How To Do the EFT Bilateral Tapping – Tapping in a Nutshell
Note: Scroll down this page to find an Bilateral Stimulation Tapping Points Chart.
How Tapping Therapy Works
Tapping is based on the following fundamental premise:
“The cause of all negative emotions and beliefs is a disturbance in our body’s energy system.”
Disturbances in the Body’s Energy System
The energy system referred to above is the same energy system that is used in acupuncture. Acupuncture talks about there being 14 energy pathways in our bodies called energy meridians. All of our negative emotions, like anxiety, hurt, anger, shame and so on, are due to a disturbance in one or more of these energy meridians.
These energy disturbances are linked to memories of painful events. It is not the memory itself that is painful. Rather, when we think of the memory, the associated energy disturbance gets activated, which then causes the negative, painful emotions.
Tapping Works by Clearing the Energy Disturbances
Tapping works by intentionally activating an energy disturbance by thinking about a painful memory or just feeling your feelings. While the energy disturbance is activated, you tap with your fingertips on a set of 10 easily learned acupuncture points in order to clear out the energy disturbance in the affected meridians. As the disturbance gets cleared through the tapping, you will experience your negative emotions actually drain away. When the energy disturbance has been completely cleared, your negative emotions will be gone. You can then think about the memory with no painful emotional reaction! Problems in your life that resulted from the original experience will clear up as well.
It’s Important to Stay Focused on the Problem While Tapping
It is essential that the energy disturbance remains activated the whole time you are tapping in order to completely clear it. Therefore, you have to keep your attention focused on the negative feelings while tapping until they are gone. Getting distracted or thinking about two things at once can interfere with Tapping working.
The Tapping Procedure
Now that we have a basic understanding of how Bilateral Tapping works, we can learn how to do the actual tapping procedure.