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EFT for Kids: Emotional Awareness is Good at Any Age

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This is not my normal kind of post, but I thought you guys would like it =)

Watch the video and learn EFT. It’s so simple — a 5th grader can do it! (And thank goodness!)

EFT (emotional freedom techniques) is a self-help and healing tool developed by Gary Craig. Simply, EFT is the fastest way to deal with emotional problems.

EFT is similar to acupuncture. It would not be far off to say that EFT is emotional acupuncture. Both use the Chinese energy meridian system, but instead of needles, EFT uses finger tapping.

EFT brings its user “emotional freedom.” In a short amount of time, EFT can get someone unstuck from feeling negative emotions.

‘The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.’ – Gary Craig

By tapping on the energy meridian points, one is able to discharge the intense emotion that is causing the energetic disruption.

How is EFT relevant to kids?

Young people get stuck in negative emotions just like adults. In Mrs. Arroyo’s class, the students call this their “big feelings.” She has empowered her students with various life-tools to deal with their “big feelings.” Specifically, her school uses – The Toolbox Project – a program meant to build children’s resilience, self-mastery, and empathy for others. EFT fits seamlessly with their curriculum.

Self-awareness and emotional-awareness are life skills that many adults wish they possessed. Imagine if they learned this in their early schooling – would their lives have been different? What would the world look like if it was inhabited by more emotionally aware people?

EFT is smart for kids because “emotional awareness” is just as important as math and reading.

EFT can help children deal with the pressures of growing up. Things such as the stress of school, making friends, and family tension can disrupt up their world, making them possibly believe they are not good enough, no one loves them, and that they will amount to nothing.

This may sound dramatic, but recall your own childhood experience — how fragile were your belief systems back then? We know of life’s growing-pains. Suppose we were equipped with a tool to make some of our experiences less traumatic? How would our lives have changed?

Sadness, anxiety, anger, to name a few afflict children. Many times, children don’t share these feelings with adults. Unnoticed and unchecked, these intense emotions can disrupt a child’s life. EFT can support a child’s well-being, helping them to be more stable, productive, and happy.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Aging have analyzed the link between a positive adolescence and well-being in midlife.

It’s great to see science behind this stuff, but really – it seems elementary.

Children who know how to work with their “big feelings” grow up to be adults who know how to deal with their “big feelings.”

How could you have used EFT when you were a kid? What memory—emotion—would you have made better for yourself?




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