Last year when I started teaching about the law of attraction and the concepts in Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, I knew it would bring up limiting beliefs in my students.
I decided to add the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as part of our weekly classes to help shift any negative energy that came up around being worthy and capable of receiving our desires.
Because of this, I started using it even more too. It has helped my life so much.
EFT or Tapping is a great tool for eliminating negative and limiting beliefs based on the principles of acupressure.
It is based on the theory that negative emotional experiences can disturb the energy meridians that run through your body. When you use your fingertips to tap on key points on your face and body while focusing on a problem or negative feeling, you realign the energy meridians associated with those memories and allow healing to occur.
You start by saying a setup statement like the one below while tapping on specific points on your face and body:
“Even though I have this fear, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
Through this process, you are stating that even if the worst thing about you was true, you still deeply and completely love and accept yourself anyway. So beautiful!
You can get even more specific like:
- “Even though I worried about how I am going to get clients…”
- “Even though I have failed in the past….”
- “Even though I have never been good with money….”
- “Even though I don’t feel like I should make a living doing what I love…”
You want to go deep and get honest. Always finish with “…I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
The process of EFT restores balance to your energy system and helps create self-acceptance. This is important because it releases you to take action, because then you know it’s never going to be as bad as you think. It’s a reassurance at a soul level, that everything is okay.
You can use EFT every day if you like to clear some old emotions that reveal themselves as you grow your business and step into the role of entrepreneur.
“With EFT you become responsible for soothing or calming yourself instead of waiting for a person to change your mood, attitude, or behavior so you can feel better immediately and we know that good feelings attract good things.”– Denise Duffield-Thomas
Come up with a setup phrase such as “Even though I worried about how I am going to get clients…” and notice how intense this feeling is. Then repeat that phrase 3 times while tapping on the side of your hand, the karate chop point.
Then tap around 5 to 10 times on each of these points:
- The top of the head
- The eyebrow, near the bridge of your nose
- Side of the eye, near your temple
- Under the eye
- Under the nose
- The crease between the chin and lip
- The collarbone
- Underneath the arm
While tapping, recite a reminder phrase to maintain focus on your problem area. If your setup phrase is, “Even though I worried about how I am going to get clients…” your reminder phrase can be, “The worry I feel about getting clients.” or simply “getting clients.” Recite this phrase at each tapping point. Repeat this sequence two or three times.
At the end of your sequence, check in with how intensely you are still feeling. If it hasn’t gone down enough, repeat this process until you feel a positive shift.
It might feel good to end with a cycle of a positive statement like “Even though in the past, I would get stuck on how things were going to work out, I now know that the Universe supports my desires and I can draw in my dream clients with ease and create a beautiful thriving business I love.”
You can also tap in public by just tapping on the side of your hand (karate chop point) or the outside of the eye on one side.
Tips: Begin to notice when your attitude or energy shifts or you are stuck in negative thoughts. Then use this technique to help you shift out of it. Once you begin to use this regularly, you will love how empowered you feel. Enjoy!