Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), developed by Gary Craig, Ph.D., is very useful for unblocking and healing strong emotions, fears, anxiety, emotional pain, anger, traumatic memories, phobias and addictions, as well as for alleviating body symptoms and pain, such as headaches and overall body pain. The technique is based on energy field theory, along with meridian theory of Eastern medicine. Problems, traumas, anxiety and pain can cause a block in the healthy flow of energy. Tapping or pressing points on channels or meridians of energy can help move blocks in congested areas and promote the healthy flow of energy in the body, mind and spirit.
Think of an issue to work with and measure your anxiety level:
Choose to work with a problem, worry, fear, anxiety, traumatic memory or negative self-concept. Using
a scale of 0—10, measure the level of anxiety that you feel when thinking about the issue. (0 means no anxiety, 10 means extremely high level of anxiety). If it is difficult to measure with a number, use a simple scale such as: (none, small, medium, large) or (big to little) or (tall to short). Often people who have suf- fered great trauma believe that they will never change. The reason for measuring the anxiety level is to show change.
Tap the sequence of Acupressure Points 9-12 times:
Breathe deeply and tap 9-12 times with index & middle fingers :
• Points above where the eyebrows begin 1
• Points at the side of the eyebrows 2
• Points below the pupils of eyes on bone 3
• Point below the nose 4
• Point below the lips on the chin 5
• Points below armpits (about 4 inches down) 6
• Points below clavicles on sides of sternum 7