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Relieving Stress with Emotional Freedom Technique - Basic Points

Updated: Jun 19

🌟 Technique Tuesday: Discover the Basic Tapping Points in EFT 🌟

Hello, beautiful souls! 🌿

Today, we're diving into the foundational practice of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as "tapping." If you’ve ever been curious about how EFT works or where to start, this post is for you! Let's explore the basic tapping points together.

What is EFT?

EFT is a powerful stress-relief method that combines gentle tapping on specific points on the body with verbal statements, helping to release emotional blockages and restore balance. Think of it as a form of emotional acupuncture, but without the needles!

Why Tapping?

Our bodies are incredibly interconnected systems where emotions and physical states influence each other. By tapping on certain meridian points, we can help calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and promote healing. It’s like hitting the "reset" button on our emotional responses.

Basic Tapping Points:

Basic Eft Tapping Points
Basic EFT Tapping Points

Let’s break down the primary tapping points used in EFT. These are easy to locate and tap on:

  1. Eyebrow Point (EB) 🧐

  • Location: Beginning of the eyebrow, right above the bridge of the nose.

  • Benefit: Helps release trauma and obsessive thoughts. It’s great for letting go of anger and frustration.

  1. Side of the Eye (SE) 😌

  1. Location: Outer edge of the eye socket.

  2. Benefit: Tapping here can ease fears and anxieties. It’s also effective for alleviating sadness and grief.

  1. Under the Eye (UE) 😴

  1. Location: Underneath the eye, on the bone.

  2. Benefit: This point is perfect for addressing emotions connected to worry and nervousness. It can help balance and ground you.

  1. Under the Nose (UN) 👃

  1. Location: Between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip.

  2. Benefit: Tapping here helps with feelings of embarrassment and guilt. It can also boost your self-acceptance.

  1. Chin Point (CP) 💬

  1. Location: Midway between the bottom of the lower lip and the chin.

  2. Benefit: This point is useful for overcoming confusion and uncertainty, enhancing clarity and confidence.

  1. Collarbone Point (CB) 👕

  1. Location: Just below the hard ridge of the collarbone.

  2. Benefit: Tapping on the collarbone point can alleviate anxiety and emotional distress. It’s like giving yourself a comforting hug.

  1. Under the Arm (UA) 🏋️‍♀️

  1. Location: About 4 inches below the armpit.

  2. Benefit: This point helps release fears and insecurities. It’s great for boosting confidence and self-assurance.

  1. Top of the Head (TH) 🎩

  1. Location: Center of the top of the head.

  2. Benefit: Tapping here can help with overall emotional balance and integration. It’s like connecting with your inner calm.

How to Tap

  1. Identify the Issue: Focus on what’s bothering you. It could be an emotion, a physical pain, or a specific situation.

  2. Rate the Intensity: On a scale from 0 to 10, rate the intensity of your feeling.

  3. Start Tapping: Using your fingertips, gently tap 5-7 times on each of the points mentioned above, while repeating a setup statement (like "Even though I feel anxious, I deeply and completely accept myself").

  4. Reassess the Intensity: After one round of tapping, take a deep breath and assess how you feel. Notice if the intensity has decreased.

  5. Repeat as Needed: Continue tapping through the points until you feel a noticeable reduction in the emotional or physical intensity.

Try it Out!

Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck, try tapping on these points. Remember, EFT is a journey of self-discovery and healing. The more you practice, the more in tune you’ll become with your body and emotions.

Join the Conversation

Have you tried EFT before? Share your experiences and any questions you have about tapping in the comments below! Let’s support each other on this path to emotional freedom and wellbeing. 💖

Wishing you a peaceful and balanced day,

In Service,

Dr. Michael Bilkis, MD

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