Step 1: Focus your attention on what’s bothering you most. As yourself how you feel about it and notice how you feel and where in your body you feel it.
Step 2: Measure the intensity of that feeling from a scale of 1-10, a 10 being most intensive, a 0 being no real sensation at all.
Step 3: Form your tapping statement. For examples, see The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner who suggests:
Even though I < describe the feeling>, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Step 4: Say your tapping statement three times, all the while tapping on the Karate Chop point – the side of your palm, just above the little finger.
Step 5: Choose the side of the body that feels right to you and tap through the following eight points while referring to the issue that is bothering you:
- The eyebrow
- Side of that eye
- Under that eye
- Under the nose
- Top of the head
- Under arm
Tap each point for 5-7 times or for as long as feels right.
Step 6: When you are finished take a few deep breaths, check in and see if there is any difference in intensity in anxiety about the issue in your body in terms of the 0-10 scale referred to above.
Step 7: Continue tapping as you need to.
For more guidance, watch this five-minute how-to-tap video online at: http:// www.thetappingsolution.com/ what-is-eft-tapping/