Tapping Therapy


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Tapping is a simple technique that actually works!

When I was researching online for simple therapies to help with anxiety, stress and negative thoughts, I came across Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I thought that this cannot possibly be effective, but when I tried it, it really does reduce the problems. Brad Yates has dozens of videos on different therapies. It can be used for a variety of reasons such as procrastination, limiting beliefs, improving relationships and so on.

How tapping works:

1 Identify the problem.

2 Identify words that represent the problem.

3 Rate how high you are from 0 – 10 with your problem at this present moment.

4 Start tapping on the side of the hand, then the eyebrow point, then the side of the eye, then under the eye, then under the nose, then the chin, then the collar bone and lastly under your arm. Each area you tap you recite the words that represent the problem.

5 Rate your problem on how you feel now between 0 – 10.

6 You continue this over again until you reach zero intensity.

There is lots of information about Emotional Freedom Technique. Try it and use it if you feel it is right for you.

Thetappingsolution.com. (2016). The Tapping Solution (EFT): How To Get Started. [online] Available at: http://www.thetappingsolution.com/ [Accessed 24 Dec. 2016].

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My DNA Results

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Image By Louise MacPherson 10/9/16

I have my results from Ancestry.co.uk after waiting for over a month and I am quite surprised. As I was born in Scotland, I thought there would be a large part of me that would be British, but I am actually only 19% Great Britain and 66% Ireland. I also have ethnicity from every part of Europe. Most people who take part in the Ethnicity Test by Ancestry.co.uk are surprised by their results.

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Obviously, I knew I was going to have ethnicity from Europe but I did not think to this extent. I am also 3% Iberian Peninsula, 3% Eastern Europe, 3% Western Europe, 2% Scandinavia and 2% Finland/Northwest Russia.

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I also have traces of South Asia and Caucasus, but these are very small amounts.

It shows the amount of travelling our ancestors have done. If you were born in a country and even if your parents and grandparents were born in the same country, it does not mean that you are going to have any ethnicity from that particular country. Your ancestors could be from somewhere else altogether.

After finding this out, I am going to have more of an interest in Ireland, its history and will have to go for a visit.