May 212014

Do You Know That You Can Get Rid Of Your Fears With EFT

Probably, you too have some fears that you want to get rid of, like most of us. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an effective tool that can be used to clean your fears, fobias, and bad memories from your subconscious mind. EFT can help you to improve the quality of your life, because it can help you to remove the disturbing emotional effects of negative memories. EFT helps you to face them easily.



Here is a small list of some well known contemporary fear and phobias:

  • Public speaking phobia (glossophobia)
  • Fear of heights
  • Fear of snakes, spiders, insects, etc
  • Claustrophobia (being in closed areas)
  • Fear of dentist
  • Fear of inoculation
  • Fear of traffic
  • Fear of elavators
  • Fear of flying
  • Fear of rejection
  • Fear of velocity
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of success
  • Fear of being ill
  • Fear of dogs
  • Fear of being alone
  • Fear of exams

We can easily enlarge that list.
Maybe it is better to prepare a list for your own.
Ask your own!…

Do you have any fears that exist in the above list?
Or any other that you can add to it?
For example, when you have to make a small speech to a little group, how do you feel?
Are you sweating? Are you blushing?

When you are in an exam, do you forget things that you knew very well? Are you afraid to get on the plane, or even an elavator?

Maybe you know your fears, but you could not find a solution…

Then, take a paper, and write every thing that makes you afraid of. They might be very small, or at phobia level. By making such a list, you become more aware of your worries, fears, and phobias. The first step for the solution of such problems, is to become aware of them. When you complete your list, give an intensity level between 0 and 10 for each item in your list.

If there are any zeros, remove these items from the list. Then sort your listing such that most disturbing lines with bigger intensity levels being at the top. Thus, you can apply EFT for each item in your list starting from the top, one by one. Do not hurry up! Give you enough time for each item. Work on them one by one. When you cleared an item, then remove it from your list also.

EFT, is an easy and very effective tool. You can solve your problems with it, like many did. It can help you to get rid of your fears. Because this technique, is also effective even on some very heavy problems like PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

You have nothing to lose. However, you will improve the quality of your future life, starting from now on… Of course, you should never forget that EFT is not an alternative to medicine. You must consult your doctor first.

Ahmet Aksoy

May 192014

5 Simple Main Steps In EFT Applications

In a previous article, I had mentioned about the 18 points that were being used in EFT.
Now I will give you the details to be taken into account in an EFT session.

5 stepsEFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is applied by tapping some special acupressure points with fingertips. These special points belongs to the energy meridians which are on the surface of our head, chest, and hands. EFT tapping points are on top of the bones, and they are more sensitive comparing to the neighboring regions.

The main steps in an EFT application, can be summarized as follows:
1. Problem identification
2. Check the intensity and the location
3. Apply Setup
4. Tapping
5. Re-check the intensity and the location (jump to 3rd step if necessary, or stop)

The tapping points used in the short recipe are as follows:
EB- Start of Eyebrow (symmetrical)
SE- Side of Eye (symmetrical)
UE- Under Eye (symmetrical)
UN- Under Nose (single)
CH- Chin (single)
CB- Collar Bone
UA- Under Arm
LP- Liver Point
WR- Wrist (inner) (symmetrical group)
TH- Top of Head (single group)
KC- Karate Chop point (symmetrical)

The points that are located at under nose, and chin are single points. Top of Head is defined as a single region. On wrists, also, there are more than one point which are very close to each other that can be defined as a symmetrical region. All other points are symmetrical twin points.

During an application, we must tap each point about 3 to 7 times, rapidly. The strokes must be firm, but should not hurt.

All of the tapping points are located at the regions where underneath bones are close to surface. While tapping we can use our index finger, or index and middle fingers altogether. We can hit both inner wrists to each other, and we can use all of the fingers of one of our hands while tapping our Top of Head region.

Now, let me explain the main EFT steps:

1- In the first step, we must define the problem that we want to solve. It might be a physical problem such as a back pain. Or it might be a family or health problem, or money issues. The problem must not be a very complex one. If it is a complex problem, we must divide it into simpler parts. Then we prepare a setup sentence according to that problem definition. For example: “Even though I have this back pain, I deeply and completely accept myself.” Also we need a “reminder statement” like “This pain.”

2- When we prepare the setup and the reminder sentences, we check the intensity, and the place of the emotional effects arising from that problem. Generally we scale the intensity using a number between 0 (zero) and 10 (ten). Any value less than 3, can be assumed as a resolved, or ineffective problem. If the intensity is greater than two, we continue the session. If we encounter a really very big problem, intensity might be as high as 10.
The place of the discomfort is also an important clue. However, if you are new to EFT, it might be a little difficult to find that place. In such a situation, skip it.

3- When we locate the intensity, and the place of the issue we start to repeat the setup sentence 3 times while tapping (KC) Karate Chop point continuously.

4- When we complete the setup step, we start tapping. While tapping we tap 3 to 7 times, and say the reminder phrase once for each point. After the completion of the tapping sequence, we breath in deeply, wait for 2-3 seconds, then breath out.

5- In the last step, we close our eyes, and re-check the intensity and the place of the discomfort. If the intensity gets lower than 3, then we stop. Otherwise, we return to the third step, and repeat the sequence. If the intensity level does not change even after 4 or 5 complete cycles, then we stop again. In such a case it is better to change the location, and/or time for another trial.

Here is a simple example:

First step
Problem: Neck pain
Setup sentence: Even though I have this neck pain, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Reminder phrase: This pain.

Second step
Place: Back of the neck
Level: 6

Third step
While continuously tapping Karate Chop point, repeat the setup sentence 3 times:
Even though I have this neck pain, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Fourth step
Tap Start of Eyebrow – say: This pain
Tap Side of Eye – say: This pain
Tap Under Eye – say: This pain
Tap Under Nose – say: This pain
Tap Chin – say: This pain
Tap Collar Bone – say: This pain
Tap Under Arm – say: This pain
Tap Liver Point – say: This pain
Tap Wrist – say: This pain
Tap Top of Head – say: This pain
Breath in – Breath out

Fifth step
Re-check the intensity level, and place of discomfort. If it is less than 3, then stop, or return to the third step.

In my next article, I will explain the Basic Recipe, and give some new examples.

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Ahmet Aksoy

May 152014

18 Important Points for EFT Tapping

EFT Tapping Points

EFT Tapping PointsThe main points used in EFT Tapping are listed below:
01-KP- Karate Chop Point: (Small Intestine Meridian – Point: SI2) It is located at the center of the fleshy sides of each hand. (Symmetrical)
02-EB- Eyebrow: (Bladder Meridian – Point: BM2) It is located at the beginning of the eyebrow above the nose. (Symmetrical)
03-SE- Side of Eye: (Gall Bladder Meridian – Point: GB1) It is located on the outer side of the eye. (Symmetrical)
04-UE- Under Eye: (Stomach Meridian – Point: SM1) It is located under the center of the eye, about 2 cm (0.8 in) below it. (Symmetrical)
05-UN- Under Nose: (Du / Governing Vessel Meridian – Point: GV27) It is at the center between the nose and the upper lip. (Single)
06-CH- Chin: (Ren / Central Meridian – Point: REN24) It is located between the lower lip and chin. (Single)
07-CB- Collar bone: (Kidney Meridian – Point: KD27) It is located at the point that collarbone meets with the upper point of the V shape below the Adam’s Apple. (Symmetrical)
08-UA- Under Arm: (Spleen Meridian – Point: SP21) It is located about 4 inches (10 cm) below the armpit. (Symmetrical)
09-TH- Thumb: (Lung Meridian – Point: LU11) It is located on the upper side of the thumb where the base corner of the fingernail starts. (Symmetrical)
10-IF- Index Finger: (Large Intestine Meridian – Point: LI1) It is located on the upper side of the index finger where the base corner of the fingernail starts. (Symmetrical)
11-MF- Middle Finger: (Pericardium Meridian – Point: PR9) It is located on the upper side of the middle finger where the base corner of the fingernail starts. (Symmetrical)
12-LF- Little Finger: (Heart Meridian – Point: HT9) It is located on the upper side of the baby finger where the base corner of the fingernail starts. (Symmetrical)
13-GP- 9-Gamut Point: (Triple Warmer Meridian – Point: TW3) It is at the back of the hand and 0.8 in (2 cm) behind the center point of the knuckles between the baby and ring finger. (Symmetrical)
14-SP- Sore Point: (Stomach Meridian – Points: ST15, ST16) It is located at 3 inches (7.5 cm) down, and 3 inches (7.5 cm) across from the V shape at the top of the sternum (breastbone). These points are very sensitive to pressure. (Symmetrical)
15-LP- Liver Point: (Liver Meridian – Point: LV14) That point generally cannot be used by women in public. It is located directly beneath 2 inches (5 cm) below the nipple (under the bra wire). (Symmetrical)
16-TH- Top of Head: (Du Meridian – Point: DU20) It is located at the top of the head. Actually it is a region, and the crown chakra is located in the same region. (Single Region)
17-WR- Wrist (inner side): (Triple Warmer Meridian – Point: TW4) It is located inside of the wrist, below crease where the hand and wrist joins. Some practitioners use it during shortened recipe. (Symmetrical)
18-WR- Wrist (outer side): (Heart Meridian – Point: HM7 and Small Intestine Meridian – Point: SI5) It is located outside of the wrist, where the hand and wrist joins. Some practitioners use it during shortened recipe. (Symmetrical)

The symmetrical tapping points can be used alternately, or together at the same time during a session.
In my next article, I will explain how to apply a basic EFT recipe.

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Ahmet Aksoy