Brief levels of anxiety are normal in humans as it alerts the body to certain conditions and helps to perform better in stressful conditions. However, persistent or permanent anxiety is a problem as it negatively impacts the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of individuals. Anxiety is becoming a common phenomenon due to the fast and hectic lifestyle. People are being subjected to stressful conditions and stimuli with greater frequency than earlier. Approximately 26% of the Australian population has experienced anxiety once in their lifetime while 14% of the population are likely to have experienced anxiety disorders. Treating anxiety is important as if untreated, it can lead to other serious mental disorders. The article explores the effectiveness of tapping for anxiety as an effective treatment to resolve this issue.
Due to the fast lifestyle and stressed working conditions, most people experience anxiety in their lives. Anxiety is the most common form of mental disorder and it currently affects more than 7% of the world’s population. In Australia, about 26% of the adult population is affected by anxiety once in their lifetime while 14% are affected by anxiety disorders. The article discussed how anxiety can be treated using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping as it is known commonly.
It is estimated that 27% of the total world population suffers from anxious feelings and this is on a daily basis. So how do anxious feelings come about? We live in a fast paced world with greater expectations placed on us by ourselves and our peers. There are many underlying fears that cause anxious feelings, for instance fear of the unknown, fear of being judged, fear of not being good enough etc.
Separation anxiety is a common phenomenon in children. It is when children become anxious when they are separated from their parents and loved ones when going to school or other public places. When the separation anxiety symptoms are prolonged and persistent it may indicate separation anxiety disorder (SAD). Separation anxiety can cause the children difficulties in dealing with day-to-day routines. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a popular alternative treatment therapy for the treatment of separation anxiety.