Nov 282014

Temporal Tapping Method For Rapid Behavioral Changes (Part I)

Temporal Tapping method has its roots in the ancient Chinese and Japanese acupressure methods like EFT. That method is especially beneficial when applied in need of rapid behavioral changes. It is reported that this method had been used in order to control the uncontrollable – perhaps hyperactive – children. (Donna Eden, Energy Medicine). The same method was being used in order to control pain on different locations of the world. (Stuart D. Marmorstein, The Temporal Tap: Reprogramming Your Mind to Change Your Life)

Temporal Tapping MethodTemporal Tapping method is simpler and shorter even comparing with the short recipe of Emotional Freedom Techniques. Tapping area is in the upper part of both ears, and the points lie on a semi-circle. “Temporal Lobe” of our brain is in the same area. The name of the method “Temporal Tapping” comes from the name of this region.

The tapping points of Temporal Tapping method (see the image) are the members of the Triple Warmer Meridian. Point 21 is at the front of the ear. Point 20 is at the top of the ear. The other points are located sequentially at the back of the ear. The last points 22, and 23 of the Triple Warmer Meridian, are also located close to the others. The last meridian point 23 is at the outer end of the eyebrow. Point 22 is a little closer to the ear.

We can use only the points from 21 to 18 which are exactly on the semicircle that is located around the upper half of the ear. However, I prefer using all points starting from the last point 23, up to the point 17. While tapping I use index, middle,ring, and baby fingers altogether. At the start, my baby finger hits the 23rd point, and my index point hit the 21st point. Then I move my fingers a few millimeters up and left for another tap. When I reach to the top point 20, go on tapping back and lower at each tap. When my baby or middle finger hits the 17th point, I stop and go to the first position.

Each tapping is made rapidly. Hits are made firmly, but without causing any hurt. Total tapping in order to complete a whole cycle requires about 8 or 10 tappings, and lasts about 2-3 seconds.
While tapping you can use one to four fingers as you like.

Maybe you noticed that the tappings in Temporal Tapping Method are applied in the backwards direction. Starting tappings are applied to the end point 23 of Triple Warmer Meridian at first( or point 21 if you prefer), then continue with the smaller meridian points. This backward direction is important. Donna Eden in her book “Energy Medicine”, says that the reverse tapping direction with respect to the energy flow in the Triple Warmer meridian, is especially effective on rapid behavioral changes.

In the method we also need two setup sentences. One for negative, and one for positive.

First we tap at the left side, and say the negative setup sentence, then we tap at the right side and repeat the positive sentence. For each side we repeat the sentences for 3 to 5 times.

While we are tapping at the left temporal region, we stimulate the left side of our brain. As you know, that side of brain behaves logically. Our logical filters are controlled by left side of our brain. When we repeat a negative statement that we actually accepting, there will be no objection for it. But, we tap in the reverse direction of the actual energy flow. So, there will be a small contradiction with the meaning of the message. That will lessen the negative effect of the message. Then we repeat the same sentence positively and tap the right Temporal region. That will stimulate our right brain, and will accept the positive message directly. By repeating the same procedure, the overall positive effect of the message will become more effective, resulting in a behavioral change.

This technique is especially useful if we want to change our negative beliefs.

If we want to have a new habit, then only tapping at the right side and repeating the positive sentence will be enough.

In my next article I will give you some examples.

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Second part of this article is at the address: Temporal Tapping Method For Rapid Behavioral Changes (Part-II)

Notes to whom it may concern : Due to the location of the Triple Warmer points, I think that there are some extra effects. For example, the sensitive hearing organs which are inside the inner ear, might be affected by the kinetical agitation made with the fingers. Similar tappings that are made anywhere on the sculp, might affect all the meridian points that are located on our head.

References on Temporal Tap:

(1) Donna Eden, Energy Medicine
(2) Stuart D. Marmorstein, The Temporal Tap: Reprogramming Your Mind to Change Your Life
(3) Larry Nims, Be Set Free Fast: Release Your Discomforts Now
(4) Roger Callahan, Tapping The Healer Within
(5) Gary Craig, The EFT Course
(6) Carol Tuttle
(7) Christine Sutherland

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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May 072013

You Can Be Stress Free With EFT

EFT tapping points

Stress is one of our contemporary ailments.

Daily struggles, worries, fears, and non-fulfilled expectations…

All of them are sources of stress.

We, generally prefer to put our emotional problems in the drawers of our sub-conscious mind, instead of facing them. We hide, and collect them. We behave as if we don’t see, and even we try to forget them.

And then we wonder, without rhyme or reason why we get angry, why we feel blue, and without any apparent reason why we are afraid of everything.
Worries, concerns, fears and expectations are in the drawers of our subconscious…
That’s the main source of stress that lies in these hidden drawers…

Yes, its name is EFT.

EFT is the abbreviation of the words “Emotional Freedom Techniques”.
This technique should be known by everyone.

This technique provides us both clearing of our emotional burdens, as well as preventing the very beginning of the formation of new loadings. Thus it has both a restorative, and also has a protective structure.

EFT, is not an alternative to modern medicine. But, by the permission of the attending physician, it can provide a very effective support.

EFT is a technique that should be learned at an early age if possible, starting from the first steps of primary education. Because it contains important tools that we can make use of it, in every stage of our lives. It is completely technical and practical. At first, it must be applied with the help of an expert. When you learn the critical details, you can apply EFT easily on your own. In order to be effective, you do not need any special philosophical beliefs.

Try and see the results before you decide.

History of EFT extends to 4,000 B.C. Its foundations are Chinese, and Japan acupressure techniques. These techniques started to be understood, accepted, and revised accordingly. Some of these revised techniques are Applied Kinesiology, and Thought Field Therapy.

In 1990’s, a Stanford graduated engineer, Gary Craig created a new set of techniques named as “Emotional Freedom Techniques”. It was a simplified, practical, yet effective set of techniques.

EFT, assumes the existence of energy meridians. But, in the West, everything depends on the matter. However, as Albert Einstein showed that even matter is a form of energy. Using the same perspective, it is easier to understand that our body is affected by the changes in the energy meridians. Both acupuncture, and acupressure systems use the same energy meridian model.

The aim of EFT is to maintain energy balance. In order to maintain the stabilization, some of the acupuncture points on our body are kinesthetically stimulated by finger tapping.

In an EFT session, we intensify on a single problem in our mind while we are tapping at the same time. It looks like drumming on the table with our fingers when we feel stressed.

In an EFT session only a single problem takes into consideration. Finger tapping is applied to some points on the energy meridians in order to balance the disturbances in energy flow. So, the negative effects of that problem are recovered simultaneously. However, some problems which are hidden behind the recovered problem, come to the surface. Then, the same techniques are used in order to recover the new problems.

All stresses, and worries create some problems on different parts of our body. By using EFT, we recover them. Some EFT applications are very short. Some others might take quite a long time. That difference depends on the person, or the type of the problem. Sometimes only a single session will be enough, and sometimes you need to repeat the procedure for a longer period of time.

EFT, supplies a practical, and effective solution to our daily problems, and is being known by many people as time passes.

I will share my new writings about EFT in my blog. I am waiting for your comments.
Please be in contact with me.

Ahmet Aksoy