EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)

Emotional health plays a huge part in our over all well being and physical health. The EFT technique is a wonderful way of working with our emotions. Sometimes we don’t even know what it is we are feeling, or we try and suppress our emotions, and as a result giving them more power over us. Through EFT we acknowledge these emotions, by voicing them. Instead of the thoughts and feelings going around in a loop in our heads, and building the emotional charge, EFT allows ourselves to move through them. We do this by talking through what we are feeling while tapping on our meridian lines.
The meridians are those used in acupuncture, but instead of needles, we tap with our fingers and using kinetic energy we clear the emotional blockages.

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique


Tap using your four fingers on each of the points shown in the diagram. By tapping this way you both access the point you are tapping on, as well as the meridians in your finger tips. Apply a solid pressure, but not hard, you should not feel pain during this process.

Work through each point for about the length of a breath, and if you tap using both hands, keep the rhythm of the tapping slightly out of sync.

Expression of Emotions and Affirmations

Acknowledging your feelings

As you tap, say out loud all your emotions that arise, including the ones you don’t accept. Give voice to them. Verbalise what you feel, be honest, and resonate with this truth. Speak in a tone that holds emotional energy, allow it to be expressed and discharged so you can work with it effectively. Follow these expressions with the acknowledgement that you totally and completely love yourself.

• Look at what your feeling
• Notice where in the body the feeling is arising
• Stay tuned with these emotions and tap with your fingers on the points
• Acknowledge these feelings until the charge reduces.

“All these feelings that I’m feeling, I totally and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though, I’m feeling ___________, I totally and completely love and accept myself.”

Letting go

Then do a round of tapping on letting go, still express honestly what you are feeling. You may feel you are not ready to let go, and so be honest about that too, and work towards letting go.

“I am feeling all of this, but I am open to letting it go”
No, I’m not, I’m not ready to let go of _____
Yes, I am. No I am not
Or maybe I can let go of it x% If I’m not ready to let go of all of it. In that x% I can have joy and peace.

Why should I let it go? Give reasons.
Eg: It makes me feel sad. Or it stops me from moving forward.

Positive Affirmations

Do another round of tapping on the positive.

I deserve ______ (the positives e.g.: to love myself, to be empowered, to be happy, to be in touch with the deserving part of me)
I deserve to be more, to have more of _________ (positive aspects). There’s so much I want to do in life, and I need the energy for that.

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Natalie has a passion for healthy and circular living, and is always exploring spaces where she can learn from people with expansive knowledge. With a background in graphic/web design and film, she uses these communication skills to share the valuable knowledge she encounters. Following 10 years in London, feeling the disconnection of society on so many levels, she explored the more alternative lifestyle communities in Wales and France, and then spent a year in a camper van travelling around Australia, living in the bush and visiting eco villages, learning about health, nutrition and regenerative/natural living. She has since returned to her home country, South Africa, where she works in multimedia and communication with projects that focus on a healthy world. Some of these include African Earth Rights (Love local, love sustainable); Soil for Life (who teach organic gardening, and wellbeing in impoverished areas); Good Life Organics (suppliers of organic products); Wild and Waste Free (Packaging free, community focused shop); TAGDit (social media app for deep democracy and information sharing within groups); PHA Campaign (Protecting Cape Town's primary food growing area).

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