Adult ADHD and Decreasing Anxiety Using EFT

December 18, 2013 Elizabeth Prager

Ever wonder if tapping on your face could decrease your anxiety? Having Adult ADHD can be stressful and decreasing anxiety is always a good thing to strive for.

Living with Adult ADHD produces lots of anxiety. Emotional Freedom Technique can help those of us with Adult ADHD to feel a lot less anxious! Learn how.Using the emotional freedom technique, aka tapping, I have learned to decrease my stress in little to no time. Yes, this sound not real, but it is for me. I've been doing this tapping for a few months and it really helps in the moment and there is definite carryover into other aspects of my life. I demonstrate the emotional freedom technique in the video below, please enjoy!

Video: How To Do EFT

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Prager, E. (2013, December 18). Adult ADHD and Decreasing Anxiety Using EFT, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 22 from

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Sarah Prager
January, 8 2014 at 10:12 am

So happy this works for you!

Ezekiel Herring Jr
January, 5 2014 at 11:45 am

Is there any websites that explore the Physical and Mental that happen while doing this action?any research?Thank you.

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Elizabeth Prager
January, 8 2014 at 11:01 am

The EFT Universe website has a whole list of research about the method, but many of the articles you need to pay for sadly. If you're affiliated with any educational place, you might be able to get free access to some through your library. This site also goes through a brief summary and then gives links to more info about what happens in the body with EFT.

Deb Schwartz Fein
December, 28 2013 at 5:39 pm

For how long do you do each motion? The video is difficult to hear.

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Elizabeth Prager
January, 2 2014 at 7:38 am

You do each tap 7 times. So, you do the one on the upper lip seven times and then below the lip seven times etc

December, 29 2013 at 9:38 am

It's good it worked for you, it is simply annoying for me. I use a form of visualization where I tell myself that the anxiety and worries are like a river that flows towards the coast, then out to the ocean and the universe takes it away. I do not stop the anxiety, I acknowledge that it is there, thank anxiety for protecting me and then release it from it's "duty." That's when it flows out to the ocean and out to the universe. I can do it now in a matter of a minute. I find that far more effective than EFT.

The Nerd
December, 23 2013 at 8:33 am

This seems to have a similar effect to meditation or eating a large bowl of ice cream: it gives the user a self-calming mechanism, that gently distracts attention away from the source of anxiety and directs it toward the current activity. Some sources are indicating some sort of mystical life forces or chakras or chi involved, but that's putting an extra layer of magic over what is a simple self-soothing process.

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Elizabeth Prager
December, 28 2013 at 6:25 am

Thanks, Nerd, for the comment. I agree that it seems like an extra layer of magic, but there does seem to be some research behind EFT. If you want to check some out, this is a bibliography of some studies that have been done on EFT.

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