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  1. Why is Boy George Tapping his face on I’m a Celebrity get me out of here?

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    Why is Boy George Tapping his face on I’m a Celebrity get me out of here?

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    Although much of the talk around this year’s jungle antics with Ant and Dec seems to have focussed on the arrival of Matt Hancock some eagle eyes viewers have noticed that as well as taking himself off for some much needed alone time Boy George has been seen tapping his fingers on different parts of his face and body. He wants to avoid a clash with Charlene White who has been taking control of head chef duties and perhaps bossing people around a bit too much!

    Why is Boy George Tapping his face on im a celebrity eft tapping technique

    So whilst some viewers are well aware of what Boy George is doing to help calm his stress and anxiety, especially around the campfire cooking and the hierarchy of chefs others are just wondering what tapping yourself on the face can do to help. Some people have wondered if he is using a secret tapping signal to send messages to people who are not in the jungle. Actually he is simply using a very effective method that uses tapping of the face and body to releive stress and anxiety.

    So What is Tapping? How does it help with stressful feeling and anxiety?

    Also Known as EFT, although most people just refer to it as “Tapping” the Technique that Boy George is using when he is feeling stressed helps to relive the symptoms of anxiety.

    It was discovered by Gary Craig who published a Tapping and EFT handbook explaining what he has discovered about it. It is a technique similar to acupressure and involves tapping on certain pressure points around the face and on the body and hands. What is remarkable about the technique is that you really can tap away stress and anxiety. Many researchers are looking into the efficacy of tapping and there are many clinical studies on EFT already published that show how well it works.

    In fact Tapping has been used by lots of other famous people as well who have spoken about their experiences of the tapping technique.

    Here is Michael Ball speaking about how he uses it to calm his nerves and to avoid stage fright.

    It’s such a great technique because once you are taught how to use it you can use it for yourself. In fact I have often taught it to my clients who have then passed on the Tapping technique to others so the calmness can be spread.

    How can I learn the Boy George Tapping technique?

    I work with people in person to show them how it works, but one of the great things about it is that you can also work online. So, I work on both Skype and Zoom to show people the benefits. I can even use it to help with letting go of fears and phobias.

    You can read all about how I used it to accidentally let go of my own fear of height without even trying here: https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/myblog/read_121463/what-is-tapping-how-does-tapping-work-all-about-eft.html

    You can watch another BBC news report all about Tapping and EFT here too:



    If you would like to contact me just click on the Contact Me page and do let me know a little about what you are looking for help with.


    Since I wrote about Boy George Tapping in the Jungle it seems that much of the media has cottoned on to the practice and started to write about it as well.


    OK Magazine wrote about what it means when Boy George Taps his face and neck saying


    “And now, viewers at home think that they have figured out the secret to the 61 year old’s tranquillity and have applauded the musician for using Tapping to help remain calm. Drawing on the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture, EFT claims to help relieve feelings of stress, depression and anxiety by altering the body’s energy to restore balance. It’s believed that the physical action of tapping certain points is able to relax our nervous system by disrupting our fight or flight response and therefore increasing the amount of endorphins in our body.”


    The Daily Express talked about it as if it is a Secret Tapping Technique which isn’t really the case as many many people all over the world have been using it for years!


    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! fans are convinced Boy George has a secret "tapping signal" after he was spotted "tapping" his face and neck during last night's ITV instalment.


    Although they are acting as if it is a secret signal it is really just a great way to release that stress and anxiety. The Express talks about it as a Distraction Technique, but actually Tapping does a great deal more to help that just distract you.


    Most of the Papers have found people on Tik Tok Boy George Tapping posting videos all about how Tapping helps them but of course, because Tik Tok is all short form videos it isn’t always the best place to find out how to do something successfully.


  2. Hypnotherapy on Skype and Zoom for needle phobia

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    Hypnotherapy on Skype and Zoom for needle phobia

    Online with Skype or Zoom for Hypnotherapy sesssions to end Fear of Needles and Injections

    coronavirus hypnosis and mediation for stress and anxiety

    Are you worried about having an injection for the Coronavirus Vaccine? Perhaps a fear of needles has been something you have been able to live with for a long time. Now, though you need to have an injection and are looking for a way to make it easier.

    As the Covid mass vaccination programme rolls out throughout the UK more and more people are breathing a sigh of relief. The injection of Coronavirus vaccine is helping people to see that even if this is not the end, it’s at least the beginning of the end.

    Millions of people have already had their injections and seeing the pictures on TV of people being vaccinated against Covid it is easy to think that if you have a fear of needles you are alone.

    So many people aren’t worried about the safety of the vaccine, after all it has been fully tested and approved, they’re frightened of the needle it comes in. It may have been easy to live for years without any problems from this, especially if you declined the yearly flu vaccine, but right now things are different and it is in the interests of you, your family and the whole world to get that injection of Covid Vaccine when you are offered the chance.

    This short video explains all about fears and phobias and the good news about how you can let them go forever....

    Are Adults or Children the most scared of needles? and How does it happen?

    Being scared of injections and needles is fairly common in children, and generally with more experience of how they benefit us, this slowly decreases with age.

    It’s generally thought that about 10 per cent of people have some level of anxiety about getting a blood test or receiving an injection. Even so most people carry on through this and they have that needle in their arm to help them overcome whatever the injection is designed to do.

    What do you call a fear of needles and injections?

    However for many this fear can be much worse. It is known as Trypanophobia, or a severe phobia of injections. When things are this bad they can have a very debilitating impact on the sufferers’ life.

    Sometimes people may be so fearful of needles that they faint, which further increases their fear of future events. There are some people who have a medical condition which can cause this, but that doesn’t affect so many people. That fainting can come from the fear and the physical reaction it causes.

    We tend to find that often one bad experience colours our feelings around needles and how we react to injections. Often this is a single bad experience in childhood, perhaps during routine vaccinations or a dental appointment. If the dentist said to you: "just a little scratch" you are likely to be more relaxed than if they said: "this is going to hurt!"

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    Can our parents teach us a fear of injections?

    Yes! Often and without even realising it the reaction of your parents if something didn’t go as planned can cause you to be the one with the fear.  This can mean a lack of sleep through worry even days before you are due to have an injection. As children we can pick up on worries that our parents have and they do not always even realise how much we see and hear.

    I often see people who now have their own children and want to make sure that they do not pass on their own fear to their children in the future.

    Whatever your reasons, it is never too late to finally deal with your fear of injections. The issues surrounding Covid and how the Coronavirus has affected the entire world have only brought this into sharper focus for everyone.

    If you would like to let go of your fear of injections then simply drop me a line and I can tell you more about how I can help you to relax and let go of that feeling on a permanent basis.

    Can I have Hypnosis for needle fears online?

    Yes of course. I have been working online with Skype for nearly ten years so I have lots of experience in helping people with fears and phobias to overcome them. Whilst Zoom therapy is now becoming more and more known, you can rest assured that this isn’t something I only started during the covid pandemic.

    Remember, any fear is something that we learn. If you learn it you can unlearn it!

    Just email me by clicking here: [email protected]