EFT Anxiety Remedy: SALT Tapping Technique

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Learn a simple tapping technique that, combined with three other quick methods make an effective anxiety cure.

Do you know the feeling of living with anxiety?

I sure do.  I’ve lived with the habit of feeling either anxious or excited all my life.  But when I hit 40, my over-stressed adrenals started showing signs of getting fatigued.

I suffered from adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue for four years, and didn’t really begin to get better until I discovered the mind body therapy connection and EFT tapping.

Anxiety can limit your life in so many ways!

Anxiety is a mental, emotional and physical state that results from fearful thoughts and limiting beliefs about your life.  When you have these thoughts, your body goes into a state of fight, flight or freeze and prepares you to deal with life-threatening danger.

Anxiety causes an increased heart rate, reduced blood flow to your creative brain and to your digestive tract, while sending more blood to your running/fighting muscles.  It closes down the immune system.

As you can imagine, chronic anxiety can lead to all sorts of health problems.

Maintaining a state of anxiety takes a lot of physical energy.

Anxiety drains so much energy that you have little left for feeling joy, creativity, exercising, having fun, feeling loving – or even making love.

Anxiety Cures

That brings me to the solution that I’ve found to work great for anxiety.  I call it SALT.  The letters stand for…

Stop     Ask     Listen     Tap

Here is what you do at each step of SALT.

Stop When we’re feeling anxious, we often don’t stop and actually look at what at what we’re thinking that’s generating the anxiety.  Instead, we have a tendency to try to run from the fear.

So the first step is easy.  Just stop what you’re doing.

Ask You ask yourself questions like these.

What is scary?  What am I feeling anxious about?  What am I thinking that’s causing this anxiety?  What thoughts are under this?  What beliefs are causing this anxiety?

Listen Now listen to what your mind answers.  You may be surprised at what you hear.

Do not discount or argue with the responses.  They may seem silly, illogical, crazy or juvenile.  That’s often the stuff our mind serves up.  And if you aren’t aware of it, you can’t do anything about it.

I recommend writing down the answers you hear.  Then you can more easily use them in the next step.

You will probably be feeling much better already.  But this last step will quell your anxiety even more.

Tap Now is when you bring in the practice of EFT tapping.

If you need tapping instruction sign up for the EFT manual or check out this quick YouTube EFT tapping points video.

Using the answers you got by Asking and Listening, you say your answers aloud while doing tapping therapy.  Say one statement at each tapping point.

You can do the formal EFT with the Set Up on the Karate Chop point, but it’s not essential.  To make this EFT technique quick and something I’m willing to do in the moment, I usually skip the Set Up and just tap the points with my anxious thoughts.

So the tapping might go something like this:

Eyebrow: I’m so anxious.

Side of Eye: I’m scared I’m going to fail.

Under Eye: I’m afraid I’m going to embarrass myself in front of everyone.

Under Nose: I’m worried about what my family will think of me.

Chin: I could go broke and need to be supported – or end up on the streets.

Collar Bone: My health could deteriorate and I’ll end up dying sick, alone, lonely and broke.

Under the Arm: All these anxieties.

Top of Head: I had no idea I was imagining all these terrible outcomes.  No wonder I’m feeling so anxious.

Now, if you want to spend the time, feel free to go ahead and do the full Growing Up tapping technique.  It’s always a good idea to end your tapping with the positive.

But – when you’re in the midst of working or don’t have much time to spare, you can do the SALT process in five minutes or less.

I’ve found that the combination of stopping, asking, listening and tapping is THE best method I’ve used for quickly eliminating anxiety in the moment.  And I’ve used many herbs, homeopathic remedies and supplements that made little difference.  The SALT method has helped me gradually break the tendency to be anxious all the time.

I hope it can do the same for you. Just remember – feeling anxious? – try SALT.

- Natalie

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Natalie Hill is a Transformational Coach for women entrepreneurs. She loves empowering women to bust through their blocks so they can be who they were born to be. Contact Natalie at Google+

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Natasha July 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Hey Natalie i just read this article and loved it. i have a anxiety problem too and will do the Salt technique.thanks so much for all your great tips:-)

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Kathy April 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I too am suffering with anxiety/panic for 7 yrs and my adrenals are shot. I am 30 and now developed awful insomnia going two to three days at time with little to no sleep. I feel helpless and am trying to tap especially at night while i just lay there in bed with my heart racing and my mind telling me that I won’t sleep and this will kill me. I am so afraid and want to end this worrying about sleep and worrying about my adrenals. I try to tap on all these issues but find that I don’t really know what to say to get an effect. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Natalie April 14, 2011 at 7:25 am

Kathy, I suggest you work with a skilled and qualified practitioner on this. Tapping will be great for you to do between sessions. But the severity of your anxiety suggests a need for professional help. I also suggest you work with a medical professional simultaneously for the adrenal fatigue. A naturopath or complementary MD may be a good choice.

One of my specialties is helping people with anxiety. It is not a quick fix, but over time, you can make enormous positive changes in your life.

I myself suffered from chronic anxiety and panic attacks for most of my adult life. The SALT method, and many others I’ve developed since I developed SALT, were developed in response to my personal need.

Let me know if you’d like to schedule a free 20 minute chat to discuss how we might work together.

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Jeanne February 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

Thank you for stopping in today. I always appreciate a comment on my posts.
Thank you for sharing your story about something most people won’t talk about. Thankfully I am not an anxious person for the most part. I pray your SALT program continues to help you.
Blessings, Jeanne

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Diane August 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I am having trouble knowing how to word the affirmation, for ex I have adrenal fatigue also, I am taking supplements but still have minimal energy, and I am still gaining weight..this is really starting to make me feel ugly and old and depressed. I am also having some family issues which make me feel guilty that my actions are causing my daughter’s relationships to be stressed even though they are behind me 100%. I am tapping while saying I feel guilty, weak in my weight loss attempts, etc? I like the idea and want to say the right things. thanks very much.

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Natalie August 5, 2010 at 8:23 am

Diane, I really appreciate this question. It can seem difficult to figure out how to “say the right things,” in doing EFT.

I suggest you do two things. The first is to do EFT on whatever feelings, frustrations, guilt, anxieties that are arising at any given moment. And if you have a pile of discomfort, do EFT on the whole batch.

For that, I suggest making a list of everything that’s upsetting.

For the set-up, you just say something like, “Even though all these things are bothering me now, I love and accept myself anyway.” Do a version of that three times.

Then, for the tapping, just tap one item on your list on each tapping point. Add new thoughts as they occur to you. No need to write new ones down. That’s the Dumping round of the Growing Up Method. Keep dumping all your worries and bad feelings until you feel a little relief.

Be sure to express your worst fears, your most immature thoughts. Your most vengeful, hateful, angry, petty and childish emotions and beliefs. By doing this you are shining the light of awareness on those shadow elements and you are giving loving attention to all parts of you, allowing them to heal and mature.

Then, move to Dreaming.

Say things like, “What if my adrenals could heal just a little. What if I could be ok with healing and resting right now. Or what if I could truly accept myself just the way I am.” As you do this process, it will get easier and easier to make statements that work for you.

Finally, if you don’t get those inner rebuttals that negate the EFT, or if you don’t feel the physical objection that is your body’s way of saying “NO,” then move on to Deciding.

Ask yourself first, what would I like to decide? What would I like to choose? If you aim too high, you’ll hear and feel the resistance. I wouldn’t suggest saying something like, “I choose to be thin and full of energy and to think I look young and beautiful.” Instead, aim for something that’s truly believable to you.

The other, even more important work to do, and the work that began healing my own adrenal fatigue and weight gain, is the work healing the issues you’ve accumulated from your life. To begin this work, I highly recommend doing the Personal Peace Procedure.

I’ve written an eBook on how to do this process of healing our life. It’s available at my sister site, AttractLife.com.

This is absolutely the Warrior’s Way to health, happiness and inner freedom.

I hope this helps. I honor your journey!

Warmly,

Natalie Hill

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