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The Time Is NOW for What, Where, Why and How of Emotional Freedom Techniques

May 2, 2020

The Time Is NOW for What Where Why and How of Emotional Freedom TechniquesWouldn’t it be nice to know a universal self-help technique that brings you peace and calm naturally and has the flexibility of use anytime or anywhere? It’s here for you; Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping.

The What?
With stress, anxiety and fear swirling at the epicenter of our lives right now, we need a go-to source of peace and calm to get through our own personal hurdles. I’ve been introducing the innumerable benefits of EFT Tapping for the last eight years but never before has it become more important to inform you as readers how to use EFT Tapping for yourself, your friends and your family.

The Where?
Right here right now. EFT Tapping can be used anytime or anywhere you need it. You are equipped with everything you need to Tap every moment of every day; your feelings, head, chest and hands. By Tapping gently on specific meridian points, you’ll be signaling your body that you’re safe, causing your stress response to calm automatically.

The Why?
If there was ever a time to use EFT Tapping, it’s now. It’s a fact that clinical EFT improves multiple physiological markers of health. In an article published by the Journal of Evidence Based Integrated Medicine (2018), the following markers identify the positive benefits of EFT.

  • Anxiety 40%
  • Cortisol 37% (Stress Hormone)
  • Pain 57%
  • Depression 35%
  • PTSD Symptoms 32%
  • Blood Pressure 8%
  • Food Cravings 74%
  • Happiness 31%
  • Immune System Markers 113%

The How?
Let’s focus the remainder of this article to learning how to use EFT Tapping in three easy steps. You’ll be empowered to control any stress or anxiety that the Coronavirus may be causing you.

First, wash your hands. I’ll wait.

Ok, ready? Here we go. You’re now on the path to emotional freedom.

Step One: Identify what is bothering you and ask yourself how do I feel about it? (Example: I’m feeling so anxious about the future.) Rate your feelings 0 – 10.

Step Two: Tap on the side of your hand and repeat out loud:

Even though I feel so anxious about the future, I accept who I am and how I feel. Even though I’m feeling anxious right now about the future, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I feel this stress and anxiety in my body, I accept who I am and how I feel.


Step Three: Tap gently 5 – 6 times with two fingers on each of the Tapping points while repeating the examples below out loud.

Eyebrow Point: I feel so anxious.
Side of Eye: All this anxiety.
Under Eye: I’m anxious about the future.
Under Nose: Anxiety about the future.
Chin: Seems like everyone is anxious.
Collarbone: All this anxiety.
Under Arm: The future is so unknown.
Top of Head: When will Coronavirus be over?
Eyebrow Point: I feel it in my body.
Side of Eye: I’m worried about the future.
Under Eye: What will the future bring?
Under Nose: It makes me anxious.
Chin: Everyone is in the same boat.
Collarbone: Are they feeling anxious?
Under Arm: I hope they’re ok.
Top of Head: I wish I could help.

Take a deep breath, and continue Tapping:

Side of Hand: Even though I still feel a little anxious, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself anyway. Even though I’m still worried about the future, I choose to remember that we are all going through this together.
Eyebrow Point: What if I could be ready to let go of this anxiety?
Side of Eye: What if I could choose to stay in the present?
Under Eye: I’m in the present and I’m ok.
Under Nose: I can only be in the present.
Chin: Right here, right now, I’m ok.
Collarbone: I’m ok.
Under Arm: I feel safe.
Top of Head: I wonder if I’m ready to let go of the anxiety and worry about the future.
Eyebrow Point: It doesn’t serve me to carry around the anxiety and worry.
Side of Eye: I’m ready to let go of worry and anxiety from my body.
Under Eye: I let it all go from every cell in my body.
Under Nose: I’m releasing the anxiety and worry from my body and mind now.
Chin: I’m safe right here right now.
Collarbone: I feel my body relaxing.
Under Arm: Those feelings are gone from my body.
Top of Head: I fill my body and mind with peace and calm.

How do you feel? Did your rating 0 – 10 reduce from where it started?

My hope is that this experience with EFT Tapping was a positive one and that you’ll continue to use this powerful and simple technique as your go-to tool in your life’s toolbox. Please let me know your thoughts about this EFT Tapping experience at:

Karen St. Clair is a highly skilled Advanced Certified EFT Tapping Practitioner, PSYCH-K® Facilitator, Matrix Re-Imprinting Practitioner, Usui Reiki Master of Masters and Founder of Reiki Tap Renewal® with a true gift for facilitating her clients’ life-changing outcomes. Book a private appointment or group webinar via Zoom or FaceTime. 207-878-8315