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Chronic stress is killing you! ..and how EFT can change the whole story

Written by: Nick Ortner

Why not all stress (and stress relief) is created equal.

Did you know that some stress is actually good for you? In the right amounts, stress can improve brain function, make you more creative, help you get fit, lower your risk of breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and lots more.

It’s chronic stress—the “stress overload” you feel day in, day out—that’s silently but systematically sabotaging your health and well-being.

Here’s the thing, though. You’re smart. You exercise, get your 7 hours, do deep breathing, yoga, meditation. You’ve even logged hours on the couch (the therapist’s couch!) , trying to get to the “root” of your stress.

Chronic StressBut still, you feel its effects. Even worse, stress-related disease shows up everywhere you look.

So what gives?

The Answer: Like stress, not all stress relief is created equal.

Stress isn’t just in your head. Stress is also physical. (There’s load of scientific research proving this, by the way.)

Until stress is fully released, it stays lodged in your body, in your cells, running rampant, putting your health at risk.

Still not sure? The health-damaging effects of chronic stress are scientific fact.

Here’s how stress damages your health (and your life, relationships, waistline, and more) in 13 sad steps:

1. You think about something stressful—work, money, relationships, family, whatever’s bothering you.

2. Your amygdala (in your mid-brain) senses danger.

3. Your amygdala helps to initiate your body’s fight-or-flight response to stress.

4. In “fight or flight”, your body releases adrenaline and the “stress hormone” cortisol, diverts blood away from your digestive tract, leaving you less able to digest food and absorb nutrients AND more likely to gain weight.

5. In this physiological “crisis mode,” you’re more vulnerable to pain—from chronic illness, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, stomach upset, and more.

6. In this state of heightened physiological “alert”, your brain’s creative center is deemed “non-essential” and shuts down. Down goes your problem solving, your creative skills, your intuition.

7. You feel increasingly irritable, isolated and impatient. Your relationships suffer.

8. Stress affects your sleep. Your metabolism slows.

9. Your body secretes even more cortisol, wreaking more havoc on your digestion (and waist line), increasing your blood pressure, lowering your immune response.

10. After releasing too much cortisol for too long, your body goes into “adrenal fatigue.” You feel depleted, exhausted, and depressed.

11. You no longer have the energy to adhere to your exercise routine, your healthy eating, meditation, yoga. Migraines, insomnia, stress-related hair loss, chronic pain, and any number of other issues become regular parts of your life.

12. Battling low energy, you can hardly focus at work, and elsewhere. Your relationships suffer.

13. Your depression deepens. You (and your body) are STRESSED OUT.

Typical “Quick-Fix” Stress Relievers

Alcohol
Food
Television
Shopping

You feel better, but only until the next morning or credit card statement.

What about aerobic exercise, yoga/meditation, and “talk” therapy?

Relieving Chronis Stress40% of the population exercises for 30 minutes each on 1 – 4 days per week

NO debate here. Exercise is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity promotes the release of endorphins, known as the “feel good” neurotransmitters; makes you “smarter” and more creative by increasing blood flow (and oxygen) to your brain; and acts as “meditation in motion”, providing mental and physical stress relief.

The reality: However critical, it’s hours, even days, after that stressful meeting with the boss, or that fight with your spouse, before you can seek out the solace of your running shoes. (If you have that healthy habit..)

38% of Americans use “complementary and alternative medicine”, which includes yoga, meditation and other natural stress relief

Again, NO debate here. These practices provide powerful stress relief, increased focus, creativity, and lots more.

The reality: Yoga and meditation provide significant stress relief and other benefits that yield significant results in weeks or months with regular, frequent practice. Many who try meditation give up too soon because they feel it’s “not working.”

What about psychotherapy? Does “talk” therapy provide lasting stress relief?

A study performed by Dr. Dawson Church, PhD and Dr. David Feinstein, PhD, measured cortisol levels before and after treatment.

Research on Chronic Stress83 participants were divided into 3 groups: the 1st group received an hour of of Tapping, a practice that combines “talk” therapy with acupressure treatments; the 2nd group received an hour of psychotherapy (“talk” therapy); the 3rd group (control group) received no treatment.

Results: The 1st group demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol levels; the 2nd and 3rd groups showed no change in cortisol levels.

The reality: Pyschotherapy alone relieves stress, but over a long period of time. The immediate benefits of psychotherapy don’t register in your body, where excessive amounts of the “stress hormone” cortisol still run rampant, putting your health at risk.

Where’s the REAL stress relief?

Tapping, the practice that produced a 24% decrease in cortisol after just one hour, blends Western psychotherapy or “talk” therapy with Eastern wisdom about “meridian points” or acupressure.

Acts fast. Use anytime, anywhere. For 5 minutes or 20.

Because it accesses your emotions and body simultaneously, it provides powerful stress relief, lowering cortisol levels faster than most traditional and alternative stress relief methods.

Study findings: Tapping balances activity between the sympathetic and parasympathetic regions of your brain, producing “a neutral emotional state,” the gold standard of health and wellness.

Dr. Church, PhD: Tapping “gives you the best of both worlds, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.”

More about the science behind it:

The sympathetic region of your brain
Prepares your body for vigorous physical activity, speeding your heart, dilating pupils, contracting blood vessels, reducing digestive secretions.

In a perpetually active “stressed out” state, you’re more vulnerable to heart disease, high blood pressure, insomnia, weight gain, irritability, and impatience. This is what chronic stress looks like in the early stages.

The parasympathetic region of your brain

How Chronis Stress Effects the BrainPrepares your body for relaxation, cell regeneration, and digestion by slowing the heart, constricting the pupils, stimulating digestive secretions, and dilating blood vessels.

In an overactive state, you suffer from depression, weakened immune response, fatigue and diminished motivation. à This is what chronic stress looks like over time.

The Takeaway:

“High sympathetic / low parasympathetic ratios have been linked to both psychological and physiological disorders and may, in fact, “be the final pathway linking negative states and conditions to ill health.””
CREDIT: Dr. Dawson Church, PhD and Dr. David Feinstein, PhD, “Modulating Gene Expression Through Psychotherapy: The Contribution of Non-Invasive Somatic Interventions”

The Alternative:

EFT Tapping regulates activity between these regions to achieve balanced activity and optimal health.

Study finding: EFT Tapping is “substantially more powerful” than diaphragmatic breathing at lowering cortisol.

Extra Benefit #1: Relieved of the excessive cortisol and “adrenal fatigue,” your body and mind re-balance. Your energy is restored, you sleep better, feel healthy again. Your metabolism is restored. Your body is again able to heal itself.

Extra Benefit #2: The comprehensive body/mind stress relief you get from Tapping in minutes, takes hours, weeks, or months to achieve with meditation, yoga, “talk” therapy, and other treatments.

Extra Benefit #3: If you already practice meditation, yoga, affirmations, and others, Tapping can enhance the benefits of those other practices by lowering your cortisol levels much quicker, promoting even deeper relaxation “on the cushion” and beyond.

What it all means:

Chronic stress is sabotaging your health and well-being, making you more vulnerable to depression, disease, and worse.

EFT Tapping quickly relieves chronic stress on physical and mental/emotional levels.

What did you learn in the post above? Is chronic stress affecting you? What stresses you out the most? Are you committed to changing this? When? 🙂



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  1. MERCEDES says:

    The article it’s very interesting and it goes in the same way that the answers that I’m looking for. Obviously stress is affecting me. Most of all, about work and why I’m doing what I do; because at the moment, I can`t get what I want. Anxiety it’s my big problem. All my life I’ve been interested to improve my style life. So I always read lot of spiritual books, do therapy when I need it, I`ve started doing yoga, and recently I’ve discovered the tapping solution. I’m just starting to find out about this technique. Thanks for this opportunity for learning more about it.

  2. Tania says:

    Just to say thank you to Nick and to everyone who left their comments. I’ve been chronically stressed since the early age due to adverse childhood and several accidents. I’m now nearly 40 and have been in talking therapies since 17. Recently I met a renown psychotherapist and author who taught me tapping techniques and guided through different sequences. He practises other Energy Psychology methods, too. The result of his interventions were incredible. Yet I have a feeling they may not last and bring about a permanent change. I don’t know, I’m new to it and sceptical after so many years of mostly unsuccessful therapies. But I want to be hopeful and I practise tapping on my own, although it works much better with him. My chronic stress turned to chronic pain and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after many years of struggling with pain, depression, IBS, headaches and insomnia. Recently when I felt for a moment no pain and no stress, I realised this could and should be a default state, not a privileged moment of bliss, not an exceptional circumstance. I wish health and happiness to all here and thank you Nick for your emails and generosity in spreading the news about tapping.

  3. Jill says:

    Seeing the actual steps of chronic stress broken down like that definitely makes me aware of how much my daily life is effected by stress. I am have been tapping for only a few weeks and I can feel release of anxiety after 5-10 min. I will continue to tap and read more about EFT. I look forward to more information and releasing stress through tapping.

  4. Anthea says:

    This posting and Nick’s description of chronic stress and it’s effects on the body resonate so well with me! I am struggling with all this and am so grateful to have this help readily available.
    I recently tapped through a topic with Nick called ” I feel like parts of me are broken”, WOW what a powerful, healing experience that was! The tears flowed and I sobbed my way along but at the end of it I felt such huge relief and peace. Thank you Nick for making such a huge difference to our lives.

  5. Mark Soipang says:

    I have been using tapping to overcome stress from feeling overwhelmed for more than 5 years now. I am using the tapping meditation from Nick Ortner. I wish to bare witness to the report about tapping reducing stress as true and it works in my life. I am now a successful businessman and I am experiencing success and continuous improvement in all areas of my life. Thank you Nick for teaching these stress relieving technic to the world.
    To everyone success.
    Mark Soipang

  6. Paula Skalnek says:

    I like the fact that there are studies that show the positive effects. Many people doubt EFT. When I try to explain Tapping to friends and others I get this puzzled look coming back at me as if they are thinking I have really lost my mind now.
    I have found that the biggest change for me is that when I tap one day then the next day or even immediately after I feel like I have a fresh slate. My life is busy and can be quite stressful. My body does not hold the stress, building tension and other symptoms like before.

    Thanks for providing more information.
    Paula

  7. phillippa says:

    No better time than the present….when you start to feel the benefit its time to spread the word… no greater gift than the gift of health. Thank you.

  8. Hans Hamman says:

    Dear Nick and colleagues!

    I agree with all of the content above , it always is an eye opener when you read and confirm what you had in your mind . I’m so glad I eventually decided to check on what is on offer.What a difference “tapping” does make , on your mind, mood ,health, physical well being and several others.

    Thank you so much , I can not stress the difference I feel after checking out your video’s, and doing the tapping physically, tremendous outcome. I should actually smack myself on the head for not doing it way back. It would have made such a great difference in several areas of my life , but I’m glad I decided to give it a try, it really works!!!!!!

    Keep it up, certainly to carry on tapping as long as I am able to do it.

    Kind regards.

    Sincerely,

    Hans Hamman- ZA.

  9. Maria says:

    Indeed the stress in which I lived a lot of years gave me very bad things șike Hashimoto thyroid problems, tahicardy, a very bad gastrite with GERD, All these deases are due to the stress. I try to tappe and meditate now, but it is very difficault to obtain a better health now, after such a lot of years. Thank you, Maria

  10. Cynthia says:

    Always have good results w/tapping w/someone else!

    Highly stressed due to helping friends financially while I, myself, am disabled & no one can pay me back the $ they owe! To the tune of $10K! Now I’m am forced to move & have depression for which I can take nothing as it messes w/my heart, have high credit card debt due to not having the $ I lent out & may have to go bankrupt! I am completely overwhelmed almost everyday & have no one to help–all close family is passed & funny how when friends owe you, they avoid you like the plague! Have had great anxiety over brother trying to kill me as a preteen & never had therapy for it as my parents didn’t know this. Dr Mona Lisa Schultz told me last year I absolutely CANNOT, CANNOT, CANNOT continue to live w/the stress in my body caused by that event! Tapping has helped somewhat w/this! And, at least w/tapping I’m still playing this game of life…so far! However, the idea of being homeless w/my cat might send me to a bridge! TY for your help! I hope to see a person who wants to help me for free at this time so I can tap w/her! Thank God! And TY, Nick!
    Spfld, MA

  11. Dru says:

    Having had some success in working with a practitioner, I know that tapping can be very effective in helping bring about behavior change. It’s interesting and motivating to read about the physiological aspects of the practice.
    Thanks!

  12. Fabiola Berry says:

    Thank you for your emails. I am already a convert to tapping – also bought the book, I am waiting for its arrival.

  13. Efstratia Attali says:

    I purchased your book!!! THANK YOUI!!!!
    I NEED TO DO MORE TAPPING.
    THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD YOU DO to ALL of US!!!!
    GOD BLESS YOU!!!
    As I sent to you, Nick, your people, and your family, LOTS OF LOVE, and LIGHT!!!!

  14. Efstratia Attali says:

    YES! NOW I WILL DO TAPPING!!
    I am convised!!!!!

  15. Donnamaria says:

    “Fight or flight” began for me the moment I was born. I was given up at birth and was never adopted. Making sure others know that even children given up for adoption “matter”. It can be stressful defending one’s “being-ness”. Possessing low self’esteem can also be very stressful (as I discovered later on in life). Fortunately, I was always spiritual and I was intuitive enough to recognize that I was responsible for how the world viewed me. I’ve been “working” on myself for 40 years and have had “breakthroughs” in most areas of my life. It’s time for me to let go of things I’ve been dealing with for many years. Stress is one of them. Stress has become a part of my DNA. Thanks to tapping my blood pressure has become “normal” after many years of medication. I have been able to decrease my daily medicine intake from 7 to 6 pills a day. I forgot to mention that I am the single parent of 3. Need I say more. Thank goodness for tapping.

  16. Lynda says:

    Yes, I could sure use tapping if it produces the results you claim.
    Negativity and relationship issues i.e. how to balance my needs with those of family and friends.
    How not to want to control things that I should not be controlling – letting go.
    I am committed to changing this as soon as I can do so – now.

  17. Rose says:

    Most of my life has been a fight or flight syndrom . At one time age 25 I weighed 125 felt happy & healthy. Then I started a job that was very stressful. The pounds came on slowly at first then as I aged & became depressed over the years of constant stress I eventually weighed at my highest 298 pounds. Stress for where the money will come from to pay the bills, stress & anger while my boss gave more credit to those who did not deserve credit ( they never paid their bills they almost bankrupted the company.after my boss had a stroke my sister & I bought the company & were allowed to pay over several years & actually with the help of a few good companies had 10 years of great business. Although a few cagy customers took advantage of our kindness & naivety & gave us false information that prevented us from collecting our $$$ . They even went personally bankrupt as well as corporate bankrupt. Till now where I am working at now my sole business & am a cash & carry business barely making ends meet. Yet one time 3 years ago I was listening to the tapping world summet & tapping every day & in the middle of our slowest season I had a large sale that helped me through a difficult winter. I was receptive to the universe sending business my way.thank you for that summit.
    I need to drop the stress again as my health needs a drop in cortisol & I need to get back to a healthy 125 pounds. My life needs me to get back in the living & I need to start tapping everyday as I believe it does help me to help myself.& one day perhaps help others.

  18. Louise Merry says:

    I know I have Chronic stress. I’ve been having Jin Sin Juhitsu treatment for over a year which has been wonderful and has kept me sane. I have chronic Digestive problems. Have had an endoscopy and colon Scopia and a scan. Nothing is seriously wrong I’m told by consultant. It’s a functional problem. I recently went to visit an Ostepath. I know I’m lactose intolerant, have been for about 28 years. I decided to go lactose & gluten free but after 3 days I discovered I must be Fructose intolerant too. After eating a pear an having a cup of tea with a sweetener, my stomach just blew up. I went lactose , fructose and gluten free for 3 whole weeks. This made me miserable and depressed and reduced me to tears only eating meat, fish and potatoes and rice. Osteopath told me that after the work he had done on my spine, I should have seen an improvement. He told me that it’s nothing to do with the food that I eat and that its a neurological problem!!!! Yes I know it’s stress. I’m trying to take some time out. I need to give myself at least one if not two days off a week. I’ve been going to the Spa for the last 3 weeks on a Tuesday then I have my Jin Si Juhitsu treatment and then I have the night off work. My body feels so relaxed that i have no go in me come the evening. This actually makes me Stop. Where as I’d normally still be on he go at home! I’m trying to plan my workload so that I have at least one day off a week. That day is for my own house work. 10 hours woulnt be enough to clean our big house! Could do with a second day off just do the laundry!

  19. Going through a divorce is creating significant stress says:

    Nicks #3 video helped relax me for the first time in over a month. Thanks

  20. Name (required) says:

    Very informative

  21. Della says:

    I look forward to learning Tapping as I am experiencing the results of chronic stress.
    All day hours I notice my shoulders and neck tight and high with tension, so I drop them thinking, “I won’t do that again.” However, within minutes the shoulders are “up in my ears”. I think, “Oh, my God, I am constantly in fight or flight with extreme muscle tension.”
    So, now I have chronic nausea and neck pain similar to a whiplash event.
    This presentation was certainly timely for me.
    Thank you.

  22. James Repine says:

    I have been in chronic stress mode for a long time. Lately, I began living by myself, & paying all the bills. So not having enough money to pay the bills adds worry & fear to the equation, & living alone is also hard for me to deal with. Having to do all the chores(dishes, laundry, cooking,etc…), gives me little time to relax after coming home from work. I know my cortisol level is high. I stay away from caffeine, alcohol, etc..that can raise cortisol. I watch your other videos about chronic pain & tap along. It helps some. But I know I have deeper issues to deal with, & locating a local EFT practitioner to work with me has not proved successful. Many practice in silence & do not advertise. So I work with you & others through your websites & videos. Getting some relief is better than none at all.I cannot afford your programs for tapping for chronic pain & stress. So I am grateful that you & others provide online tapping sessions for me. All of you are a wonderful gift to me. Thanks. I need help now, & am more than willing to change.

  23. Dawn says:

    This gets me so excited!!! Finally people will be able to see clearly!! Thank you so very much Nick I applaud you!! Bless you with pure source energy!!

  24. Netta says:

    So useful to receive your emails! Waiting for a relative to arrive at bus station. Time to kill and will be more relaxed when she arrives! TPping is GREAT (& reading about it is too!)

  25. mel says:

    The health effects of stress above are a laundry list of my husband’s issues. I wonder if he ever considered doing more things just for stress relief, instead of the multiple Band-Aid fixes for the individual ailments listed, of which he has each and every one….

    Definitely need to learn much more about tapping.

  26. Excellent read and info says:

    This really pinned all my problems down to oneSTRESS IN MY LIFE
    I have been going through so much ! In 4 years I lost My Baby sis,7 year old sweet granddaughter ,my oldest sis 2 years ago yesterday ! Looked after my hubby until I couldn’t cope with 24 hour care anymore and much more family crisis ! So I must say I didn’t know anything about Tapping but Firm Believer it works 👍🏻
    So Happy I joined Your Couse ,Thank You So Much !
    Loved yours and Jessica’s Video ,Right to the point and helped a lot ! Looking forward to this whole course and more ! Blessings

  27. Jean says:

    I use Tapping frequently (love it), but it’s always good to come back to the basics watching you and Jessica and refreshing everything I learned a few yrs ago. I always relearn something I’d forgotten. Thankyou so much for all you do and for free too! Unbelievable!

  28. Michele Guerin says:

    None of this about stress is new to me and probably not new to others. This world we live in and the unrealistic demands we put on ourselves in this Society are guaranteeing us to be stressed in some way, every day. Although people living in third world countries don’t have what we have, what they seem to be is less stressed, happier and content with living the ‘simple life’. We need to first: simplify- not feel the need to do as much, accumulate so much and strive for so much -that down the road, really doesn’t enhance our lives.
    I am “STRESSED OUT” from losing my job and source of income a few years ago and not getting that back yet. Finances and living without the basic amount of money is a constant worry.
    It has manifested itself in various ways in my body- the most current with what is known as “Meniere’s disease”. The symptoms intensify when I am feeling stress and lessen when I calm down. This is a triad of symptoms that can incapacitate one to the point of being in bed for hours or days and one never knows when it will intensify and how long it will last- there is no remedy.
    (the Doctor’s say- but I am intent on proving them wrong!)
    I have started Tapping again when this happens and I immediately get relief although not total dissipation (Yet). The Tapping seems to align my energy and calm me down. I started tapping a few weeks before the Tapping Summit 2015-for other reasons, and let me tell you- it got deep! Emotions came out of me in sobs and I was finally able to realize some things that I had buried or didn’t want to face and now could.
    I recently tapped with a friend over the phone, she’d been laid up for weeks with an unexpected bad ankle fracture which required surgical repair and lots of rest. She was going ‘batty’ laying around as she is a very active person.
    As I took her through the tapping, it took us in a new direction. I started with the tapping, focusing on her rehab and recovery and by time it was over, it re-directed to this happening to her so she would finally ‘Be Still” and give herself the time and attention SHE needed, as she is always running around doing things for her family (with two recent newborns). When we were finished and I asked her what she was feeling she replied “Calm” and then started talking about how she doesn’t take time for herself. The result of that was her commitment to using the rest of her ‘down time’ doing things for herself that she hadn’t had time for.
    Does Tapping work? I say “YES” and it is just a matter of reminding yourself of its’ instantaneous availability and relief of stress.

  29. Alice Frankel says:

    Having just watched a video of Rick Hanson doing a webinar about the malfunctions of our bodies caused by too much stress I totally support doing EFT and need to build it into my day every day. Thanks for your post today.

  30. Wanata Parker says:

    I knew all these things about stress and the affects it has on your mind, body and spirit. Yes chronic stress is affecting me in a major way. The things that stress me most are my weight, my relationship spouse/son, finances. Yes, I am committed to change this. Now!!!!

  31. Hedy goetz says:

    Well it was like somebody reading my mind. Tapping has been a God-given gift and I’m ready. We have sent away for both books the first

  32. Carole says:

    I recognize myself in all the 13 descriptions of chronic street !
    I bought the last Summit boundless but have not gone through all of it yet. Is there the same information as in your recent CD, or should I get it apart?
    Thanks for your great work!

  33. Shirna says:

    agree totally with this article. Thank you Nick.
    I am tapping daily, and there is improvement in both the chronic pain and depression, but it seems I still have a long way to go to effect lasting change.
    I appreciate the benefits enormously, but need to do more and more tapping daily .
    I love your book.
    Shirna

  34. Mogy says:

    Being a chronic ‘stressee’ I found the article a good reminder and ‘poke’ to tap daily. I often begin for a few days and somethings come along and interrupt my routine (like going to someone else’s home to pet sit) and I lose the routine and don’t get back to it. LOVE the article. It motivates me to put in place a Daily reminder system for where ever I am. THANKS FOR THIS

  35. Suman says:

    As soon as possible

  36. Mary says:

    I am definitely in major Stress. Working with your “the tapping solution book.

  37. Gayle R says:

    After a run of major life stresses I became ill with vestibular migraine. The main symptom is vertigo, and this keeps me housebound. I also have depression and have been feeling very unmotivated. I have lots of old, stored emotions that I need to release and coming across this email today has given me some drive and encouragement to get my life moving forward again. Thankyou Nick.

  38. Colleen says:

    Thank you for the Chronic Stress information. I have known for some time now that pretty soon something is going to have to ‘give’ – as I feel like I have been on a “tightrope” for so long, and that if I didn’t start to do something – I would end up very ill. But one of the things was – I had all of the symptoms that you have described from being so stressed the excessive production of cortisol and adrenal fatigue – that I could not see a way out. I just did not have the energy to do the solutions I needed to do. Once upon a time my mind was sharp, excellent recall, a reasonably tolerant person, I was now this angry, tired, anxious, irritated, fearful mess – and I knew it was getting worse. I created a plan of a kind, and removed myself from one extremely stressful work related situation – which provided some initial relief but all the negative conversations and situations from that work continued on in my head.

    I have been involved with tapping now for several years – off and on – never really committing to using it to really get the full benefit, but had definitely had success at the ‘crisis’ times when I did use it. Then I got one of your emails and which came with the free the CD two weeks ago. I decided that if I want my life and my health to change that I have to commit to putting myself first. have been tapping with Jessica doing the morning and evening clearings religiously for 10 days – every morning and every night – and the difference has been phenomenal. I have been sleeping so well, my energy has come back, I am thinking clearly again and therefore making better choices about what I am eating. I still have lot’s more work to do, but “everyday and in everyway I am coming back to ‘me’ – and to the ‘me’ that I was born to be. God bless you Nick and Jessica Ortner.

  39. James Repine says:

    Recent changes in my life has left me living alone & paying all the bills. The stress from all of this is off the chart. Fear, worry, anxiety, are my daily companions. I do tapping with Brad Yates(you tube), & especially with Nick. It does help. Staying busy helps keep my mind off how I feel. For anyone going thru what I am, Please do your tapping. EFT/Tapping is a wonderful gift, & I praise all those like Nick&Jessica who provide sites like this to help me during this difficult time in my life.

  40. Rhonda M says:

    If only more people knew what an easy and effective solution tapping is. Im dedicating way more time to learning and sharing this amazing healing tool.

  41. Rae Laframboise says:

    Thank you Nick. I suffer from chronic stress, and need to REMEMBER to tap daily. Thanks for the reminder.

  42. akaren kelly says:

    The best summary of THE TAPPING SOLUTIONI have seen. I will use it with my listeners

    in an effort to helpnthem become “tappers” THANK YOU

  43. Leopoldine says:

    Dear Nick, I understand what you are saying. You put it in a language which is easily understood and will pass on to my middle aged children, who appear stressed out from time to time.
    Thank you for your compassion to humanity’s wellbeing and getting into the core of it.
    Keep tapping…………sending you love, light and laughter………

  44. Mary says:

    I have chronic stress BIG TIME. It is causing extreme anxiety , depression & memory problems. I need Help. Where do I go? I live in Texarkana, TX. I have tappers. Need direction.

    I need information on what to say as I tap.

    PLEASE HELP!

    Mary

  45. Diana Mendez says:

    I am starting to do tapping and I am amazed on how it works. You can use it for everything! Will definitely do it when I am stressed. Excellent article.

  46. Bertina says:

    I am not stress person 🙂

  47. Katryna says:

    Thank you Nick
    You’ve reminded me that I have an enormous amount of stress going on in my life right now and tapping is something I want to do and have done but I can’t find the words to help myself, and my finances are dire at present.
    How do I find the right words at the right time, are the words important?

  48. Jean says:

    i’m just starting and intend to stay with Tapping…

  49. Nancy says:

    I work on this all the time and believe I’m doing better, then something big comes along and I go into forgetfulness. Time then slips into days until I remember again that I am in charge of changing things. I begin listening to persons like you and get active again. I have a family member that I “allow” myself to get stressful over and I have a much more difficult time working that out. I need help with that situation.

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