EFT Tapping is a breakthrough healing technique that resolves negative emotions and pain.
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. It works to reduce the intensity of traumatic memories that are causing negative emotions and physical pain in your life today.
We all experience some form of trauma growing up. Experiencing different types of trauma (big or small) often leads to unresolved negative emotions, which can cause blocks and limitations in our lives. These can manifest as distressing emotions, procrastination, self-sabotage, low confidence, performance issues and a compromised quality of life.
EFT Tapping therapy resolves these negative emotions, allowing you to experience more flow, ease, and alignment.
The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system – Discovery statement by EFT founder Gary Craig
The EFT discovery statement states the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. By clearing the disruption we resolve the negative emotion.
EFT Tapping therapy is done by tapping on certain meridian points on the body while tuning into the emotional or physical problem to resolve these disruptions. Tapping sends calming signals to the brain, allowing the body and the mind to become calm and relaxed.
There are specific points that we tap on (also see the diagram below)
Karate-Chop Point (KC) The fleshy part on the side of your hand by your pinky finger, opposite from your thumb.
Top of Head (TH) This is on the crown of your head. Lightly pat yourself on the head with a flat hand.
Eyebrow (EB) At the beginning of the eyebrow, nearest to your nose. Use two fingers to tap.
Side of eye (SE) On the bone around the eye, between the corner of your eye and your temple. Use two fingers to tap.
Under eye (UE) Underneath your eye, on the bone that merges with your cheekbone. Use two fingers to tap and keep your fingers in line with the pupil.
Under nose (UN) Right in the middle between the bottom of the nose and the top of the lip. Tap with two fingers.
Chin (CH) The center point between the bottom of the lip and the chin. You might find that you have a small indent there. Use two fingers to tap.
Collarbone (CB) This point is slighty below the ends of the collarbone towards the chest. Use a flat hand to pat, or fist to gently thump.
Underarm (UA) On the side of your body, a few inches below the armpit. Use a flat hands to tap.
Step-by-step EFT Tapping process
When doing a round of tapping, you follow the exact same steps, regardless of what issue you are tapping on.
1 Choose the issue that you want to work with.
Many of our experiences and responses today, can be traced back to an event in our past that still carries some emotional charge. Resolving those past issues will have a positive effect on our current experiences.
Choose an event from your past that triggers you, or affects you emotionally when you think about it now.
Create a reminder phrase of this specific issue or problem that you want to work on. It can be a word or short phrase and you will repeat this you tap each point. The more specific you are, the better you chances of effectively resolving the issue.
2 Measure you current intensity.
Measure your current intensity about the issue on a scale of 0-10 with 10 being high. This measurement is a benchmark to see what effect the tapping has.
3 Do one round of tapping.
Begin by tapping on the side of your hand (KC), while saying the phrase Even though [insert your reminder phrase], I deeply and completely accept myself. Repeat this statement 3 times while tapping the whole time.
Now, starting from the top of your head (TH), tap on each of the following points: TH, EB, SE, UE, UN, Ch, CB, UA. As you are tapping, repeat your reminder phrase on each of the points.
4 Measure your current intensity again.
Measure your current intensity again to see where is it now. If it has reached 0-1, you’re done! If there is still discomfort or intensity left, it is time to do another round of tapping.
5 Do another round of tapping.
Following the instructions in point number 3 above, do another round of tapping. This time however, include the word “still” or “remaining” in your reminder phrase.
What to use EFT Tapping therapy on
You can try EFT Tapping on absolutely everything! The possibilities of what you can use it for are limitless. A word of caution though, use your good judgment and consult an EFT practitioner to work with on deep-seated traumas and memories from you past.
- anxiety and stress
- changing limiting beliefs
- weight loss
- fear of public speaking
- improving overall health
- spiritual growth
- headaches and migraines
- back pain
- relationship troubles
- feelings of overwhelm
- self-acceptance and self-love
- finding joy again
- emotional healing