how to do eft
EFT TAPPING POINTS
Emotional Freedom Technique (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”
“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”
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.