EFT -- Emotional Freedom Technique: Basics
Before continuing and using the EFT technique on yourself or others, you must read and agree to the following:
If you agree to the above disclaimer, you may continue on to The Basic Recipe.
The Basic Recipe of EFT*
STEP 1: Choose a problem to work on.
STEP 2: Rate your anxiety or discomfort. Decide how much it bothers you on a scale of 0-10 (where 0=no distress and 10=highest level of discomfort) when you think about it right now. (How anxious are you? How uncomfortable do you feel?)
STEP 3: Perform the Set-Up as follows:
The Set-Up : While tapping on the Karate Chop Point , name your problem you have chosen to work on, followed by an affirmation of yourself. Below are a number of choices and examples of possible.
Affirmation Statements :
"Even though I have this anxiety about next week's audition, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I'm worried about my speech next week, I deeply and completely accept myself."
So while you are tapping on this Karate Chop Point, state your affirmation out loud 3 times
STEP 4: TAP the stress-relief POINTS as shown below. As you tap on each point in sequence, state your Reminder Phrase , such as "my anxiety about my audition" or "my craving for a cigarette."
SIDE OF EYE (SE)
UNDER EYE (UE)
UNDER NOSE (UN)
Now think about the same problem again, and rate how uncomfortable you feel about it now on the 0-10 point scale (remember, "10" means you really feel awful about it, while "0" means it doesn't bother you at all).
STEP 6: Perform the Set-Up again.
Now you are ready to do a few more rounds of tapping on the issue if there is still some discomfort associated with it. For example, suppose you rated your anxiety about your audition next week as a "6" on the 0-10 point scale, and after the first round of EFT, your anxiety dropped to a "3." You can continue tapping until you feel no anxiety whatsoever. Revise your Affirmation Statement to reflect the fact that you have indeed taken care of some of the anxiety, but there is still more to work on.
Examples of your revised Affirmation Statements would be:
"Even though I still have some remaining anxiety about my audition, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I still have some cravings for chocolate, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I'm still a little afraid of small spaces, I deeply and completely accept myself."
STEP 7: TAP the stress-relief POINTS again.
Go back to STEP # 4 and tap on all of the points while using a revised Reminder Phrase such as "remaining cravings" or "remaining anxiety."
STEP 8: Measure your anxiety or stress level on 0-10 scale.
STEP 9: Repeat Steps #5-#9.
STEP 10: The 9-Gamut Procedure. ("The Brain Balancer")
EFT and Holistic Healing
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) was originally designed to reduce the psychotherapy process from months and years down to minutes and hours. From there it was discovered that astonishing physical healings also occurred. Symptoms faded for everything from Migraine Headaches to Cancer.
EFT Training Videos
EFT training videos can help in every day life and/or in conjunction with your psychological, massage, therapeutic, or various other practices:
Gary Craig offers a free beginners EFT manual on his web site that describes details of how to use and apply his treatment technique. While the technique is simple and effective, I recommend you receive thorough training in its use by visiting Gary's web site, http://www.emofree.com , to complete his tutorial and certification training, attending classes offered by trained energy therapy clinicians, or visiting one of Dr. Patricia Carrington's web sites.