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 Energy EFT Tapping Instructions

Here are the steps that will guide you through the tapping points for the EFT treatment:

Remember in Energy Work, Energy Flows Where Attention Goes.

The EFT Protocol

Tune in by focusing your intention: Think about what you specifically want to release, soothe or change.

The Set Up: Make a statement of intent by forming a sentence or phrase that describes the problem clearly.

Tap the EFT Round: Gently tap or massage the points in the sequence beginning with the Heart Healing Position, through the points and ending with hands to the Heart.

The Steps:
  • Place the palms of your hands, one over the other, on your heart. Take three deep breaths, in and out. This is called the Healing Heart Posture.

  •  Say the set up statement and gently begin tapping, touching or massaging the top of the head. Take a deep breath in and out.

  • Move on to the next tapping point, the Third Eye point and again tap, touch or massage. Take a deep breath in and out.

Continue tapping and breathing the rest of the points one at a time:

Top of the Eyebrow

Corner of the Eye

Under Eye

Under Nose

Under Mouth

Under Collarbone


Index Finger

Middle Finger

Ring Finger

Little Finger

Side of the Hand

Come back to the Heart Healing Posture for a moment. Take three deep breaths, in and out.

I now invite you to go through the EFT protocol, starting with the Heart Healing posture and three deep breaths in and out.

Continue through the sequence tapping and breathing.

You may notice that some of the points will feel differently when you tap them, and you may observe that the shift or release will occur with one or more points, depending on the reason for applying the technique at the time.

Identifying the Problem

To focus the releasing effects of the tapping, we bring to mind the problem by using a statement of the problem:

"I am afraid of the dark."

Speak this statement out loud to engage as much of the neurology as possible and to contact the problem as directly as possible.

Now take a moment to think about a problem that you have, a pain, a fear, or an illness, something that makes you feel distressed when you think about it, generally any negative emotion you would like to release.

Choose a statement that is true for you, choosing words that really resonate.

The more honest, direct and truthful you can be, the more profound a change you will experience.

The EFT Set Up

Once you have named the problem, you start with the EFT Set Up.

For the opening statement, use the following routine: Put both hands in the center of your chest in the Heart Healing position. Take a deep breath and say what the problem is out aloud. Take three deep breaths in and out.

The EFT Round

Following the Set Up, tap all the points, starting from the Top of the Head, tapping down the body and ending up with the Side of the Hand. As you tap each point, repeat the set up statement or a shortened reminder statement.

For example, if your set up statement is, "I have a deep pain in my stomach" the reminder phrase could be "pain in stomach," or just "stomach pain" to keep the tapping focused on this one problem.

After you finished tapping on the Side of the Hand, return to the Heart Healing posture and take three deep breaths, in and out, to finish your round of EFT.

Congratulations! You have just completed one round of Energy EFT.

Testing Your Changes

A great way to notice how you feel is to put a number on it.

The technical term is taking a SUE Level or SUE Scale reading, which stands for Subjective Units of Experience. The SUE scale was created by Silvia Hartman. It is an instrument designed to measure the level of energy flow through the energy body from -10 to +10.

On a scale of -10 to +10, -10 being the highest imaginable/pain/fear/sadness/dis-comfort, and +10 feeling totally alive and happy, how would you rate what you are experiencing at this moment?

Before you begin the treatment round, identify your level of distress and put a number on it. Go through a round with the set up and reminder phrase.

Now tune in and notice if the level of distress/discomfort has changed. Once the number has increased and is around the zero point continue to tap, tuning into the positive emotions until you feel alive and happy.

Sometimes, the energy can go from the negative to the positive side of the scale in a single round of EFT. More often though, you start with -7 or -5, and after a round of tapping, the severity is reduced to a -2 or a -1.

This is great; it means you are making progress, that the EFT treatment is working but there is more to be done.

Further EFT Treatment Rounds

If the original set up statement was something along the lines of, "I have this problem" and you have tapped a first round on "this problem", and then after checking in with yourself, this problem is not as severe, but still noticeable, change the set up to: "This remaining problem".

When you're up to a rating of zero on the SUE scale, do a third round of EFT to improve energy flow even further to get onto the positive side of the scale, where the good and empowering emotions are found: "I have completely overcome this problem!"

Tap to Improve the Flow

Let your feelings be the guide.

You will feel it in your body when the energy flow begins to improve.

It is important to not just "tap the bad feelings away" but to continue tapping more rounds until you feel energized and happy.

Once you feel the distress/discomfort or the problem has gone, think of the positive energy forms you want and tap on those. Tap a round of “more energy”, “positive energy” or love, confidence, joy, strength, power, or health. Think about what energy you want more of and tap. You may want to stand up and move to encourage the energy flow. Continue to tap until you really feel energy moving through your body.

Energy EFT can be applied to many areas.

Try it on:

• health problems

• relationship problems

• stress, overwhelm, worry

• anxiety, nervousness

• fears, phobias, self esteem

• unhappiness, resentfulness, lack of social skills

• sadness, depression, lack of joy in life

• pain, discomfort, disturbance, disease

• sad memories, bad memories


(EFT by Gary Craig 1996, EFT Heart & Soul Protocol by Silvia Hartmann/TheAMT 2011)

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