Emotional Freedom Technique (“Tapping”) and the issues that connect each tapping point to the meridian lines in the body
Lets look at the tapping points for EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and some of the emotional issue each point is linked to.
Clients often ask me what issue each tapping point stands for and although it is not at all necessary to know it is interesting to have an idea of some of the emotional connections of each meridian point.
I originally trained in TFT (Thought Field Therapy devised by Dr Roger Callahan) which is the technique that EFT grew from (developed by Gary Craig). In TFT there are certain combinations of points one would tap on for each particular issue, whereas in EFT we tap around all the points in order whilst verbalising (out loud or to ourselves) how we are feeling about the issue we are working on.
This makes it easy to use at home since it is very simple to remember the sequence. So whether I am helping clients tap to release past issues, to feel confident at work or take a driving test the basic sequence is the same.
So starting with tapping on the “karate chop” point we have:
Side of hand Sadness. This is also a general point where we acknowledge how we feel and the issue we are working on
Inner eyebrow Trauma, Hurt Sadness
Outside of the eyebrow Rage Anger Frustration, Uneasiness
Under the nose Shame Guilt Grief
Under the lip Confusion Embarrassment Uncertainty
Collarbone Worry Stuck Indecision
Under the arm Insecurity Obsession Self esteem
Top of the head Lack of focus, Ruminating