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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

What is EFT Tapping?

More formally referred to as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and less formally as ‘that weird tapping therapy’, Tapping is an evidence based energy psychology tool used for stress relief, and so much more!

Despite the name, you won’t be free of your emotions. However, by nurturing your body with Tapping, the energy of long held fear, anger and worry can process, and you’ll no longer be a hostage to these emotions and dis-ease.

Human bodies need to release stress, just like animals shake it off, but we tend to power on. And that stored survival stress from unresolved trauma and emotional wounds gets stored in our bodies for ‘a rainy day’. And sometimes it might feel like you’re in a monsoon… getting angry over minor issues, not sleeping well, getting sick, feeling anxious, feeling like you’re not enough, and on it goes. When you use EFT to process the stored stress, you return to your natural state of self-worth bringing more calm, ease and joy to your life. Yes please!

Working with an accredited Advanced EFT practitioner, there are no generic scripts but deep work that is tailored to your specific issues. In our sessions together, you’ll be gently guided through the Tapping process by tapping along with me (you can tap on yourself), and you’ll guide me to make sure the content is on track for you. It’s very much a collaborative approach.

Benefits of EFT Tapping - release stuck emotions, regulate your nervous system, transform limiting beliefs

A combination of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, Tapping combines elements of exposure and cognitive therapy with somatic stimulation. Basically, while stating a problem you want to release and acknowledging the associated feelings, you tap on acupoints around your face and upper body. Simple and effective, the magic is literally in your finger tips!

The somatic element is key as the tapping sends a calming response to the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for the flight, fight or freeze response. Being in fight/ flight/ freeze mode is useful if you are being chased by a hungry kangaroo, but for many people modern life has it switched on more than necessary. And, most people have experienced trauma in some form, from heartbreak to accidents to abuse. If stuck survival stress is not released from your nervous system, stress hormones are running the show and your other systems – digestion, immune, reproductive, endocrine – can be compromised.

Tapping can help regulate the nervous system, bringing increased wellbeing to your physical, emotional and mental health.

Although tapping for anxiety is a common use, Tapping is a useful and nurturing tool that can be used effectively for a multitude of issues:


limiting beliefs
low self-esteem
chronic pain

poor sleep patterns
weight loss

If you like the science, hundreds of clinical studies showing the efficacy of EFT have been undertaken in recent years, many involving Australian researcher Dr Peta Stapleton. A key piece of research published in 2019 showed the following changes to physiological health markers after EFT: 

Clinical EFT Tapping improves physiological health markers

Image of love hearts representing Matrix Reimprinting, an advanced form of EFT Tapping therapy

Matrix Reimprinting is a Tapping technique giving you the opportunity to revisit old memories and provide comfort for your younger self. By resourcing the younger self with the love and care needed at the time, safe and gentle transformation is possible.

coloured pencils to represent Picture Tapping, EFT Tapping therapy

Picture Tapping combines Tapping with drawing pictures, and no artistic ability is required! This technique provides gentle and deep access to the subconscious mind with no need for discussion or analysis of an issue. If appropriate, this technique may also be used.

Disclaimer: Although much scientific research has been conducted on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and it continues to gain scientific support, it is not yet widely accepted as a formally validated therapeutic approach. As such, you agree to accept full responsibility for using EFT. The information on this site and associated materials are for your general knowledge and are not a substitute for medical attention or psychological advice from a qualified health professional. Although research results indicate benefits from using EFT, responses to the technique are individual. Always refer to your qualified and licenced health care professional if you have any concerns regarding your health or mental state and before making any dietary or medication changes. 

Client love…

“I’ve done a few tapping sessions with Justine, all for different reasons, and I cannot say how amazing and helpful they were! I had a car accident a few years ago and would instantly feel sick every time I saw a truck. After our tapping sessions I can honestly say I have absolutely no fear seeing or driving near them anymore. I was amazed and couldn’t imagine such an impressive response! I have been to many therapists over the years for different reasons, and just 3 sessions with Justine has helped me more than years of therapy. If you’re looking for some help and guidance, I highly recommend Justine. She has such a personable and beautiful way about her that makes you feel comfortable no matter the issue you are wanting to work through.”
Simone R.

“I had a very effective session with Justine before Christmas. I was surprised not only at how quickly my negative perceptions and emotions turned around for the better but also at the lasting effects the session has had on me. There is more joy in my life as a result! So, thank you Justine.”
Christine C.

“I started looking into Tapping after a friend had recommended it to me. I’m so pleased I took the leap and joined Justine in a series of zoom sessions. I really didn’t take her seriously when she said have water and a box of tissues handy for the session! I never imagined I’d be so emotional during the sessions yet feel such clarity and peace immediately after them. I wanted to feel better about work situations and on a personal level – finally confront my alcohol dependency.  The peace in my life I felt after our tapping sessions was amazing. I still can’t believe that I haven’t had a drink in nearly 2 months and as a bonus lost 10kg. I will continue to work with Justine, she makes me feel safe and free to share things that have been weighing me down for 30+ years. I highly recommend tapping sessions with her. I can’t thank you enough Justine – for everything!” 
Louise C.