EFT—Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT is a simple meridian-based energy therapy. Its effectiveness is often
profound. Similar in some aspects to acupuncture, but WITHOUT the needles, EFT
is helping to transform people's lives.
The EFT process is basically to tap with our fingertips on certain points along
the body's energy meridians. I use three or four fingers to accomplish this. Along with our tapping we address the concern we are working on with appropriate
words and thoughts. And we include positive affirmations as well.
Let's get started, shall we? We will be tapping each point about seven times
before moving to the next one. Rest your hand or fist on the table next to you
while pointing your thumb of that hand directly up towards the ceiling. The
fleshy part of your hand against the table is what we will call the Karate Chop Point. It runs from the base of the little finger to just about to the top of
Now take the fingers of your other hand and begin tapping that Karate Chop Point.
You may want to do the tapping with your dominant hand. Some people may even
choose to not use a second hand, and may merely tap the Karate Chop Point itself
on the table or on their knee, etc. Find what works best for you. Tap tap tap .
I generally move to the Eyebrow Point next. This is located at the beginning of
either eyebrow nearest the bridge of your nose. That's where I place my index
finger, with my other fingers horizontally towards the center of my brow. Tap
tap tap . . .
Next, we'll move to the side of the eye. This point is located on the bone at
the outside of either eye. I tend to tap this Side of Eye Point with my ring
finger, assisted by my middle and index fingers nearer to my temple. Tap tap tap
. . .
We now move to the bone ridge directly under either eye. Tap this Under the Eye
Point about seven times. Tap tap tap . . .
Now tap your Under the Nose Point with the fingers of either hand. This point is
directly under the nose, and half way between the nose and upper lip. Tap tap
tap . . .
Next is the Chin Point. This is actually the area half way between the chin and
the lower lip, rather than on the tip of the chin. Let's tap the Chin Point now.
Tap tap tap . . .
On to the Collar Bone Point. This is found about an inch down from that little
indentation where we men tie our ties, and an inch or so to either side. To
assure you get this point, you may want to cover a greater area by using a light
fist in this area. I often find myself tapping this point throughout
particularly intense or involved days. It helps keep my energy flowing. Tap tap
tap . . .
From here we'll move to a point three or four inches below the armpit. It's
essentially level with a man's nipple. For women, it's basically in the center
of where the bra extends to the side of the body. This is our Under the Arm
Point. Tap tap tap . . .
And finally, we tap on an area which is about an inch under a man's nipple, or
directly under a woman's breast. We'll call this the Under the Breast Point.
Tap tap tap . . .
And that's it!
Another way to start tapping after the Karate Chop Point would be at the Top of
the Head Point before moving on to the Eyebrow Point. When I choose to tap my
Top of the Head Point, I tend to actually use my palm for the tapping. That way
it feels like a complimentary "pat" on the crown of my head. Tap tap tap.
These points- with or without the top of head/ under the breast points-- compose
a short form of EFT which has often been utilized by EFT's founder Gary Craig.
This short form of EFT appears often in Gary's EFT videos- especially in the more
As you familiarize yourself with EFT's tapping process, you may find yourself
beginning and ending at various points along the way. There is an intuitive
element to EFT which welcomes creativity of order with the tapping points. Feel
free to experiment!