E is for Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

I decided when I started this blog that I would endeavour to alphabetter myself physically, intellectually and emotionally. Of course, my adventures up to now have had an inherent positive effect on my confidence and self-esteem – continuously putting yourself into situations you’ve never been in before and overcoming challenges will do that – but I also want to do some activities specifically focused on supporting my emotional wellbeing.

I have always been something of a sceptic when it comes to alternative therapies (even more so since I started reading Ben Goldacre) but, perhaps counter-intuitively, am also quite superstitious – honestly believing that the reason my car broke down recently was because I looked at a family stranded on the side of the road and thought ‘Thank goodness that’s not us!’. As a result, I was unsure how I would respond to any alternative intervention where part of me would be saying ‘this is quackery of the highest order’ while the rest thought ‘but I do feel different’. Turns out I’m a sucker for that sweet sweet placebo effect

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