We as humans are hard wired to resist change, even if it is for the better. Our oldest parts of the brain, the limbic system, resists change, because it brings uncertainty and that could be dangerous. Consciously we do want to change, yet there is resistance that is really hard to come by. So we self-sabotage, procrastinate or encounter other challenges that keep us from moving forward.
Tapping comes in handy here, because it does not only relax your body. By doing so, it affects this limbic system in a way that reduces the output of stress hormones like cortisol and others. If the limbic system is at ease, the conscious parts of the brain have more capacities to come up with solutions, new strategies and creativity.
So, if you feel stuck in your process it's be a good idea to give tapping a try. It's especially a good idea to work with a practitioner, as he or she can help you navigate through the process but also helps you stay on track and keep distractions at bay.
Release old emotional wounds
Another reason why tapping is a useful tool in any coaching situation is that sometimes the coaching touches on things that have very old and very deep emotional aspects connected to it. Those are also hard to come by with conventional strategies but can be thoroughly released with tapping.
For example, if you are aware of areas in your life where you easily over-react, then it would be a good idea to take a deeper look at what is really bothering you about that. Or if you agree to take action steps with your coach, but there is one thing that you just cannot bring yourself to do – that would be also a good idea to work with an EFT practitioner, as he or she has very effective strategies at hand to let go of the resistance.