I've long thought that acne was caused by mental distress/self-consciousness/insecurity. So I'm going to read this .pdf and give it a shot. I just hope it doesn't feel too "silly" for me to keep at it. Thanks.
I have to be honest; when I first tried it, I did make sure no one was around. The main tapping points are on the face and upper body, so I don't use the full technique in public. There are finger points that you can tap with one hand though, that are nice for when I'm around people.
Thanks for taking the time to post this! I want to learn more about EFT in my clinical counseling practice. It sounds like it could be beneficial for many situations in life that make us "stuck" in addition to acne. I'll be trying it out!
It makes a great addition to a lot of normal counseling. It's a way for people to keep their progress/momentum between sessions as well.
Good on you for trying different things out, and looking at the holistic approach.
Alternativista mentioned stress reduction - have you looked any techniques for doing that? Things like EFT really helped me. I know The Love Vitamin has great articles on it, and I'm posting some on my blog as well.
I noticed that my acne flared up alot when big life changes happened, like moving, getting a new job, and new life choices. You mentioned you had a serious breakout after in your senior year summer - were there any big life changes happening that could have been challenging?
I think Tim has some good advice I think. Getting emotional support is helpful, since acne has such a depression effect. I would bring the subject up with your mom, and see what her reaction is. Just let her know how you feel about your acne, and how strong the feelings are.
Hopefully she'll be supportive of you, and be able to help you work on a regimen or something else to take care of the acne.