In the first introduction video from the 2017 Tapping World Summit, Nick Ortner shows how to stop feeling stress and rewire our brain for success.
How many of you have heard about Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping? That question is what Nick Ortner asks in the first introduction video from the 2017 Tapping World Summit. He introduces Tapping, what it is and how it works, and walks us through two Tapping exercises.
One of the uses of Tapping is to reduce stress. It’s no secret that in our fast-paced world, many people feel stress from work at the office and also from relationships at home. It is so ubiquitous that it has become ‘normal’ for people to say that they feel stressed at the end of the day.
Of course, it shouldn’t be normal that we are constantly stressed out. As Nick says, stress makes the blood flow from our brains to our hands and feet. As a result, we become ‘dumb’ and lose creativity plus resourcefulness that we need to solve our problems.
Why Does Stress Make Us Dumb?
Our brain has an ancient mechanism that helped our ancestors to survive in the wild. The amygdala in our brain is responsible to trigger the ‘fight or flight’ mode whenever we are threatened with danger. During the hunting and gathering era of human civilization, this mode is important to keep us aware of dangers in our immediate environment, such as ferocious wild animals.
However, in our modern world, such physical dangers are almost non-existent. The majority of people work within cities and buildings where it is usually very safe in terms of physical dangers. Even so, the ‘fight or flight’ response mechanism is still alive in our brain and still gets triggered by stimuli.
Whatever we perceive as a danger or a threat triggers our fight or flight response. The modern ‘dangers’ we face can come in the form of public speaking, taking new business risks, and so forth. These things don’t threaten our physical well being, but our brain perceives them to be as dangerous a threat as the oncoming charge of a wild animal.
How Can We Stop Feeling Stress?
In the case of a real physical threat, we want our brain to respond in fear to save our lives. But in the case of everyday work life, it’s best to not let fear control our decisions and actions. Tapping can help us to stop feeling that fear and regain control of ourselves.
Nick Ortner walks us through two tapping exercises to reduce this fear response. The wonder of EFT Tapping is that it immediately works to disrupt the fight or flight response in our brain. We feel instant relief and quickly regain control of our emotions so that we can make the right decisions. If you feel a lot of stress in your life, then follow the exercise Nick shows in this video to relieve your stress.