The 9 Steps of EFT

(TRIGGER WARNING – we are using spiders in this example)

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

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Figure 1 – EFT Karate Chop Point

Step 3:

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.

 

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Figure 2 – EFT Tapping Point

 

Step 4:

Take a Deep Breath.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

Start tapping points while saying the Reminder Statement as you tap on each of the points.

Step 8:

Take a Deep Breath.

Step 9:

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).