EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques
Gordon's Version, Updated 9-04
1) Find the issue that you'd like to tap on. Make
sure it's specific and that you're experiencing it.
Next, rate its intensity - ten the most and zero the
least. Then decide what you'd choose to do instead
of what you've been doing.
2) Do the "setup"
three times, tapping on the side of the hand, saying,
"Even though I have this______(name of your
issue), I choose to _______(what you'd like to do
3) Now say only the name of your issue: "this_____"
or "my _____" - as you tap on the various
points, naming your issue over and over.
Here's where you tap:
The beginning of your eyebrow (on any side you
like); the side of the eye, under the eye, under
the nose, under the mouth, collarbone, under the
arm by the ribs, top of the head, side of the hand,
inside of the wrist, and the top of the hand between
the last two fingers.
4) Now tap on the opposite side of your body, using
positive phrases. You say, "I choose to
as you tap each point. You mention what you choose
to do instead of what you've been doing. Then you
find out the intensity of your original issue.
5) Tap on the side
of your hand (only once this time), saying, "Even
though I still have some of this_____, I
choose to _____." Again, you say the name of
your issue only and tap on the points, saying: "Remaining
_____" as you tap each point. Do the positive
"I choose to
" phrase on the other
side of the body. When you're done, get an intensity
6) Tap on the side
of your hand (again only once), and say, "Even
though I still have a little bit of this
_____, I choose to_____." Then tap on the points,
saying "a little bit of _____"
with each point. Tap also on the opposite side,
saying the positive, "I choose to_____."
Get a rating.
Do this until you
It's not important which side you tap on. It's good
to alternate sides, but it's not significant which
side you tap on.
Also, check out www.emofree.com
for extended EFT information.
Thanks to Gary Craig and Patricia Carrington for EFT