The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence is literally at your fingertips. First, in the form of a compelling book by tapping expert Jessica Ortner. Second, by way of your very own hands. Confused? It's OK, I was too, at first :)
I made a video for you to watch about the growing tapping trend and its link to weight loss because it's hard to imagine let alone believe in without some kind of visual. Jessica Ortner kindly shared her time with me to answer all my burning questions.
It's fascinating to me that you can give yourself therapy with your very own hands! Simply by tapping on the karate chop point followed by the other acupressure points on your upper body, you stimulate the release of toxins and decrease cortisol levels. If you're unfamiliar with cortisol, it's a stress hormone that leads to weight gain and has a tendency to target the belly first. Oy vey!
Tapping actually isn't a new thing. It's been happening for years. You might be suprised to learn that it derives from ancient acupuncture.
When I tapped on all my points (for the first time) with Jessica leading me through the statements, I felt a release. I felt like I was giving myself attention in a way I usually don't when I turn into a stress ball. Which brings me to question, WHY ARE WOMEN SO STRESSED OUT?
I guess I could say I get stressed because... I'm a small business entrepreneur who works hard and doesn't sleep enough. But it's not just that. I'm also not married, don't have kids and living a lifestyle that goes against the grain for women of my age. Admittedly, feeling like I'm on a different track, creates another layer of stress I try to repress. What about you? Have you thought about what's really causing you pain besides your ever-growing to-do list?
Jess calls it "self love" but when I project my anxiety through nail biting, picking at my skin and over-plucking my eyebrows (I know that last one sounds weird but we all have our quips), I feel like I'm attacking myself. I need to put my hands to better, more therapeutic use...and tapping seems like a good thing to try. I like that it's so natural and calming.
The above is a quote from Jessica Ortner. It explains her philosophy of "dropping stress so you can drop pounds". Jessica used this approach to lose 30lbs herself. If she can do it, we can do it. I'd much rather put my faith in this kind of healing and transformation than a shake or a pill. Fad diets fail us because we remove ourselves from the equation, relying on something else to save us. Tapping connects you to your emotions and successive actions.
I like Miss Jessica Ortner. I think she's going to teach us a thing or two over the years about body image and confidence. I'd kill to lose a few pounds but more than anything I'm on a mission to grow out my eyebrows, stop biting my nails and resist touching my blemishes. If I can do that, I can surely ignore the cat calls from the candy aisle.
I swear to God this happens to me ALL THE TIME! I try not to look and just keep walking, but...
Think tapping could make a difference in your life? What's your take on women being so stressed out? Share your thoughts and you'll be entered to win my GIVEAWAY for 1 of 3 copies of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence. I'm picking the winners on July 8, 2014. Good luck!