Use EFT Tapping for Divorce Recovery

EFT tapping is a powerful healing technique that involves tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on a particular issue or emotion. It may sound a bit out there, but trust me, it works! By stimulating these points, we can release negative emotions and limiting beliefs, promoting emotional freedom and well-being. EFT has been used successfully to treat a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression to trauma and addiction. So if you’re feeling stuck, give tapping a try and see for yourself how transformative it can be.

In the context of divorce, EFT can be used to help individuals process what comes with the end of a marriage, often one of the most painful experiences. This may include feelings of grief, anger, sadness, and guilt. The goal, of course, is to move onto a place of emotional freedom.

What Does the EFT Process Look Like?

The beauty of tapping is that it can be a tool you use alongside more traditional therapeutic methods–and you can do it on your own without a practitioner.

Using the Tapping Solution App

And the best part is, you don’t have to do it alone! Plenty of resources are available to support your tapping practice, including The Tapping Solution app. This app offers guided tapping meditations and exercises designed to help you address a variety of issues, from stress and anxiety to limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. With The Tapping Solution app, you can tap your way to emotional freedom and well-being, anytime, anywhere. 

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EFT with a therapist

It should be said, EFT can be used with a therapist, who will work with the individual to identify and express their emotions in a safe and supportive environment. This may involve identifying habits, beliefs, or behavior that keep them stuck in their emotional pain. The therapist will then help the individual develop new ways of coping with these emotions, such as learning how to manage stress and how to communicate their feelings effectively.

With divorce trauma, in particular, EFT can be especially useful. Divorce trauma is built over time, so a safe way to release that trauma without triggers is one of the best ways to deeply and completely accept your new reality and build emotional health.

How does tapping work for trauma?

The theory behind tapping is that it helps to release built-up emotional energy and tension by tapping on meridian points, which are specific points on the body that are connected to the body’s energy pathways. Tapping on these points helps balance the body’s energy, which can help to reduce the intensity of negative emotions and physical symptoms.

Tapping can be used to help individuals with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. It can also help individuals with physical symptoms, such as chronic pain or headaches, related to emotional issues. Tapping is not a substitute for other forms of therapy, but it can be a useful tool to help individuals cope with and process their emotions more effectively.

In EFT, tapping is used to reduce the intensity of overpowering emotions they experience. It is an easy, safe and gentle way to help people to start to process their emotions, and to start feeling more in charge of their emotional well-being.

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How often are tapping sessions needed?

Like so many things in the healing process, it depends on your particular issue and the progress you make each session. It’s not a hard-and-fast rule that more trauma equals more tapping, but that can be the case. Also, individuals with a lot of other resources at their disposal (time, supportive people around them, a healthy upbringing to start) may find it takes fewer sessions to resolve their current trauma than those dealing with the same trauma but less supportive environments.

In general, tapping can help reduce emotional distress symptoms within a few sessions. It is possible to resolve significant anxiety with a single session. However, depending on the complexity of the issue, it may take longer than a few sessions to address the underlying cause. It is important to remember that everyone’s experience with emotional freedom technique therapy is unique and different people may need different numbers of sessions. 

How do you know if EFT is working?

Like anything, setting a goal is the best way to measure progress. With emotions, though, goals can be trickier to measure. The best way to do this is to be aware of how certain memories make you feel, then check in on how those memories make you feel after tapping. Often, people will find they no longer feel the same intensity they used to experience. They will lose the feeling of spiraling around that memory.

If you feel better about the situation and have made some positive changes in your quality of life, then it is likely that EFT is working for you. Additionally, if you find yourself feeling less overwhelmed or more in control of difficult situations, it could be a sign that EFT is helping you take back power over your life.

Additional Tapping Resources

Looking for more information on those spearheading the tapping movement?

And if you’re looking for a tapping expert to guide you on your journey, look no further than Brad Yates. Brad is a world-renowned EFT tapping practitioner and teacher, with hundreds of YouTube videos and numerous books on the topic. He has a special gift for guiding people on their tapping journeys. His warm and engaging style and his deep understanding of the power of tapping make him a beloved figure among those seeking to heal and transform through this technique. If you’re ready to take your tapping practice to the next level, we highly recommend checking out Brad’s resources. You can tap your way to greater emotional freedom and well-being, and live a more fulfilling life.

Another great resource? Louise Hay and the idea that you can heal your life. She’s been a true pioneer in the world of self-help and personal growth. Aptly titled, her book, You Can Heal Your Life, has become a popular resource for those seeking holistic healing. Louise empowered us to make positive changes and break free from old patterns and limiting beliefs by teaching us to love and accept ourselves fully. Her legacy continues to inspire and uplift, and we’re grateful for the tools she’s left us to create a life we truly love.

An Example of Using EFT Therapy

A 40-year-old woman named Susan has been divorced for two years but is still struggling to move on from her past relationship. She feels intense dislike towards her ex-husband and is consumed by thoughts of him. She finds it hard to focus on work and cannot form new relationships, sometimes even feeling long-standing friendships are fraught. She has sought therapy immediately during the divorce. Still, she finds herself swirling in difficult emotions a couple years later and after seeking therapy again, was introduced to EFT.
Susan’s divorce began when she realized that her ex-husband did not respect her and made important decisions without her input or consent. She felt ignored, disrespected, and dismissed. This led to increased resentment and anger toward her ex-husband, which she found hard to let go of even after the breakup.
During her EFT sessions, Susan works with her therapist to explore and understand her feelings of intense dislike towards her ex-husband. She learns to identify her emotions, and through the guidance of her therapist, Susan becomes aware of the patterns of thoughts and behaviors that keep her stuck in pain. She realizes that her negative thoughts about her ex-husband are not just about him but rather about her own unresolved issues and feelings of betrayal stemming from the lack of respect and decision-making in their marriage.
They use EFT tapping for divorce by talking through the first moments Susan realized how her ex-husband negated her input and made decisions without her. It was a relatively minor thing, the first time when he decided to book a weekend away. It wouldn’t have been her first choice, but it seemed like a nice gesture. He also made social plans without discussing them with her. Then he bought a car without talking to her about it, a major financial decision without her input.
The therapist helps Susan to express her emotions in a safe and supportive environment. Susan learns to manage her painful stress levels and to communicate her feelings effectively, learning to express her emotions in a healthy way. Susan also works on understanding and accepting the past, letting go of the resentment.
At home, Susan continues tapping as different emotions and memories comes up. She takes them as they come, but with the power of tapping helping her process through some of the intensity.
Over time, Susan begins to experience a sense of relief and healing, and she finds that she can focus on her work again and build new relationships without anxiety. She is no longer consumed by thoughts of her ex-husband, and she can move on from her past relationship. Through EFT, Susan has been able to process the emotional trauma of her divorce and find a path toward a more positive future.

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Is EFT For Divorce Recovery Real?

There have been several studies that have investigated the effectiveness of tapping for various emotional and psychological issues.

One study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in 2008 found that tapping was effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Another study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease in 2012 found that tapping was effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in individuals with a history of abuse. There are more than 100 studies published in peer-reviewed journals (

Overall, EFT can be an effective way to help individuals and couples cope with the emotional aftermath of divorce and to move towards a more positive future.

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