This is a question I often receive from my clients. They know the how-to, they’ve practiced EFT quite a bit – either with a buddy, in my office, or by tapping along with a video – but when it comes to practicing on their own, they’re stuck.
“I don’t know what to say”
“I don’t know what to tap on”
“Words don’t come to me”
“I have no clue which direction to go”
“I tried but it didn’t work”
And these are just a few of the concerns they bring up. The truth is: there is no magic bullet when it comes to practicing EFT by yourself. Because the goal is to allow unconscious thoughts, beliefs, and feelings to become conscious, you won’t know ahead of time what to do or say. And it’s hard to keep tapping in spite of the uncertainty.
In this video I share a few tricks in order to address these concerns. A hint: one of them involves the use of a timer, the other the use of tapping. What? EFT can help when you don’t know how to do EFT? Well, yes! EFT can help with everything!
In the past, I’ve often indulged in one of the least helpful mind habits out there:
Thinking “I know that” or “This doesn’t apply to me” and just mentally discard what was being said to me.
This is a pretty bad habit because it keeps you disconnected from friends and family, but in the business department it can hurt your bottom line real bad.
This morning as I was thinking about how to best grow my business, I started thinking about all the business advice I’ve received over the years from the multiple business/marketing/sales coaches I’ve worked with. And that’s when I noticed that I had this pervasive underlying thought that what they told me didn’t apply to me. But what if wasn’t just a fact? What if it was a belief I had that kept me from taking in the knowledge they had to share? What if, even when it didn’t apply to me perfectly, I still could have adopted their advice and tweaked it to fit my business or my values? I just rejected it without even trying, didn’t I? Yes I did. No wonder I lack inspiration when I sit at my desk during the time I have devoted to growing my business.
I needed to tap on this right away. Here’s what I came up with. It’s very much stream of consciousness and this is how self EFT works best: no editing, let things that come up come up. You’ll be surprised by what you find. I was!
Tapping, aka Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), is my not so secret weapon. I use it on negative emotions, limiting beliefs, feelings of overwhelm, negative self-talk, painful memories and so on. It’s a very simple self-help tool that will enhance your ability to find inner stability when everything is chaotic around you. Like when a baby’s born and their parents are struggling to do a good job, get some rest, retain a semblance of social and professional life, etc.
In this video I demonstrate the basic EFT formula and show you where the main tapping points are located, how to tap on them, and how to include them in a bona fide EFT recipe, with statements and all.
Remember, tapping is a very forgiving process: you cannot do it wrong! Even if you forget a point, don’t remember the proper tapping order, or the number of times you’re supposed to tap on each point, it’s absolutely fine… The only way to do EFT wrong is by not tapping at all.
So watch the video below and start tapping!