So you’ve heard that EFT tapping is an amazing tool for healing your emotions, right? It can also be used to deal with limiting beliefs, judgment, fears, with phobias, anxiety, physical pain, with so many things because all of those things are associated with your emotional health. So you know that because if you are really stressed about something, your physical health will get affected, right? How can you use EFT Tapping to heal yourself? And if so, how do you do it?
So you can learn EFT Tapping do really basic things on your own. If you have more severe issues, you know, or chronic issues or long-term issues, obviously get yourself an EFT tapping professional.
So let me teach you the basics on how you can work on yourself. The first thing you have to do is you have to pick the issue that you want to work on. And you need that issue to be very, very specific. For example, instead of saying my father always hit me or my mother abused me, for example, you might look for a specific time when someone hit you or someone abused you, a specific incident, okay?
And so then you’re going to choose what we call a setup phrase. And that setup phrase is where you sort of pull up that file on your emotional computer to tell the body what it is you’re working on.
So for example, and you’re going to use the beginning, even though my father beat me that day in front of my brother.
And then you’re going to use what’s called an acceptance phrase that is, I love, accept, and forgive myself. Okay? There are variations on the acceptance phrase, but let’s go with that one.
So “even though” and then you are going to tap on your stuff while you are tuning into that particular, in this case, memory, right?
So you will tap on the side of your hand right here in this little stop point on the outside of your hand. This is called the karate chop point. And you’re going to tap right there and you’re going to say, “even though my father hit me in front of my brother that day, I love, accept, and forgive myself.”
You’re going to do that three times. “Even though my father hit me in front of my brother that day, I love, accept, and forgive myself.”
You’ll do it one more time then what I would recommend before you do that, by the way, is feel it in your body and give it a number. We call it a SUDS number, which is the Subjective Unit of Distress Scale.
On a scale of zero to ten, how bad do you feel when you think about that problem now? Then you’re going to create your set-up phrase, “even though my father hit me that day in front of my brother, I love, accept, and forgive myself”. So tapping on the side of the hand, then you’re going to create a reminder phrase.