HOW TO TAP
Negative emotions and physical pain are caused by disruption the body’s energy system.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as Tapping is a self-help healing technique that combines modern psychology with Chinese Acupuncture.
The process involves tapping on a specific meridian points while thinking about and/or feeling a negative thought, limiting belief, or traumatic event.
The technique releases blockages in the energy system which are stored in the physical body due to high levels of emotional intensity and psychological discomfort.
Energy blocks often go hand in hand with anxiety, depression, low self confidence and self esteem, addictions, phobias, self-sabotage, abuse, trauma, limiting beliefs, physical disharmony and more.
A basic premise is that emotional discord is a main factor in physical disharmony and dis-ease, including chronic illness.
Everything is energy. We can use our own energy to move the negative and stuck energies out of our bodies and our energy systems.
Rather than using needles, as in Acupuncture, EFT is performed by tapping the tips of the fingers gently on specific acupressure points at the end points of energy meridians. The combination of physical pressure on the body while uncovering the root causes of trauma and dis-ease, releases the body’s learned response and/or negative emotion.
Eft eliminates the emotional response or trigger or intensity level, and restores emotional and physical balance.
EFT is simple to learn and can be tailored specifically to your spiritual growth. Change is often felt very quickly, even after only a few rounds of tapping the points. Once you learn the basic sequence, try it on any “stuck” energy!
KC: The Karate Chop point (abbreviated KC) is located at the centre of the fleshy part of the outside of the hand (right or left) between the top of the wrist and the base of the baby finger.
TOH: On the very top of the head. If you were to draw a line from one ear, over the head, to the other ear, and another line from your nose to the back of your neck, the TOH point is where those two lines would intersect.
EB: At the beginning of the eyebrow, just above and to one side of the nose. This point is abbreviated EB for beginning of the EyeBrow.
SE: On the bone bordering the outside corner of the eye. This point is abbreviated SE for Side of the Eye.
UE: On the bone under the eye about 1 inch below your pupil. This point is abbreviated UE for Under the Eye.
UN: On the small area between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip. This point is abbreviated UN for Under the Nose.
Ch: Midway between the point of your chin and the bottom of your lower lip. Even though it is not directly on the point of the chin, we call it the chin point because it is descriptive enough for people to understand easily. This point is abbreviated Ch for Chin.
CB: The junction where the sternum (breastbone), collarbone and the first rib meet. To locate it, first place your forefinger on the U-shaped notch at the top of the breastbone (about where a man would knot his tie). From the bottom of the U, move your forefinger down toward the navel 1 inch and then go to the left (or right) 1 inch. This point is abbreviated CB for CollarBone even though it is not on the collarbone (or clavicle) per se. It is at the beginning of the collarbone and we call it the collarbone point because that is a lot easier to say than "the junction where the sternum (breastbone), collarbone and the first rib meet."
UA: On the side of the body, at a point even with the nipple (for men) or in the middle of the bra strap (for women). It is about 4 inches below the armpit. This point is abbreviated UA for Under the Arm.
Follow along with the “EFT Opportunities” in the Daily Predictions in order to use EFT in accordance with the current energy patterns.
EFT does not discredit or replace traditional medical and psychotherapeutic professions, but rather serves to contribute to a holistic healing process based on the notion that we all have the ability to heal ourselves.
Do some research.
The following websites provide a good overview of the industry.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/what-is-eft/ The founder of EFT, Gary Craig, can be found here.
Get Started Using EFT
The 5 Steps of The EFT Tapping Basic Recipe:
1. Identify the Issue:
What do you want to clear? Examples might be: headache, feelings of lack, anxiety etc. Use only one issue at a time in order to clear that issue completely.
2. Test the Initial Intensity:
Assign a number to the level of intensity of your issue on a 0-10 scale where 10 is the worst the issue has ever been and 0 is no problem. This serves as a benchmark to compare before and after progress. If you start out with an issue at a level eight, you will want to tap on that issue until you can get it down to around a 3 or a 4, and then continue to tap until it is a 0. Sometimes this happens very quickly, and other times it can take a few tapping sessions or more to reach a level zero.
For emotional issues, recreate the memories or events in your mind and assess the level of intensity.
For physical ailments, assess the existing pain or discomfort.
3. The Setup:
The Setup is a process used to begin a round of tapping. This is a simple phrase that is said, either out loud or in mind, while continuously Tapping the KC point. This signals your system that you are setting an intention to clear an issue.
When choosing this phrase:
1) acknowledge the problem
2) accept yourself in spite of it
Below are a few examples. Fill in the blank with your specific issue or practice using the issues below. Remember to say this statement out loud or in mind while tapping on the KC point.
“Even though I have this _______________, I deeply and completely love and accept myself”.
This feeling of lack:
“Even though I have this feeling of lack in relation to my finances, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
“Even though I have this headache, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
Choose the right set-up phrase that works for you. The set-up statement captures the essence of your feeling or emotion. It is best to use your own words and to make the phrase as specific as possible.
This is your problem or issue, not someone else’s. be sure to focus on your reaction to the issue - your anger, your sadness, your hopelessness - even though someone else might be the cause of your feeling this way.
The set-up phrase focusses on the negative aspects of your feelings in order to take you into the feeling / experience on an energetic level. This is what allows the underlying or root issues to be revealed in order to clear them and restore full health and happiness that you are and deserve.
While tapping on the karate chop point, say the complete set-up phrase three times.
“Even though I have this feeling of lack in relation to my finances, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” (Say this three times, while really feeling into the negativity of this statement.)
4. Tap through the Points
Tap through the points in order while saying the complete phrase or an abbreviated version. The important thing is that you stay with the intensity of the emotion. (An abbreviated version of the above phrase might be “feeling of lack” or “lack”.)
Beginning of the Eyebrow (EB)
Side of the Eye (SE)
Under the Eye (UE)
Under the Nose (UN)
Chin Point (CH)
Beginning of the Collarbone (CB)
Under the Arm (UA)
Top of the Head (TOH)
Be flexible with what is coming up for you as you tap. The lack in relation to your finances, is most likely related to a childhood memory or belief having to do with money. Tap on what comes up as you cycle through the points.
(You can tap with one hand on one side of the body or tap with both hands together. It is up to you. Similarly most people find it easier to tune into their emotions with their eyes closed, however, some situations call for having your eyes open, like say if you are tapping in your car while at a standstill in rush hour traffic. Keep it simple, and meaningful to you.
5. Test Again
Measure how you feel after you have completed a few rounds of tapping. Assign a number from one to ten that corresponds to the level of intensity. Repeat the tapping cycle until you have decreased the level of intensity to a 1 or a zero. Change the set-up phrase if necessary to accommodate your new level of feeling.
Other ways to tap:
-you can tap while replaying an experience in your mind. Focus on the most intense aspect of the experience.
-you can tap while in the middle of something stressful like an argument or scary movie. If you are in public, excuse yourself and go to the bathroom and tap in privacy or use the finger points. The finger points are located on the first, second, and fourth fingers and the thumb at the base of the nail bed, slightly to the right.