients undergoing tapping for weight loss learn the stimuli triggering the disorder so that they can be resolved.
Tapping for weight loss is effective as it can be done anytime and anywhere. It does not involve consuming any costly drugs or medicines or undergoing life altering surgeries. It is completely natural and safe for losing weight and highly cost-effective compared to the regular therapies.
If you would like to find out more about how tapping for weight loss can help, you can view my website at www.mindfulhealingtoolkit.com.au or book in a session. I do face to face and online consultations. Book here. You can also view free videos to help resolve some of your emotions at my vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/mindfulhealingtoolkit
You can view research on EFT and stress here: https://www.innersource.net/ep/images/stories/downloads/Acupoint_Stimulation_Research_Review.pdf