Ardith Quanbury

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EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) helps you to remove Negative Emotions

EFT is very easy to learn. It is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. — and voice positive affirmations.

This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the “short-circuit” – the emotional block — from your body’s bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body’s balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease.


Identify a SPECIFIC emotional or physical problem or issue. Focus on and name the emotion you are feeling, such as "anger," "guilt," or "sadness." If you cannot name the specific feeling, just call it "this emotion," or "this problem." Physical pain and discomfort can also be treated with EFT™. Simply describe the problem as this "sinus headache," "lower back pain," or "arthritis pain in my left knee."

Next, rate the INTENSITY of the problem on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the most intense and zero being no intensity at all. This scale from 0-10 is called the SUDs (Subjective Units of Disorder) and is used throughout the EFT™ procedure.

#1 The Setup

There are two parts to The Setup:
1. Repeat a Setup Statement 3X while...
2. Continuously rubbing the Sore Spot or tapping tha Karate Chop Point.

The SETUP STATEMENT follows the format of acknowledging that you have a problem and then affirming self-acceptance. The default Setup Statement is, "Even though I have this problem, I deeply and completely accept myself." Examples include, "Even though I have this sinus headache, I deeply and completely accept myself," and "Even though I have this anger, I deeply and completely accept myself." It doesn't matter whether you believe the affirmation or not, just say it. And it's more effective to emphasize the words "deeply and completely."

To find the SORE SPOT, place two fingertips in the hollow of your neck. Then go straight down the chest about three inches, then over to either side three inches. This spot may be a little sore. If it's really sore, rub the other side of the chest or tap the Karate Chop Point.The KARATE CHOP POINT is the fleshy part of the hand below the outside of the little finger, the area that is contacted when you make a karate chop motion on the side of a table. Tap on that spot with two fingers of your dominant hand while repeating the setup statement three times. Either the Karate Chop Point or the Sore Spot may be used during The Setup.


Perform the Tapping Sequence by tapping about five times on each of the points listed on the picture to the left, while repeating a Reminder Phrase and focusing on the problem. The best Reminder Phrase is a few word description about the the emotion or problem named in the Setup Statement. Begin tapping at the Eyebrow Point and follow the Chart from top to bottom, finishing with the Karate Chop Point. You can tap on points on either side of the body, you can even change sides during the sequence. Tap just enough to stimulate the energy; don't tap hard enough to harm yourself.

1. EB = Eyebrow
2. SE = Side of Eye
3. UE = Under Eye
4. UN = Under Nose
5. CH = Chin
6. CB = Collarbone
7. UA = Under Arm
8. TH = Side of Thumb Nail
9. IF = Side of Index Finger Nail
10. MF = Side of Middle Finger Nail
11. IF = Side of Little Finger Nail
12. KC = Karate Chop
13. Top of Head


The 9 Gamut Procedure is a brain-balancing exercise that involves eye movements, humming, and counting. Always follow the 9 Gamut with another round of tapping as this adds efficiency to EFT™ and hastens progress. The 9 Gamut does not always need to be included in the process. However, if you do not get relief from the first two steps of EFT™, then include the 9 Gamut followed by another round of tapping.

First, locate the Gamut Point on the back of the hand by making a fist and drawing a triangle back from the knuckles at the base of the baby finger and ring finger. The depression in the middle of this triangle is known as the Gamut Point (see image on right). Keep your mind tuned to the problem, tap on the Gamut Point continuosly, look straight ahead and:

Gamut Point

1. Close eyes
2. Open Eyes
3. Look down to the floor to the right (keep head steady)
4. Look down to the floor to the left (head steady)
5. Roll your eyes around in a circle
6. Roll eyes in the opposite direction
7. Hum 5 seconds of a song (such as Happy Birthday)
8. Count from 1 to 5
9. Hum 5 seconds of a song again.


Tap about five times on each of the following points while repeating a Reminder Phrase and focusing on the problem:

1. EB = Eyebrow
2. SE = Side of Eye
3. UE = Under Eye
4. UN = Under Nose
5. CH = Chin
6. CB = Collarbone
7. UA = Under Arm
8. TH = Side of Thumbnail
9. IF = Side of Index Finger Nail
10. MF = Side of Middle Finger Nail
11. LF = Side of Little Finger Nail
12. KC = Karate Chop Point
13. Top of Head

Once a full round of EFT™ is complete, take a deep breath and focus on the emotion or physical problem you were addressing. Rate the intensity of the ORIGINAL problem or issue on the to 10 scale. Then compare this number with the original rating before you began EFT™. You will either feel COMPLETE relief, PARTIAL relief, or NO relief.

If you have COMPLETE RELIEF, you experienced, in a few moments, the power of EFT™! On the conservative side, a few more rounds of tapping may help the effectiveness of the process and ensure that the original problem won't return.

When there is PARTIAL RELIEF in the level of intensity, the REMAINDER of the problem needs to be addressed with another round or so of EFT™. In the subsequent rounds, it is important to adjust the Setup Statement and the Reminder Phrase to address the rest of the emotion or feeling. Use wording similar to, "Even though I STILL have SOME of this problem, I deeply and completely accept myself," during the Setup Statement. Then repeat, "This REMAINING problem," during the Tapping Sequence. Do as many rounds of EFT™ as necessary until the intensity of your problem is a zero.

Additional Images for EFT Tapping Points


The Basic EFT Recipe is a powerful device, about 80% effective for everything - across the board. I have been using EFT since 1998 for myself and others - for a large variety of issues - with wonderful results. Of course, sometimes we experience those "one minute miracles." It seems just getting the energy flowing through the body clears up many issues instantly. Still, sometimes people seem to remain stuck even after minutes, or hours, of EFT. When you know how to handle impediments - or better yet begin viewing these impediments as road signs telling you what you need to clear to get where you want to go - EFT will be even more effefctive.


One of the most common errors made by EFT™ newcomers is using broad labels for problems and then being discouraged with the result. Such issues such as "I don't have good relationships," "I can't lose weight," or "My father always abused me" may seem specific but are actually very general, or global. Finding SPECIFICS for each of these problems brings up separate ASPECTS that are contributing to the issue.

These aspects can be treated and eliminated one by one until the entire foundation supporting the issue collapses. For example, one might say "Even though I have this feeling of inadequacy in relationships, I deeply and completely accept myself," might prove more helpful that "Even though I have a pattern of bad relationships."

When working with weight issues, you can address certain urges or unhealthy eating patterns, or even the anxiety underlying the weight problem.

And "Even though I have this anger about my father embarrassing me at my 15th birthday party," will clear up that issue quicker than "Even though my father abused me." Often seeing progress with specific aspects provides incentive to keep working on the issue.


Aspects sometimes may seem like apparent impediments because they seem to impede progress.

Sometimes as we treat an emotion, another aspect of the same problem arises.

Each aspect is a new portion of the problem that needs addressing before complete relief

Be aware of switching aspects!

Sometimes, when tapping on pain, for example, the pain may have diminished but soreness or tightness remains in its place.

The soreness or stiffness is another aspect that needs to be addressed separately of the pain.

When emotions or aspects change, keep tapping and change the Setup Statement and Reminder Phrase to reflect the new emotion, or aspect.


Whether working with a specific aspect or with a general issue, persistence is sometimes the key to success.

Although you may see "instant" success with EFT™ with some issues, many times creativity and patience are the difference between failure and success. The key to real success is to get the issue to a 0, not just stop at a 2 or a 3.

Be flexible, follow emotions or pains as they change during a session as this is often symbolic of new aspects or issues needing treatment during a session.

Asking "What does this remind you of?" "When was the first time you felt like this?" or even "What in your life is a pain in your neck?" (when treating neck pain) often brings up aspects that are contributing to the problem.

Tapping Point Summary


While EFT and other Energy Therapies in this website have produced remarkable clinical results, they must still be considered to be in the experimental stage and thus practitioners and the public must take complete responsibility for their use of it. This Website is not intended as a substitute for the medical recommendations of physicians or other health-care providers. Rather, it is intended to offer information to help the reader cooperate with physicians and health professionals in a mutual quest for optimum well-being.

The information provided on this website is a good faith effort to expand the use of EFT and other energy therapies to the world. This web page represents the ideas of the Gwenn Bonnell and does not necessarily represent those of Gary Craig or EFT.