transforming limiting beliefs part 2:tapping

Many of you may have heard of a technique called emotional freedom techniques, or EFT for short. It involves repeating certain phrases while tapping on certain energy points of the body. Some people may be skeptical about this technique because it sounds easy, and they’re right. It is easy.

I was skeptical about it, too. I decided to try it for myself because I read that it can be used to transform limiting beliefs. There are many resources on the subject, so I’ll just give you an example of how it can be used, and you can adapt it to fit your own needs.

First, I took a deep breath, and rated my distress around this belief on a scale from 1 to 10. Even though I have this belief that I’m not good enough, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. I said this setup statement three times. Also, notice that I used the positive. I could have said: Even though I’m not good enough, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. However, I would actually be reinforcing the belief that I’m not good enough.

Then, using the pads of the fingertips on one of my hands, I tapped the points on the top of my head, side of the eye, under the nose, just below the bottom lip called the chin point, my collarbone, and under my arm. While doing this, I said what is called a reminder phrase. Notice any thoughts that come up as you do this, and stop to tap on those as needed. Do this until your distress level is as close to zero as possible. There are several other techniques under the umbrella of EFT, but these are the basics.

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