Emotional Control Techniques (ETC)
Acutapping is another great way to release emotions that we are aware of in our present thoughts. Memorize the Basic Tapping Sequence below. Use this on any emotional or physical problem by customizing it with an appropriate Setup Statement and Reminder Phrase. Be persistent until all parts of the problem have vanished. Try it on anything and everything! It either works or it does no harm.
Make a note (mental or written) of what specific problem is bothering you at this time. Rate how much it is affecting you on a scale from 0 to 10 with zero being no effect and ten the greatest effect imaginable.1. The Setup: Repeat this statement or a similar statement 1 to 3 times:
“Even though I have this [state specific problem], I deeply and completely accept myself the way I am,” while continuously tapping (or massaging) the Collarbone area.
2. The Sequence: (Repeat 3 times) With 2 or 3 fingers or the whole hand, tap 3 to 5 times (or massage an equal amount of time) on each of the following energy points while repeating a 2 to 3 word Reminder Phrase to keep you focused on your specific problem. Repeat 3 to 6 times and then recheck your 0 to 10 level. The ideal goal is to repeat until you are at zero. Under the eyes, collar bone, under the arm, four inches under the arm pit. See Figure 1 below.
3. The sequence is terminated with: With hands intertwined rub edge of fingers and thumbs together. Rate again how much the original problem is affecting you on the scale from 0 to 10. If there is still a problem, repeat Step 1 and 2.
Note: In subsequent rounds "The Setup Affirmation" is adjusted to reflect that you are addressing the remaining parts of the problem, i.e. Even thought I still [state the problem], I deeply and completely, etc.