I first learned about tapping back in 2007, when I was trying to find relief from my chronic social anxiety. It had gotten to the point where I couldn't ask for help in a store, avoided most social gatherings, and rarely answered my phone.
The solution I found was simple. I decided to do the scariest thing I could imagine: I started online dating.
I'd set up a date in a neighborhood that was about a 25-minute walk from my home and I would tap all the way there. After going on a number of dates over the course of about six weeks, my social anxiety was gone.
It was truly amazing and much to my friends' and family's chagrin, I turned into one of those tapping zealots. You know the type...you might even have been one yourself. I shared about tapping at every opportunity I had. I told my friends about it and constantly recommended it to my family. There were countless times in bars, coffee shops, and airplanes when I felt compelled to share it with unsuspecting strangers.
But there was a problem.
Well, there were a number of problems…