Most of us don’t like to admit to having stereotypes or stereotypical views of others. But have you ever wondered if you’ve been the victim of someone else’s stereotypical thinking? In the 1990s, two psychology professors, Claude Steele of Stanford University and Joshua Aronson of the University of Texas, Austin, conducted a series of studies [...]
EFT is a form of meridian tapping. Based on acupuncture, meridian tapping is a method for altering the structure of the brain in a way that helps people to move forward in their lives.
When the person using EFT taps on specific points along the acupuncture meridians, she sends a signal to brain telling it to stop producing stress hormones.
Studies have shown that when the brain is producing stress hormones, it is unable to make decisions or achieve goals. So stopping the production of those hormones is essential for individuals who wish to learn new things in order to move forward with their lives.
But EFT is more than a simple form of stress reduction. Because EFT is done while focusing on a specific stress trigger, the brain receives a very specific form of training. It learns to stop perceiving the issue that is focused on as a stress trigger. Future encounters with the issue will no longer produce a stress response in the brain.
The articles and videos on this website are meant to introduce you to the various ways that EFT can be used by people who struggle to achieve academic success.
I hope you find the information here helpful. Please leave comments. Your feedback will help me to know which entries are most helpful and what else you would like to know about EFT, stress, and academic success.
So you want to get As in all of your classes. You dream about making the Dean’s list. You wish to graduate with honors. Of course you can achieve this. But to do so, there’s a special something that you’re going to need. That special something is an A-student mindset! Certainly, an A-student mindset won’t [...]
In my book, Three Secrets to Academic Success, I suggest that resistance to taking the steps you need to succeed in college is related to anxiety. This idea comes from psychology. Clinical psychologists know that the key to helping their clients overcome their struggles lies in getting them to explore painful experiences from their past. [...]
It’s high summer here in New England where I live, and these past weeks I’ve been spending time working in my flower garden. I haven’t always been a gardener. I haven’t even always been a New Englander. I’m a California girl who has spent most of her adult life living in apartments in big cities, [...]
If you are new to using EFT, you’ll find having a guide to the EFT tapping points will help you to know where to tap. You can download this one here. I shared this guide recently with a friend who was struggling with anxiety. She didn’t have time for me to teach her how to [...]
Have you been letting your age influence your dreams of going back to school? It’s true that a lot of information about college is targeted to younger students, especially those who have just graduated from high school. If you’re more than a few years past that milestone, this information can make the thought of going to college daunting.
These days I’m not afraid to admit to just how bad some of my college transcripts might seem. Not all of my transcripts are filled with the kinds of grades one typically associates with college success. In fact, I got my very first F in college during my first semester there. The F was for a Creative Writing class that I never attended. Here’s what happened.
Do you realize that the assumptions people have made about you throughout your life can actually become impediments to your academic success? They can, even if you don’t consider the people who are making those assumptions as being particularly important or influential to you.
Recently I was listening to a newscast and one story gave me reason to pause. The story was about a school in a predominantly working class town of my state. The school serves the lowest income families in this town.
I am a firm believer in using EFT to achieve success in any aspect of life. But often, after learning how to tap using EFT, a client will remain unclear about when to use EFT and how to create set up phrases to optimize opportunities for success. Maybe this client isn’t aware of holding on to any subconscious self-limiting beliefs.