(TRIGGER WARNING – we are using spiders in this example)
Think of an issue you’d like to release and assess how you feel on a scale of 0 (no intensity) to 10 (very intense) – it’s better to work on a very specific issues rather than a much bigger feeling.
So if you were scared of spiders – what is it about spiders you don’t like – is it the way they move, is it a specific experience with spiders, is it their webs, is it how they look, is it a film you’ve watched…. In the example below we’ll be looking at the way spiders move.
Say your setup statement three times while tapping the Karate Chop Point (side of the hand – Figure 1) – the set up statement is made up of two components – the issue you want to deal with and the balancing component…. Such as “Even though [I don’t like the way spiders move], [I accept/love myself/I’m ok]” – Repeat 3 times.
Figure 1 – EFT Karate Chop Point
Use 2-3 fingers on each hand to tap firmly but gently on each point of the diagram. Tap a few times on each point (Figure 2), moving down the body. Starting at the top of the head and finishing on the under the arm. Say the issue (ie I don’t like the way spiders move] as you tap each point.
Figure 2 – EFT Tapping Point
Take a Deep Breath.
Assess your intensity level on a scale of 0 (little intensity) to 10 (very intense). If the intensity is greater than or equal to 2, then continue on to Step 6.
TEST – If it’s a 0 or 1, test yourself on the issue – how would you feel if you say a spider in the room? If it crawled in front of you? If you knew it was hiding behind some furniture etc. If you’re still at a 0 or 1 then you can move onto the next issue.
Repeat the Setup Statement three times while tapping the Karate Chop Point (side of the hand) – step 2 – your Setup Statement might have changed as you realised a new dimension to the issue – eg – the spider in the hallway crawling.
Start tapping points while saying the Reminder Statement as you tap on each of the points.
Take a Deep Breath.
Assess your intensity level on a scale of 0 (no intensity) to 10 (very intense). If the intensity is greater than 2, then go back to Steps 6 through 8. If it’s a 0 or 1, then the process is complete for that issue and you can finish or move onto the next concern.
REPEAT STEPS AS NECESSARY UNTIL YOU ACHIEVE AN INTENSITY OF 0 OR 1 and then test yourself again (Step 5).