Do We Teach The 48 Essential Core Clinical EFT Techniques?

Clinical Eft

Diana Nissen
EFT Level 2 Graduate

Delineating Between Clinical EFT Techniques and Core EFT Teachings

The Emotional Freedom Techniques is not just tapping. It is a wide variety of techniques that are used along with tapping to help glean maximum results with your clients.

So when people talk about the 48 Essential Core Clinical EFT Techniques it can be quite confusing.

To clarify things, perhaps, we should delineate between “techniques” and “teachings.”  

That is because there aren’t “48 Tapping Techniques” in the true sense. There are, however, many important core teachings necessary for any professional EFT Tapping practitioner to know.

While there are many core teachings that people use to apply EFT, the list of actual EFT Techniques is much more limited.

What is an EFT Tapping Technique?

EFT Techniques are a specific protocol for the application of EFT Tapping. You will learn the basic techniques in any credible and accredited EFT certification program.

For example, the most widely used EFT Tapping techniques would be the Tell the Story Technique, the Movie Technique, Chasing the Pain,  the Tearless Trauma Technique, and Surrogate Tapping.

Other techniques, many of them newer techniques or techniques not created by Gary Craig himself, would include Imagine Tapping, Silent Tapping, The Blueberry Pancakes Technique,  The Box Technique, The Choices Technique, Matrix Reimprinting, Touch and Breathe, Talk and Tap, Tap and Rant, Perspective Switching, Imagine Violence, and Able, Willing, and Willing.

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What Are the 48 Clinical EFT Techniques?

Below, I have outlined what listed as “The 48 Clinical EFT Tapping Techniques” as designated by the EFT Universe.

It should be noted that Clinical EFT is a brand name owned by EFT Universe. At the Center for EFT Studies, we teach Classic EFT, sometimes referred to as Gold Standard EFT, as created by EFT Founder Gary Craig

Here at the Center for EFT Studies, we cover all but 3 of the 48 Clinical EFT Techniques, excluding the Floor to Ceiling Eyeroll, Collarbone Breathing, and Applying EFT over the Telephone.

We have chosen not to use time in the tapping training because they aren’t relevant to modern EFT Tapping.

While we do not cover these three topics, we do offer 75 additional teachings to help you learn EFT as a professional EFT practitioner.

The List of "Clinical EFT Techniques"

  1. Identifying a Source of Emotional Distress
  2. Obtaining a Rating for Subjective Units of Distress (SUD)
  3. Identifying Specific Events Linked to the Origin of the Distress
  4. Creating a Setup Statement that Brackets the Problem with Exposure and a Neutral Cognitive Frame
  5. Focusing on the Negative First (Resisting the Urge to Caretake the Client using Positives)
  6. Key Elements of a Reminder Phrase
  7. Correcting for Secondary Gain and Psychological Reversal with the Side of Hand Acupressure Point
  8. Fingertip Tapping of 13 Acupressure Points
  9. Testing the Results with a Second SUD Rating
  10. The 9 Gamut Procedure, and When to Use It
  11. The Movie Technique
  12. The Tell the Story Technique
  13.  Identifying Aspects of the Problem
  14. Identifying Different Categories of Aspects (Auditory, Visual, Gustatory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory, Emotional)
  15. Shifting the Setup Statement as the Client Shifts Aspects. Customized Setup Phrasing, and Flowing Setup Statements
  16. Questions for Finding Core Issues
  17. Identifying the Writings on Your Walls
  18. The Characteristics of Effective Affirmations
  19. Identifying Tail Enders
  20. Daisy Chaining, and Talking and Tapping
  21. The Generalization Effect: Identifying it, and Adjusting the Setup Statement as SUD Decreases
  22. The Tearless Trauma Technique
  23. Chasing the Pain
  24. Sneaking Up on the Problem
  25. Age-Appropriate Techniques for Using EFT With Children
  26. Daily Releasing With Children
  27. Borrowing Benefits
  28. Working With Groups
  29. EFT for Cravings and Addictions
  30. Techniques for Multiple Phobias
  31. EFT for Physical Symptoms; How the Approach Differs from Psychological Symptoms
  32. Techniques To Use When Regular EFT Does Not Produce a Reduction in SUD
  33. Reframing
  34. Preframing
  35. Techniques for Maintaining Client-Centered Focus
  36. Distinguishing Table Tops (General Issues) from Legs (Specific Events) and Aspects (Parts of an Event)
  37. Techniques for Working on Your Own Issues
  38. Maintaining Focus on Self-rating versus Observer-rating
  39. Techniques for Becoming Extremely Specific
  40. Additional Testing Methods. In Vivo Testing, Confrontive Questions
  41. The Personal Peace Procedure
  42. Cognitive shifts and how to identify them
  43. Techniques to Apply When Self-Acceptance Is the Problem
  44. Video, Virtual, App, and Telephone Delivery of EFT
  45. Additional Optional Tapping Points
  46. Collarbone Breathing Exercise
  47. How To Handle Excessive Emotional Intensity
  48. The Floor to Ceiling Eye Roll
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75 Additional Core Teachings Included In the Premier Online EFT Certification Training

  1. Understanding Emotions
  2. Understanding the Energy Body
  3. Relationship Between Emotions and the Energy Body
  4. New Tapping Points
  5. Reading Metaphors to Uncover Core Issues
  6. Multi-layered and Combined Set-up Statements
  7. How to Control A Session
  8. Role of Power in Illness
  9. How and When to Use Finger Points
  10. Recognizing an Integration
  11. Surrogate Tapping
  12. Ethics of Surrogate Tapping
  13. How to “Stay Out of the Muck”
  14. Letting Go and Trusting the Process
  15. The Art of Surrender
  16. Discernment vs. Judgement
  17. When to “Tap in” the Positive
  18. The Art of Listening
  19. Issue-Based vs. Life Clients
  20. What to Do When a Client Wants to Stop
  21. Building Rapport
  22. Understanding Secondary Gains
  23. Choosing the Issue
  24. Tapping Into Your Intuition
  25. Correcting Internal Conflicts
  26. Using Hyperbole and Humor
  27. Using Colorful Words to Evoke Emotion
  28. Experimenting with Timeframes
  29. What do Do if EFT Isn’t Working
  30. Blocks to Success
  31. Understanding Core Aspects and Secondary Gain
  32. Understanding Improper References
  33. The Three Core Fears
  34. Diving into the “Why”
  35. Fear of Death 
  36. Role of Thought in Trauma
  37. Two Ways to Address Physical Pain
  38. Use of Color & Texture in Pain Elimination
  39. Underlying Patterns as Core Issues to Pain
  40. Chronic Retraumatization
  41. Being the Emotional Investigator
  42. Role of Shame in Illness
  43. Using Throwaways to Find Core Issues
  44. Role of Forgiveness in Healing
  45. Tapping for Personal Performance
  46. Transmuting Negative Self-Talk
  47. Anatomy of an EFT Session
  48. Pre-session Preparation
  49. Effective Introduction Phase Practices
  50. Best Practices for Closing a Session
  51. Client Follow-up and Homework
  52. Understanding Limiting Beliefs vs. Improper References
  53. Understanding the Three Kinds of Trauma
  54. The Physiology of Trauma
  55. Understanding the Autonomic Nervous System
  56. Understanding Disassociation
  57. 8 Parts to Healing Sexual Trauma
  58. Role of Social Distortion in Sexual Trauma
  59. Being the Objective, All-Loving Observer
  60. 4 Kinds of Sexual Trauma
  61. Tapping on Incest
  62. Tapping on the Victim Mindset
  63. Working on Cravings and Addiction
  64. Addictions as a Solution to a Problem
  65. Powerlessness in Addiction
  66. Connection as a Core Issue
  67. Learn the 7 Main Chakras
  68. How Illness is Created (from an Energy Perspective)
  69. Understanding the Tapping Points
  70. How to Read Right Side/Left Side Clues to Find Core Issues
  71. Tapping for Suicidal Ideations and Death Wish
  72. Muscle Testing Basics
  73. Tapping for Autoimmune Disorders
  74. Cancel/Cancel Technique
  75. Ethics in EFT

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