Do you shrug or do you discount the compliment altogether?
Someone compliments your dress and you reply with “oh this is old thing, I’ve had it for ages”. They didn’t ask anything about your dress they just said they liked it. Someone comments that you are looking really well or perhaps your skin is lovely and clear and you start to feel uncomfortable, perhaps your face flushes or you find yourself looking away.
What’s so wrong with accepting a compliment these days?
Is our reaction based on who is delivering the compliment?
Is it based on where you are at the time?
Is our response affected by what we’re wearing and how comfortable we are in the outfit?
This article appeared in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age
By Joanna Webber
It sounds weird, but tapping your fingers on specific parts of your body while making powerful, self-affirming statements rewires your brain and helps restore emotional, physical and mental health.
Called emotional freedom techniques (EFT) or "tapping", the process combines ancient Chinese acupressure with modern psychology and is being used to treat everything from anxiety and phobias to chronic pain, addiction and weight loss.
"It's acupuncture without the needles," says Lorna Hollinger, CEO of the Australian Tapping Institute. "What can it be used for? The list is endless. People who have experienced trauma, and people with physical ailments or pain in their body can clear the emotional causes of those ailments by tapping."
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