How to Tap
Tap or rub on either side of the body with either hand. You can also use both hands on both sides.
Rate your issue, on a scale of 0 – 10, with 10 being the most intense.
Side of Hand point – on the outside of your hand
Even though I have this (anxiety, fear, pain, “issue”, etc.)….I deeply and completely accept myself. (Repeat 3 times.)
While saying a “reminder phrase” like ‘headache,’ ‘fear of flying,’ ‘upset stomach,’ etc., tap on the following points with 2 – 3 fingers:
Top of the Head – crown of head
Beginning of the Eyebrow – where eyebrow starts at nose
Side of the Eye – 1/4 from the outside corner of the eye
Under the Eye – below the pupil on top of orbital bone
Under the Nose – between the nose and upper lip
Chin – indentation between the lower lip and bottom of chin
Collarbone – indentation right under collarbone
Under the Breast – on the top of large bone (rib) under the breast
Under the Arm – on side of body, 4″ down from the armpit
Wrists – tap the bottom of one wrist against the top of the other wrist
Take a deep breath
Rate your issue again. If you still have the “issue”, start with “even though I STILL have this headache, pain, etc.”, then tap through the sequence again using the “reminder phrase”. No need to tap the Side of the Hand point while doing this 2nd round of tapping.
Continue tapping until intensity substantially decreases.