First: Rate your discomfort on a scale of 0 (feeling great) to 10 (worst pain imaginable). 1.
Fill in the blank with a Reminder Phrase, or key words, for your issue. For example: “Even those I have this headache, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
2. THE TAPPING SEQUENCE: Tap about 7 times on each of the following energy points while repeating the Reminder Phrase from the setup affirmation at each point. Note that the tapping points move down the body. For example: Say “headache” about 7 times while tapping on each point.
b. EB (Beginning of) Eye Brow
c. SE Side of Eye
d. UE Under Eye
e. UN Under Nose
f. Ch Chin
g. CB (Beginning of) Collar Bone
h. UA Under Arm
i. Th Thumb
j. IF Index Finger
k. MF Middle Finger
l. LF Little Finger
a. Close eyes
b. Open eyes
c. Look hard down right while holding the head steady
d. Look hard down left while holding the head steady
e. Roll eyes in a circle as though your nose is the center of a clock
f. Roll eyes in a circle in the opposite direction
g. Hum 2 seconds of a song, for example “Happy Birthday”
h. Count rapidly from 1 to 5
i. Count rapidly from 5 to 1
j. Hum 2 seconds of song again
4. Repeat the TAPPING SEQUENCE.
IMPORTANT! When you have completed all four steps, STOP and notice if there has been any change in the way you feel about your issue rated on a scale of 0 to 10. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until the intensity of your issue drops to between 2 and 0. If the pain starts to wander around your body, adjust the reminder phrase to reflect where the pain is at the time. This means the energy is moving; it’s a good sign. For a free download of the EFT manual, go to www.emofree.com
Collar Bone Breathing CBB) is useful when EFT doesn’t seem to be working, after doing some of the easier things such as saying the setup out loud with lots of emphasis or rubbing the Sore Spot while saying the reminder phrase instead of tapping on the Karate Chop point on the side of the hand. CBB can be found in the EFT manual on page 51. Below is Ben Meijer’s well-tested short version of Collar Bone Breathing.
Short version of Collar Bone Breathing (sCBB)
1. Rate the intensity of your issue from 0-10; 0 meaning no pain at all and 10 meaning that pain is unbearable.
2. With one hand hold both Collar Bone points (K27). With the other hand, tap on the 9 Gamut Point of the first hand while mentally repeating the reminder phrase. This is done silently so as not to interfere with the breathing techniques of this exercise. Silently count to 3.
3. Take as deep a breath as you can, and relax your ribcage while holding your breath. Mentally repeat the reminder phrase while tapping for 10-12 seconds.
4. Exhale about half way. Hold your breath. Mentally repeat the reminder phrase while tapping for 10 to 12 seconds.
5. Forcibly exhale all of the air out of your lungs. Hold your breath. Mentally repeat the reminder phrase while tapping for 20 to 30 seconds.
6. Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5.
7. Breathe normally and perform a round of EFT without the setup.
8. Take a 0-10 intensity reading.
If the Problem is Still Not Responding
Why You may Need an EFT Practitioner
1. The user’s ability to tune into the problem is the most important factor for success. The ‘art of delivery’ of the EFT practitioner is in asking questions that lead to the core emotional issues. Experienced therapists have appropriate training to do this.
2. Therapists know extra tapping points and techniques to help in more difficult cases.
3. In cases of overwhelming emotions like severe trauma and abuse, it is advisable to work with experienced EFT therapist who can use gentle approaching techniques as well as other skills.
4. Therapists can see issues from different perspectives. Even experienced practitioners work with each other from time to time.
5. It is very healing when someone else sees the beauty in you that you cannot see in yourself.
6. The combined energy and intention of two people sharing the single purpose to help the client has a more powerful effect.
7. Sometimes just the fact that therapist is tapping on you can make a difference.
8. You might not be interested to learn more about EFT, but want help from someone who is experienced and sufficiently trained to be able to help you.