Can I use meridian tapping (EvEFT) to help me learning new things?
photo by Steven S.
In part 1 of the series (“Attitude About Learning“) we looked at the way our beliefs (conscious and subconscious) can prevent us from learning something new, with all our energy. In this part we will look at how to use tapping in the process of learning or studying something new.
Process of Learning
Here I’ve found tapping useful in three parts of the learning process: before, during, and after.
We live in a time of multi-tasking. Study after study has shown that multi-tasking is not a good way to work or learn because we spend too much time and energy shifting from one activity to another and another. We are going to study at our best if we are completely focused on that task.
To get ready for a study session I will
- Clear my mind to be focused and relaxed
- Remove any worry I have about the topic I am studying
- Be open to knowing I will able to learn in this time
It only takes a minute or two and looks something like this:
I am going to spend the next 45 minutes working on [learning more Spanish]…I am happy to have this time to commit to learning and expanding myself…today has been a hectic day…I have a lot of things on my mind…I can deal with all of these things later…for the next 45 minutes I am going to be present to the task at hand…I let go of any of the worries I have about the other things going on in my life…I will get back to them after I study…It is now time to be present to the task at hand
I might be worried about my ability to learn this stuff…this might be outside my comfort zone…but that is what learning is about…stretching myself…I have learned lots of things in the past…and I am going to learn this…even if it takes longer than I like…I am going to do this…humans are made to learn new things…humans are made to adapt…I can and will learn during this time
Any blocks that I have to learning…I let them go…I know my mind is fertile…I make my mind open for the next 45 minutes to be a sponge…my intention is not just to understand…but to make this new information part of me…it is such a blessing to be able to learn in this way…at this time.
Tapping can also be a very powerful tool when it comes to learning something that is difficult. When I’m trying to learn something new (be it a concept, a definition, vocabulary, or even a phone number) I will say what I am trying to learn and remember out loud a few times while tapping form point to point.
After I have finished a study session I will spend a few more minutes tapping. I do this mostly from the point of view of gratitude. I believe we will return to anything we are grateful for.
My post study tapping looks like this:
I am so happy that I had this time to commit to learning something new…I learned more in this time than I think…there are concepts and ideas that have become part of me in ways I can’t imagine…the simple fact I have time to learn something is a blessing…as the rest of the day unfolds and through my sleep tonight I know this information is going to be integrated more fully…any blocks I have to making this information a part of me I let go right now…I look forward to the next chance I get to study this material…because I will surprise myself with how much I have remembered.
There are two basic ways we can use tapping to help us learn more. We can use it to clear any of the stumbling blocks we have to learning something new, and we can use it to be fully present during our study session..