Need A Quick Stress Reliever? Use Nick Ortner’s 3-Minute Tapping Technique

April 6, 2020

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If you’re feeling a sense of panic due to this unprecedented time, today’s MarieTV is for you. 

My dear friend, Nick Ortner, is here to guide us through a 3-minute EFT tapping session to lower stressful, anxious thoughts. 

The Emotional Freedom Technique, commonly known as tapping, is a natural healing modality that calms the fight or flight center of your brain. It’s a mixture of breathwork, meditation, and affirmations — all while tapping your fingertips on the meridian points of your body.

Nick has been teaching EFT tapping to millions of people for years through his company, The Tapping Solution. Years ago, Nick tapped with me after Josh and I were in a bad car accident here in LA. I was really shaken up and felt anxious about getting back into a car, riding my bike, or even walking around outside. Tapping made a tremendous difference.

As you’ll hear in our interview, Nick is on a mission to help folks suffering from trauma, pain, and anxiety. His company has put together some incredible free resources to mitigate coronavirus-related stress and anxiety, which you can take advantage of here.

They’re also offering healthcare workers and first responders 6 months of free access. If you’re in charge of a hospital or team of nurses, or help healthcare workers and first responders in any way, please share this resource with them. We need to do every single thing we can to support our front-line heroines and heroes. 

If you’re looking for another tool to cultivate a calmer, stronger, and healthier mind, this episode is a must-watch. You’ll learn:

  • Why keeping stress at a minimum is so important right now.
  • The science and research that proves EFT tapping can lower your cortisol by 43%.
  • Why Nick and I are skeptical about some tapping affirmations and what to say instead. 
  • A 3-minute guided tapping session that will lower your stress and anxiety.
  • Inspiring stories from healthcare workers and first responders using EFT tapping in the midst of this global pandemic. 

**Health note: please remember to wash your hands before touching your face!

Use These 9 Tapping Points for Your Next Session

Here are the nine tapping points that Nick referred to in today’s episode:

  1. Side of your hands (think karate chop)
  2. Inside corner of your eyebrows
  3. Side of your eyes
  4. Under your eyes
  5. Under your nose
  6. Chin
  7. Collarbones
  8. Under your arm, just below your armpits
  9. Top of your head

Need a go-to list of affirmations? Use the script from Nick’s guided tapping session below as you tap along your body’s nine meridian points.

Even though I feel so much anxiety about everything that’s going on, I choose to relax and feel safe now. 
Even though this feels so overwhelming, I choose to relax and feel safe now.
Even though I’m holding so much stress in my body, it’s safe to let it go now.
There is so much going on, and that’s okay.
It’s safe to feel this anxiety, and it’s safe to begin to let it go.
It’s safe to feel all the stress, and it’s safe to let it go.
It’s safe to breathe deeply. 
I acknowledge all my stress, and I begin to feel safe in my body.
The more I relax, the more my body heals.
Letting go now.

Now Nick and I would love to hear from you. How did you feel after doing this tapping session? How might you use this going forward? Leave me a comment below and let me know.

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Important note: please come follow me on Instagram as I’ll be going live and sharing resources to help us all stay strong emotionally, mentally, and physically during this turbulent time. 

Stress can weaken our immune system, which is why finding tools to reduce stress is so important.

Please watch this episode and share it with your friends and loved ones — especially our healthcare workers or first responders.  

Sending you so much love and strength this week.

All my love,

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