EFT on a Page

Step 1 – Name the problem, clearly, directly and truthfully.

Step 2 – On a scale of 1-10, how bad is the problem? 0= calm or absent, 10=volcano.

Step 3 – Setup – “Even though [I have this problem], I deeply and completely accept myself” – speak three times out loud, while tapping the Karate chop point (the fleshy side of the hand ). For example: “Even though I feel so angry about what he said to me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself”

Step 4 – Using two fingers, rapidly tap each of points numbered 1—10, 7- 10 times each, starting from point 1 (top of head) and ending with point 10 (top of head). While tapping each point, say a keyword or phrase that helps keep your mind focussed on the issue, for example, “this anger”.

Step 5 – Check the number again.

  • If your number hasn’t changed, or has gotten higher, go back to step 1 and see if you’re still thinking about the exact same thing. Often we move on to a related thought or another aspect of the problem. If you are thinking about a different aspect, try to go back to the first issue and check on your rating of that. Complete the round of tapping on that issue before moving on to another, if possible.
  • If your number has lowered yet some remains, go on to step 6.
  • If you still make no progress, make note of the problem and email me.

Step 6 – While tapping the Karate Chop point, change the Setup to:

“Even though there is still some of [ this anger], I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” Return to step 4 adding the word “remaining” –  “remaining [anger]”.

Step 7 – If, after using the new Setup in step 6, you’re still not at a 1 or 0 for this issue, do a complete round of tapping again using this setup:

“I really want to get completely over [this anger], and I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.” Return to step 4 using keywords: “completely over” – meaning “completely over this [anger]”. Hopefully you’ll be at 0 or 1.

Rinse and repeat for any and every issue that’s not working in your life.

NOTE: POINT 9 is the inside of the wrists – simply cross one wrist over the other and tap them together.

Have a look at my introduction to EFT book, EFT 101, on Amazon. Download the ebook version to be tapping in five minutes or less!


  1. Bryan Knight on April 27, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Finally, a decent picture that shows the EFT tapping points.

    I’m about to link my EFT page to yours.


    • Sandy Kumskov on April 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      You’re welcome Bryan 🙂

  2. Sandy Kumskov | the body image revolution on July 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

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  3. Nancy Gruver on July 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Kudos – the most clear and simple guide to EFT I’ve ever seen! Excellent.

    • Sandy on July 30, 2010 at 2:53 am

      Thanks Nancy 🙂

  4. Helen Werum on July 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I am shocked!! I did your tapping for a stiff neck and it was instantly better!! Thank you, thank you for this tool! I am so curious and excited to try this on other “issues,” such as suggested by your guests! It was just instant improvement, and it’s been worrying me for a few weeks now. I have really enjoyed the seminar and am so grateful to you for putting this together for us all! It must have been lots of work for you. All I can say is, “Wow!!” (and thanks again!!)

    • Sandy on July 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm

      Helen, I’m so glad you got such instant results 🙂 EFT is amazing, and as we said on the call, it often gives the super fast results. Sometimes it take a lot more digging, but it’s so powerful and easy to make change using it. I recommend my free ebook, Take Two, from http://www.thetappingsite.com.

  5. Kirsten Mackintosh on July 31, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I concur with Bryan, a great graphic showing the eft points. I had eft professionally in a face to face consultation some time ago (not for weight loss, a different issue), and it would have been great to have taken a way a picture like this to refer to.

    • Sandy on July 31, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks Kirsten, EFT is so powerful because it’s so simple – not necessarily easy which is where the therapist comes in. I’m glad you had good results with it. By the way, I don’t do weight loss, I work with helping people unhook from negative body image beliefs and feelings, and the body can then do what it does best 🙂

  6. Anne-Sophie (@theannesophie) on April 14, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Fantastic resource, Sandy. I was introduced to tapping a few months ago, but never really did it. However, I’ve noticed that I need to change something and I’m thinking about doing EFT. Just need to dive into it, I guess. Thanks for all you’re doing.

    • Sandy on April 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks Anne-Sophie – and you know the only tapping that’s not effective is the tapping you don’t do, right 😉

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