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All of my seasoned readers know that I am all for anything that promotes positive mental health. I am all about it and try to incorporate it in each form of content that I create, such as this blog, my podcast, and posts that I make on social media. Though I love to help uplift others and give advice the best way that I can, it doesn’t take away from the fact that I am also human and struggle just as much as anyone else. In fact, I have been struggling mentally for the past two months at the least.
This is why I was glad when life coach, Andrea Hunt, contacted me about working together and trying out an EFT session in return for my honest review.
What is EFT?
Before I can get into my experience with EFT, let’s get into the definition of what it really is. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and is also referred to as EFT tapping. It is a form of psychological acupressure that involves tapping specific meridian points on your body (forehead, heart, crown of head, etc) while simultaneously repeating different phrases to help release and change the narrative of any limiting beliefs that you may have within you. It can be used to help with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, and more!
Andrea And My EFT Session
Before I get into our session, I want to talk a little about Andrea and who she is. Andrea is a life coach and level two practitioner in EFT tapping. Though she is American and has lived most of her life in the United States, she has worked and studied abroad in Mexico, Italy, the UK, China, and Germany. She loves to travel all over the world and has studied four other languages while meeting new people and creating a life in many different countries. Andrea has a professional background in International Communications and has lived in Munich for the past eight years after previously residing in Beijing, China. Throughout her years, she has worked in international radio, online media, and marketing. Andrea has a love for helping people, which is what drew her to the profession of life coaching that she’s known for today.
My EFT Session
Speaking on a personal level, I have gotten a chance to chat with Andrea here and there through Twitter and I just loved her personality. She has always been so kind and supportive so this didn’t surprise me when she turned out to be the same way during our virtual session, which was also the first time we met face to face virtually. I told her that I had never heard of or tried EFT before and she provided a nice and simple explanation while also telling me what our 1-hr session would consist of. I have to be honest, as she was explaining to me and showing me what I will be doing, I was a little skeptical of the whole thing. As I said earlier, I have been struggling mentally for a little bit now, so I was willing to give anything a try.
Andrea asked me prior to our session to write down three main problems that I am dealing with currently, which we went over before the tapping session began. She was a great listener and made me feel as if it was okay to open up and discuss the things that I was dealing with. She had this warmth to her, even through a screen, that I really appreciate. Because we were only doing one session, she asked me to rate each issue I brought to her on a scale from 1-10 and the issue with the highest number was the one we would focus on most. After doing so, we began the session and I have to admit that I thought it was weird at first. Andrea would say these sentences/phrases while moving around to the different tapping points and I had to repeat the phrases back while also following her movement. The only things going in my mind were that I need to make sure I’m keeping up and also that my arms were starting to hurt.
One thing that did instantly surprise me was how well she was listening to me. I could tell because the phrases she had me repeat were all spot on to how I felt and what I was telling her before the session started. As we went further along in the session, my mind stopped focusing on the thoughts I previously had and more on what I was saying. Before I know it, I’m starting to feel a little calmer about my issue, and what was once a 10 on the scale suddenly went down to a 5. I was amazed at how calm I felt in that moment and how she was able to do so through this technique. I would like to also keep in mind that this was only one session, so it’s not going to work instantly after and that’s it. I do still have issues but I feel ready to try and push past my doubts and do what I need to do.
How To Work With Andrea
EFT is something that you can do at home yourself, but I highly recommend working with Andrea to help you work on letting go of the things that you are going through. Andrea offers free EFT discovery calls if you would like to give it a try. If you don’t feel as if EFT would benefit you, she also has free 30min life coaching discovery calls as well. She is also currently doing contests on giveaways for life coaching and EFT tapping sessions. She switches them up each month, so for October she is doing a life coaching giveaway and in November there will be an EFT tapping session giveaway. Andrea also has a personal growth E-book as well if you are into personal growth and self-help books. To enter into her giveaways, check out her E-book, and learn more…make sure to check out Andrea’s website and social links.
Have you ever heard of EFT? Does it sound like something you would be interested in trying? Let me know in the comments and if you’re unsure, grab your free call with Andrea and find out if it’s the right fit for you!