Discover the Power of Tapping: A Practical Guide for Busy Mums

As mothers, we often find ourselves juggling countless responsibilities, from managing household chores to caring for our children and balancing work. This whirlwind of activities can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and disconnected from our own needs. If you’re searching for a simple yet effective way to navigate these daily challenges, Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), might be the perfect solution for you, its something I often use in the mornings after I brush my teeth as a sort of psychological pick me up.

What is Tapping (EFT)?

Tapping is a holistic healing technique that combines the principles of ancient Chinese acupressure with modern psychology. By gently tapping on specific meridian points on your body while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations, you can help release stress and restore balance. Think of it as a form of emotional acupuncture, but without the needles.

Why is Tapping Beneficial for Mums? 

1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Tapping can significantly lower cortisol levels, which helps reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. For busy mums, this means having a tool that can help you stay calm and composed, even during the most hectic days.

2. Improves Emotional Well-being

Regularly practicing Tapping can help you process and release negative emotions such as frustration, guilt, or sadness, leading to improved emotional well-being and a more positive outlook.

3. Enhances Self-Care

As mothers, it’s crucial to take time for self-care, and Tapping offers a quick and easy way to focus on your emotional needs. Even a few minutes of Tapping each day can help you feel more balanced and in control.

4. Boosts Confidence and Motivation

By addressing limiting beliefs and emotional blocks, Tapping can help boost your confidence and motivation, making it easier to pursue your goals and manage your responsibilities with a positive mindset.

How to Practice Tapping (EFT)

Getting started with Tapping is simple and can be done anywhere, anytime. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you incorporate Tapping into your daily routine:

1. Identify the Issue

First, identify the specific issue or emotion you want to address. This could be anything from feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list to dealing with a difficult interaction with your child.

2. Rate the Intensity

Rate the intensity of your feelings about the issue on a scale of 0 to 10. This will help you measure your progress as you tap.

3. Create a Setup Statement

Develop a setup statement that acknowledges the problem and affirms your self-acceptance. For example, “Even though I feel overwhelmed right now, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

4. Tap on the Points

Use your fingertips to gently tap on the following points while repeating your setup statement:

  •  Side of the Hand (Karate chop point)
  •  Top of the Head
  •  Eyebrow
  •  Side of the Eye
  •  Under the Eye
  •  Under the Nose
  •  Chin
  •  Collarbone
  •  Under the Arm

5. Repeat and Reassess

After one round of tapping, take a deep breath and reassess the intensity of your feelings. Continue tapping until you notice a significant reduction in intensity.

 You can see an easy informative tutorial here


How Tapping Can Transform Your Day-to-Day Life

Incorporating Tapping into your daily routine can lead to numerous benefits, including:

  •  Greater Emotional Balance: By regularly addressing and releasing negative emotions, you can maintain a more balanced and positive emotional state.
  •  Improved Relationships: Staying emotionally regulated helps you respond more calmly and constructively to your children and loved ones.
  •  Increased Resilience: Over time, Tapping can help build your emotional resilience, making it easier to handle life’s challenges with grace and strength. 

Tips for Integrating Tapping into Your Daily Routine

  •  Set Aside Time: Dedicate a few minutes each morning or evening to practice Tapping. This can become a calming ritual that helps set the tone for your day or unwind in the evening.
  •  Use Tapping in the Moment: Whenever you feel overwhelmed or stressed, take a moment to tap on the go. Even a short tapping session can help reduce immediate stress.
  •  Teach Your Kids: Introduce Tapping to your children as a tool for managing their emotions. It can be a fun and empowering activity for them to learn self-regulation. Read my blog on how here. 

Tapping is a versatile and powerful tool that can help busy mums manage the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. By integrating Tapping into your routine, you can reduce stress, improve emotional well-being, and create a more balanced and fulfilling life for yourself and your family.

If you’re ready to explore the benefits of Tapping further, consider joining a local EFT group or seeking out online resources and tutorials to deepen your practice. Remember, as a mother, taking care of your emotional health is just as important as caring for your family.


Journal Prompts

  1. What emotions or challenges am I currently facing that I would like to address with Tapping?
  2. How can I incorporate a regular Tapping practice into my daily routine?
  3. What positive changes have I noticed in myself or my family since starting to use Tapping?

By reflecting on these prompts, you can start to see how Tapping can positively impact your life and the lives of those around you. 


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