Tapping / EFT / Emotional Freedom Techniques
Tapping – also known as EFT (which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques) – is a form of therapeutic intervention that is excellent for helping with a variety of issues. Anxiety, stress, anger, intrusive and negative thoughts, emotional eating, and even physical pain, are among the many issues it can help with.
It often comes as a great surprise to my clients when we use tapping / EFT during the session, as they realise that all those difficult and uncomfortable emotions that they’ve been struggling with just fade away.
How to do Tapping / EFT – Video Tutorial
If you’d like to learn how to do EFT yourself, here is an excellent tutorial video by Nick Ortner of The Tapping Solution:
What is tapping / EFT?
Tapping / EFT is a therapy that draws on a variety of holistic techniques, including neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), traditional Chinese medicine, and thought field therapy (‘TLT’, which was developed by Roger Callahan).
It involves tapping on specific meridian points along the body while focusing, or ‘tuning in’ to whatever negative feeling you wish to dissipate. Positive phrases are often also used to reinforce the process.
EFT Tapping points
When you first start to learn EFT, it may seem complicated and difficult to remember. Don’t worry, after you’ve gone through a few rounds you’ll find it’s very easy to get the hang of it.
Also – it’s not always necessary to do all the points if you’re short on time, or out in a public place.
The tapping points are:
- Inside of the eyebrow
- Side of the eye
- Under the eye
- Under the nose
- In between the chin and the mouth
- Under the collarbone
- Under the arm
- First finger
- Middle finger
- Little finger
- Gamut point (back of hand between knuckles of ring finger and little finger)
This excellent picture gives you a helpful quick guide to the tapping points used in EFT:
EFT in more depth
If you’d like to explore tapping / EFT in more depth, I highly recommend this website by EFT founder Gary Craig. It offers a vast array of free resources, videos, and detailed tutorials.
EFT Glasgow – Support in the Glasgow / East Kilbride area
Would you prefer to learn EFT within the safety and support of a confidential counselling session?
I include EFT in my therapy sessions and find it works incredibly quickly in neutralising negative feelings such as anxiety or anger. This effect is made even more powerful when combined with other therapies I use.
I provide face-to-face therapy in the Glasgow / East Kilbride area. If you’re further afield, that’s no problem as we can also meet via online video call such as Skype or Zoom.
I offer a free, no obligation telephone consultation so you can find out more about your booking options.
CLICK HERE to make a booking. Alternatively you can send me an email using the form below, or call/text me on 0791 240 8830.
Lisa Murphy BSc.(hons), PG Dip. Couns., Dip.C.Hyp/NLP, is a fully qualified experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist based in Cambuslang, Glasgow. Lisa specialises in stress, anxiety, and weight management.