EFT, known as the Emotional Freedom Technique, is an excellent emotional regulation and stress management tool for kids. It involves tapping on specific points in the body. By tapping on these points stress and energy blocks are released and energy begins to flow smoothly again. It’s an excellent way to balance emotions and to stimulate a sense of calm within the mind and body. But, don’t just take my word for it, try it out and see how it feels. Not only is it fun to do, but it feels good too!
For more specific information on EFT and the process of teaching and experiencing it, please visit the founder, Gary Craig’s website http://www.emofree.com/eft-tutorial/eft-tapping-tutorial.html and watch the free tutorial. I also posted many additional resources for kids and eft in my blog entitled Relaxation Tool: Emotional Freedom Technique for Kids.
Sometimes when I am showing kids the tapping points on the body, it’s hard for them to remember where they are. So I developed these two posters to help them out. Feel free to download these pdf’s for your use in practice. I made one for boys and one for girls.
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