For some, Tapping (or Emotional Freedom Technique/EFT) is new. Kurt and I have been tapping for a number of years. It is a way to tap the energy meridians (grounded in acupuncture theory) to release old emotions that hold you back.
Nick Ortner has brought EFT into a new century, and makes it highly accessible. Here is a podcast to listen to that can help to free you up for goodness that is waiting for you to clear space. You’ll find the podcast within the article. The podcast was originally made for New Years 2012, but is pertinent any time you are ready for a fresh beginning.
The tapping points are as follows:
- the side of the hand which is fleshy, this is your set point and you’ll speak your statement three times while tapping this point
- inside the eyebrow
- outside of the eye crease
- under the eye
- under the nose
- the dip of the chin between lips and the end of the chin
- the collarbone, using 4 fingers
- your side, reachable with your hand about 4 inches from the arm pit…you’ll find a sensitive spot
- the top of your head
You tap each spot 5-7 times or more. See the image below of the Tapping Solution logo. The stars are the points you’ll use. The only points not visible are the side points. You can tap on either side of the body, or both, it does not matter.
For the exercise Jess Ortner will lead you through on the link above, you won’t be using the set point. As she guides you through a series of “What if…” statements, you’ll tap on a different point, beginning with the inside of the eyebrow, moving on to the outside of the eye crease, and so on.
Find a comfy place to do this, where you won’t be self conscious of others coming by. Allow yourself to relax into the method. It is quite easy.
I hope you enjoy this 15 minutes of energizing your meridian points with dreaming and possibility!
If you would like to learn more about releasing fears, phobias, emotional blocks using Tapping, I would love to help you. Tapping does not get rid of the situation, but it helps to free us from our limiting beliefs and emotions. When those are reduced, we are stronger to do what needs to get done.