It’s night-time. Your body and mind will soon need several hours of regenerating rest. But will you get to sleep? Or if you get to sleep, will you wake up and toss and turn? Being sleep-deprived is no fun.

People become desperate if they continually can’t get enough sleep. It tends to color every thought and action in daily life in ways you regret… anger, impatience, bad decisions, low energy – that is, stress.

One or two disturbed nights are bad enough, but if you’re seriously sleep-deprived, this will impact on your health, including your immune system, and maybe ultimately on your relationships and your work-income security.

And that makes it hard, maybe impossible, to live up to your potential.

But you have a good chance of returning to normal vitality if you learn the basics of how to do the fast self-help technique for stress relief called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping).

This requires you to tap on key points on your face and body while you say a few words. Thousands of people afflicted with insomnia now use this acupressure system to relax into life-sustaining sleep.

How can tapping help you sleep?

Literally, of course tapping on yourself would keep you awake. But there’s more to it.

First you need to learn how to do EFT (see below).

Typically, you focus on a specific problem, then tap on 9 key acupuncture points while naming the problem, in a short routine series.  Once you know exactly how to do that, you can first do some tapping before going to bed to lower your anxiety.  Then if you’re still lying awake you can simply imagine you are tapping that routine, over and over.   (Once your body recognizes how it feels when you tap on the relevant acupuncture points, your subconscious mind does not know the difference between actual or imagined tapping.)

It’s important to realise that the answer to sleeplessness will be individual to YOU. What feelings/emotions/thoughts you choose to tap about need to resonate with you, although the method itself is the same for everyone.

First, before sleep identify what you’re feeling anxious about. Perhaps you’re still thinking of work worries, or family upsets, or money problems.  While thoroughly clearing your current problem feelings may take more than ten minutes of tapping before bedtime, trying a little tapping is likely to calm you, perhaps enough to sleep if you’re tired.

Examples of tapping for insomnia might be:

  • ‘Even though I can’t get to sleep, I accept myself’
  • ‘Even though I’m worried about (fill in the topic), I accept myself anyway’
  • ‘Even though I have this headache, I accept myself anyway’
  • ‘Even though I don’t believe anything will let me sleep, I accept myself anyway’

But if that doesn’t solve the problem, then you need to know more about yourself in that situation, so you can release the particular energy disruption that is keeping you from sleep, whether this is physical, mental, or emotional.

What can you do?

Don’t know why you can’t sleep? Here you may need the experience of an EFT coach to identify and deal with probable causes, because they may be outside your current experience.

For example, many, many people come to a time in adulthood when, for no apparent reason, a former trauma is triggered simply by lying down, and the body re-alerts to danger. But their minds don’t consciously know what is going on.

When you learn to use EFT to tap yourself back into healthy and comfortable balance in any area of life, not just for being sleep-deprived, you are learning a technique you can use on just about any personal problem, for the rest of your life.

Happy tapping!


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