EFT Tapping For Food Cravings

EFT Tapping for Food Cravings

Imagine tapping away any change you wish to see in your life. Whether that be with a sugar craving, a past relationship or even a negative mindset you wish to change.

Through my years in the health and wellness industry, I have come to research many techniques. Most of the time a client comes to me, not because they have no idea on how to eat healthily or work out, it’s usually a mindset adjustment we work on together. For some clients its taking them into the gym and showing them how awesome their body is, for others, it’s teaching them skills like imagery and tapping to help them get over the limiting beliefs they have crafted in their minds.

For myself, tapping came in handy during my bulimia recovery as well as my journey to living a more balanced lifestyle versus one that wore me to the hospital and literally out of any control as a workaholic. Tapping continues to shift these behaviors for me and is a tool I rely on for my clients as well as myself.

Since receiving my behavioral change certification, I decided to open up my toolbox and teach these skills to create new habits for women who need a mindset shift.

What is EFT?

EFT is emotional freedom technique and was developed by Gary Craig. EFT is a system of tapping your fingers on acupressure points on the human body. Emotions change and blocks you have will disappear by using emotional freedom technique on a regular basis. 

How can I use EFT?

The beauty of EFT is you can use it for most anything from switching your thoughts around money to changing your taste buds around cravings. I personally have used it during my recovery from bulimia to get me over inhaling five cups of coffee.

How to Do EFT?

First, you start with identifying the issue you would like to work on and give it a name.

Then you set up your EFT sequence by stating something like: Even though I have “this issue” I completely love and accept myself.” and repeat at least three times.

Go through the hand motions as shown in the video below stating the positive statement.

After going through this recognize if you are still feeling those same emotions surrounding your issue, rate this 1-10. Keep going until you positively feel that the emotions surrounding the issue are a 10 meaning you have no negative feelings around the issue.

Below is a quick sequence using EFT:

EFT Tapping from Courtney Violet Bentley on Vimeo.

There are many different sequences as you get more advanced but I keep it basic for demonstration purposes.

Why EFT?

I believe that every technique has its own meaning to each individual. For instance, yoga might be time for a deep stretch for one individual and for someone else it might be to get away from the chaos of life and have some peace away from a stressful job. EFT has its very own unique meaning to each individual and may not work for everyone.

I most recently did a workshop in my private Facebook group sharing this technique around sugar cravings. If you are interested those videos are still available! You can check that out by joining the group here.

So I want to know…

  • Have you heard of EFT before?
  • Want to learn more on how you can use this technique?
  • This is so interesting! I totally believe a lot of our behaviors- good or bad or what we love or what to change is all a mindset. Our only limitations are what we set for ourselves. This technique sounds like something worth trying!

    • YES mindset is EVERYTHING honestly and if you tap into that you can TAP into anything literally!

  • Delayna Denaye

    This is so fascinating! I haven’t ever heard of it till now! Thank you!

  • I literally never heard of this, but I found myself following along with the video!

    • YAY so happy to hear that, if you check below I offer a mini free course on it if you want to dive a bit deeper

  • Emily Soto

    This is so neat! Thank you so much for sharing!


  • Wow, thank you for sharing this! I loved reading this post.


  • Anca Tantos

    Wow this is amazing! No I have not heard about it before but I am so glad I do now! You are so inspiring and I love your blog!
    xx Anca | http://www.agracefullife.net

    • THANK YOU! I am so happy I inspired you with a new technique, it really is life transforming and I love it!

  • Shannon Dwyer

    this is fascinating…i seriously had no idea about this – great info! thank you!

  • Nicole Kaspi Black

    I first heard about EFT through Gabrielle Bernstein… have read most of her books! While I haven’t yet tried EFT, I have tried a few other spiritual practices and I’m open to learning about more!

    • OMG yes GABBY is the best honestly, it really is a joy to see her teaching EFT because its a technique that needs to be shared more!

  • I love your blog posts! They are always so full of info and so interesting! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

  • This is so interesting! N

  • This so interesting never heard of it! Thanks for sharing ✨

  • Nikki Arnold

    No I have not heard of EFT, but I am totally going to look into this more now. This sounds really awesome!!

  • The Midwest Wife

    I hadn’t heard of EFT before this but it’s such a great topic to talk about! Thank you for such a great post!

  • Nicole Fuentes

    I had no idea you could use acupressure for cravings, I’m gonna start trying it in the afternoon when I usually crave so much sugar.
    xx, Nicole

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