Do you find yourself constantly overthinking?
Worrying about the future?
Feeling scared and afraid of something? Sometimes you can’t even put your finger on what exactly.
Re-hashing something that happened over and over again?
Anxiety takes many forms and while it’s natural to feel some worry and/or fear from time to time, if it’s affecting your ability to form significant relationships, your ability to work or function in your daily life, then it’s time to get help.
One of my favourite tools for helping women with anxiety is EFT Tapping. It’s a quick and effective way of reducing worry, stress and fears and allows you to enjoy your life more.
Imagine letting go of the old stories that have been holding you back
There are so many ways EFT Tapping can help reduce fears, worry and anxiety:
- dramatically reduce your stress
- help you feel calmer and more confident
- quieten negative thoughts and self-talk
- help reduce stress and anxiety around the future
- help resolve issues you have with people in your life
- help you maintain a more positive outlook
- Help you cope with every day setbacks more positively
- Help you stop overthinking
What is EFT Tapping?
One of the most effective tools I have found is the Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT (also called Tapping). EFT is a mind-body technique using a gentle tapping technique on specific points on the face, upper body and hands. The points that are being tapped on during an EFT Tapping session are points on meridians – the energy pathways that were mapped out by Chinese Medicine and have been in use for thousands of years.
While related to acupuncture, EFT does not use needles. Instead, we use a simple two pronged process wherein we:
- mentally “tune in” to specific issues while
- stimulating certain meridian points on the body by tapping on them with our fingertips.
Using EFT Tapping you can eliminate negative emotions that are not serving you and can help you change how you feel physically and emotionally. It works quickly, painlessly and extremely effectively to reduce physical pain and negative emotions.
In many cases, EFT works much more quickly and effectively than years of traditional therapy.
EFT can be applied directly to physical symptoms for relief without exploring any emotional contributors. However, for the most powerful, longest lasting results with EFT Tapping, we do expect to identify and target related emotional issues. This is done gently and can provide immense relief without being triggering.
EFT can be used on small every day annoyances and negative feelings and has also been used successfully in cases of post-trauma stress disorder and cases of extreme anxiety. It’s also 100% safe to use during pregnancy.
Whatever your challenge may be, I feel confident that EFT Tapping can help you.
Real and practical: I like to keeps things real and practical in my sessions. Even though, we are working with energy, I keep our sessions extremely grounded so you leave with tangible results.
I may give you a small piece of homework like a Tapping script to use at home to reinforce what we worked on together.
Privacy: Whether we are working together in my clinic in Modi'in or via Zoom, I value your privacy and never share any details of who I work with or the content of what comes up in our sessions. Occasionally, I share client wins and successes on social media, but it's always anonymous and without any identifying details. If you don’t want me to, just say so.
Safe space: Our sessions are a safe space for you to express how you feel, get validated and to release anything that may be holding you back.
Long term change: I know that EFT Tapping can work quickly but I also know that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to long term change. I don't promise quick fixes but I'm open to them happening for you.
I’ve been working with people with anxiety for years so I understand the challenges involved.
I also know that change is possible! If you think we’re a good fit I would want to help you make sustainable changes in your life so you can wake up feeling calmer, more centred and confident in managing your life.
I’m a holistic therapist and I am here to help you!
I love helping women to overcome their fertility challenges and other issues related to your cycles, pregnancy, periods and/or anxiety.
I treat women with abdominal and womb massage techniques known as Sobada (formally the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage) and reflexology.
I’m also an Advanced EFT Tapping practitioner and I work with women in particular issues around anxiety, depression, stress levels.
I teach Fertility Awareness to help women better know their bodies and improve their chances of conceiving or prevent pregnancy naturally.
I live in Modi’in, Israel and that’s where I spend my days helping women during their fertile years, pregnancy, menopause and other hormonal conditions. Bodywork sessions (massage and reflexology take place in my clinic in Modi’in but EFT Tapping sessions and Fertility Awareness education can take place online or in person).
Learn more about working with me here.
I’d heard of tapping for years and became interested in it. It was so much more than I expected. I feel a physical and emotional relief. My anxiety reduced greatly.
Thank you so much for the tapping session. I look forward to doing it with my kids and as a tool for myself in the coming weeks. Thanks again.
Hi Annette, Good morning, I’m just now finding time to write to you after the treatment a few days ago. It helped me sooo much. I can still feel the tapping on my skin. It felt so releasing and in the moment when it started to become difficult again on my own it really helped. Thank you so much.
Tapping helped me so much! It really helped me clarify what I want.I feel so much better and so much calmer. Thank you, Annette.
Annette introduced me to the world of tapping and it helped me realise how much I can help myself to release and relax. Annette is a master!! She helped me connect to the good inside, to change my thinking and start thinking more positively. The tapping we have done together has been so powerful. I am only a few months pregnant and for various reasons it has been very stressful and there have been a lot of fears that the pregnancy may not continue. Annette has helped me connect to my baby even under these difficult circumstances and help me feel calmer and more confident about the future.
Tapping was new to me before I tried it with Annette. Expressing some of my negative thoughts while tapping helped me release them and then find more positive thoughts. I feel like I found a tool to help myself on a day-to-day level. I’m so grateful for this work we did together. It’s profoundly impacted myself and my family and I use it often.
It’s been really surprising how powerful tapping is and how deep the tapping gets, really fast. I feel like I “tapped into” some of my core issues and dealt with them in a really powerful way. The treatment was very focussed and practical which I didn’t expect. Thank you, Annette.
I feel relaxed and confident in myself and my ability to do things and usually I am scared or worried. My confidence grew quietly while we were tapping. Your gentle approach and quiet voice accompanied me and I am so grateful.
EFT Tapping arrived just when I needed it. Annette helped me to peel away layers of protection and to release things that were weighing me down. After the treatment, sometimes I felt immediate relief and sometimes I felt tired and it took a bit longer to process the feelings and let them sink in. But in the end I always felt how each treatment helped me to move another step forward in my healing and to melt things that were weighing me down. Besides that I also learnt an amazing tool that I can use by myself in challenging moments and that is an amazing gift.
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Frequently asked questions
I’m taking anti-depressants and/or medication for my anxiety. Can this still help?
Yes, I work with many women who are taking various medications including anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications. Some women keep taking the medication during and after treatment and some women have been able to reduce the amount of medication they need and sometimes stop altogether.
However, my first rule is that any change of medication is always done with your Doctor’s permission. My goal is to help you feel better in your day to day life with or without medication.
I’ve had this a long time. Is it possible to change?
It doesn’t matter how long it’s been affecting you. I have successfully worked with clients who have been dealing with anxiety issues for years and sometimes even decades. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone who has been suffering for a long time and is sure that they can’t change.
There are some things I don’t want to talk about, how can you help me if I don’t want to talk about these things?
I totally get it. There are some things that we don’t want to talk about even when we know it could be helpful. Luckily with EFT Tapping, you don’t have to say or think about something that is so hurtful and/or traumatic for you that even thinking about it scares you or make you anxious. There are som EFT Tapping techniques that can bring you relief from the trauma without having to talk about it. I gently guide you through these techniques so you can release the trauma, anxiety or upset you are holding on to in a safe and secure way.
In addition to all my EFT training, I have taken an extra course in Tapping out of Trauma that has helped me gain extra confidence in guiding people through complex situations. Feel free to ask me about this.
How long does it take to see results?
Most of my clients report feeling a difference after the first session. Naturally, results vary and everyone comes to an EFT Tapping session with different levels of anxiety or stress around the issue they are dealing with.
How many sessions do I need?
The million dollar question! After our initial free call together to see if we’re a good fit, I usually suggest booking three sessions. My experience shows that this helps you get the maximum benefit and long term effects from our sessions.
Three sessions gives us enough time to really deal with the issue you’re having from different angles, follow up from week to week to see your improvement and continue working on any residual issues which show up afterwards.
You may need more than three sessions depending on the issue you want to tap on. For example sometimes people contact me regarding anxiety and when we start working together it becomes clear there are several issues going on: perhaps anxiety leading up to a big event that is coming up soon, a very troubling relationship they want support with and also a fear of flying and they have several trips booked in the coming months.
While the umbrella topic may be anxiety, these are three different topics that need to be addressed separately and will require several sessions.
Some of my clients choose to work with me over several months as a form of ongoing self care and therapy. This longer term work doesn’t have to be weekly although we might work weekly initially. I think flexibility is important and we can decide together what will work best for you.