Book summary: The tapping solution for pain relief
Chronic pain is, sadly, a common phenomenon: the rate at which Australians are suffering from chronic pain has increased annually from 1995 and, in 2007, the total cost of chronic pain in Australia was estimated at $34.3 billion.
The normal ‘solutions’ we've been taught involve seeking out more doctors, surgeries and medications, all of which have a place in healing. But when it comes to chronic pain, conventional medicine isn't getting the job done.
In The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief, Nick Ortner lays out a step-by-step plan that teaches people how to use tapping, or EFT (emotional freedom techniques), to reduce or eliminate chronic pain. Looking at the scientific research surrounding pain, stress and tapping, he opens readers eyes to just how powerful tapping can be, and then outlines tips and techniques to address pain in both the short and long term.
Nick guides readers on a journey that begins on the surface–tapping to address the pain itself - and moves to the deeper issues that often affect pain. With easy-to-follow tapping scripts and exercises to guide readers into their pasts, Nick helps them heal the emotional pain and underlying beliefs that often keep people stuck. He also addresses topics that many people don't know are associated with chronic pain, such as:
- Releasing the past and clearing resistance to change
- Creating personal boundaries
- Dealing with toxic relationships
- Understanding the power of a diagnosis
- Working through anger
There are many different ways the brain and body can create, increase and prolong pain. In these pages, Nick helps readers understand what is causing their pain and provides them with the tools to achieve complete and lasting pain relief. But it's about more than just pain relief; it's about empowering readers to take back their bodies, so they can live the life they most desire.