What is Tapping?

Tapping is a technique used to heal emotions. It’s also known as EFT™ (Emotional Freedom Techniques), a registered trademark of Gary Craig, who brought it to more people’s attention throughout the 1980’s and 90’s. It’s also called TFT based on the original technique developed by Roger Callahan. Tapping was originally created for phobias and severe post-traumatic stress disorder because you can effectively turn off some of the memories with Tapping. It’s being used successfully to help veterans and victims of mass genocide ease their PTSD. When you use Tapping, it frees you from negative emotions tied to limiting beliefs, fears and old memories that unconsciously block your desires. Once you clear these with Tapping, the blocks are released and you have the emotional freedom to make good things happen.

Tapping has been reported as successful in many thousands of cases for a wide range of issues. It often gets results for problems and situations that nothing else does and a growing body of over forty clinical tests is confirming its efficacy. My specialty is using Tapping for success-focused people who want to break free of their specific blocks around growing their business, stepping into their mission and amassing more money. Many people are surprised that I use Tapping with business professionals and entrepreneurs. But this technique is needed for these areas since you’re not logical when it comes to your money. You get incredibly emotional, even if you’re not aware of it.

Tapping was developed based on the idea of acupuncture, which has been used to clear energy blocks to heal health issues for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. It was found that if you use acupressure in the form of tapping lightly with your fingertips on acupuncture points, you can make a shift in unconscious beliefs and negative emotions that block getting what you want. It helps release old beliefs and negative emotions you might not be aware of, that are stored in your subconscious and keep you stuck. These invisible blocks limit your ability to get what you go after, no matter how hard you try.

Medical doctors now recognize that our bodies have a kind of electrical system that flows through it. In Eastern philosophy this is called the meridian system and the energy is called chi. If the chi flows as it should along the meridian, it keeps your body is in a natural state of well-being. Using acupuncture stimulates points along the meridians that help clear energy blocks and get chi flowing in ways that help restore your well-being. The popularity of acupuncture continues to increase because of this.

In Western medicine, this electrical system has been studied as interacting with the fight or flight system, the sympathetic nervous system in the body. When you start tapping on specific acupuncture points, you can actually flip a switch—an electrical circuit disconnect—and turn off something you’re thinking about, which could be a memory, something that scares you, your bills, having to face your boss about a stressful issue, someone you dislike, or something that makes you angry or sad. Tapping disconnects the thought from the autonomic nervous reaction in the body, which means all the negative emotions dissipate and get calmer. At a physiological level, it calms the sympathetic nervous system responsible for the stress response and turns on the parasympathetic nervous system responsible for the relaxation response.

You have many emotions about all kinds of areas of money Tapping is the best technique to quickly shift emotional states, limiting beliefs and old memories and traumas that people have connected to their money and all levels of success in their lives.

If you’ve never tried Tapping, you may wonder if you should bother to use it, especially if you’ve never tried any alternative or energy treatments and don’t believe it can work. My answer is always a big resounding “YES!” You don’t need to believe it can help. Just do it and see for yourself how well it works. I admit, Tapping looks strange. But it’s been clinically proven multiple times and is used by some of the top people in the personal development and success fields, including Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, and T Harv Eker, because it’s so effective for moving forward with goals.

Tapping has been endorsed by Deepak Chopra. Whoopi Goldberg used it to eliminate her fear of flying. Ellen Degeneres used it to eliminate cravings for cigarettes. Richard Branson has incorporated Tapping into the Virgin Atlantic Fear of Flying program.

Some reasons to learn Tapping are:
• Anyone can learn how to do it.
• It doesn’t take long to get the technique down.
• You can do some Tapping in just a few minutes.
• It’s free to do, though some people find it helpful to work with a practitioner.
• You can do it any time, anywhere.
• It can yield great results quickly.

Throughout my blog I have Tapping exercises to release blocks that keep you from making the kind of money you’d like. It may force you to look at things that aren’t pleasant, but it will also help you let go of them so you can move forward into greater financial solvency.

Excerpt from the book Tapping into Wealth by Margaret Lynch.


  1. Penny - October 9, 2014 3:47 pm

    What an interesting perspective! I agree that people are emotional with their money and this certainly seems like it would alleviate that. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lynn M Smith - October 12, 2014 10:17 am

      You’re welcome.

  2. ashley - October 9, 2014 1:00 pm

    My mom mentioned tapping to me a few years ago and I thought she was nuts! Haha, I knew it existed but it does seem funny. I think I want to look into it though and see how it makes me feel. I am a firm believer in therapy of any kind to help you live a happier life!

    • Lynn M Smith - October 12, 2014 10:17 am

      I do agree that it is odd. But it works! Give it a shot.

  3. Cindy Lee - October 9, 2014 7:57 pm

    Great blog….Awesome content!

    • Lynn M Smith - October 12, 2014 10:18 am

      Thank you. Glad you liked it.


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