It’s been a couple of years since I first learned about the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which uses tapping on acupuncture/acupressure points to adjust the body’s energy flow. A recent conversation with an occupational therapist reminded me how important it is to take time to allow our minds and bodies to have shared experiences. I felt inspired to share EFT with readers. You can learn all the basics for free by downloading the EFT Manual. If you wish to save time and dive right in then explore the affordable EFT DVD Library.
Even if you don’t want to learn a whole technique, some forms of repetitive exercise also allow the mind and body to share experiences, especially swimming, walking or jogging, as long as you concentrate on technique or breathing and leave your worries or to-do list out of it. Our bodies are more than just the vehicles that take our heads to school or meetings. Bonus: many people report greater creativity after mindful exercise.*
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Steinberg, H., Sykes, E.A., Moss, T et al (1997, September) Exercise enhances creativity independently of mood. British Journal of Sports Medicine 31(3) 240-245.