Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
In addition to being Certified and Licensed to lead Workshops and Coach, I am also certified in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). This is a type of meridian tapping that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Tapping utilizes the body’s energy meridian points by stimulating them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power.
EFT is designed as a self-help tool to help manage distress, fear and physical pain. The most effective way to achieve relief is to bring the problem to mind – it must be a real situation rather than a general feeling. For example: “I feel worried about my upcoming presentation” is more effective than a general “I feel worried”.
Grade the level of distress or pain and give it a score from 0 to 10 with ten being the highest rating. Start by tapping on the side of your hand (karate chop point) and say the affirmation.
“Even though (whatever the problem is), I deeply and completely accept myself”.Examples: “Even though I am angry at my friend, I deeply and completely accept myself” or “Even though I have this sharp pain in my knee, I deeply and completely accept myself” Repeat the statement 3 times while tapping.
Tap the rest of the points while saying a short reminder phrase. Tap each point 7 to 10 times. Example from above: “This anger at my friend” or “This sharp pain in my knee”
EFT TAPPING POINTS
EB – Beginning of Eyebrow
SE – Side of the Eye
UE – Under the Eye
UN – Under the Nose
CH – Crease in Chin
CB – Just below the Collar Bone
UA – Under the Arm
RC – Front on Ribcage
TH – Top of Head
Repeat this cycle two or three times Re-evaluate the level of intensity of the emotion or pain. Repeat the entire process until distress or discomfort is diminished to a level 2 or less.