It only takes a few minutes to learn the basic EFT sequence. It's straightforward and once you memorize it; it's easy to repeat. After a little practice, you'll usually be able to do a round in less than a minute.
The best thing about tapping is flexibility. If, for example, you don’t tap exactly on the meridian points, you will still gain some benefits. There may be times when you aren't able to complete the entire tapping sequence because of a lack of privacy.
During these times, you can just tap on the karate chop point or the collar bone and state or even think through your issue. I've even just gently rubbed or pressed on the points. People just think you're thinking really hard, or maybe you have a headache. I don't get weird looks, but I linger on the points for a bit and sometimes take breaks between them.
Your fingertips are your tapping tool. There are a variety of acupuncture meridians in your fingertips, therefore you are not only activating the meridians you are tapping on; you're also using the ones in your fingers at the same time.
Since most tapping points exist on either side of the body, it doesn't matter if you switch sides while you're working through the tapping sequence.
Originally, EFT had you tap with only your index and middle finger and just using one hand. However, either hand works just fine.
It's also ok to switch sides during tapping. If you tap under your right arm, for example, and end up under your left arm later on, it's okay.
Some people believe it's better to use all of your fingers and both hands. This technique covers more surface area, thus enabling you to access more of your acupuncture points. Other people have had success with the traditional method of one hand, two fingers. Bottom line, do what feels most comfortable and works best for you.
EFT Basic Method
Try to use your fingertips versus your finger pads, as the tips have more meridian points. Of course, if you have long fingernails, take care not to hurt yourself! Prior to beginning, it's a good idea to remove any bracelets, your glasses and your watch as these can interfere with some of your tapping places.
Starting at the top of your head, tap each meridian point 5 to 7 times. The actual number isn't crucial to the success of the session, but should be about the length of one full breath.
Work your way through the meridian points.
Each point lies below the previous point, making it super easy to remember if you start at the top and work your way down. You don't have to do the points in any specific order, as long as you remember to tap each one. It just makes it easier to remember them if you have an order to them.
If you choose to use both hands it's recommended to alternate the tapping so that each hand is slightly out of phase with the other hand, as opposed to tapping with both hands at the same time.
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