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Intention Tapping to De-stress

I spent last weekend in an excellent workshop with Australian psychologist and Tapping practitioner Steve Wells ( We were learning about one of Steve's unique approaches to EFT, the Intention-based Energy Process (IEP), aka Intention Tapping, which I would like to briefly introduce to you.

Intention Tapping is a really simple yet powerful technique which you can try on any issue that EFT would address. It works to relieve us from being tormented by our thoughts. As Byron Katie says:

A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It is not our thoughts but the attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering.

With Intention Tapping we can gently unhook our emotions from our thoughts and so relieve ourselves from suffering. Try this if you find yourself mulling over and over a distressing experience, or worrying about an anticipated event: while you are thinking about it, focus on one aspect and say to yourself:

I release all my emotional attachments to X (X = problem, image, person, memory, event, situation, belief...)

Then pause and observe yourself for a few breaths and see what comes up next. If it is another distressing thought or emotion, repeat the above statement while focusing on this new aspect. If a physical sensation becomes more apparent, then focus on the sensation and say to yourself:

I restore the right energy balance/flow to Y (Y = body area)

Again, pause for a few breaths and see what comes up next.

Keep repeating this process until you feel you have come to a place of resolution.

Tapping gives this releasing process more power. You are likely to get faster and more powerful results by tapping through some of the EFT points (at least 5 different points) as you go.

So give it a try - I would love to hear about your experiences and/or questions - you can email me or post on my facebook page:, or book a session. to find out more.


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