The EFT method is one of the most effective ways to "re-file" anxieties or self defeating emotions within the brain.
As a protective mechanism, our brains tag certain situations that they perceive as a threat, even if that perception began at a very early age, or was completely unintended. EFT allows these associations to literally move into a different area in the brain, without the accompanying fear or anxiety.
It feels so easy that you might be tempted to make it more complicated than it actually is. That is the perfect time to surrender and trust that some great things just get to be easy.
Try this. Pick up a pen or small pebble in your hand and hold on to it tightly. Pretend for a moment that this object that you have picked up is your anxiety or fear about, let's say, public speaking. Your hand represents your gut or your consciousness. If you held the object long enough this would start to feel uncomfortable, yet familiar.
Now, open your hand and roll the object around in it. Notice that you are the one holding on to it and that it is not attached to your hand. The same is true with your feelings. Your feelings and anxieties are as attached to you as this object is attached to your hand.
Just as simply as you could choose to let go of what you are holding in your hand, you could let go of an anxiety or fear, a grudge or a bout of fatigue.
The choice to let go, or release harmful feelings can be enhanced by gently tapping along some acupressure points in the body. This method is called the EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique. Essentially it acts as acupuncture for our emotions, and releases resistance to change. This technique also works well when trying to clear out strong negative emotions that are stored in the body. They can help also help release some of the “yes, but. . .” responses that come up with some affirmations.
EFT for More Energy and Forgive Others EFT are a few of the new recordings at My Thought Coach that will assist you in this experience. All of these sessions can be found in the RELEASE section of each library. Give one a try while tapping with firm pressure the points outlined below, using either hand. Tap each area 7-10 times (or more until instructed if you are using one of my guided mp3s) as you cover the area where the point is located.
Click here for a wallet sized guide of each point used.
Karate Chop-- use 3 or 4 fingers of one hand to tap on the edge/side of other hand between the wrist and little finger
Eyebrow use 1 or 2 fingers, tap on either eyebrow above the nose where the eyebrow starts
Outside of Eye -- use 1 or 2 fingers, tap on the outside edge of either eye on the bone
Under Eye-- use 1 or 2 fingers, tap just below either eye on the bone
Under Nose-- use 1 or 2 fingers, tap the area below the nose and above the upper lip
Chin -- use 1 or 2 fingers, tap below lower lip in the crease where the chin starts
Collarbone -- use 3 or 4 fingers or a closed fist, tap 1 or 2 inches left or right of center on the collarbone
Under Arm-- use 3 or 4 fingers, tap about four inches down from the armpit on the side of the body on the rib cage
Top of Head use 3 or 4 fingers, tap around on the top of head