EFT or Tapping is an easy self-help tool that allows you to let go of stuck emotions and mental habits clogging your energy system. You can then reprogram yourself with more useful patterns and habits and invite in energy that supports your life better.
EFT or Tapping utilizes the energy meridians or pathways from Chinese Medicine, so it is like needle-less acupuncture that you can easily do on yourself just by tapping with your fingertips.
Carol Tuttle, an energy medicine practitioner, devised this shortcut so you can do effective Tapping on the fly. To let go of something that no longer serves you, tap around your left ear on the side of your head, tracing a line around your ear as if you were tucking hair behind your ear. This is the Gall Bladder Channel in Chinese Medicine.
Name what you’d like to release: this stuck emotion; this grudge against X; this habit of putting yourself down; this feeling paralyzed by depression; this anxiety; these looping thoughts; this pain here; etc. Tap it out, speaking what you are releasing. Let it go.
Tap for 5-10 minutes or until you feel an energetic or bodily shift, a sense of feeling calm perhaps. You may feel in a slightly altered state. You are activating both hemispheres of the brain, rewiring your system. Pause, sit and breathe.
Imagine all the clear space you have now to bring in what would support you better.
Switch hands. Tap around your right ear. Name what you are bringing in: peace and acceptance; compassion; self-love and high self-regard; joy; gratitude; calm mind; trust in your own process; physical ease and strength; etc.
Tap for 5-10 minutes or until you feel done. Pause, sit and breathe.
You may need to practice this whenever you have a brief moment for lasting change, but keep at it. You can shift your state easily. It’s as close as your fingertips.