I know many people who swear by a tapping technique called Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT. It is a healing tool that operates on the premise that we hold underlying emotional stress that impedes the natural healing potential of our body. By engaging basic meridian points, tapping clears these unresolved issues offering more peace and emotional freedom. EFT can be an ongoing process to clear out the old traumas and welcome any new challenges with a healthy, productive attitude.
Here are the EFT Tapping Points:
KC: The Karate Chop point is located at the center of the fleshy part of the outside of either hand between the top of the wrist and the base of the baby finger.
TOH: On the top of the head.
EB: At the beginning of the eyebrow, just above and to one side of the nose.
SE: On the bone bordering the outside corner of the eye.
UE: On the bone under an eye about 1 inch below your pupil.
UN: On the area between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip.
Ch: Midway between the point of your chin and the bottom of your lower lip.
CB: The junction where the breastbone, collarbone and the first rib meet.
UA: On the side of the body, under the arm, at a point even with the nipple.
Here is the Basic EFT Tapping Recipe:
1. Identify the Issue:
2. Test the Initial Intensity from zero to ten: For emotional issues, you can recreate the memories in your mind and assess their discomforts. For physical ailments you can simply assess the existing pain or discomfort.
3. The Setup: Design a simple phrase that acknowledges the problem and accepts yourself in spite or it and saying it while continuously Tapping the KC point, you let your system know what you’re trying to address.
“Even though I have this _______________, I deeply and completely accept myself”.
4. The Sequence: Tap each of the points shown in the Sequence Points diagram while saying a Reminder Phrase:
Top of the Head (TOH)
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)
5. Test the Intensity Again and repeat sequence as needed.
Interested? Watch this 7 minutes introductory video by EFT Founder, Gary Craig and tap your way to emotional freedom.