The Meridian Tapping / EFT Technique is easy to learn, but requires a little practice and perseverance at times. Some issues are more complex than others and may require more time, and the guidance of a trained therapist, in order to get positive results.
Your brain is made up of 100 Billion neurons (brain cells) that each connect electrochemically with as many as 10 thousand other neurons. We now know that the brain can re-route its pathways, and the seemingly infinite number of possible connections can allow us to transform the way we feel, think and act, as well as heal even long-standing, chronic, and "physical" problems.
Eastern healing methods like acupuncture have worked with the body's energy system for thousands of years in order to create physical and emotional health. Now, combined with the insights of modern psychology, these ancient healing arts can be applied safely and easily to virtually any emotional or psychological issue, by tapping on various points on the body while focusing on the symptom, pain, or troublesome thought that you wish to eliminate.
EFT/Tapping, like other Energy Psychology techniques, works both on a psychological/mind level as well as a physical/energetic level in order to release or neutralize a thought, feeling, or physical sensation that has been persistent and disturbing... and the same tapping technique can also be then used to reprogram the mind to accept a new thought, idea or belief that you consciously choose to hold. As such, the list of issues that can be alleviated, and the potential for positive change and transformation is virtually endless!
The Meridian Tapping / EFT Technique can be applied to yourself, or applied or guided by a therapist or doctor. It is very safe to try, however it is recommended that you receive the guidance of a professional for complex or intense traumas or psychological issues that you are uncertain about.
The Set-Up Affirmation:
While tapping with two finger tips on the side of the hand or "karate chop point," or while rubbing the area at the top outside corner of the chest, near the shoulder, do the following:
(Say this out loud if possible)
"Even though I have this ____________, I deeply and completely accept myself."
Insert the symptom ("headache," or "anxiety," or "craving for sugar," etc.)
Repeat this phrase 3 times.
The Basic Sequence:
Again, using two fingertips together, tap lightly, an average of seven times on each point, and at each point, repeat the word or phrase that describes the symptom as above, (ie "headache").
As indicated on the chart above, here are the main
tapping points (only one side is necessary):
1. Inside end of the eyebrow
2. Outside corner of the eye (on the bone)
3. Under the center of the eye
4. Between the nose and upper lip
5. The dimple of the chin (between chin and lower lip)
6. The collar bone point (where the first rib meets the sternum)
7. Under the arm (even with the nipple for a man, or the bra strap for a woman)
8. The crown of the head
This constitutes one "round" of tapping. In simple cases, this may be enough to alleviate or eliminate a problem.
It is useful to rate the level of pain or emotional intensity before and after the round of tapping (on a scale of 0-10). If you lower the level to 0, then you are done. If it only comes down part of the way, then try another round or two and see if it lowers more. If it does not, then try to re-evaluate the issue. It's likely that there is another aspect to this problem that you did not address.
Please note, this is only a brief, basic explanation for how to apply the basic EFT technique. The guidance of a trained EFT Practitioner can make the results far more powerful and even complex issues can be systematically resolved with help and practice.
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DISCLAIMER: The information about the Meridian Tapping / EFT technique on this website, while based on the original EFT technique taught by the originator Gary Craig (of www.emofree.com), is not affiliated with Gary Craig and does not represent his complete, original technique. Meridian Tapping has numerous variations and styles that vary among different practitioners. However the basic methodology and principles remain the same.