Do you know EFT?

I don’t believe in coincidences, so when references to EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) started popping up all over the place, I listened to the Universe and looked into it.

Interesting! I love anything involving energy, moving energy, removing energy blocks for healing, and so on. EFT involves tapping along the accupuncture points to correct & free the body’s subtle energies. The website says “EFT is an emotional, needle-free version of acupuncture.”

I downloaded the free manual. Yes, the manual is free. You have to pay for the DVD’s if you want to become more advanced, but the manual that everyone learns from is free.

I started learning the basic process. It is four steps, and I’ve got the first one down pat.

Step 1: The Setup

Rub the sore spot (where and why are explained in the manual) while repeating the affirmation (the structure is given, but you add the meat) three times.

Today’s affirmation: I love and approve of myself even though I have this feeling of failue.

I repeated that way more than three times. On each side. But since I don’t know the next step, I just kept at it until I felt better. It’s not the stated affirmation in the manual, either. I couldn’t remember it, so I modified one of Louise Hay’s affirmations. I’m like that. I’m not going to let the lack of exact words stand in my way. So rub and affirm I did, over and over the whole drive home, muttering under my breath because I didn’t want to explain to kiddo what I was doing or saying. Not today anyway.

I love and approve of myself even though I have this feeling of failure.

It helped. I had no one to vent to at the time. No space in which to cry or grieve privately for a few moments. The overwhelming emotions dissappated.

I love and approve of myself even though I have this feeling of failure.

I don’t feel like as big a failure now. Rather smaller, even. Tomorrow, after a good night’s sleep, I’m sure I’ll be even better.

For more about EFT, head on over to, The official EFT website and download the manual for yourself.

Tomorrow I’ll tackle Step 2: The Basic Process, and begin tapping.


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