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Simply Kind Tuesdays : Learning to be kind to ourselves.

Let's face it. On a good day, most of us only tolerate ourselves. Everyone's body should be something that it's not - fatter, thinner, more buxom or less buxom. We spend a lot of time pointing out other people's stupidity all the while hoping no one notices our own.

If you really want to change the world, change the way you feel about yourself.

But how?

Over the course of the next few months, I will share with you some good techniques which actually work to help you become more kind to yourself. Of course, the easiest technique is actually the hardest. So today, I thought I'd share with you something that is effective and fairly easy.


EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and was created by Gary Craig. The idea came from the Chinese Medicine technique of acupuncture and more specifically acupressure and shiatsu. The premise behind acupuncture is that we have channels of energy (meridians) which flow through the body. When these channels get clogged up, we feel sickness, uncomfortability and pain.

Gary created a technique of tapping on the beginning of a few meridians while using our minds to focus on the problem. He has always given the manual away for free.

Since its introduction, EFT has become one of the "go to" techniques when traditional mental health techniques don't work. It's a fabulous technique for hard to treat problems such as post traumatic stress disorder and pain.

Here is my favorite EFT practitioner, Brad Yates. He has a YouTube channel with an EFT pattern for almost every kind of problem. In this video, Brad helps us deal with the things we hate about ourselves. It's 6 minutes long - and free. The only thing you have to lose is your own self loathing.