How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety – Simple Ways Reduce Stress

How to reduce stress and anxiety which is an everyday occurrence and very common and most of us suffer from this dreaded stress.stress-954814_960_720

Everyday stress is commonplace and we all have to deal with it. I repeat myself because this is so important.

With the world having so many disasters, families coping with moving around and temporary situations, couples being apart and so much more, stress and anxiety are definitely becoming the silent killer.  I have written about this before.

I just want to explain about a technique that I use every day and also teach my clients to use every day to reduce stress.

How many of you have already heard of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)? Thankfully since I have been using and teaching EFT there has been an increase in awareness which I am so pleased about.


Used for over 5000bc it is an amazing tool and easy to learn.  Acupuncture without the needles is one of the descriptions used to describe EFT, many of Testimonials describe it as amazing and unbelievable.

What can you use EFT for?

The saying goes ‘use it on everything which is true but most people think it can only be used for major events and therefore cannot think what to use it for.

I always encourage my clients to use it every day on the small thing in their lives.  If used on the small things then big things have less chance of appearing.

  • Some of the everyday things to tap on:
  • Rushing to get out of the house in the morning.
  • Standing in a long line.
  • Getting cut up while driving.
  • Running out of gas.
  • Kids being unruly
  • Feeling nervous about an interview
  • Boss putting you under pressure
  • Forgot to pick up the dry cleaning

These are just a few but you can get the idea when you think about what you go through on a day-to-day basis.

If you don’t deal with the small stuff on a day-to-day basis then everything builds up and you find yourself at peak stress every day.

One of the questions I always ask of my clients is

‘What is your daily stress level, 0 being none and 10 being high’,  Most people will answer somewhere between 5 and 9.  That stress level, starting your day off, does not leave too much wiggle room for exploding into a fit of anger, panic attack, violence, depression and so on.

stress meter

My point is EFT is a great tool and when used on a daily basis as part of your normal routine you can keep your stress levels under 3 which is ideal for starting every day. Try it…….

Let me know what EFT does for you and your family.

Please share this with others so they may benefit also.

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  1. Blair villanueva


    I encountered EFT before from my Chinese friend. It is about giving massage on the specific pulses, and it works!
    We should learn to overcome stress it is important.

    • helenvella


      It really does work I have seen some amazing results with my clients and myself and family.

  2. Reply

    Hi! It seems interesting technique, and maybe I should try it. Thanks for sharing this information! Always it is nice to get to know more.. 🙂
    I write a blog about stress relief, and I found your website and articles interesting and got some inspiration from you.
    Thanks again!

  3. Danay


    This is pretty interesting. I hadn’t heard about EFT until I read your previous post on it. It’s definitely something I’ll be reading more about.

    • helenvella


      Please do it is a great tool to have. I also have some of Youtube as well

  4. Alice


    Stress indeed is a killer, silent killer for that matter. I tackled a little bit of this in one of my articles. But to be honest, this is my first time to read about EFT and I’m really intrigued by it. It does sound like a great tool for reducing stress so I will check this out and see if it works for me. Thanks for this article.

    • helenvella


      EFT is one of the tools I use daily on myself and all of my clients. Especially when the stress is so high in many.

  5. Karen Noone


    Thank you for the timely reminder. I was introduced to EFt about 15 years ago and used it to great effect. Through time as with many things I have stopped using it. Well I still tap as it does become a habit but had forgotten the sequence so the short cut image is really helpful
    With Grace and Gratitude

    • helenvella


      We choose how we respond to stress and everyday pressures in life. Some people choose to get overwhelmed and it is nice to know there are tools for them to use to reduce the stressors. Thanks for your comments.

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    Hi Helen!

    I’ll try to use the EFT when I get stressed out.
    I shall use EFT when trying to get things done all at once! I”ll share this technique with my friends.

    Thank you for this inspiring and informative post!

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    I am going to implement the EFT when I get stressed out, which does happen of course! 😉
    I really could use this tool when trying to “get things done all at once!” I am also going to share this technique with a friend of mine who I feel could greatly benefit. Thank you for this inspiring and informative post!

    • helenvella


      Thank you, you will be amazed at the results you will get using EFT every day. I personally start my day every day with several rounds of tapping. Good luck.

  8. Reply

    Hi Helen,
    I’ve found that even engaging in EFT helps to build awareness of stress triggers and my own reaction. Building that awareness over the years has been invaluable to lowering my day-to-day stress levels and greatly improving my quality of life. Stress and anxiety used to cripple me, but I now feel joyful and healthy and am learning every day. Thanks for your article!
    Best wishes,

    • helenvella


      Excellent I love to hear how people are using EFT. I like to teach every child I come across and perhaps having this tool will produce less stressed adults in the community. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Reply

    I have heard of this and read up on it. But unfortunately have not had much luck with it, not sure why. I assume other people have or it would not still be around.

    • helenvella


      Once you master how to do EFT it is a fantastic tool. Sometimes all it takes is one session with a professional to get you on the track of how affective EFT can really be.

  10. Reply

    I just read an article the other day about EFT, so it’s very new to me…but, very intriguing! I’m glad you posted a picture of the shortcut version. I believe that is going to help many of us that are not very familiar with the techniques. Thank you for this article–maybe I’ll be able to reduce a little bit of stress by using this!


    • helenvella


      EFT is an amazing tool. I have been using for quite a number of years with my clients and seen some great results. Good luck and use it every day.

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