IG takeover: Tapping explained by Ashley Brodeur and guest Stefania RossiBrowse all therapists
This is for educational purposes only and in no way should be considered as a therapeutic session.
“The main thing that I like to use when I do tapping with clients is combining and addressing a specific issue verbally. And then we physically tap points based on the meridians in our body. So the concept is to emotionally address, acknowledge, accept and call out what's happening and then link that together with tapping on the body” - Ashley Brodeur, Therapist
For the purpose of this demonstration, Stefania chose the following affirmation to repeat throughout the tapping exercise.
“Although I am overwhelmed, I’m doing the best I can.”
After the live demo, this is what Stefania had to say about her first tapping experience.
“I thought that was great. I loved the affirming aspect of it, where I was like telling myself, I am accepting that I feel overwhelmed, but also kind of like having that affirming aspect of it where I'm saying I am doing the best that I can. And then the more you say it, I was resonating with it. The more that I was saying it, and I feel like this activity would get me to feeling emotional. I'm sure people will probably feel emotional during it.”
“Something that I really struggled with in the past was pushing away those negative feelings, those negative thoughts. And obviously that just makes it get bigger. It's like adding fuel to the fire. So being able to accept that and the way that I feel is really just so incredibly helpful.”
Ashley Brodeur is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO and the Founder of The Feelosophy. Also a certified yoga teacher for 8 years, she specializes in mindfulness, touch education through workshops, somatic and movement practices.
Stefania Rossi has created a large community of followers to her Instagram account @dearmyanxiety with her authentic voice. She was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder at 20 years old. After being advised to try writing and journaling by her therapist, she started writing directly to her anxiety as a coping tool for her anxiety.
Additional Resources mentioned in the IG Live:
Tapping Solution App: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/tapping-solution-app/
To learn more about tapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRfLTQjJhp0