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.
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