EFT For Kids
Tapping For Kids
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a very empowering tool that is easily taught to children of all ages. It is a soothing and easy way to release feelings of stress by rubbing or tapping acupressure points in order to balance a child's energy.
This simple technique puts kids in the drivers' seat of their own life as they learn to process their feelings and tap away their difficult situations, fears, and anxieties...all those things that make them feel scared, sad, mad, or bad.
Many highly skilled and experienced practitioners, care givers, and parents are now using EFT to help children help themselves by tapping for them surrogately and by teaching them to tap on their self and on "tappy bears." With EFT you can create a happy, harmonious home by teaching your kids to tap and then zap away their problems!
Photo curtesy of Dez Sellars and EFT Universe.
EFT the Magic Formula For Feeling Better
“Tapping For Kids” offers a thorough introduction to EFT told through story, activities and rhyme, enhancing children’s learning and capturing their interest in EFT. Full of ‘kid friendly’ explanations, poems, exercises and specialized tapping scripts designed to encourage kids to tap everyday as a normal part of their lives, this book is ideal for reading and sharing with your children and can be used as a teaching resource in the classroom or as a tool in therapy. The book is designed to build children’s understanding and confidence in using EFT and offers plenty of suggestions for incorporating it into their daily lives.
Some Typical Problems To Tap For
I find it to be very exciting that children now days have access to this incredibly effective tool for processing their feelings in a healthy manner. I have to wonder how different life would have been for my generation if we had been taught how to deal with our emotions and upsets as we experienced them rather than carrying them around with us for years. There is no limit to the exciting possibilities that Emotional Freedom Techniques can hold for children. A child could learn to tap away their anger or sadness and replace it with smiles in just minutes. Some typical problems children might tap for are:
Anxiety at starting a new school or class
Dealing with bullies
Sibling jealousy and rivalry
Separation anxiety...being away from mom and home
Mom going back to work
Expressing anger in a safe and healthy manner
Releasing negative emotions
Self esteem issues
Losing and making friends
Fear of public speaking or performing
Mastering physical challenges
Calming a Temper Tantrum
Paying attention in class
Monsters under the bed
Enhancing test scores
Tap Away the Yuckies - Just like magic!
Brad Yates is an amazing storyteller, his book has the things that kids of all ages enjoy: magic, fantasy, cute animals and a happy ending. This playfully illustrated storybook is as fun as it is helpful. This book not only introduces the power of EFT Tapping to children, but it also conveys spiritual messages like how the key to the Law of Attraction is feeling good. Feeling good is our natural tendency, and children are better at it than adults because they aren't carrying around as many reasons not to be. The ability to quickly tap away the not so good feelings, helps kids put the power to feel good into their own hands so they will naturally create more joyful and abundant lives for themselves.
Kids Tapping With the EFT Wizard - Brad Yates
A "Must" EFT Procedure
From Gary Craig the Founder of EFT
The Basic Idea:
The basic idea is simple. Every night, while children are being tucked into bed, parents should ask...
"Can you tell me about your good and bad thoughts as well as the good and bad things that happened to you today?"
Then, as the events are being told (both good and bad), the parents should lightly and lovingly either tap or gently rub the EFT points.
As the child tells the story she/he is clearly "tuned into" the problem. Thus tapping on the EFT points is likely to resolve the issues or, at the very least, lighten their impacts on the child.
"Together we can do something very special for our children. When I say our children I don't just mean those who grow up in our individual households and carry around our last names. I mean the children of the world-everyone's children. I'm talking about the little folks of today who become the big folks of tomorrow and influence the direction of this planet"
-Gary Craig, Founder of EFT
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And how it works...
Surrogate Tapping works really well with children! With surrogate tapping, the parent can tap on their self as a surrogate for the child. This works especially well with babies! Using your intuition to guide you, tap on yourself when the baby is uncomfortable and crying, or being a fussy eater, not sleeping, or even not feeling well.
Children can learn to tap directly on them self of course but they can also tap on Tappy Bear, using the bear as a surrogate.The following videos will show you how Tappy Bear, Magic Buttons Bear, or a favorite doll can be used for your child.
Kids Tapping With Tappy Bear
Meet Tappy Bear
Replace the Ouchies and Grouchies With Smile-ies!
Goodbye Ouchies and Grouchies, Hello Happy Feelings: EFT for Kids of all Ages will help you explain how to deal with real, live, negative emotions to your child. This book explains in easy to understand terms how to use EFT to help clear sadness, depression, fear, confusion, anger, teasing, shame, guilt, negative thinking, eating imbalances, and even addictions. It is well illustrated to keep a child's attention and even adults. Giving your child this book is giving them the blueprint for a happier life as they will learn how to replace the "ouchies and grouchies" with "smile-ies!"