Are you tossing and turning at night. And are you waking up in the morning feeling as if a truck had run over you? Read on to discover how EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, can help you sleep better.
We need to sleep to be healthy and to function. So if you have trouble sleeping and are being plagued by insomnia, you have reason to be concerned. Unfortunately, worrying about not being able to sleep is not helping. If anything, it creates a vicious cycle that will make it even harder for you to fall asleep. So what can you do, other than using some of the general tips for how to fall asleep more quickly and get better sleep?
You may or may not already do those, so check out proper sleep hygiene, sleeping in a comfortable bed in a dark quiet room, and so on. But you should also consider EFT, a very powerful tool that can make a huge difference.
What is EFT?
EFT is a mind/body technique that works a lot like acupuncture. However, instead of using needles and requiring the help of an acupuncturist, you use gentle tapping and you can do it by yourself. It has two main parts, a set-up statement and a tapping sequence.
The set-up statement:
For the set-up statement, you tap on the karate chop area of one hand with the pads of your fingertips if the other hand, while repeating a set-up statement three times. You can use the sample set-up statement below, or use it as a model for making up your own. Even though I have trouble sleeping, I choose to feel calm and relaxed.
The tapping sequence:
After the set-up statement, you use your fingertips to tap on various points around your body (mostly your head) and repeat the short versions of the negative statements, and then, after a few rounds, the positive statements. There are many variations, but this will work fine.
The points where you need to tap are as follows:
1) Just above the eyebrow
2) To the outside of the eyebrow
3) Below the eye
4) Under the nose
5) On the chin
6) On the collar bone
7) Under your arm (about four inches below your armpit)
8) On the top of your head
Just cycle through those points and tap on each of them about 7 or so times.
After a couple of rounds, take a deep breath and see how you feel. If you’re still worried about not being able to sleep, tap some more, then take another deep breath.