What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping is an alternative technique which provides relief from emotional issues, disorders, addictions, phobias, pain and so on.  People often feel stuck in life and can end up unable to move forward or make beneficial changes due to all kinds of issues. Tapping is a tool that can be used at any time, on any issue to provide immediate relief from stress or anxiety to more deep-rooted beliefs we may have picked up during our life. 
 
When going through my own separation, I struggled with abandonment issues, stemming from childhood and EFT was the only therapy that helped me to overcome this and move forward with an optimistic outlook.  I love EFT so much because it was so effective, I ended up training in it and now use it with my clients going through the pain of divorce and separation.
 

How does it work?

 Tapping on specific points is a direct confrontation and acceptance of your fears and worries and helps to uncover the root of long-term beliefs. 
The process of tapping uses a simple set of steps and by tapping on acupressure points on the body, head and hands whilst talking or thinking about the negative issue, you can release old fears, limiting beliefs, negative patterns such as addictions and even physical pain.  It works by calming the nervous system and sends a signal to the brain that it’s safe to relax and let go.

 

How to tap?

We start by identifying the issue and then giving it a rating on a scale of 0 to 10, 0 being it’s not bothering you, 10 being the worst it can get, focus only on one thing at a time.

We then begin tapping on the side of the hand using a setup statement which will acknowledge the problem, followed with an affirmation e.g. “Even though I feel this pain, I deeply and completely accept myself”.  We repeat the setup statement 3 times before continuing to the rest of the points.

The tapping points, in sequence, as follows:

  • Eyebrow (EB) – the beginning of the eyebrow, above the nose
  • Side of the eye (SE) – on the side of the head in line with the eye
  • Under the eye (UE) – the bone under the eye
  • Under the nose (UN) – the point between the nose and upper lip
  • Chin (CH) – halfway between lip and bottom of chin
  • Collarbone (CB) – collarbone on the soft ‘sore point’
  • Under the arm (UA) – under the armpit where the bra strap sits
  • Top of the head (TOH) – found on the crown of the head 

Tapping Script Example

Round 1:

KC: Even though I am feeling so much pain, I deeply and completely love and accept myself

KC: Even though I am struggling to accept what is happening to me, I love and accept myself

KC: Even though this is the most challenging time of my life, I choose to honour and love myself

EB: I feel so much pain
SE: This is not how I saw my marriage
UE: I am in so much emotional pain
UN: I struggle daily with it
CP: I feel so hurt and misunderstood.
CB: This painful time in my life
UA: I feel sad and angry and hurt and all alone.
WR: I feel so much pain
TW: I feel so lost
TH: I have so much emotional pain

Round 2:

EB: I feel hurt and wounded but I am stronger than I realise
SE: Sometimes I don’t even know how I will get through this
UE: But I understand I have a process to go through
UN: I have overcome things in the past
CP: I know when I get through this pain I will be stronger than ever
CB: I am strong
UA: I choose to be strong
TH: I choose to go and create a life I love

Think about all the places in your body where you feel anxiety and take a deep breath

Repeat as often as needed and change the words if you feel they don’t resonate with you

    EFT can be done alone and is especially good for stressful situations, however, for any deep issues, and for maximum effect, it is always better to have a trained practitioner to help guide you.

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