If you tap specific points on your body, you can ease pain, relieve stress, and even lose some weight. This is an easy, self-helping technique which you can do almost anywhere in moments of anxiety or minor pain.
The science behind this tapping technique is twofold. The one is that you are doing acupressure on your body and the other is that you are using a technique of self-help psychology to express your problems.
10 STEPS FOR EFT:
- STATE YOUR PROBLEM AND TAP THE OUTER OF YOUR HAND
Start by saying what causes you stress. For example if you are worried about a wedding, say aloud “Though I plan a wedding, I love and accept myself.” While saying your problem and the encouraging statement, tap the outer fleshy edge of your hand below pinky finger with the fingers from the other hand. Say your statement 3 times aloud while doing this tapping.
- EYEBROW TAPPING
Position your fingers on the inner edge of either eyebrow, and tap the place while at the same time speaking honestly about your feelings. You can say for example “I’m stressed for the upcoming wedding”. Tap each of the following points for 10 seconds.
- TAP THE OUTER EYE CORNER
Position your fingers below your outer eyebrow hair on the outer corner of eye. While doing this which can be on either eye, say your feelings, like “I’m worried since I might forget something for the wedding preparation.”
- TAP THE BONE BELOW YOUR EYE
Use your fingers to tap the bone below your and once again speak honestly how you feel. For example, “I’m tired.” Tap for 10 seconds.
- TAP THE POINT BELOW YOUR NOSE
While tapping the point below your nose and above your lips, express your feelings better, like: “ I’m afraid people will laugh at me.”
- TAP YOUR CHIN
Tap the point below your bottom lip in the chin crease for ten seconds, and again say aloud how you feel. For example, “Is it going to be good enough?”
- TAP YOUR COLLARBONE
Tap the collarbone on either side of your body for 10 seconds. This time say something different that you are feeling, like, “I don’t have enough time.”
- TAP BELOW YOUR ARM
Tap 2 inches below your armpit and say your feelings, like: “I’m so worried”.
- TAP YOUR HEAD’S CROWN
Tap your head’s crown using your fingers and say your feelings about the reasons of your stress.
- TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND EXHALE