How To Supercharge Your Tapping Results for Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm

Boost Your Tapping Results with the Forehead Hold

Hi From Gwenn,

He explains the “Stupid Factor.”

OK, he doesn’t call it that. But I did, years ago in an email, and got lots of responses from people who didn’t like the word “stupid.”

Even though we’ve all been there, done that.

We KNOW it feels good to get out and walk for a few minutes. Why is it so hard to do?

We KNOW it feels so good to meditate. Why do we not do it?

And last week, when I was suffering with sinus congestion, why did I totally FORGET to tap? After all, I’m the queen of tapping, and I totally know how to tap and get relief (I finally did after getting fed up with my body…)

Afterward, we feel guilty and full of regret. We get angry and frustrated for procrastinating, resisting, and being (dare I say it?) “stupid.”

But as Nick Ortner explains in today’s Tapping World Summit broadcast, punishing and criticizing ourselves for not taking action often doesn’t help. Especially if you have been using willpower to get things done.

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Be sure to check out my simple TIP TO MAKE TAPPING MORE POWERFUL at the end of this post!
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Because it’s not lack of willpower that stops us from doing what we know is good for us.

In fact, the latest scientific research clearly shows that willpower is a limited resource. It’s a muscle that wears out with overuse.

For example, if you’re dieting and someone puts a cookie in front of you, you’ll probably be able to refuse it. The first time. The second time. Maybe even the third time.

But if someone places a cookie in front of you every 5 minutes for an hour, eventually your willpower muscle will wear out and that cookie will end up in your stomach.

The same thing happens to us daily: We are so distracted with so much information coming at us, we make so many decisions at home, at work, in school, in our relationships, what to eat, etc that there simply isn’t enough willpower left to make more positive decisions to exercise, to meditate, to do what we know would help us tap into the power of our greatest self.


Research also shows that processing all the information to make those decisions activates the amygdala, the part of the brain that reacts to any sort of stress stimuli and sets off the fight or flight mechanism in our brain and our body.

The first thing that happens when we’re stressed is that blood and energy leaves our forebrain and goes to our chest for the “fight” response, or to our legs for the “flight” response. Or maybe our reptilian brain is activated and we go into the “freeze” response.

The point is, our forebrain helps us process information and make decisions. Just when we need those decision-making processes the most, if there is no blood or energy in the forebrain, no wonder we feel overwhelmed, stuck, and unable to choose what we know is good for us.


Therein lies the “Stupid Factor.”

Or as Cheryl Richardson more elegantly describes what happens when we know tapping will help but we don’t, it’s because when we’re panicked our adult self is not in charge.

We’re a little child again, and suddenly all the adult resources seem to disappear.

So what to do when you know exactly what you should do, but you’re just not going to do it?


Nick has three tapping meditations in today’s Summit broadcast that are designed to override the willpower saying “Enough. I just don’t have it in me.”

Because what the latest research shows that tapping the endpoints of the meridians (pathways of energy in the body) sends calming signals to the amygdala in the brain.

What Nick didn’t tell you is that placing the palm of one hand across your forehead also helps you think more clearly because doing so helps bring blood and energy back into the forebrain.

So you feel calmer, more relaxed, and better able to access more of your adult resources and make healthier decisions. And act on those decisions.


Tapping Tip - Boost Your EFT Tapping Results with the Forehead Hold

MY TIP is to place the palm of one hand across your forehead while you tap along with Nick’s presentation today.

You can also use the Forehead Hold on it’s own. Notice when you’re doing this instinctively anyway – such as when taking a test, filling in a form, or checking on an upset child (or grandchild).

We even do this when reacting to upsetting news – Donna Eden (Energy Medicine) calls these the “Oh My God” points.

Do you ever find it tough to fall asleep at night, or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep because you have all those “coulda, shoulda, woulda” thoughts rolling around in your head?

That’s the perfect time to use the Forehead Hold.

Even more powerful is to place the palm of one hand across your forehead and the palm of the other across the back of your head, near the brain stem (remember, that’s the “freeze” response).

It’s a lot easier to do in a reclining position and if you’re like me, it’s easier to do at night in bed than tapping.

Read more about it at and experiment using the Forehead Hold while you’re tapping, especially if you’re feeling a lot of anxiety or traumatic stress.

If you’re using the Forehead Hold on it’s own, it may take 5 or ten minutes or more until you feel totally relaxed.

Because you are retraining your fight-flight-freeze response every time you use it, the effects are cumulative and you can’t really overdo it.

Let me know how it works for you.

And check out today’s broadcasts of the Tapping World Summit.

NOTE: If you’re already registered for the Summit, you will have an email from Nick Ortner with a link to your access page.

If you’re not yet registered, this link will allow you to register now => 

Wishing you love and light,

P.S. Yes, I am taking part in the Tapping World Summit this year. My BONUS Presentation “Uncovering The Ancient Eastern Philosophies Behind EFT / Tapping” is available with your Platinum Upgrade.


(c) Gwenn Bonnell
1550 SW 139 Ave, Davie, FL 33325
Phone: 954-370-1552


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