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Anxiety vs Depression

While depression and anxiety are two different medical conditions, their symptoms, causes, and treatments can often overlap; not least because one can often cause the other.

Symptoms of Major Depression

  • depressed mood

  • lack of interest in enjoyable activities

  • increase or decrease in appetite

  • insomnia or hypersomnia

  • slowing of movement

  • lack of energy

  • feelings of guilt or worthlessness

  • trouble concentrating

  • suicidal thoughts or behaviours

Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • excessive worry

  • restlessness

  • being easily fatigued

  • trouble concentrating

  • irritability

  • sleep disturbance

  • muscle tension

A meta-analysis (an amalgamation of the results of studies over a decade) of the effect of tapping for depression found that symptoms were reduced by 41% - an exceptional result - and similar results were also found when focussing on tapping for anxiety.

EFT works by tapping a series of acupressure points on the face and upper body with two fingers whilst focusing on a voicing our issues. This helps to “short-circuit” the fight or flight (stress) response and allows you to think more clearly about and release the problem.

Tapping is a gentle technique that the child can do for themselves, or with an adult, to enable them over time to get through difficult parts of their day and, in the long term, learn to improve their mindset to fulfil their potential.

I am a Mental Health Practitioner and Teacher who specialises in building confidence and promoting positive mindset within families, children and young people.

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