EFT Tapping is a technique that is really catching on and is a quicker way than anything else I’ve come across when it comes to reducing anxiety, panic and stress on-the-spot. I spent a long time looking.
I was out and about in Canterbury in a department store, checking out the shoes like-you-do, and about to leave the floor searching for the best exit via an escalator.
As I turned the corner an elderly lady was huddled on the ground. A cluster of well-wishers had gathered offering kind words of support, but ultimately she was out shopping on her own. She’d inadvertently been trying to go up the steps of the escalator that was coming down towards her, and she tumbled.
An easy mistake!
But she’d had a shock and was in a bit of a fluster, so I stepped up and asked if I could tap on her, briefly explaining it’s a technique that calms the nervous system. A range of store staff arrived in dribs’n’drabs and as they looked puzzled I’d let them know, and checking in with her all-the-while.
Finally a manager stepped up and said he’d heard of it, where by this time (only a matter of minutes) she was calmed and ready to move off and leave the store. I accompanied her to the bus station and she was absolutely fine.
But when you think about it, she was elderly and walking with the aid of two sticks. So having a quick-action technique like this to hand is something everyone needs up-the-sleeve in order to release the shakiness of a sudden trauma, no matter what. After all this technique is being applied to the wounded in war-zones.
In preparation for EFT Tapping
With that lady I just tapped on the points you can see below (5-7 times on each point). Working with clients allows us to go deeper into making lasting changes because a small or large trauma stays in the autonomic nervous system until we release it. And this technique is great at getting to the heart of the matter by working quickly.
If you want to participate in a round of EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) then it’s handy to have a diagram of the Tapping Points to refer to.
There are meridian points found all over the body, as used in Acupuncture, but for this process we only use those found on the face, head, upper-body and hands. And helps get you started right away.
The tapping points
Here are the points:
- SH = The side of the hand often referred to as the Karate Chop point (KC)
- EB = Eyebrow (on the bone)
- SE = Side of the eye – other end of the eyebrow (on the bone)
- UE = Under the eye (on the bone)
- UN = Under the nose (in the ski-slope)
- UM = Under the mouth (in the crevice)
- CB = Collar bone (1″ (inch) down from the clavicle bone and an 1″ in)
- UA = Under the arm
- TH = Top of the head (towards but not on the crown)
The finger points (not illustrated) are found at the base of the nail on the fleshy side of each digit and there is a 9-gamut point which is explained inside my EFT Tapping Guide if you’d like to sign up for the newsletter below or to the right hand side, and receive more information.
What we’ve covered here will serve as a demonstration.
What else do I need
Have paper and pen handy to make a note of anything you want to write down so you know what you’re addressing and how you feel about it, before you start working on it. Just as an aside EFT can be quick (and if that doesn’t happen initially that’s okay too, it doesn’t mean you’re not doing it right, it just indicates that there’s probably something more relevant to work on first.
It’s often best when starting out to learn with an experienced practitioner or trainer (depending on your needs, whether it’s for yourself or using it with your clients or patients), who’ll help you learn how to get out of your own way.
And that way you get into your rhythm, it’s like anything the more you practice the better you get at using it effectively.
The types of wording and the full procedure are found in a fuller report than there’s space for here, but the above gives you a springboard to leap off from and begin playing with it, incidentally it’s a very playful tool and helps us out of taking ourselves too seriously, and we all need some of that.
PS: I’d love to support you in getting rid of what’s not floating-your-boat, so that you can learn how to change what works against you and start tapping into your full potential.
Step up to the mark
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If you start doing some EFT Tapping