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.
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.
What are the 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 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.
Private EFT sessions online
Would you prefer to learn EFT from the comfort of your own home, within the safety and support of a private and 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 online therapy using online video calls such as Skype or Zoom.
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 is a counsellor and hypnotherapist based in Glasgow who specialises in anxiety, anger management, and weight loss.