In Part 1 of our 3 part series of articles on EFT we explored the question of: does EFT work? For Part 2 of the series it’s time to explore the basic process of EFT.
Let’s look at a shortened version of EFT that is currently favored worldwide by most EFT practitioners.
1. Focus on a Specific Problem
Think about a negative emotion or uncomfortable physical sensation and assess how intensely you feel the sensation.
On a scale of 0-10, how intense is this feeling? (This just gives you a point of reference, but feel free to scale your intensity in a way you feel comfortable with).
2. Do the EFT Set-Up
To perform the Set-Up, tap on the Karate Chop point, the outside edge of your hand, while stating the Set-Up Phase three times.
A typical Set-Up Phrase uses the format of:
“Even though I have (this problem, uncomfortable emotion or physical sensation), I deeply & completely love & accept myself.”
3. Tap through the EFT Sequence:
Tap through the series of EFT acupoints known as the Sequence, beginning with the top of the head, while repeating a Reminder Phrase – a short description of the problem which will keep you focused on the issue.
You can simply say “This (insert your problem).”
The Sequence consists of the following points: the top of the head, the beginning of your eyebrow, the side of the eye, under the eye, between your nose and your mouth, the middle of the chin, the knobby part of the beginning of the collarbone, and about four fingers under the armpit.
4. Reassess Your Intensity.
Has your number changed? What number would you give the intensity now?
If you can’t think of number, just make your best guess.
5. Refocus on the Issue and Repeat.
Do the tapping process again. For your subsequent rounds of tapping, be sure to adjust your wording.
An adjusted EFT Setup Phrase (to say as you do the EFT Set Up) would usually sound something like:
“Even though I still have some of this remaining (insert your problem), I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway. You would also adjust your Reminder Phrase (the phrase you say as you tap through the EFT Sequence) during your subsequent rounds of tapping: “This remaining (problem).”
In the third and final part of the series on EFT, we will explore how to use EFT as well as reviewing the most common questions people ask when they first encounter EFT.