The EFT Tapping Basic Recipe is an easy to learn and easy to use healing tool that provides the very foundation for expanding your emotional freedom. It can be applied to any issue you want, although it is still only the first step to EFT’s full potential. The rest of the benefits come when you learn to aim the tapping procedure at specific targets.
The Discovery Statement:
According to Gary Craig, the founder of Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping, “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”
Energy disruptions are the reason we have any kind of emotional issue like grief, anger, guilt, depression, trauma, and fear. Once we find those energy disruptions, we use the tapping process to correct them.
Tune into the issue: Once we find those energy disruptions, we use the tapping process to correct them. The focused wording is an essential part of the process because it tells our system what we are working on and helps us tune into certain thoughts or circumstances which, in turn, cause our energy systems to disrupt. Otherwise, we function normally. [One’s fear of heights is not present, for example, while one is reading the comic section of the Sunday newspaper (and therefore not tuned in to the problem)].
The EFT Tapping Points:
Side of Hand: (SH) The fleshy part of the outside of your hand (either hand) between the top of the wrist and the base of the baby finger (sometimes called the karate chop point).
Eye Brow: (EB) At the beginning of the eyebrow.
Side of Eye: (SE) On the bone bordering the outside corner of the eye.
Under Eye: (UE) On the bone under an eye about 1 inch below your pupil.
Under Nose: (UN) On the small area between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip.
Chin: (Ch) Midway between your lower lip and your chin, in the crevice.
Collar Bone: (CB) About where a man would knot his tie.
Under Arm: (UA): Under the armpit, where a woman’s bra strap goes front to back.
Top of Head: (TOH) : On the top of the head.
Twin points: Some of the Tapping points have twin points on each side of the body (ie: eye brow, side of eye, under eye). You only need to tap one of these twin points. However, if you have both hands free you can certainly tap on both sides for good measure.
The 5 Basic Steps (ingredients)
- Identify the Issue:
All you do here is make a mental note of what ails you. This becomes the target at which you “aim” the EFT Tapping Basic Recipe. Examples might be: Sore shoulder, my father embarrassing me at my age 8 birthday party or hitting that high singing note. Be sure you are only targeting one issue at a time. As you will learn later, trying to combine issues in the process will compromise your results.
- Test the Initial Intensity:
Here you establish a before level of the issue’s intensity by assigning a number to it on a 0-10 scale where 10 is the worst the issue has ever been and 0 is no problem whatsoever. This serves as a benchmark so we can compare our progress after each round of The EFT Tapping Basic Recipe.
- The Setup Statement:
A simple phrase to acknowledge the problem & accept yourself in spite of it
“Even though I have this __(specific problem to address)____, I deeply and completely accept how I feel.”
“Even though I have this sore right shoulder, I deeply and completely accept how I feel.”
“Even though I have this fear of spiders, I deeply and completely accept how I feel.”
“Even though I have this humiliation at my eighth grade graduation, I deeply and completely accept how I feel.”
Important, Important, Important:
The language that we use always aims at the negative so it can be neutralized. This allows our natural positives to bubble up to the top.
We do not want to use EFT on someone else’s problem. For example, rather than, “Even though my son is addicted to drugs, I deeply and completely accept how I feel.” it’s better to focus on your own reaction which might be, “Even though I’m frustrated by my son’s drug addiction.” We want to aim EFT at our part of the problem rather than trying to fix someone else’s problem.
- The Reminder Phrase:
The Reminder Phrase is some brief wording that keeps your system tuned into the issue. “This sore shoulder”, “My father embarrassed me”, “This difficulty in singing that high note.”
- Side of Eye
- Under Eye
- Under Nose
- Collar Bone
- Under Arm
- Top of Head
- Test the Intensity Again:
Finally, you establish an “after” level of the issue’s intensity by assigning a number to it on a 0-10 scale. You compare this with the before level to see how much progress you have made.
If you are not down to zero then repeat the process until you either achieve zero or plateau at some level.
Anxiety, Stress, Fear and pain from Traumas are expensive…
Emotional Freedom is priceless!
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