Friday, 24 September 2010

How do you do this EFT thing - 2?

Basically, you tap a sequence of points on your body while focusing on what is troubling you.  Here's a diagram of the basic points.

The sequence is: 
Eyebrow, Outside of eye, Under eye, Under nose, Above chin, Collar bone, Under arm, Thumb, Index finger, Middle finger, Little finger.

Then there is the Gamut point (the x on the diagram) - I'll explain more about this later.

First - know what's troubling you.
  • Describe it clearly and precisely in a few words (I'll give some examples later).
  • Guess on a scale of 0-10 how strongly troubled you are feeling.  0 is not at all, 10 is very much so.

Second - the Set Up statement.
  • "Even though I feel this [whatever my trouble is], I'm OK."  Say this to yourself 3 times while tapping on the karate point (the black spot shown above on the side edge of your hand).
 Third - the Routine
  • Make a "reminder phrase" - "that awful day", "this anger", "this nervousness"
  • Tap about 7 times on each of the basic points in the sequence while saying your reminder phrase (out loud or silently). 
  • Tap on the Gamut point while you do this little extra routine - shut your eyes tight, open them wide, circle them one way round, circle them the other way round, hum a few notes of a tune (Happy birthday to you maybe), count to 5, hum a few more notes of your tune.
  • Do it again - tap all the basic points in the sequence saying the reminder phrase.
Fourth - measure how you feel now
  • on a scale of 0-10, how do you feel now?
  • is there any difference?
  • keep going until you get down to a zero.
As simple as that.  It works.  And even if you don't believe it will work, it works.  So it's worth giving it a try.

The question is, what is troubling you that you'd like to tap away?

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